Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Isaiah 60:1–3, NIV Dear Father in heaven, accept us as your children, whose lives are under your protection and who turn to you for strength. In the midst of all the struggles and temptations in this world keep us certain of your love and goodness. Grant that we may help your name to be honored on earth and your salvation to spread over all the world. May we help that the hope you have given us brings light and strength for our own lives and for all whom you love in Jesus Christ. Amen.
Recent Articles from Plough
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Pecans Rain on the Just and the Unjust
There’s nothing like an overabundance of tree nuts to open one’s eyes to God’s overflowing and undeserved generosity. Read now.
The Politics of Witness
What is the role of the church in politics, and what is a Christian’s duty to the state? Read now.
PloughCast #19 On Ability and Disability, Personhood and Motherhood
Susannah Black, Peter Mommsen, and Victoria Reynolds Farmer
Peter Mommsen and Susannah Black discuss Peter’s editorial on life and disability. Victoria Reynolds Farmer talks about living as a disabled woman. Read now.
Be Not Afraid
Joseph M. Keegin
Dad’s obsession with outrage media gradually alienated him from nearly everyone as he crawled into a cave of conspiratorial logic and monomania. Read now.
How to Love Complainers
Thérèse of Lisieux
It cost me a good deal to offer my services, for I knew the difficulty, or I should say the impossibility, of pleasing the poor invalid. Read now.
Daily Prayer for January 7
Source: Daily Prayer