Week 1

Day 1: John 1:1-5

Lord God Almighty, I praise You for You were, you are and You ever shall be God who was in the beginning.

I praise You for Jesus, the Word made flesh, who was with God in the beginning.

All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him is life, and the life is the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Thank You, dear Jesus, for Your life and light.

Lord, may Your life and light reign over my life and the lives of my dear ones: (list names). Remembering that You are the Light, help me to cast all fear and anxiety, including (your concern), over to You.

Day 2: John 1:6-8

Lord God, I praise You for Jesus, the Light of the world. You send Your people as messengers to prepare the way and bear witness about the light.

I thank You for my pastor: ____________, teachers: ____________, and missionaries: ____________.  Lord, I ask You to bless and protect these dear ones as they seek to bear witness to You. May they ever love You and walk faithfully with You.

Lord God, may my loved ones and I also bear witness about You. As we live this day and engage our circle of family, friends and co-workers, may we reflect You and Your light and life.

Day 3: John 1:9-13

Lord God Almighty, I praise You for being the True Light! I praise You because Your light is for everyone! Jesus, You came to your own knowing that not all would receive You. How bold, brave and courageous! You are worthy of praise!

And yet, for those who do receive and believe You, you give the right to become Your children. Honestly, that’s mind boggling! Who are we that you are mindful of us?

Lord, may I never forget the privilege of being Yours, of bearing Your Name. As Your child may I act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with You in gentleness and kindness.

Lord God, I give You (loved one’s name). Please shine Your light overcoming her/his darkness. Give her/his eyes and ears and a heart to receive and believe you and become Your child forevermore. You, and You alone, are mighty to save.

Day 4: John 1:14-15

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Three-in-One, who can comprehend You? You are the Glorious One! And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us that we might see Your glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. Hallelujah!

I praise You for You are full of grace and truth.

Lord, may I like John, bear witness about You with Your perfect balance of grace and truth. Fill me with Your compassion in my relationship with: ____________.   With humility, gentleness, and respect, may I reflect Your glory and light.

Day 5: John 1:14-18

Lord God Almighty, I praise You for Your fullness, Your completeness. You lack nothing. Because of You, we have all received grace upon grace.

Oh Lord, surely the law highlights my own sinfulness. I see the truth of my (name the sin). I agree with You that this misses Your mark. Lord God, I’m sorry and ask Your forgiveness for: ____________. Please help me to turn from my own way and walk in Your way.

And Lord, please help me to be more like You and extend Your grace to ____________. May I forgive as You have forgiven me, graciously and completely.

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