Let Us Pray

Let Us Pray: Light Up the World

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” – Matthew 5:14-15

From a theological and spiritual perspective, our world is, unfortunately, engulfed in darkness. If one considers the current landscape of our nation, immorality, lawlessness, and wickedness seem to be running uncontrollably throughout our land.

However, the reality is this situation is nothing new for believers in Christ as every generation of believers has dealt with this throughout human history. For centuries, Christians have lived in evil ages and have had to navigate the question of how to live in such a dark and sinful culture.

Thankfully, our Lord, Jesus Christ, has given us a direct answer to this question so that we do not have to live a life of perpetual wondering. He has called us to be the light in the world, to shine brightly His light in the darkness of our culture.

As we publicly let the light of Christ shine through us, let us be full of boldness and courage. Light is always more powerful than darkness. It is important to note that light is a force and is not passive. For example, when a light switch is flipped on inside of a dark room, the light forces the darkness out as it is much more powerful. Never does darkness overpower light as darkness is truly passive and only fills a void where light is not present.

What an encouragement! As Christians, we have a sure confidence that God’s light can never be extinguished by the darkness in our world. When Christians are not engaged in our world, it allows a void for darkness to fill in our culture. Let us be filled with great courage as we seek to influence our world for Christ and His truth, as we know that whenever light is introduced, darkness immediately surrenders and is vanquished.


Father, help us take seriously our call to be the “light of the world” and not be passive. Lord, give us the courage to go out into our culture and publicly take a stand for Your truth. Father, may our light never be hidden, but always on full display for the world to see so that the world may “see our good deeds and glorify You.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.