I asked one of my co-workers the other day how he was feeling. His reply was, ‘radiant’, which delighted me - especially as we had all been having our share of ups and downs that week.
Lord, help me to be radiant today
In the darkness, may I radiate light
In the cold, may I radiate warmth
In the midst of pain, may I radiate healing
Where there is hostility and conflict, may I radiate peace
Gift your church with radiance
A brightness that attracts rather than dazzles;
A warmth which thrills and fills the heart with joy,
illuminating generosity and kindness,
offering welcome, shelter, hope, belonging.
Shine through our friendships and our faith,
Our frailties and our fears.
sincere, broken, trusting,
5 Then you shall see and be radiant;
your heart shall thrill and rejoice,
because the abundance of the sea shall be brought to you,
the wealth of the nations shall come to you.