Jesus Christ, You are the Light of the world that no darkness can overcome: for darkness is as light with You: You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. Forgive us! Psalm 139:11; 90:8
Jesus Christ, You are the Light of the world that no darkness can overcome; for the shadow of death flees from You: Guide our feet into the way of peace! Luke 1:79
Jesus Christ, You are the Light of the world that no darkness can overcome; for You give light to those sitting in darkness: Look the Light has dawned on us! Matthew 4:16
Jesus Christ, You are the Light of the world that no darkness can overcome; for You make all things visible: Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you! Ephesians 5:13-14
The light that shines in the darkness has now come and shown also in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 2 Corinthians 4:6
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For
“Whoever desires to love life
and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit;
let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are open to their prayer.
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him. 1 Peter 3:8-22
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
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