God, My Night-Light

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When I am afraid in the dark,
you are my night-light,
the comforting,
re-assuring glow,
a presence
there,
with me.
With you there,
I know I am safe,
nothing will leap out of the shadows,
I can see if I need to move,
with your light,
I am not alone.

I ask
only one more thing,
‘Can I come into your house?’
To live in your presence,
your protection
day by day;
to be where you are,
ever close;
to be able to hide
in your protection.

Hear me O Lord,
I want to see your face,
to be ever near,
to talk to you,
to sing your praise.

You alone have kept me.
Don’t hide from me now,
don’t turn away,
don’t go;
you are the only one
who can help me,
please keep me safe.

Psalm 27:1  (CEV)

(By David.)

A Prayer of Praise

27 You, Lord, are the light
    that keeps me safe.
I am not afraid of anyone.
    You protect me,
    and I have no fears.

I ask only one thing, Lord:
Let me live in your house
    every day of my life
    to see how wonderful you are
    and to pray in your temple.

In times of trouble,
    you will protect me.
You will hide me in your tent
    and keep me safe
    on top of a mighty rock.
You will let me defeat
    all of my enemies.
Then I will celebrate,
    as I enter your tent
    with animal sacrifices
    and songs of praise.

Please listen when I pray!
    Have pity. Answer my prayer.
My heart tells me to pray.
I am eager to see your face,
    so don’t hide from me.
I am your servant,
and you have helped me.
    Don’t turn from me in anger.
You alone keep me safe.
    Don’t reject or desert me.

God is My Light

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