Lord, let your light shine from within me into the darkness that pervades. Exhibit your strength in my weakness. May I be found faithful at your coming. I exalt you in your name above all names, by your authority over all creation, and according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.” (1 Thessalonians 5:2-5 ESV)