Growing in Resilience: Everlasting Light, based on Isaiah 60

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Day 21, Read Isaiah 60
Reflection: Everlasting Light,
based on Isaiah 60:1-3; 19-20, NRSV

Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you. Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn… The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you by night; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun shall no more go down, or your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.

Everlasting Light,
Glorious, Merciful, One,
You come, we rise
Shine in our minds,
Enlighten our understanding of you and your ways
So we may do what is true and live in your light

Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
Let your face shine, that we may be saved. (Psalm 80:19)

Breath of Life,
Refiner’s Fire,
You come, we rise
Shine in our eyes,
Illumine what is in need of correction and cleansing,
Spark in us your compassion and reign

Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
Let your face shine, that we may be saved. (Psalm 80:19)

Jesus, Messiah,
Light of the World,
You come, we rise
Shine in our living
Shine in our glory
No more night, No more mourning
Radiant hope for us and for all

Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
Let your face shine, that we may be saved. (Psalm 80:19)

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Arise, Shine: Worship Resources for Ephiphany

Arise, Shine by allcarrots via Flickr

Worship Resource: Arise, Shine
ALL SINGING:
Traditional Service:
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed: United Methodist Hymnal #203, verse 1
Or I am Thine, O Lord: United Methodist Hymnal #419, verse 1 and refrain

Contemporary Service:
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord): CCLI #6016351, verse 1 and chorus
Or Let God Arise: CCLI #4822413, verse 1, pre-chorus, chorus

ONE OR ALL READING: Isaiah 60:1-2 (NRSV)
Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you.

ALL SINGING:
Traditional Service:
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed: United Methodist Hymnal #203, verse 2
Or I am Thine, O Lord: United Methodist Hymnal #419, verse 2 and refrain

Contemporary Service:
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord): CCLI #6016351, verse 2 and chorus
Or Let God Arise: CCLI #4822413, verse 2, pre-chorus, chorus

ONE OR ALL READING: Isaiah 60:3-4 (NRSV)
Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Lift up your eyes and look around; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far away, and your daughters shall be carried on their nurses’ arms.

ALL SINGING:
Traditional Service:
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed: United Methodist Hymnal #203, verse 4
Or I am Thine, O Lord: United Methodist Hymnal #419, verse 3 and refrain

Contemporary Service:
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord): CCLI #6016351, verse 3, chorus, ending
Or Let God Arise: CCLI #4822413, pre-chorus, chorus, chorus

The next prayer may follow the singing or may be used separately.

Prayer: Radiant Creator
ONE:
Radiant Creator,
Strong, Wise, One,
Shine in our minds,
Enlighten our understanding of you and your ways
So we may do what is true and live in your light

ALL:
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
Let your face shine, that we may be saved. (Psalm 80:19)

ONE:
Breath of Life,
Refiner’s Fire,
Shine in our eyes,
Illumine what is in need of correction and cleansing,
Spark in us your compassion and reign

ALL:
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
Let your face shine, that we may be saved.

ONE:
Jesus, Messiah,
Light of the World,
Shine in our faces,
Make them like Yours
Lighthouses reflecting your love;
Consistent beacons of hope to guide the world to you

ALL:
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
Let your face shine, that we may be saved.

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Prayer: Radiant Creator © 2013 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia.
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