In the dark: Prayers for dark times

Published 12:34 pm Saturday, March 17, 2018

by Andrew Book

We all have dark times in our lives. Sometimes, they are dark simply because we cannot see — we don’t know what is going on. Other times, they are dark because of betrayal, pain, trauma, heartbreak, or other ways this world has hurt us.

In the midst of our darkness, God invites us to come in prayer, to share our pain, and seek God in the midst of the darkness.

Throughout Lent, you are invited to pray with the psalmists and with Jesus as they face their own dark times. As you read through the prayer for each day, offer these words as your prayer, seeking God’s light in your darkness.

Date; Scripture

Sunday, March 18: Psalm 94

Monday, March 19: Psalm 71

Tuesday, March 20: Psalm 10

Wednesday, March 21: Psalm 141

Thursday, March 22: Psalm 43

Friday, March 23: Psalm 90

Saturday, March 24: Psalm 61

Sunday, March 25: Psalm 89

Monday, March 26: Psalm 9

Tuesday, March 27: Psalm 140

Wednesday, March 28: Psalm 58

Thursday, March 29: Psalm 143

Friday, March 30: Matthew 28:46; Psalm 22

Saturday, March 31: Matthew 26:36-46

 ANDREW BOOK is the pastor of Courtland United Methodist Church. He can be contacted at 653-2240 or