Purpose Statement and Prayer of Light – Willie Heard IV

Throughout the past couple of months, the lives of many people have slowed down, allowing time for reflection as well as doubt.  I’ve noticed that some of us are struggling with a sense of purpose and are beginning to doubt our abilities. I want to challenge us to create or review a purpose statement this week so that we might gain clarity as to what we are trying to accomplish with our time on earth. Purpose statements deal with how you want to make an impact in the world and what you will do to achieve that. Your purpose statement can arise from a long-standing desire or an experience that wasn’t allowed or granted to you. Let it be something you yearn for so much that it brings you passion when you talk about it. How will you leave your mark on this world for generations to come?


We ask that God might grant you light in your quest for purpose. Please enjoy the prayer below.


Muhammad’s Prayer of Light

O God,
give me light in my heart
and light in my tongue
and light in my hearing
and light in my sight
and light in my feeling
and light in all body
and light before me
and light behind me.

Give me, I pray Thee,
Light on my right hand
And light on my left hand
And light above me
And light beneath me,

O Lord,
Increase light within me
And give me light
And illuminate me.