The second of our Midweek Prayer Time focuses on Jesus, the light of the world.
The picture this week is "The Light of the World" (1851-1853) a painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt (1827-1910) representing the figure of Jesus preparing to knock on an overgrown and long-unopened door, illustrating Revelation 3.20: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me".
According to Hunt: "I painted the picture with what I thought, unworthy though I was, to be by Divine command, and not simply as a good Subject." The door in the painting has no handle, and can therefore be opened only from the inside, representing "the obstinately shut mind".
There is a short psalm, a reading from one of the Gospels, and prayers from a variety of sources.
You can download this weeks Midweek Prayer Time by clicking on the PDF under the picture.
St. Andrew's Methodist Church
The Stow, Harlow