Daylight Scripture – We eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness through the Spirit by faith.
Galatians 5: 5
Daylight Prayer – Lord, thank you for Jesus. Thank you for the grace that he has made available to us, our gift of righteousness…his own. Help each of us who claim his name to live into a life of faith through the Spirit of the Lord, so that others may be loved and cared for as we are. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – Why, I ask myself, are you so down? Why are you so upset inside? Hope in God! Because I will again give him thanks, my saving presence and my God.
Psalm 42: 5
Daylight Prayer – Lord for all of those who are suffering flu, head colds, pneumonia, rashes, allergies, and other Spring illnesses, I ask for your comfort and healing. This time of year is the time when we would rather rejoice in the beauty of your world. Give us the peace of knowing that you will take us through as always, healing and restoring. Lord have mercy as we hope in you. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – Blessed are people who grieve, because they will be made glad.
Daylight Prayer – Gracious and loving God. People are grieving in many places today. They have lost sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, friends, husbands, wives and people they love. Let their spirits rest in you as they take on and carry these losses. Help them through the day reassuring them they they will not die because of this pain, but that one day gladness will return…simply because that is your promise to us. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – How will you avoid crouching among the prisoners and falling among the slain? Even so, God’s anger hasn’t turned away; God’s hand is still extended.
Isaiah 10: 4
Daylight Prayer – Lord, the prophet asks the question…how will I avoid falling among the slain, which is another way of saying how will I be saved. God, I know that I will be saved because of your grace and nothing else. Today I pray for those who do not know this good news…to hear it. Through grace we are saved, through your hand extended to us in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – Judge not, that you be not judged.
Matthew 7: 1
Daylight Prayer – Lord, I must admit that hardly a day goes by that I don’t make a judgment of one kind or another. Forgive me. Help me to live with an openness that is welcoming to anybody…everybody. Help me to build relationships, offer kindness and a generosity of spirit. Through Jesus I pray, Amen.
Daylight Scripture – Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Daylight Prayer – Gracious Lord, Let someone who is worried about their day to day needs read these words you said and take to heart that you are working in their life for good. Open up hearts around them so that the provisions they need will come. Help me too to see what I can do. Keep me from being blind to those who are in need. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – You have been born anew into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1:3b
Daylight Prayer – Lord, some days is easier to see the newness of life you birth in people than it is other days. As I walk about today, I ask that you help me to see the newness of the resurrected life of Jesus Christ in the people I meet. And when I do not see that, help me hope! Amen.
Daylight Scripture – My lips praise you because your faithful love is better than life itself!
Daylight Prayer – Lord, thank you for lips to praise you with. I am in disbelief sometimes that you can love me…especially when I sin and hurt you. But your word says that your love is faithful, everlasting, abiding and true. What else in this world is like that? Very, very few things! I will praise you, and tell others about your great love. Everybody needs to know that you love them! Amen.
Daylight Scripture – It is a sin when someone knows the right thing to do and doesn’t do it.
Daylight Prayer – Lord, please forgive me for the times I have known the right thing to do, but did not do it. Whether it was a deliberate omission or loss of intent.Forgive me, I pray. God bless those who know the right thing and do it. Help me when I fail at that, and show me always the right thing to do. Amen.
Daylight Scripture -Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!
Daylight Prayer – Dear Lord, change is hard for me. I am one of those people who gets comfortable with my habits, even when I know they are not good for me. I know that the kingdom of heaven is coming and is here now, and I want to be an honorable and righteous citizen of your kingdom. I struggle. Help me Lord. First, help me see where I need to change, and second, help me to change.