DayLight Scripture – If one of your relatives—even one of your own siblings—or your own son or daughter or your dear spouse or best friend entices you secretly, if someone like that says: “Come on! We should follow and worship other gods”—ones that neither you nor your ancestors have experienced, gods from all the neighboring peoples, whether nearby or far away, from one end of the earth to the other— don’t give in to them!
Deuteronomy 13: 6-8a
DayLight Prayer – Merciful God, When I am tempted to pledge allegiance to any other than you, break in. Redirect my waywardness and thwart my thoughts. Return me to your steadfast love and forgiveness. In this world that is so rife with things to worship, I can be dragged away so easily, actually so can we all. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – So I’ll offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to you, and I’ll call on the Lord’s name.
Psalm 116: 17
DayLight Prayer – Lord, today I am thankful for my family, my friends, and my loved ones, these riches that you have blessed me with. Bless each one today I pray. Amen.
The one who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving is the one who honors me. And it is to the one who charts the correct path that I will show divine salvation.
DayLight Prayer – I am so grateful Jesus for you. What would my live be without your grace? What end would I have? Where could I get any hope? Who would rescue me from death? How could I love or be loved? Jesus, thank you for what you have done. Amen
DayLight Scripture – “Allow me to be baptized now. This is necessary to fulfill all righteousness.” So John agreed to baptize Jesus.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, today I thank your for my baptism and ask you to help me remember it as I watch the cold drops of water fall from the sky. Let me be warmed by your Spirit this day and be cheered by your presence. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – How long, my Lord, will you watch this happen?
Rescue me from their attacks; rescue my precious life from these predatory lions!
DayLight Prayer – Lord, I know that some of us feel as though we are being eaten by lions, especially on a Monday. So Lord, remember us in your mercy. Rescue us from all that tries to destroy our life and witness. Set us up on the high place that is near to your heart, where our lives are safe and our souls are content. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Much gold and many pearls exist, but wise speech is the most precious jewel.
DayLight Prayer – Great God. You have made me glad to have had a vacation. You gave me rest, relaxation, fun, and time to think. May I be able to gain strength and peace from your blessing of Sabbath days, and able to give to you the fullness of my work and life. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – God revealed his hidden design to us, which is according to his goodwill and the plan that he intended to accomplish through his Son. This is what God planned for the climax of all times: to bring all things together in Christ, the things in heaven along with the things on earth.
Ephesians 1: 9-10
DayLight Prayer – Graceful and wonderful Lord, Today I am blessed with your concrete words, the plans you have made, and the revelation of your goodwill. Let me be a witness to your good work in Jesus Christ that has established the fullness of grace for us all. Help me to continually rely on your Spirit to guide me through the valleys I travel. Make me aware of your presence and inform my heart of your love. In Christ I stand, amazed, blessed and free. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – I have trusted in your faithful love.
My heart will rejoice in your salvation.
Yes, I will sing to the Lord because the Lord has been good to me.
Psalm 13: 5-6
DayLight Prayer – Lord, I am always bowled over when I think about your love. I am constantly aware that in and of myself alone I don’t deserve such love as you are. I thank you Lord for the Lamb of God who makes me worthy to receive your mercy and live in your grace. Through Jesus’ sacrifice for me, I am not what I once was, I am new. I am new everyday. Thanks be to you God. Amen and Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Jesus called for the Twelve and sent them out in pairs. He gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a walking stick—no bread, no bags, and no money in their belts.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, these verses remind me just how naked we feel when we are in the world trying to live and be who you have called us to be, carriers of the good news. I often forget the authority you give, your assurances of provision, and the great need you want us to see to. Forgive me, Lord. Strengthen my resolve, and strengthen my commitment. Help me to live fearlessly and help me to share. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – They dressed Jesus up in a purple robe and twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on him.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, I pray for myself and all of us sinners who have mocked you. Forgive me when I do not see you for who you are, and when I acknowledge myself above you…thinking I know best. Forgive me for my ways that on most days are far from what you want for me. Teach me to listen, help me to hear your instruction, and resurrect me to new life everyday. Amen.