DayLight Scripture – Brothers and sisters, if a person is caught doing something wrong, you who are spiritual should restore someone like this with a spirit of gentleness. Watch out for yourselves so you won’t be tempted too.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Wow. If I could manage this kind of behavior during the new year, I will have a wonderful new year. For my ability to serve others with a true spirit of gentleness is what I ask for today. Help me make a difference to someone in 2014. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Maybe you have contempt for the riches of God’s generosity, tolerance, and patience? Don’t you realize that God’s kindness is supposed to lead you to change your heart and life?
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Thank you for this Monday. I know that many people don’t like them, but I do. I always feel like something new is coming, a new week, a new chance to live, and new place in which to change my heart to be more like yours. So, thank you Lord for this Monday…the 6th day of Christmas. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – David appointed some of the Levites to serve before the Lord’s chest in order to remember, to give thanks, and to praise the Lord, Israel’s God.
1 Chronicles 16:4
DayLight Prayer – Lord, I wonder if I would be better at remembering, giving thanks and praising the Lord, if I was appointed to by the king…or say the president. I expect I could go through the motions of these things, and it would seem like I was. God, in my life, make me attentive to remembering, your love, your grace, your blessings. Help me to give thanks for the good in my life and the unseen good. And Lord, Please give me a clear voice to praise you, one that is genuine, honest and true. I pray Jesus, appoint me in Spirit. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – A voice was heard in Ramah,
weeping and much grieving.
Rachel weeping for her children,
and she did not want to be comforted,
because they were no more.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, I know people who are weeping and who refuse to be comforted. This world, the events of their lives have caused them such overwhelming grief and loss, that they don’t believe they are worthy to feel comfort ever again. They think…what’s the use? For them I ask today. I pray that you will break through their dark sorrows and fill a small corner of their existence with your radiant light. Let them feel your presence, so that they will know that they are worthy to be loved and healed by you. Do this God, in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Joseph got up and, during the night, took the child and his mother to Egypt.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, You have sent me many words of warning. Some of them I’ve treated like a dream of no consequence. Please forgive me when I do not heed your warnings and your counsel. Keep them clear as a bell, so that I will recognize your voice. Thank you Lord, for leading me. Help me to follow. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Luke : 11-12
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Thank you for a beautiful day when things went right for a change. You have blessed me with being in the presence of healers whom you work through, those who give their lives to the cause of wellness, signs of the kingdom. For that I am so grateful. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – And Mary gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
DayLight Prayer – Happy Birthday Jesus! Amen.
DayLight Scripture – And while they were in Bethlehem, the time came for Mary to give birth.
Luke 2: 6
DayLight Prayer – Lord, when you were born in Bethlehem, and you looked into Mary’s eyes, what did you think? Were you like me, unable to understand what was happening, unable to say hello, unable to do more than cry, kick and hope to be fed? I think you were just like me, but oh so much more. You are God. You are who brings me hope. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a city in Galilee, to a virgin who was engaged to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David’s house. The virgin’s name was Mary.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, For centuries men and women have praised you for these very words about an angel and a girl. Today I join them with my own praise. Thank you God for your mercy in making a way for this young girl to bear your child, who is our light and our life. Thank you for Mary, who became a willing physical vessel for your love, your treasured gift to us. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – “I assure you that whoever doesn’t welcome God’s kingdom like a child will never enter it.” Then he hugged the children and blessed them.
Mark 10: 15-16
DayLight Prayer – Lord, in the midst of this rush around season, I am so thankful for time to connect with others who bless my life. The kids and families of Sunshine house have brought me joy today and have helped me remember you and your love for all of us. Amen.