DayLight Scripture – Don’t try to make yourselves beautiful on the outside, with stylish hair or by wearing gold jewelry or fine clothes. Instead, make yourselves beautiful on the inside, in your hearts, with the enduring quality of a gentle, peaceful spirit. This type of beauty is very precious in God’s eyes.
1 Peter 3: 3-4
DayLight Prayer – Lord, I am so grateful that you don’t judge me by my outside beauty, my stylish hair, my jewels, or beautiful clothes…because I’d flunk out. Thank you God for giving me any measure of grace and beauty I have at all. Bless me with your love, and judge me with your mercy. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – I entrust my spirit into your hands; you, Lord, God of faithfulness — you have saved me.
DayLight Prayer – Oh God. I know that all of us will one day cross over from this life to the life waiting for us with you. Lord, indeed you have saved me, and save us all. It’s just that some of us wander around not knowing that you have. Help me to spread that Good News in such a way that if I encounter someone who doesn’t yet know, that they can hear that news and welcome you and your salvation. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love.
DayLight Prayer – Dear Lord, I know that I am not gentle and patient much. I am never humble. So I’m sorry. Help me to feel for others as you do, and help me to see others as you do, with total and complete love and acceptance. I’m sure encountering others with your love will help me with that humility, gentleness and above all patience. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13: 8a
DayLight Prayer – Hum…Love is you. Thank you God for loving me! Help me to love through you, in you, for you, with you, and from you. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Wherever the river flows, every living thing that moves will thrive. There will be great schools of fish, because when these waters enter the sea, it will be fresh. Wherever the river flows, everything will live.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, It’s obvious isn’t it? When water is stagnant, there is no life. Help me today to let your living water flow through me, so I will be alive. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – If your enemies are starving, feed them some bread; if they are thirsty, give them water to drink.
DayLight Prayer – Dear God of grace and mercy, I admit that feeding an enemy is not something that I readily do. It seems like a backward approach to having what I want most, which is peace. But I get you. You want me to show mercy and kindness, so that on the off-chance, they may see some good in me and be open. So help me God, and I will try to love my enemies like I know you love them. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me won’t walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
DayLight Prayer – Lord, I wonder how many people you will speak to today. I wonder how many will listen and how many will ignore you. My prayer is today that you speak to me, help me to see your light and follow you. God forgive me when I don’t look up! Amen.
DayLight Scripture – I will grant peace in the land so that you can lie down without anyone frightening you. I will remove dangerous animals from the land, and no sword will pass through it.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, It is a blessed thing to be able to lie down in peace. So many of us hardly do that anymore. We are weighted down by the our own traumas and the trauma of others. We resist the option of giving our thoughts, our minds, and our worries over to you. I am so grateful that when I do, I have peace. Bless God for God’s wonderful peace, that eliminates my fear. Amen.
Grateful for Peace
DayLight Scripture – But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’
DayLight Prayer – Lord, I am grateful today for peacefulness. Though chaos chinks down around me at times, and the arrows of uncertainty fly by my head, and the drum beats of resistance sound in the distance. I am at peace because of you Lord. I am so grateful. Amen.
DayLight Scripture -In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, today I pray for our beautiful earth. You have made it as our place to live, and made it to sustain us and itself. Help us to be good stewards and share our resource. Give us your generosity. Amen.