DayLight Scripture – As the Father loved me, I too have loved you. Remain in my love.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Some days I seem to need a double portion of your love and patience. It’s those days when there is trouble all around, and the news is depressing. Those days that I want to just curl up with my comfort foods and tell the world to go away. But I know that is not what you want of me. You want me to remember your love that is like the father has for you. Infinite and able to sustain me everyday.Amen.
DayLight Scripture – …the Lord says, “Because the poor are oppressed, because of the groans of the needy, I’m now standing up. I will provide the help they are gasping for.”
DayLight Prayer – My prayer today is for the many ones who are just simply having a terrible day. I pray that in the midst of it, someone will come, sent by you to offer them a ray of hope. Let them remember that you are with them in every storm, and that you care for them beyond all measure! Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Because the one who avenges bloodshed remembers those who suffer; the Lord hasn’t forgotten their cries for help.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, I pray for children who are suffering today, the small boys given live ammunition and forced to fight wars someone else started. I pray for little girls who are dressed up and painted up as women of pleasure. I pray for children who are made to work their way through childhood and who miss the years of happy-go-lucky play. Have mercy on us God for turning our minds and our eyes away from these realities of our world. Give us the boldness to support measures that overcome the oppression and suffering of our world’s children. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Lord, listen closely to me and answer me, because I am poor and in need.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Today my prayer is for those of us who are struggling with the daily grind of life, the job, the kids, the bills, the friends, the needs, the drama. God help each of your children who is calling on you today to know your divine presence, to sense you peace, and lift them to walk in the light of your love. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Thank you for my daily provisioning. You are indeed the one who cares for me and sends others into my life to fulfill my needs. Where would I be without your gracious love and mercy? Bereft. I would be bereft. I am so grateful. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – On what were the earth’s footings sunk; who laid its cornerstone, while the morning stars sang in unison and all the divine beings shouted?
Job 38: 6-7
DayLight Prayer – Lord, These questions that you asked Job make me marvel at your creative, restorative power. I pray for greater understanding, and yet I also pray for greater wonder, for I believe you are found in both. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Those who guard God’s laws are truly happy! They seek God with all their hearts.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Am I a guard of your laws? I never thought of myself with such a duty. But if guarding that law that says we are to love you and to love others, then I suppose I can try to guard it with all of my strength, mind, heart, and soul. Help me to be the best guard of your law as I can be. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – When Jesus arrived and saw a large crowd, he had compassion for them and healed those who were sick.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Thank you for showing us with your actions, and teaching us in your word how to be compassionate. Sometimes I neglect to be as compassionate as I want to be. I want my life to reflect your goodness, and not my badness. So help me today I pray. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from one person’s envy of another. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Help us to avoid the envy that takes over our lives causing us to seek after meaningless angles, fruitless ventures, and ridiculous projects. Help us to see the folly of thinking we are supposed to be someone other than who you created us to be. Help us to know you and know ourselves, so that our work and gifts won’t be wasted. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
DayLight Prayer – Gracious and abundant-life-giving Lord, I pray for all of us who do see the thief sneaking up to steal our joy, to kill our spirits, and to destroy our day. Help us to be aware, help us smell the old bait of Satan for what it is…dead and stinking! Amen.