DayLight Scripture – John, the child of Zechariah and Elizabeth, will go forth before the Lord, equipped with the spirit and power of Elijah. He will turn the hearts of fathers back to their children, and he will turn the disobedient to righteous patterns of thinking. He will make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Today I am thankful for the ones who bring the good news of preparation. I know that at times I need to hear again the preparing words that remind me that the Lord, God of Heaven, is coming. It helps to pull me out of my complacency and out of my sense of calm. Hearing again that God is to be with me, fills me with new passion to rejoice and live like I am absolutely redeemed. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Whoever dwells in the shelter of the most high God will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
DayLight Prayer – Lord, so many times you have been my comfort; times of hardship; times of grief; times of disappointment. I pray today for all people. I ask that each one comes to know you, so that they too will be sheltered within in your love as I am. I am grateful for your protection and love, your provision and care. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Give thanks to the Lord because he is good, because his faithful love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Today I offer my praise and my gratitude for my abundant life. Because of what you have done, all of us have a chance to deepen our own walk with God, to have the kind of intimacy that only you can give. For that and all you have given me, I thank you. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – My dear brothers and sisters, listen! Hasn’t God chosen those who are poor by worldly standards to be rich in terms of faith? Hasn’t God chosen the poor as heirs of the kingdom he has promised to those who love him?
James 2: 5
DayLight Prayer – God our father, I pray today for all those who are struggling with making ends meet. I know so many hard working people who live with a meager income. Help to provision them from the riches of your kingdom whenever they fall short. Help me to be aware and help others when and where I can. Amen.
The Delatte Brothers
DayLight Scripture – People were bringing babies to Jesus so that he would bless them. When the disciples saw this, they scolded them. Then Jesus called them to him and said, “Allow the children to come to me. Don’t forbid them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people like these children. I assure you that whoever doesn’t welcome God’s kingdom like a child will never enter it.”
DayLight Prayer – Gracious God, Let me first thank you for this kingdom you have brought to earth, where when we are patient, seeking, and hoping for its presence, it appears. Mostly I have see it in the eyes and laughter of children. Help me today to have the innocence and trust of a child so that I can receive you as they do. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Hate stirs up conflict, but love covers all offenses.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, In a world where too many haters get a hearing, help me to love others in ways that spread a gospel of peace. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – God has generously granted you the privilege, not only of believing in Christ but also of suffering for Christ’s sake.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, How well I know that your saints suffer. I see it on a daily basis. But the thing is, they do it for your sake and with joy, taking on the hardships of others, giving from pockets that are woefully limited, and disrupting the plans of the evil one every chance they get. Your saints are always serving and giving back to the communities which have supported them. I know their reward is awaiting them one day, but I pray for their strong spirit as they struggle today for the sake of the kingdom. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – On that day, I will make a covenant for them with the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the creeping creatures of the fertile ground. I will do away with the bow, the sword, and war from the land; I will make you lie down in safety.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Hasten the day when there is no more war, no more fighting, and no more fear. You have given us this wonderful world to live in, a place where children can grow up, learn and live. Why do we humans destroy the beautiful, and leave behind what we believe is the “new and improved.” God forgive us when we do not attach ourselves to you and your goodness, when we fight instead of love one another, and when we do listen to you. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – The Lord’s promises are pure, like silver that’s been refined in an oven, purified seven times over!
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Thank you for the perfection of your promises. You promise us life amid any and every destruction. You promise to be there to hold us up, to strengthen us, to assist us in any way that we need, if we just ask you to. Today I ask for myself and for anyone who needs you. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Get along well with God and be at peace; from this something good will come to you.
DayLight Prayer – God of all Creation, hear my prayer. Let your peace be with those persons whose family members have suffered violence at the hands of governments, terrorists, and mobs. Help them to find forgiveness in their hearts for the ruthlessness that has been visited upon them. Through Jesus who is the author of peace. Amen.