DayLight Scripture – Jesus came to seek and save the lost.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, I pray today for any soul who is feeling lost. I know that you are looking for them…to speak words of hope, encouragement, and love to them. I pray that they will be able to hear your beckoning voice and will be able to feel your presence. Your love is light and vital to us, so help us be in your saving light. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – I tell you, joy breaks out in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who changes both heart and life.”
DayLight Prayer – Lord, My prayer today is for all of us sinners. God, help us to see how, when, and why we sin. Show us exactly what these actions, which we know are abhorrent to you, place holes in our souls and lives. Let us see how our sins damage others. Send your Spirit to whisper to us how our sins grieve your holy heart. Lord, give us strength to face our sins, and give us power over them so that we can repent and live right. In your mercy, hear my prayer and forgive me through Jesus. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – “You have heard that it was said to those who lived long ago, Don’t commit murder, and all who commit murder will be in danger of judgment. But I say to you that everyone who is angry with their brother or sister will be in danger of judgment. If they say to their brother or sister, ‘You idiot,’ they will be in danger of being condemned by the governing council. And if they say, ‘You fool,’ they will be in danger of fiery hell.
Matthew 5: 20-21
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Today I pray for those of us who use words to express ourselves. Forgive us when we use them to break down the worth of others, and to diminish others’ self-esteem. Forbid us to use our words to intentionally rob people of the regard of others or make them feel unworthy, ignorant, stupid or useless. Help us to know the gravity of our unloving and hurtful speech, even and especially on social media where it is so easy to be rude and crude! Help us to remember to honor one another as God’s creations and ones whom God loves. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Now when Jesus had come down from the mountain, large crowds followed him. A man with a skin disease came, kneeled before him, and said, “Lord, if you want, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched him, saying, “I do want to. Become clean.” Instantly his skin disease was cleansed.
Matthew 8: 1-3
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Thank you for your healing. At times it is our bodies that need it, at times our minds, and many times it is our hearts that need your healing touch. For all who need healing, Lord, in your mercy, hear my prayer. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – People were bringing children to Jesus so that he would bless them. But the disciples scolded them. When Jesus saw this, he grew angry and said to them, “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.” Then he hugged the children and blessed them.
Mark 10: 13-16
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Bless all the children today; those who are sick, cranky, full of mischief, sad, sassy, big, small, self-assured, and timid. Bless them for the wonderful spirits they have, and help them to enjoy the day fully. Help us to protect each one and welcome them as they come to you. Amen.