DayLight Scripture – Dear friends, let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God.
1 John 4:7
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Thank you for loving us and giving us the capacity to love one another. Help us this day to see our sisters and brothers in ways we may have never seen them before…as yours; persons you cherish (even when they are not acting right!). Amen.
Daylight Scripture – I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let’s go to the Lord’s house!
Daylight Prayer – Lord, I know that for many of us taking time for going to church is a hassle and more trouble that it seems it is worth. Lord, help us to see that together on Sunday morning, Saturday evening, or anytime there are opportunities to worship together is our time to experience you like no other way we can. I know that church is not always perfect, but help us to see it is what you have given us. Speak to your children. Encourage us all to worship together as often as we can. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – They will again live beneath my shadow, they will flourish like a garden; they will blossom like the vine, their fragrance will be like the wine of Lebanon.
Daylight Prayer – Great God of heaven, I know that your great love causes us to grow and flourish. Today I pray for people who have not yet come to depend on you like fruit depends on a vine. Help them to meet people, to experience acts of kindness, and see your creation’s beauty, things that will speak to them of you. Enjoin them to your grace and to us. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – And in the morning you say, ‘There will be bad weather today because the sky is cloudy.’ You know how to make sense of the sky’s appearance. But you are unable to recognize the signs that point to what the time is.
Daylight Prayer – Lord, It is so difficult to say what the day will bring our way. We may have a beautiful and pleasant day, or clouds may roll in and overshadow us with storms. What ever the day may bring us, help us to rely on you for all things. Enable us to remember, that you are always there, with sunny skies and in the storms. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – God is our refuge and strength, a help always near in times of great trouble.
Daylight Prayer – Lord, help me, help all of us to remember the words of the psalmist. Show us how to turn to you in our times of great trouble. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – I meditate with my heart at night; I complain, and my spirit keeps searching:“Will my Lord reject me forever? Will he never be pleased again? Has his faithful love come to a complete end? Is his promise over for future generations? Has God forgotten how to be gracious? Has he angrily stopped up his compassion?”
Psalm 77: 6-9
Daylight Prayer – God of the creation, Today I pray for myself and all those who sometimes feel lost. Even though our minds may tell us that we are not, our world makes us feel completely abandoned. It caves in some days. It is wicked. It displays its evil side. We become afraid. We wonder…have we been rejected? Lord, have mercy on us, especially on those days when every simple thing goes wrong. Lift us from the dungeons of despair to know that we are not left alone; that you are with us…especially then. Quicken us to your life-giving, perfect Spirit. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let’s go to the Lord’s house!”
Psalm 122: 1
Daylight Prayer – Father, on this Sunday, this Lord’s day, I ask for your blessings upon persons who have not be able to make it to a house of worship today. Where ever they are, bless them. Remind them that to worship with God’s people brings joy to your heart, for your Holy Spirit loves a crowd. Yet, also let them feel your divine presence where they are, so that they will remember your deep love for them. Thank you Lord for this day. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – In the same way, the Spirit comes to help our weakness. We don’t know what we should pray, but the Spirit himself pleads our case with unexpressed groans.
Daylight Prayer – Gracious God, I am so grateful that when I can’t pray that you are there to sustain my words. Thank your for your grace that is never ending, and for you love that carries me through my worst days. When I forget your goodness to me, show me a clue, and move me to see your divine path for me. Amen.
DayLight Scripture – Jesus answered, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor, but sick people do.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Today I know of people who are suffering from illnesses of all kinds. Lord, have mercy on them. I also know that all illnesses can be seen; those miseries and injustices that hurt our souls, break our minds, and destroy our faith. Gracious one, touch us who are suffering and heal us for what other way do we have than you? Amen.
DayLight Scripture – God said, “Let the earth grow plant life: plants yielding seeds and fruit trees bearing fruit with seeds inside it, each according to its kind throughout the earth.” And that’s what happened.
DayLight Prayer – Lord, Today I thank you for the luscious food that you have created for the living and breathing creatures that inhabit this amazing planet. I personally love the summer corn, tomatoes, and cantaloupes. But for the grains, nuts and fruit I am also thankful. Help us Lord to care for the creation with tender love, not only because it is our home, but because it is yours. Amen.