Daylight Scripture – You rule over the surging sea: When its waves rise up, it’s you who makes them still.
Daylight Prayer – Lord, I know that there are folks who are experiencing surging seas today. The events they are experiencing are like the forces of giant waves, crashing in upon them from every side. I pray for these. I pray that you give them the lifeline of hope that they need. I pray that you hold them above the water, keeping them safe until the storms pass by. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – I offer praise in the great congregation because of you; I will fulfill my promises in the presence of those who honor God.
Daylight Prayer – Gracious God, I am so grateful for the great congregation of those who gather to worship and praise you every Sunday. As the Holy Spirit pulls us together into a sacred community, help us to experience you in ways that astound us, and magnify your son, Jesus. Let us know that in your presence is where we are healed and restored. Praise the Lord! Amen.
Daylight Scripture – We eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness through the Spirit by faith.
Galatians 5: 5
Daylight Prayer – Lord, thank you for Jesus. Thank you for the grace that he has made available to us, our gift of righteousness…his own. Help each of us who claim his name to live into a life of faith through the Spirit of the Lord, so that others may be loved and cared for as we are. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – Why, I ask myself, are you so down? Why are you so upset inside? Hope in God! Because I will again give him thanks, my saving presence and my God.
Psalm 42: 5
Daylight Prayer – Lord for all of those who are suffering flu, head colds, pneumonia, rashes, allergies, and other Spring illnesses, I ask for your comfort and healing. This time of year is the time when we would rather rejoice in the beauty of your world. Give us the peace of knowing that you will take us through as always, healing and restoring. Lord have mercy as we hope in you. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – Blessed are people who grieve, because they will be made glad.
Daylight Prayer – Gracious and loving God. People are grieving in many places today. They have lost sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, friends, husbands, wives and people they love. Let their spirits rest in you as they take on and carry these losses. Help them through the day reassuring them they they will not die because of this pain, but that one day gladness will return…simply because that is your promise to us. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – How will you avoid crouching among the prisoners and falling among the slain? Even so, God’s anger hasn’t turned away; God’s hand is still extended.
Isaiah 10: 4
Daylight Prayer – Lord, the prophet asks the question…how will I avoid falling among the slain, which is another way of saying how will I be saved. God, I know that I will be saved because of your grace and nothing else. Today I pray for those who do not know this good news…to hear it. Through grace we are saved, through your hand extended to us in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – Judge not, that you be not judged.
Matthew 7: 1
Daylight Prayer – Lord, I must admit that hardly a day goes by that I don’t make a judgment of one kind or another. Forgive me. Help me to live with an openness that is welcoming to anybody…everybody. Help me to build relationships, offer kindness and a generosity of spirit. Through Jesus I pray, Amen.
Daylight Scripture – Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Daylight Prayer – Gracious Lord, Let someone who is worried about their day to day needs read these words you said and take to heart that you are working in their life for good. Open up hearts around them so that the provisions they need will come. Help me too to see what I can do. Keep me from being blind to those who are in need. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – You have been born anew into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1:3b
Daylight Prayer – Lord, some days is easier to see the newness of life you birth in people than it is other days. As I walk about today, I ask that you help me to see the newness of the resurrected life of Jesus Christ in the people I meet. And when I do not see that, help me hope! Amen.