Daylight Scripture – The Lord was with Hezekiah; he succeeded at everything he tried. He rebelled against Assyria’s king and wouldn’t serve him.
2 Kings 18:7
Daylight Prayer – Lord, sometimes we just have to rebel against those things that might hurt people, your beloved. I ask for strength in the face of all enemies, flesh and blood ones, cosmic and spiritual ones, petty and everyday ones, personal and private ones. God of strength and power, lend to me your boldness, love, and the will to live as Jesus did; resisting evil of all kinds. Have mercy on me, oh Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – You are my hope, Lord. You, Lord, are the one I’ve trusted since childhood.
Daylight Prayer – God, how wonderful you are to me. Even when things are bad, you are good. You are always there to hear about my hours, to listen to my ever-loving complaints, to soothe my broken heartness, to simply be with me, your presence comforting my soul. Lord, each day I see your hands at work through the people around me. I am grateful for them. I am grateful for your presence. May your name be lifted and praised, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Almighty. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – Be kind, compassionate, and forgiving to each other, in the same way God forgave you in Christ.
Daylight Prayer – Lord, Today I ask that you help me banish old grudges from my days. Sometimes I get so frustrated with them and how they impact life in the church. God, you know my heart and the hearts of all of us. You know what it takes to teach us how to forgive, and use our energies for good. Lord, I pray today that you release all persons who seem to want to hold on to past hurts like a badge of honor. Forgive me for hurting anyone, and help me to forgive as you have forgiven me in Jesus. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – The women were frightened and bowed their faces toward the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He isn’t here, but has been raised.
Luke 24 : 5-6
Daylight Prayer – Lord Jesus, I would have been just as frightened as the women were that day. I mean, who can believe such a wondrous thing. First, that you would come to be one of us…straight out of heaven… and live a life like ours. Second, that you would be willing to give up that life for us…your life that is perfect for our lives which are ruined. And, third, that you would conquer not just our sin, but death for us. I mean, Lord, it’s scary and wonderful, miraculous and beautiful, simply too big for words. But, I am so grateful, my beloved, that you have rescued me and all of creation. Lord, bless and keep each one this Easter Day! Amen.