Daylight Scripture – I call out to God, and the Lord will rescue me. At evening, morning, and midday I complain and moan so that God will hear my voice. God saves me, unharmed, from my struggle.
Psalm 55: 16-18a
Daylight Prayer – Oh God, how many times have you heard my complaining and moaning and rescued me unharmed from the struggle. And for those times I was harmed, when my heart broke, when my soul cried, and my faith wavered…you held me and your Spirit healed and restored me. I will praise you in the storm! Amen.
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Daylight Scripture – Simeon blessed Jesus and Mary and said to Mary Jesus’ mother, “This boy is assigned to be the cause of the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that generates opposition.
Daylight Prayer – Lord, It must have been a difficult thing for Mary to hear that you would generate opposition, especially as she held you close to her heart and listened to your sweet infant breaths. But the word that Simeon gave her was and is still true. Thanks be to God, were it not for your work of opposition to death and evil, we certainly would be hopeless in this world. Blessed be the name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to God’s name, the Most High; to proclaim God’s loyal love in the morning, God’s faithfulness at night.
Psalm 92: 1-2
Daylight Prayer – Holy God, I can say that you have always been faithful to me, to wake me in the mornings and to carry me safely through each night of my life. Even when nights have been restless, even fearful, your loyal love has comforted me and given me peace. I praise and thank your for your great love. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – “We work hard with our own hands. When we are insulted, we respond with a blessing; when we are harassed, we put up with it;”
1 Corinthians 4:12
Daylight Prayer – My Lord, I am grateful that you lived a while in this world. You understand. Grant me peace today, since I may become frazzled on a Monday! Let your peace envelope me so that I do not harm a soul! I ask it in your mercy. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – “The Lord bless you and protect you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his face to you and grant you peace.”
Numbers 6: 24-26
Daylight Prayer – Lord, if I can be of any good use to you today, I ask that you let my face be such that your light will shine from it and be a blessing to others. My face is pretty old, splotchy and lined, but I know you are a miracle maker. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – “Whenever you give to the poor, don’t blow your trumpet as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets so that they may get praise from people. I assure you, that’s the only reward they’ll get. But when you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing so that you may give to the poor in secret. Your Father who sees what you do in secret will reward you.”
Matthew 6: 2-4
Daylight Prayer – Lord, these words of Jesus instruct me to be sure I do not brag about what I do for others. Maybe what you are getting at is that what I should brag about is what others have done for me. In giving, we receive the blessings from God. Help me to only look to receive what God has for me instead of a feather for my own hat! Amen.
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Daylight Scripture- We escaped like a bird from the hunters’ trap; the trap was broken so we escaped! Our help is in the name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 124: 7-8
Daylight Prayer – O God, death is one trap that we constantly try to escape. By and by, it succeeds to catch us, but thanks be to God…you have broken the trap of death for all who believe in you. We live in Christ who never dies. Traps and snares will never contain us! Amen.
Daylight Scripture – Lord, you have been our help, generation after generation. Before the mountains were born, before you birthed the earth and the inhabited world—from forever in the past to forever in the future, you are God.
Psalm 90: 1-2
Daylight Prayer – Holy God of us all, when I listen to the older ones among us, they tell of the hard years of days gone by. In the same breath, they speak of you and how you have kept them. I know Lord that the way is not always easy, the future is unknown to us, and there are frightful events happening everyday, but as Moses has said…you are God. I am grateful that you are God. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – So we glory in God at all times and give thanks to your name forever.
Psalm 44: 8
Daylight Prayer – Lord, I am exceedingly thankful for another year of life, the one past and the one to come. Even though I do not know what the new year will bring, I trust that you are there in every moment. I have nothing to fear. Let me be a light for someone along the way. Amen.
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Daylight Scripture – When Pentecost Day arrived, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them to speak.
Acts 2: 1-4
Daylight Prayer – Good Lord, as we begin a new year, help us to take on the language of the Spirit so that we can speak the love of God in new and diverse languages. Build our hearts with the strength of your mercy, and help us to be a tower of your grace speaking light to all we meet. Amen.