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.
Daylight Scripture – The light was in the world, and the world came into being through the light, but the world didn’t recognize the light.
Daylight Prayer – Lord, as we live from day to day, the darkness will try to overwhelm us in such slick and deceptive ways. We ask that you make us slick with wisdom to not only perceive the light, but to recognize and live in it. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
Daylight Prayer – Dear Lord, It comforts me to know that you know us even before we are born. You know how we are formed, and what we will become. Today I pray for each child who is forming in their mother even at this moment, that your sweet spirit guides their development to perfection. And for those mothers who yearn to see the face of their child, comfort them with the knowledge that you are with them always. 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 – Let the kindness of the Lord our God be over us. Make the work of our hands last. Make the work of our hands last!
Daylight Prayer – Lord, I thank you for the blessing of work. I know so many persons who would work if they could; seniors, whose strength is waned; teens who can’t find a summer job; disabled persons, whose health or mind prevent them from holding down a job; addicts, whose life demands hold them prisoner, and those with limited education, whose options are limited. Lord, bless these persons with joy in the midst of their hardships. Occupy their minds and hearts with the good and uplifting word. Send persons to them to be kind to them. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – Whoever instructs the cynic gets insulted; whoever corrects the wicked gets hurt.
Daylight Prayer: Gracious God, there are so many days when I want to instruct cynics and correct the wicked with a tongue of firey righteousness. Then I remember my own sins, doubts, and cynicism. Why is it that we so clearly see those things in others? Why is it we overlook our own grievous faults? Lord, forgive me and help me this day to vocalize kindness, understanding and hope to both the wicked and the cynical…which includes me. In your mercy, Amen.
Daylight Scripture – If I speak in tongues of human beings and of angels but I don’t have love, I’m a clanging gong or a clashing cymbal.
Daylight Prayer. – Gracious and most merciful Lord. Forgive me when I do not speak with love…in person, to others, under my breath, when writing, when praying, and on Facebook. Keep me from simply clanging and clashing. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – Make your ways known to me, Lord; teach me your paths.
Daylight Prayer -Lord, where in the world do you paths lead us? Help me to discover them, and help me to have the strength to walk them. Amen.
Daylight Scripture – The Son is the light of God’s glory and the imprint of God’s being. He maintains everything with his powerful message. After he carried out the cleansing of people from their sins, he sat down at the right side of the highest majesty.
Daylight Prayer – Lord, I pray for your power to understand the depths of your glory and majesty. Help me to see rightly, and help me to look for ways to serve that are pleasing to you. Guide me daily to seek your wisdom. Show me how to be more like you. Amen.