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January 2019 Daily Scripture and Prayer


1st – read 1 John 3:18 “Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”

Prayer:  Help me this day, O God of Love, to turn my love for you toward love for your people. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

2nd – read 2 Timothy 2:11-12 “If we have died with him, we will also live with him.”

Prayer:  Gracious God help me today to remember that all is well because I am with you.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

3rd – read Psalm 51 “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love”

Prayer:  Gracious God, fill me today with loving reminders of your mercy toward me and all those I love.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

4th – read 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 “Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God.”

Prayer:  Gracious God, today I don’t feel very confident.  Help me to

remember that my confidence lies in you and not in what I am able to accomplish or manage. Remind me that you will never fail me.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

5th – read Hosea 11:1-4 “When Israel was a child, I loved him” 

Prayer:  You, O God, have always been faithful in your love for me.  Help me to rely upon you again today.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

6th   – read Ezekiel 37:1-14 “He said to me, ‘Mortal, can these bones live?’  I answered, ‘O Lord God you know.’”

Prayer:  Lord, I am tired today.  Please breathe new life into me so that I may worship you with energy, imagination and love.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

mountainlake7th   – read Psalm 112 “Praise the Lord!  Happy are those who fear the Lord, who greatly delight in his commandments.”

Prayer:  Gracious God, it is so good to praise you!  Plant your word and ways in me today so that I may love you rightly.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

8th   – read 1 Kings 19:1-12 “after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.”

Prayer:  Help me today, O God, to hear the tiny whispering sounds of your presence with me and those I love.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

9th   – read Psalm 90 “Lord you have been our dwelling place in all generations.”

Prayer:  Lord, today I fell that my world has gotten so small.  I am wrapped up in my problems and pains.  Release me with reminders that my home is always vast in you.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

10th – read Hebrews 6:17-20 “We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul”

Prayer:  Renew my hope in you today, O God, so that I may feel its anchoring strength.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

11th – Prayer:  Renew my hope in you today, O God, so that I may feel its anchoring strength.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

Prayer:  Dear God, I am a worrier and I need your help to let it go.  Fill me today with your wonderful peace and help me to trust you with my life.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

12th – read John 14:25-31 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.”

Prayer:  God of peace, we live in a warring world.  Even my own spirit is disturbed and unquiet.  Fill me today with your peace so that I can have it to share with others.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

13th – read John 20: 22 “When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them; ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’”

Prayer: Breathe your Holy Spirit into me, O God.  I desire to know your presence.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

lakecabin14th –  read Matthew 7:24  “‘Everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.’”

Prayer:  Thank you, God, for speaking to me of your ways.  Help me to hear and establish me on solid ground.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

15th – read Genesis 18:14 “Is anything too wonderful for the Lord?”

Prayer:  Gracious God, nothing is too wonderful with you!  Help me today to remember your wonders in my life.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

16th – read Genesis 26:6-13 “Isaac sowed seed in that land, and in the same year reaped a hundredfold.”

Prayer:  Dear God, thank you for the good harvest you bring in me.  Help me today to sow good seed and trust in your provision.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

17th – read Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Prayer:  Thank you, My God, for creating a hunger for you in my spirit.  I crave your presence and your rule in my life.  You are my greatest blessing. In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

18th – read Matthew 5:4 “’Blessed are those that mourn, for they will be comforted.’”

Prayer: God of compassion, I have known many losses in my life.  You have always been my comforter.  Comfort me anew today. In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

19th – read Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”

Prayer:  Help me, O God, with gentle confidence to accept your way with me. And, once accepting, help me to understand my responsibility toward others.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

20th – read Matthew 5:6 “’Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

Prayer:  God of all Holiness, fill me with a new hunger for holiness in my own life.  Satisfy me fully with your word.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

sunset21st – read Philippians 4:19-20  “And my God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

Prayer: O God, your promises are sure and they are enough for me. Satisfy my need today, O Lord, for only you are able.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.

22nd – read Matthew 5:8 “’Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.’”

Prayer:  Remove all hardness in me, O God.  And create in me a blameless heart. In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

23rd – read Matthew 5: 9 “’Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Prayer:  Make me, O God, into the peace I yearn for in the world.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

24th – read Ecclesiastes 9:7 “’Go, eat your bread with enjoyment, and drink your wine with a merry heart;’”

Prayer:  Gracious God, today I know joy in the simple things of life.  Thank you, dear God, and please increase my gratitude.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

25th – read Ezekiel 37 1-14 “’I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live,’”

Prayer:  Every breath is a gift of your Spirit, O God.  Remind me today that you give me life and keep me safe.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

26th – read Genesis – 28:15 “Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go.”

Prayer:  Gracious God, my life journey has been long and winding.  Thank you for accompanying me and for your promise to stay by my side. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

27th – read Hosea 14 “They shall again live beneath my shadow, they shall flourish as a garden; they shall blossom like the vine.”

Prayer:  You, O God, have tended me like a garden with just what I need. Thank you for your tender care of me and for the blessing of my life.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

moonsea28th – read Luke 1:37 “For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Prayer:  Gracious God, I have seen your power in my life.  Remind me this day that there is nothing we cannot face together.  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

29th – read Jeremiah 31:25 “I will satisfy the weary, and all who are faint I will replenish.”

Prayer:  Glorious God, my spirit is a little weary today.  Some days life seems a bit much.  Replenish me today and renew my joy.”  In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

30th – read John 14:1-7 “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life.’”

Prayer:  You are my Way, Lord.  Help me today to follow you.  In Jesus’ name, I pray.  Amen.

31st – read Psalm 29 “May the Lord give strength to his people!  May the Lord bless his people with peace!”

Prayer:  Gracious God, your voice sings around the globe.  Love swirls around you. Help us, your people, to hear you and join in your song.  In Jesus’ name, we pray.  Amen.