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Written by: Julia Smolucha

A hope grew at Kenilworth Union—that we might be transformed by the daily rhythm of practicing our faith. Maybe the season of Lent would be a good time to experiment. Maybe a few people would join us. When 20 people became 50, we were encouraged. After Lent, the dream grew, 50 became 100, and interest is still growing. We are confident that the practice of daily devotional at Kenilworth Union has the potential to be life-giving to many. What will the next season of spiritual practice bring? What renewal, growth, or transformation might happen within you and within our collective community when we begin our day with a prayer, scripture, or poetry? We invite you to this daily practice by signing up for our email here or by following along on Facebook or Instagram.

Please consider praying with us on Sunday and at our Tuesday Mid-Day Prayer worship.

The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

Daily Prayer 365

Day 304
Monday, August 6, 2023

Scripture
But seek the kingdom of God, and these things will be given to you as well.  —Luke 12:31

Wisdom
I like it much better than ‘religious’ or ‘spiritual’: to be a seeker after the sacred or the holy, which ends up for me being the really real. —Barbara […]

Daily Prayer 365

Day 340
Sunday, August 6, 2023

Scripture
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.  —Luke 2:19

Wisdom
I learned from my mother how to love
the living, to have plenty of vases on hand
in case you have to rush to the hospital
with peonies cut from the lawn, black ants
still stuck […]

Daily Prayer 365

Day 339
Saturday, August 5, 2023

Scripture
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.  —Revelation 1:3

Wisdom
When your head droops at night, let a page of Scripture pillow it. —St. Jerome, […]

Daily Prayer 365

Day 338
Friday, August 4, 2023

Scripture
A river flows out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it divides and becomes four branches.  —Genesis 2:10

Wisdom
I think about the beautiful last paragraph of “On the Origin of Species,” in which Darwin sits by a riverside and ponders what he calls ‘the […]

Daily Prayer 365

Day 337
Thursday, August 3, 2023

Scripture
You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.  —Nehemiah 9:6

Daily Prayer 365

Day 336
Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Scripture
Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.  —Deuteronomy 28:5

Wisdom
I began to feel drawn at Deuteronomy 28 verse 5. “Blessed be your basket and your kneading bowl.” Why, I wondered, start with the basket and the kneading bowl? What place does the bread basket have […]