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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 335
Tuesday, August 1 , 2023

Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning. The Lord Is Our God! —Psalm 30:5

A human is the only animal that laughs and weeps, the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought […]

Daily Prayer 365

Day 334
Monday, July 31, 2023

May God defend the afflicted among the people
    and save the children of the needy;
    may the Lord crush the oppressor. —Psalm 72:4

God takes more special care of the poor than of others, since they are most exposed to injuries and violence. —-John Calvin, Commentary on […]

Daily Prayer 365

Day 333
Sunday, July 30, 2023

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. —Ephesians 4:1

The entire life of Ignatius was a pilgrim search for the ‘magis’ [Latin: ‘the more’]: the ever-greater glory of God, the ever-fuller service of […]

Daily Prayer 365

Day 332
Saturday, July 29, 2023

Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
    keep watch over the door of my lips. —Psalm 141:3

Often when I lose my way, I rely on stories to get me through the deafening silence. —Renita J. Weems, Listening for God

Give me stories, O God. In […]

Daily Prayer 365

Day 331
Friday, July 28, 2023

Truly my soul finds rest in God;
    my salvation comes from the Lord. —Psalm 62:1

What makes a fire burn
is space between the logs,
a breathing space.

Too much of a good thing,
too many logs
packed in too tight
can douse the flames
almost as surely
as a pail of water would.

So building […]

Daily Prayer 365

Day 330
Thursday, July 27, 2023

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. —Revelation 3:20

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a […]