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Daylight 2-16-18

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Daylight Scripture – I foresaw that the Lord was always with me; because he is at my right hand I won’t be shaken. Therefore, my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced. Moreover, my body will live in hope.

Acts 2: 24-26

Daylight Prayer – Lord, today I pray for those who mourn. I have known your comfort on many days and in many situations, in grief, in loss, in pain, in heartbreak. You have sustained me with your steadfast love…always. May those who are mourning today be comforted by your sweet and blessed presence. May they feel your grace and peace even in the midst of their pain. Amen.

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Daylight 2-15-18

Image result for candlelight vigilDaylight Scripture – Oh God, turn to us, and be gracious to us; for we are lonely and afflicted.  Relieve the troubles of our heart, and bring us out of our distresses. Consider our affliction and our trouble, and forgive all our sins.

Psalms 25: 15-16

Daylight Prayer – Lord God. I join with others who are praying today…this prayer and other prayers. Our world is a harsh and cruel place, where innocents are slaughtered. We can not go on being and doing the evil deeds that come from within us. We are guilty in too many ways to name. We have to turn around. We have to repent. We have to turn to you…or else we are ruined. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers. Amen.

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Daylight 2-12-18

Image result for harvestDaylight Scripture – The bigger the harvest the Lord gives you, the bigger your gift should be.

Deuteronomy 16:17

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I know that my gifts can never match the harvest that you give me in my life, for I am so blessed. God, help me to be generous, in goods, funds and spirit. Forgive me when I scrimp. Amen.

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Daylight 2-3-18

Image result for woman watching a broadway showDaylight Scripture -But I will sing about your strength, my God, and I will celebrate because of your love. You are my fortress, my place of protection in times of trouble.

Psalm 15:16

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I join this song of praise. Your strength is why I can continue to live. You have loved me, when I was not lovable, even when I have not deserved it. You have watched me turn my back, and distrust your word, and follow after the things of the world. Yet your love has always pulled me back in to the safety of your home. You never left me…though I left you. Your home, my fortress. Keep me, Lord so that I do not leave you for the world’s attractions. Keep me. Protect me from the meaningless enemy of sparkle and fluff.

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Daylight 2-2-18

Image result for person saying thank you to GodDaylight Scripture – You, Lord my God! You’ve done so many things— your wonderful deeds and your plans for us— no one can compare with you! If I were to proclaim and talk about all of them, they would be too numerous to count!

Psalm 40: 5

Daylight Prayer – Boys…is it ever the truth Lord! Your love and gifts of grace, abundant life, and restoration are indeed to many to count! Thank you. Thank you for my mate, my family, my home, my health, my vocation, my friends, my life…thank you. Amen.

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Daylight 2-1-18

Daylight Scripture – When my endurance was weakening, I remembered the Lord, and my prayer came to you, to your holy temple.

Jonah 2:7

Daylight Prayer – Lord of Heaven, who is in such a place as a man in the belly of a fish, with its stench, pitch darkness, misery and hopelessness? Find the prayers that they are praying. Hear them. Rescue and restore them. Bring them from the darkness into the sweet air of the hope and light of your presence. Amen.

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Daylight 1-31-18

Image result for liarDaylight Scripture – Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only for a moment.

Proverbs 12:19

Daylight Prayer – God. Keep us from lies. From our tongues and from the tongues of others. Amen.

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Daylight 1-26-18

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Daylight Scripture – I was terrified and thought, “They’ve chased me faraway from you!” But you answered my prayer when I shouted for help.

Psalm 31:22

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I pray today who have found themselves far away from you; those who have been chased by cranks, haters, judges, and the devils of spirit and heart. Let them see that you are there to help them, to bring them close, to heal and restore. Amen.

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Daylight 1-24-18

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Daylight Scripture – Honest balances and scales are the Lord’s; all the weights in the bag are his doing.

Proverbs 16:11

Daylight Prayer – Gracious God, thank you for being the one who works the scales, who measures and weighs the things that I cannot. Let me always look to you for wisdom, and help me to remember to leave judgments to you. Amen.

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Daylight 1-20-18

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Daylight Scripture – Instead, Jonah ran from the Lord. He went to the seaport of Joppa and bought a ticket on a ship that was going to Spain. Then he got on the ship and sailed away to escape.

Jonah 1:3

Daylight Prayer – Dear Lord, today I pray for all who are unhappy with the calling you have given them. You send us to people whom we know you want to have mercy on, but our mercy does not match yours. Rather, we would rather go to Spain!  Help us Lord. For all of us who are dismayed, discouraged, discontent, burned-out and weary, renew our joy and refresh our calling. Get us out of the dark and smelly places we have run to. Amen.


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