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Daylight 8-20-16

What kind of friend are you?Daylight Scripture – Those who love a pure heart— their speech
is gracious, and the king is their friend.

Proverbs 22:11

Daylight Prayer – Lord, thank you for the love of friends. Thank you for not allowing us to be alone in the world and for giving us one another to lean on. I know that we don’t always get friendships made perfectly, but we would be pretty lonely without one another. Help us to be friends with those who are near us. Amen.

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Daylight 8-18-16

Daylight Scripture –  The prayers of the righteous person are powerful in what they can achieve.

James 5:16b

Daylight Prayer – Thank you Lord for the constant connection that you give us through prayer. I don’t know how my prayers reach your heart, I just know that they do. So let me always remember that you are just one prayer, one breath, one thought, one hope, one instant from me. All I do is turn.  Amen.

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Daylight 8-3-16

imageDaylight Scripture – I will make of you a great nation and will bless you. I will make your name respected, and you will be a blessing.

Genesis 12: 2

Daylight Prayer – Gracious God, your love is the greatest blessing of all. Thank you for loving me even when I am and have been quite unlovable. Help me to realize that the blessing of love you give to me is to become a blessing of love to others. Give me empathy, grace and a heart overflowing with your mercy. Amen.

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Daylight 8-2-16

Image result for mad babyDaylight Scripture – Let go of anger and leave rage behind! Don’t get upset—it will only lead to evil.

Psalm 37:8

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I know that it is a bad idea to get angry, but at times my emotions get the best of me. Help me today to not let the small irritations in my world become more than my mouth can contain, and help me to be at peace even when I get mad. Amen.


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DayLight 7.26.16

BirdsFightingDayLight Scripture – Dear friends, let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God.

1 John 4:7

DayLight Prayer – Lord, Thank you for loving us and giving us the capacity to love one another. Help us this day to see our sisters and brothers in ways we may have never seen them before…as yours; persons you cherish (even when they are not acting right!). Amen. 

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Daylight 7-22-16

imageDaylight Scripture – I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let’s go to the Lord’s house!

Psalm 122:1

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I know that for many of us taking time for going to church is a hassle and more trouble that it seems it is worth. Lord, help us to see that together on Sunday morning, Saturday evening, or anytime there are opportunities to worship together is our time to experience you like no other way we can. I know that church is not always perfect, but help us to see it is what you have given us. Speak to your children. Encourage us all to worship together as often as we can. Amen.

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Daylight 7-21-16

people.249123917_stdDaylight Scripture – They will again live beneath my shadow, they will flourish like a garden; they will blossom like the vine, their fragrance will be like the wine of Lebanon.

Hosea 14:7

Daylight Prayer – Great God of heaven, I know that your great love causes us to grow and flourish. Today I pray for people who have not yet come to depend on you like fruit depends on a vine. Help them to meet people, to experience acts of kindness, and see your creation’s beauty, things that will speak to them of you. Enjoin them to your grace and to us. Amen.

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Daylight 7-20-16

imageDaylight Scripture – And in the morning you say, ‘There will be bad weather today because the sky is cloudy.’ You know how to make sense of the sky’s appearance. But you are unable to recognize the signs that point to what the time is.

Matthew 16:3

Daylight Prayer – Lord, It is so difficult to say what the day will bring our way. We may have a beautiful and pleasant day, or clouds may roll in and overshadow us with storms. What ever the day may bring us, help us to rely on you for all things. Enable us to remember, that you are always there, with sunny skies and in the storms. Amen.

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Daylight 7-19-16

 Daylight Scripture – God is our refuge and strength, a help always near in times of great trouble. 

Psalm 46:1
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.
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Daylight 7-18-16

Daylight Scripture – I meditate with my heart at night; I complain, and my spirit keeps searching:“Will my Lord reject me forever? Will he never be pleased again? Has his faithful love come to a complete end? Is his promise over for future generations? Has God forgotten how to be gracious? Has he angrily stopped up his compassion?”

Image result for scenes of disasterPsalm 77: 6-9

Daylight Prayer – God of the creation, Today I pray for myself and all those who sometimes feel lost. Even though our minds may tell us that we are not, our world makes us feel completely abandoned. It caves in some days. It is wicked. It displays its evil side. We become afraid. We wonder…have we been rejected? Lord, have mercy on us, especially on those days when every simple thing goes wrong. Lift us from the dungeons of despair to know that we are not left alone; that you are with us…especially then. Quicken us to your life-giving, perfect Spirit. Amen.

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