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Daylight 6-11-18

IMG_3738Daylight Scripture – Fools say in their hearts, “There’s no God.”

Psalm 53:1a

Daylight Prayer – Lord, forgive us when we say and act like you are not our creator, that you do not exist for us, that you are not the sole reason for our existence, that you are not. Let the people say…something different. Let the people say…as you said…You are. Amen. and Amen.

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Daylight 6-9-18

Image result for stillDaylight Scripture – Be still (will you?) and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:10

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I admit that I am rarely still. The busyness of my life, the gadgets I have, the people I see, and the things I do leaves me so exhausted. Then stillness brings slumber. Please forgive me for not putting my time of stillness and knowing first. Help me when I am still to listen for your voice. Amen.

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Daylight 6-5-18

Image result for forgivenessDaylight Scripture – If you kept track of sins, Lord…my Lord, who would stand a chance?

Psalm 130:3

Daylight Prayer – Lord I know that I stand in need of prayer because of all the things I do and have done wrong. Sins against you and neighbor, which are against you too. I haven’t always done as you have commanded me, and I have neglected my solitude and prayer time. But, you know all. You were there with me when all of them happened. You watched me foul up time and time again. If it were not for your forgiveness, I would be lost! Undone. Dead. But instead, because of the faith and grace of your son, Jesus given to me, I am not. I am forgiven, and I have been set free from that existence. I am grateful. Praise be the name of the Lord. Amen.

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Daylight 5-10-18

Image result for broken heart leakingDaylight Scripture – If I have the gift of prophecy and I know all the mysteries and everything else, and if I have such complete faith that I can move mountains but I don’t have love, I’m nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:2

Daylight Scripture – Lord, I admit that there are moments when I am not filled with your love. I look at the things that go on around me. I see what evils are perpetrated upon the innocent. I heard the news of death and devastation caused by random violence…and it hurts my heart. My heart breaks and the love that you have given me seems to fall out through the cracks. I know that I must seek you every – single – day just to persevere. And I know and I witness to the truth that you are there and so is your love to fill me again, eternally. Thanks be to God. Amen.

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Daylight 5-9-18

Image result for fearlesslyDaylight Scripture – Those whose way is blameless—who walk in the Lord’s Instruction—are truly happy!

Psalm 119:1

Daylight Prayer – Gracious Lord, Instruct me in your ways today. Help me to walk fearlessly into this world as a witness to your love and grace. Hold me accountable to the walk the walk. My happiness comes from you, who gives the poor in spirit the blessings of comfort. Praise be the name of the Lord. Amen.

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Daylight 5-8-18

griefDaylight Scripture – Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger because you are with me.

Psalm 23:4

Daylight Prayer – Lord, thank you for the strength that you give me when I go through the valleys of my life. Sometimes, it is hard to think that I can see the next step to take. It is most hard when I am watching others walk along that same valley with me…my pain is compounded by theirs. Lord, I know that you hold us in our grief, confusion and heartbreak, and I am so grateful. Amen.

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Daylight 4-12-18

Related imageDaylight Scripture – The Lord was with Hezekiah; he succeeded at everything he tried. He rebelled against Assyria’s king and wouldn’t serve him.

2 Kings 18:7

Daylight Prayer – Lord, sometimes we just have to rebel against those things that might hurt people, your beloved. I ask for strength in the face of all enemies, flesh and blood ones, cosmic and spiritual ones, petty and everyday ones, personal and private ones. God of strength and power, lend to me your boldness, love, and the will to live as Jesus did; resisting evil of all kinds. Have mercy on me, oh Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen.

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Daylight 4-11-18

Image result for joy of the lordDaylight Scripture –  You are my hope, Lord. You, Lord, are the one I’ve trusted since childhood.

Psalm 71:5

Daylight Prayer – God, how wonderful you are to me. Even when things are bad, you are good. You are always there to hear about my hours, to listen to my ever-loving complaints, to soothe my broken heartness, to simply be with me, your presence comforting my soul. Lord, each day I see your hands at work through the people around me. I am grateful for them. I am grateful for your presence. May your name be lifted and praised, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Almighty. Amen.

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Daylight 4-10-18

Image result for forgiveDaylight Scripture – Be kind, compassionate, and forgiving to each other, in the same way God forgave you in Christ.

Ephesians 4:32

Daylight Prayer – Lord, Today I ask that you help me banish old grudges from my days. Sometimes I get so frustrated with them and how they impact life in the church. God, you know my heart and the hearts of all of us. You know what it takes to teach us how to forgive, and use our energies for good. Lord, I pray today that you release all persons who seem to want to hold on to past hurts like a badge of honor.  Forgive me for hurting anyone, and help me to forgive as you have forgiven me in Jesus. Amen.

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Daylight 4-1-18

Image result for women at the tombDaylight Scripture – The women were frightened and bowed their faces toward the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He isn’t here, but has been raised. 

Luke 24 : 5-6

Daylight Prayer – Lord Jesus, I would have been just as frightened as the women were that day. I mean, who can believe such a wondrous thing. First, that you would come to be one of us…straight out of heaven… and live a life like ours. Second, that you would be willing to give up that life for us…your life that is perfect for our lives which are ruined. And, third, that you would conquer not just our sin, but death for us. I mean, Lord, it’s scary and wonderful, miraculous and beautiful, simply too big for words. But, I am so grateful, my beloved, that you have rescued me and all of creation. Lord, bless and keep each one this Easter Day! Amen.

 

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