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Daylight 7-17-17

Daylight Scripture – Don’t try to make yourselves beautiful on the outside, with stylish hair or by wearing gold jewelry or fine clothes.  Instead, make yourselves beautiful on the inside, in your hearts, with the enduring quality of a gentle, peaceful spirit. This type of beauty is very precious in God’s eyes.

1 Peter 3: 3-4

Daylight Prayer – Lord, did you make the butterfly to teach us how to recognize beauty,  peace and gentleness? Even if that was not your plan, I have learned these things from watching these most exquisite creatures. Help me to let go of my vanities. Help me to seek to focus on the inside stuff, the only place that can be cultivated into the beauty of Christ. Lord, have mercy. Amen.

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Daylight 7-11-17


Daylight Scripture – God blessed all his created creatures and said, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.’

Genesis 1:22
Daylight Prayer – Lord, I know that this beautiful creature lives only a few days. I am thankful that you made such wonderful things for us to enjoy here on this earth. I also know that compared to eternity my life span is very limited too. Lord, remind me to make good use of the life you have given me. Help me to allow the beauty of your creative work to be seen in me just as it is in your lovely winged creatures.
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Daylight 7-10-17


Daylight Scripture – Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. 

Proverbs 31:8-9

Daylight Prayer – Lord, let me remember that today many people are facing hardship and hunger. Make a way for me to both remember and to be on their side; speaking, acting, and giving in love. I know that I could be that one any day. Give me knowledge. Strengthen me to help. Amen.
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Daylight 7-7-17

Image result for worrying womanDaylight Scripture – “Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

Daylight Prayer – Lord, even though this time of year is made for rest and peace, for taking vacations,  and spending time with family and friends, I know some who are not resting or peaceful. Their lives are being bombarded with heartbreak, grief, sadness and worry. They are carrying very heavy burdens. Lord, come along beside them and help them to feel your blessed presence. Help them in their struggling to feel your love and comfort. No one can do that but you, I know. Thank you for being our burden bearer. Amen.

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Daylight 7-5-17

Image result for hammock sleepDaylight Scripture – A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to lie down—  and poverty will come on you like a prowler, destitution like a warrior.

Proverbs 6: 10-11

Daylight Prayer – Lord, in the midst of these long lazy summer days, I ask for motivation to keep me moving. It is so east to say…’I’ll take care of that tomorrow,’ when I know the Spirit is saying, ‘do it now.’ Forgive me when I am lazy and I procrastinate. Keep me ever mindful of your kingdom’s work. Amen.

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Daylight 6-28-17

Image result for God with meDaylight Scripture – The Lord isn’t slow to keep his promise, as some think of slowness, but he is patient toward you, not wanting anyone to perish but all to change their hearts and lives.

2 Peter 3:9

Daylight Prayer – Lord, thank you for your patience with me. I know that I probably get on your last nerve! But you are always kind and willing to hear my moaning and groaning. I love you Lord, because I know that you will always be willing to wait for me, and that you are willing to wait for us all. Glory be to your name. Amen.

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Daylight 6-27-17

pink roseDaylight Scripture – Exalt yourself, God, higher than heaven! Let your glory be over all the earth!

Psalm 57:11

Daylight Prayer – Gracious God…because you have given us this lush and beautiful planet for our home, I thank you. Because you have loved us continuously and fully, I thank you. Because you have forgiven us when we have done the most horrible of sins, I thank you. Because you are God, I give you praise. Amen.

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Daylight 6-10-17

Image result for puppys playingDaylight Scripture – Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love.

Ephesians 4:2

Daylight Prayer – Oh God, would it be that we could follow these words of the apostle! No longer would there be so much strife and turmoil in our lives. Lord, if I stray from this wisdom today, correct me. If I hope for anything but the best for anyone, correct me. If I lose your spirit of love, correct me. Lord, I pray. Amen.

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Daylight 6-9-17

Image result for blue butterflyDaylight Scripture –  God’s riches, wisdom, and knowledge are so deep! They are as mysterious as his judgments, and they are as hard to track as his paths!

Romans 11:33

Daylight Prayer – Great God, Guide me today in your great wisdom. Help me to see as you do…the world around me. Show me how to love people who aren’t so lovable. Let me be a witness to you in such a way as to lift a spirit, calm a fear or light a path. I pray in Christ’s name. Amen.

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Daylight 6-8-17

Image result for fearless

Fearless.

Daylight Scripture – I sought the Lord and he answered me. He delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:4

Daylight Prayer – Lord, It is amazing to me just how afraid people are these days. So many of the fears we have are baseless, particularly when we know that you are with us at all times. I am so grateful that you carry my fears and cares when I am at my wits end. Thank you for giving me the strength to seek you when I feel afraid. Freedom from fear is life! Amen.

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