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Daylight 8-16-17

Image result for holding togetherDaylight Scripture – You have heard that it was said, You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.  But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you so that you will be acting as children of God.

Matthew 5: 43-45

Daylight Prayer – Lord, for many days I have heard the rhetoric of one side and then another, enemy versus enemy. Will it never end? It is heartbreaking, and I am tempted to be hopeless. It is so hard to love an enemy, and doubly hard to pray for those who harass you. But, I know that the love you enable us to share can bring people together in ways that heal. That is my humble prayer and hope. Bring stillness to our hearts; bring justice to our actions; bring honor to our communities; bring unity into our division and save us. Amen.

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Daylight 8-13-17


Daylight Scripture – God is our refuge and strength, a help always near in times of great trouble. That’s why we won’t be afraid when the world falls apart, when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea, when its waters roar and rage, when the mountains shake because of its surging waves. Selah

Psalm 46:1-3
Daylight Prayer – Lord, thank you for your presence with me today. Thank you for the small reality checks you send into my life. Thank you for being my strength and my shield through all things. Amen.
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Daylight 7-26-17

ShelterDaylight Scripture – The protection of the Lord will be a tent by day for shade from the heat and a hiding place and shelter from a storms.

Isaiah 4:6

Daylight Prayer – Lord it is on days like we are having now, when the seasonal sun is near and hot that I understand my need for shade. Likewise the summer storms flail upon me with fury, and I understand my need for a hiding place. Lord, I praise you because when my spirit is low and the days bring hardships, you are there to protect and shelter me with your love and comfort…no matter what the season may bring. Though I am undeserving, I am grateful always for your great and tender mercy to me. Amen.

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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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