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DayLight 7.21.13

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DayLight Scripture –

I lift my eyes to the mountains, asking where does help come from? My help comes from the Lord who made both heaven and earth.

Psalm 121: 1-2

DayLight Prayer –

Lord, Maker of all things, today I give thanks for the summer when the lushness of your creation captures my imagination; the night when I can sit out and try to count the stars; the day when I can sit and try to count the colors of your flower garden; Lord to imagine that you spoke and this world with all its diversity, beauty and grandeur simply became…well I’m awed and I’m grateful. Amen.

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DayLight 7.20.13

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DayLight Scripture –

Listen to your servant’s prayers and petitions, Lord; that you may hear their cry.

2 Chronicles 6:19

DayLight Prayer –

Lord, today I join in Solomon’s call upon you to listen for the prayers of your servants and your children of the earth.  We need you to hear us when we cry, for to whom shall we cry if not to you. You are our only salvation. Hear us Lord, I pray. Amen.

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DayLight 7.19.13

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DayLight Scripture –

Now if a wicked person turns from the sins he has committed, keeps the commandments of God, and does what is right, he will certainly live, he will not die.

Ezekiel 18:21

DayLight Prayer –

God of heaven, Forgive me through Jesus for all the wicked sins I have committed today; my thoughts; my thoughtlessness; my actions; my inactions; my words; my silences; Give me new life today in Christ. Amen.

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DayLight 7.18.13

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DayLight Scripture –

Much pain comes to the wicked, but those who trust in the Lord will have faithful love to surround them.

Psalm 32:10

DayLight Prayer –

Lord, Help me today to stay far away from wickedness. Give me wisdom to recognize it when it appears as goodness, when it shows up a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I need your Spirit’s discerning power today.  Amen.

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DayLight 7.17.13

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DayLight Scripture –

What can we do to perform the work of God? Jesus replied, “This is the work of God: that you believe in the One God has sent.”

John 6: 28-29

DayLight Prayer –

Heavenly Father, I know it is simple…your work…believing in Jesus. Yet, some days I get confused and think that my own good deeds will please you and save me. Help me everyday remember, that I only please you as I believe in your son, Jesus.  Amen.

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DayLight 7.16.13

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DayLight Scripture –

Isn’t it written in the Book of Jashar? So the sun stopped in the middle of the sky, and delayed its setting almost a full day.

Joshua 10: 13b

DayLight Prayer –

Awesome God, When we are facing our enemies, seen or unseen, human or circumstance, tangible or intangible–bring to our minds that you can stop the sun, halt time, in order to rescue us. Thanks be to you for the assurance of your love and place of safety.  Amen.

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DayLight 7.15.13

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DayLight Scripture –

David to Goliath: You come against me with a dagger, spear and sword…but I come against you in the name of the Lord of Hosts (Heaven); the God of Israel’s armies…Um…you have slandered him!

1 Samuel 17:45

DayLight Prayer –

If a young shepherd boy can have the fearlessness to face the giant coming at him…so can I. Help me today to realize who has my back…Um…the Lord of Hosts (Heaven).  Amen.

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DayLight 7.14.13

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DayLight Scripture –

The words of the Lord are as pure as seven-times refined silver from an earthen furnace.

Psalm 12:6

DayLight Prayer –

God, today I pray for the wisdom to speak words that are pure, perfectly refined and pleasing to you. Stop me from saying untrue, unkind, unloving comments. I know that such as these come from my own incompletely refined heart. Help me to connect with people and view circumstances through your eyes.  Amen.

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DayLight 7.13.13

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DayLight Scripture –

There is an occasion for everything and a time for every activity under heaven.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

DayLight Prayer –

Lord, This wisdom you gave to the writer of Ecclesiastes fills my mind with thoughts about your love…and your patience as you wait for the Spirit to work within us. All things are given time and occasion, the fullness of all in our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

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DayLight 7.12.13

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DayLight Scripture –

Blessed are those who mourn, because they will be given comfort.

Matthew 5:4

DayLight Prayer –

Heavenly Father, So many things have broken my heart, and I’ve carried the face of mourning. Yet your words are true. In the deepest darkness of loss, heartbreak and despair, you keep me company; you stand vigil over me even when I am so blinded by tears that I can’t even comprehend your presence. Your comfort is my unseen shield.  Amen.

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