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DayLight 10.21.13

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DayLight Scripture –

Then a voice went out from the throne and said,  “Praise our God, all you his servants, and you who fear him, both small and great.”

Revelation 19: 5

DayLight Prayer – It is commanded that the Lord of us all be praised. Lord forgive me when I look elsewhere for things to praise. Forgive me for seeking the trinkets that twinkle before me, but that have no significance or endurance. Help me to see the good, and help me to seek the good. Help me to ignore the fancy baubles that try to attract me.  Amen.

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DayLight 10.20.13

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DayLight Scripture –

 “Don’t be afraid; just keep trusting.”

Mark 5:36b

DayLight Prayer – I love these words of yours, Jesus. When has it been that any of us have been totally unafraid? Fear truly does consume us sometimes. But you always say to us, don’t be afraid. Help me this day to take your words which were spoken by your voice into the air of this world as if they are just now whispered to me.   Amen.

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DayLight 10.19.13

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DayLight Scripture –

I want to do your will, my God.
Your Instruction is deep within me.

Psalm 40:8

DayLight Prayer – I am so thankful Lord that you place your Word in my heart. Let you Spirit guide me in all my ways.   Amen.

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DayLight 10.18.13

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DayLight Scripture –

As for the seed that fell among thorny plants, these are the ones who, as they go about their lives, are choked by the concerns, riches, and pleasures of life, and their fruit never matures.

Luke 8:14

DayLight Prayer – Gracious Lord, I know that your seeds fall as rain from heaven. They fall into our lives in order to take root, to grow in us so that the fruit we bear will be Christ like…exhibiting love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Lord help your seeds take root in me everyday, and help me to grow good fruit so that I can witness to what you have done for me. Actually…you have done all that is good in me.   Amen.

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DayLight 10.17.13

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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.

Psalm 46: 1-3

DayLight Prayer – Merciful Lord, In these days, I often feel the surging waves of the rocky sea. I think of your church whose people are afraid of the future, whether or not they will survive through the onslaught of this post-modern constantly-changing world. They wonder what is happening, and why what they have always done is not working anymore. Help your church Lord to see past this present age to the future you have promised. Help us to focus on you. You are indeed our refuge and strength, and in you our fears vanish. Fill us with your Holy Spirit and make us bold.   Amen.

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DayLight 10.16.13

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DayLight Scripture –

Then Samuel said to the whole house of Israel, “If you are turning to the Lord with all your heart, then get rid of all the foreign gods and the Astartes you have. Set your heart on the Lord! Worship him only! Then he will deliver you from the Philistines’ power.”  So the Israelites got rid of the Baals and the Astartes and worshipped the Lord only.

1 Samuel 7: 3-4

DayLight Prayer – Lord, I know that when my mind drifts towards the numerous gods that are available to worship, then I stand just like the Israelites, at risk of being without the power of deliverance that is available to me in you. Lord, keep me from all that is desperately deceiving, and help me to rely solely on you. Let my worship be to you and to you alone.   Amen.

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DayLight 10.15.13

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DayLight Scripture –

 This is what the Lord says: What wrong did your ancestors find in me that made them wander so far? They pursued what was worthless and became worthless.

Jeremiah 5:2

DayLight Prayer – Lord, I know that every generation must find their way to you. Some of us do, and some of us wander. Since there are so very many worthless things around us, help us to see the good, and do the good, that which will be pleasing to you. Forbid Lord that we become worthless because of what we embrace.  Amen.

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DayLight 10.14.13

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DayLight Scripture –

Jesus sent the twelve out to proclaim God’s kingdom and to heal the sick.  He told them, “Take nothing for the journey—no walking stick, no bag, no bread, no money, not even an extra shirt.

Luke 9: 2-3

DayLight Prayer – Lord, forgive me for being such a chicken. I think I can’t do anything without a plan, a purpose, an outline, and a good handle on the probable outcome? What is wrong with me. Am I so hard-headed that I can’t remember that YOU are the outcome…that you “got this.” Help me to recover a sense of playfulness in doing ministry and help me to remember that all is well. All is well because of you.  Amen.

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DayLight 10.13.13

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DayLight Scripture –

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vineyard keeper. He removes any of my branches that don’t produce fruit, and he trims any branch that produces fruit so that it will produce even more fruit.

John 15: 1-2

DayLight Prayer – Lord, this day comes at us too quickly. The Sabbath, when we are supposed to be ready, even anxious to meet with our sisters and brothers, to pray, to ask forgiveness, to give our offerings, to be restored and renewed…but Lord I’m not ready. The week has pounded me like a shell in the surf. I’m too broken to be ready. Maybe just today, you can be ready for me, I pray.  Amen.

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DayLight 10.12.13

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DayLight Scripture –

I called out to the Lord in my distress, and he answered me.
From the belly of the underworld I cried out for help;
you have heard my voice.

Jonah 2:2

DayLight Prayer – Lord, for all of us who find ourselves in the belly of the underworld, I pray. I pray for your light, your sustenance, your salvation, and your peace. Forgive us and help us. Then Lord, give us the strength and presence of mind to forgive and help others.  Amen.

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