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DayLight 7.10.14

mustard-seed1DayLight Scripture – Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see.

Hebrews 11:1

DayLight Prayer – Lord, Today I pray for all of us whose faith wobbles at times; when we do not see how a situation, a conflict, an outcome can ever change. I know that all the faith I have comes directly from you, so I pray for you to instill more faith in me. Help me see the potential in situations and in people. Amen.

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DayLight 7.9.14

homeDayLight Scripture – The property lines have fallen beautifully for me; yes, I have a lovely home.

Psalm 16:6

DayLight Prayer – Lord, Today I am thankful for the home that is provided for me. The graciousness of your people is a blessing, and I am grateful for their generous hearts and loveliness. May your blessing be upon each one! Amen.

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DayLight 7.8.14

StrayingDayLight Scripture – Joshua said to the people, “Make yourselves holy! Tomorrow the Lord will do wonderful things among you.”

Joshua 3:5

DayLight Prayer – Gracious God, Thank you for the wonderful things you do in my world. Help me with this holiness stuff. You know how I am, one holy thought is followed by an unholy one. I know that I am a sinner, saved by your grace. I know that you have given me power over sin. But I need your strength for staying on the straight and narrow! Help me to move closer and become more sanctified than I was yesterday. Let the wonderful things you do block unholiness from me today.  Save me today I pray! Amen.

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DayLight 7.7.14

Fragrant-FlowerDayLight Scripture -Let the people thank you, God! Let all the people thank you!

Psalm 67:3

DayLight Prayer – Lord, I know your justice is true because you know all things. Today I pray that all persons who are wondering if you know them. I pray that they come to see that nothing is hidden from you. We can hide from the world, but no thing, no person, no situation, no fear, no hurt, no humiliation, no ridicule…nothing is hidden from you. Help us God to trust that you love us completely. Amen.

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DayLight 7.6.14

beautiful%20fragrant%20flowersDayLight Scripture – Jesus said to the Jews who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teaching. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 8: 31-32

DayLight Prayer – Lord, I am grateful today for the freedom you have given us. We have the freedom to be faithful to your teaching or not. Help me today to remember my freedom to choose and help me to choose the right. Forgive me when I choose wrongly. Amen.

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DayLight 7.5.14

Starry_sky_with_moon_HDayLight Scripture – From his fullness we have all received grace upon grace;

John 1: 16

DayLight Prayer – Lord, God I bless your name, for great is your beautiful work in the earth. Father, I am thankful today for just the loveliness of the evening sky. Even on this July evening, it is clear and the stars are brilliant. I love seeing your great handiwork above me, and also in the earth below. I am blow away by your creative and restorative nature…our grace upon grace. Amen

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DayLight 7.4.14

american_flag-on-pole-flapping-in-windDayLight Scripture – God settles the lonely in their homes; he sets prisoners free with happiness, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Psalm 68: 6

DayLight Prayer – Lord, Today I pray for this country in which we live. I am thankful for the freedoms our democratic republic affords me, and for those who suffered for them. I thank you also for the ultimate freedom I have in Jesus, the absolute freedom maker. Amen.

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DayLight 7.3.14

539DayLight Scripture – Praise the Lord! Those who honor the Lord, who adore God’s commandments, are truly happy!

Psalm 112: 1

DayLight Prayer – Gracious Lord. Today is hot and dry. I long for you to refresh the land around here with you cool soaking rain, so today Lord I ask for your refreshing rain to cool us, soothe us and move us. Amen.

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DayLight 7.2.14

iris2DayLight Scripture –  The beginning of wisdom is reverence of the Lord; the knowledge of the holy one is understanding.

Proverbs 9:10

DayLight Prayer – Gracious One, Help me to gain wisdom in the reverence and understanding of the Lord. Give me the power of your Holy Spirit to discern the way to live, the way to love and the way to locate myself in the midst of your people.  Amen.

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DayLight 7.1.14

4083_0DayLight Scripture – On your festival days, your appointed feasts, and at the beginning of your months, you will blow the trumpets over your entirely burned offerings and your well-being sacrifices. They will serve as a reminder of you to your God. I am the Lord your God.

Numbers 10:10

DayLight Prayer – Lord, here on this day of new beginnings…if I had a trumpet, I would blow it. Let my sacrifice be my tired body and my weary mind. Keep me reminded that every day is new and every day is a miracle.  Amen.

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