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DayLight 5.15.15

questionsDayLight Scripture –  Jesus said to them, “Why do you fill your minds with these questions?

Mark 2:8

DayLight Prayer – Lord, Today I pray for all of us who have so many questions…which often begin with Why? I know that you are so holy that even if you gave the answers to each one of my questions, in my feeble state, I would still harbor my questions. Lord help me to trust you, and believe that in some space and in some time, you will show me all of the answers. Help me be content with your grace, mercy and unbelievable ability to make all things work together for good. Amen.

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DayLight 5.14.15

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Bluets, Native to NC Mountains

DayLight Scripture –  The sun rises with its scorching heat and dries up the grass so that its flowers fall and its beauty is lost. Just like that, in the midst of their daily lives, the wealthy will waste away.

James 1:11

DayLight Prayer – Wonderful Creator, who makes the beauty of every day complete, forgive us when we misplace our love and our desire for things that will never last. Help us to hold on to faith, character, peacefulness, making ourselves better and more like you. Amen.

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DayLight 5.13.15

yellDayLight Scripture –  I have the freedom to do anything, but not everything is helpful. I have the freedom to do anything, but I won’t be controlled by anything.

1 Corinthians 6:12

DayLight Prayer – Lord, We live in a world where people are feel free to express themselves in all kinds of ways, not all helpful. Lord make us aware, keep humility in our hearts, and fill us with love. That way our expressions will help and not hurt, heal and not kill.  Amen.

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DayLight 5.12.15

Spiritual giftsDayLight Scripture –  There are different spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;  and there are different ministries and the same Lord;  and there are different activities but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.

1 Corinthians 12: 4-6

DayLight Prayer – Lord, It is amazing that you give all of us gifts to be used in your kingdom. Today my prayer is for those who do not believe Paul’s words, who believe that God left them out when God was giving out the gifts. Help them to see through a nugget of faith that they have indeed not been left out, but have been given a unique gift that is all their own to use in your kingdom. Give them the courage to discover it and use it! Amen.

What is your spiritual gift?

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DayLight 5.9.15

Sawssan  Abdelwahab, who fled Idlib in Syria, walks with her children outside the refugees camp near the Turkish-Syrian border in YayladagiDayLight Scripture –  When you harvest your land’s produce, you must not harvest all the way to the edge of your field; and don’t gather every remaining bit of your harvest. Leave these items for the poor and the immigrant; I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 23:22

DayLight Prayer – Lord, Today my prayer is for the many who are struggling to find food, shelter and safety. I know that lack of these basic needs brings despair, fear and heartbreak. God help us to be aware of our ability to help, and fill us with courage to act to help in ways that bring dignity and honor.  Amen.

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DayLight 5.8.15

child-hand-cuts-out-adult-hand-skyDayLight Scripture –  You are saved by God’s grace because of your faith. This salvation is God’s gift. It’s not something you possessed.  It’s not something you did that you can be proud of.

Ephesians 2: 8-9

DayLight Prayer – Lord, You are the awesome God who loves us in spite of our meanness, our cruelty, our blatant irreverence, and our sins. Through your gift, you have saved us. Give us faith to know, to experience and to accept your grace.  Amen.

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DayLight 5.7.15

slingDayLight Scripture –  David said, “All those gathered here will know that the Lord does not save by means of sword and spear. The Lord owns this war, and he will hand all of you over to us.”

1 Samuel 17: 47

DayLight Prayer – Lord, today I pray for all of us who are afraid of a giant that we are facing; that one where the odds for success against it are overwhelmingly against us. Fill us with courage and the faith of David, who said…you own this war…or in other words, you got this.   Amen.

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DayLight 5.6.15

waterbagDayLight Scripture – Acting justly is a joy to the righteous, but dreaded by those who do evil.

Proverbs 21:15

DayLight Prayer – Lord, Help me to act justly today. Help those who are victims of unjust systems, conditions, and experiences to be healed and helped by your people.   Amen.

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DayLight 5.2.15

SamuelDayLight Scripture – Then the Lord came and stood there, calling just as before, “Samuel, Samuel!” Samuel said, “Speak. Your servant is listening.”

1 Samuel 3:10

DayLight Prayer – Dear Lord, I know that your love continues to call us all. Yet over and over we can’t discern your voice. God, help us to hear and respond in the ways you want us to, because if we don’t follow you, then we follow in vain. Bless all your children who are obedient to you.  Amen.

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