DayLight

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Daylight 1-20-17

Image result for serious contemplationDaylight Scripture – People may fear human eyes, but they are unaware that the eyes of the Lord are ten thousand times brighter than the sun; they observe all the ways of human beings and look into hidden places.

Sirach 23:19

Daylight Prayer – Lord, what am I hiding from you? Is it my tendency to ignore the plight of the poor? Is it my willingness to look around the sins I see? Is it my over-filled and messed up agenda? Is it the time I waste? The money I flit away? The lack of faith I have? Help me Lord. Amen.

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Daylight 1-19-17

Image result for sunny Winter lightDaylight Scripture – The way of the righteous is like morning light that gets brighter and brighter till it is full day.

Proverbs 4:18

Daylight Prayer – Lord I thank you for this bright day, where the sun has drenched me with warm winter light. It is on days like this that I remember the great light you also bring to my soul. The proverb writer gives me hope that as my life continues in your righteousness (which is all I have) that the way will get brighter and brighter. Lord, thank you for light in my life. Shine in the dark places of the world, and illuminate the heavy-hearted with your bright and warm Spirit. Amen.

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Daylight 1-18-17

forestDaylight Scripture – The people  who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.

Isaiah 9: 2

Daylight Prayer – Lord, some days can be so dim. It feels like the life has been drained out of them, and we must simply endure the minutes of them like one endures heartache. When those days come to pass, let us see the light of your presence in some little way, so that we can keep moving, keep living, keep learning. Amen.

 

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Daylight 4-4-17

Image result for group hugDaylight Scripture – 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 3:4

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I am thankful you made each of us unique, with different physical characteristics, temperaments, personalities, and experiences. Instead of letting those differences separate us, help us to embrace each other in love and show the world how to live in peace. Amen.

 

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Daylight 1-16-17

typography-holding-hands_494694Daylight Scripture – 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 3:4

Daylight Prayer – I am thankful that you have created us with differences, different physical attributes, temperaments, ideas, talents, and experiences. Help us to see beyond our differences. Help us to see your image created in every person, so that we may be better able to live in peace together. Amen.

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Daylight 1-15-17

Daylight Scripture – The light was in the world, and the world came into being through the light, but the world didn’t recognize the light.

John 1:10
Daylight Prayer – Lord, as we live from day to day, the darkness will try to overwhelm us in such slick and deceptive ways. We ask that you make us slick with wisdom to not only perceive the light, but to recognize and live in it. Amen.
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Daylight 1-14-17

Image result for mercy seatDaylight Scripture – Make a mercy seat of pure gold, 45 inches long and 27 inches wide.

Exodus 25:17

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I am so grateful for the mercy that you show me everyday. I know I can take up every single space on your seat of mercy, plus much more. Help me today to show that same loving kindness to people I encounter who may be in need of it. Amen.

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Daylight 1-12-17

 Daylight Scripture – For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.  

Psalm 139:13
Daylight Prayer – Dear Lord, It comforts me to know that you know us even before we are born. You know how we are formed, and what we will become. Today I pray for each child who is forming in their mother even at this moment, that your sweet spirit guides their development to perfection. And for those mothers who yearn to see the face of their child, comfort them with the knowledge that you are with them always. Amen.

 

 
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Daylight 1-11-17

Daylight Scripture –  And I tell you: Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you.

Luke 11:9

Daylight Prayer – Lord, bless us while we continually knock, seeking answers to our heart’s questions. And steer us to the door from where our answers will come, because we are so often knocking on the wrong doors. Amen.

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Daylight 1-10-17

Daylight ScImage result for snowfall contemporaryripture –  Protect me, God, because I take refuge in you.

Psalm 16:1

Daylight Prayer – Lord, even when the storm is heavy, and the clouds gather for the greater storm, continue to protect me and keep me under your sheltering love. Help me to have no fear of what may come my way, because of my confidence of your faithful love. Amen.

 

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