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Daylight 1-31-18

Image result for liarDaylight Scripture – Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only for a moment.

Proverbs 12:19

Daylight Prayer – God. Keep us from lies. From our tongues and from the tongues of others. Amen.

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Daylight 1-26-18

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Daylight Scripture – I was terrified and thought, “They’ve chased me faraway from you!” But you answered my prayer when I shouted for help.

Psalm 31:22

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I pray today who have found themselves far away from you; those who have been chased by cranks, haters, judges, and the devils of spirit and heart. Let them see that you are there to help them, to bring them close, to heal and restore. Amen.

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Daylight 1-24-18

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Daylight Scripture – Honest balances and scales are the Lord’s; all the weights in the bag are his doing.

Proverbs 16:11

Daylight Prayer – Gracious God, thank you for being the one who works the scales, who measures and weighs the things that I cannot. Let me always look to you for wisdom, and help me to remember to leave judgments to you. Amen.

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Daylight 1-20-18

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Daylight Scripture – Instead, Jonah ran from the Lord. He went to the seaport of Joppa and bought a ticket on a ship that was going to Spain. Then he got on the ship and sailed away to escape.

Jonah 1:3

Daylight Prayer – Dear Lord, today I pray for all who are unhappy with the calling you have given them. You send us to people whom we know you want to have mercy on, but our mercy does not match yours. Rather, we would rather go to Spain!  Help us Lord. For all of us who are dismayed, discouraged, discontent, burned-out and weary, renew our joy and refresh our calling. Get us out of the dark and smelly places we have run to. Amen.


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Daylight 1-20-18

Image result for two little girls in blueDaylight Scripture – Treat others as you want them to treat you. This is what the Law and the Prophets are all about.

Matthew 7:12

Daylight Prayer – Lord my prayer today is for all the little girls you have made. From those like my friend who will soon turn 100 years old and has the spirit of a full blooming red rose, to the tiniest one i know, soon to be born. Lord for each little girl, help them know their value to the world and their worth to you. Blanket their lives with your great love. Amen.

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Daylight 1-18-18

Image result for black and white girl holding dogDaylight Scripture –  Lord God of heaven, you are great and fearsome. And you faithfully keep your promises to everyone who loves you and obeys your commands.

Nehemiah 1: 5

Daylight Prayer – Lord, who is among us, I lift up to you those who are doubting the promises you have made. Give them renewed hope and confidence in your word. Help them to remember all the times you have brought them from places of hurt, despair, and grief; how you have kept them fed, homed, and comfortable; and when you showed them joy, gave them a family and friends to sit beside them. I need you to help me remember today too. Amen.

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Daylight 1-17-18

Related imageDaylight Scripture – But Jesus replied, “Why are you so afraid? You surely don’t have much faith.” Then he got up and ordered the wind and the waves to calm down. And everything was calm.

Matthew 8:26

Daylight Prayer – My prayer today is for people who are waiting for the end of their life to come. No knowing exactly, buy knowing, for their health is grave. As they gallantly take on their days, help them to cope with the fears and dread that may creep into their hearts and minds because of the unknown they face. Help them to remember that you calm storms, not just in the sea, but in the heart and mind too. Give them faith. Help them to trust in your presence. Help them to be in touch with your strength for their journey. Amen.

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Daylight 1-16-18

Image result for friendshipDaylight Scripture – Wise friends make you wise, but you hurt yourself by going around with fools.

Proverbs 13:20

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I pray for my friends today. Those who are near and those who are not. I ask you to help them with the hard moments that they have today, and let them have  comfortable and safe rest tonight. Bless their families, their work, their homes, their health and help them to know the value of a life lived in relationship with you, our best friend. Amen.

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Daylight 1-15-18

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Daylight Scripture – As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat; winter and summer, day and night.

Genesis 8:22

Daylight Prayer – Beautiful Creator, I have read about your creative power. The earth that you have made holds more wonder than we will ever know. Today I pray for people who must be out in the elements doing the work that you have called them to. Be with them, and encourage them. As they endure the cold, wind, rain and snow, help them to envision spring and the warm breezes of summer. You have promised it. Amen.


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Daylight Scripture – You, the Lord God, keep my lamp burning and turn darkness to light.

Psalm 18:28

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I pray for all of us who are experiencing difficult times. We know the days aren’t as bright as we want them to be. Help us to remember that the light and freedom that seems just beyond our reach, is you calling to us; you waiting for us to let go of ourselves and be present with you. Show us the way out of all darkness. Pull us free of anything, anyone, who is holding us in the dimness of life. Amen.

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