Monthly Archives: January 2023

January 25, 2023

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Daylight Scripture – God visits the earth and make it abundant, enriching it greatly by God’s stream, full of water. God provides people with grain because that is what God has decided. Drenching the earth’s furrows, leveling its ridges, God softens it with rain showers; God blesses its growth. God crowns the year with goodness; and God’s paths overflow with rich food.

Psalm 65: 9-11

Daylight Prayer – When it is raining Lord, I sometimes feel wet with discouragement. I like the sunshine better. It is warm and light and I love to bask in that glow. Sunshine reminds me of your presence. But rain? Not so much. Yet Lord I know that you are with me on rainy days just like you are on sunny ones. Help me to feel your presence in the dark and wet days just like I do on the light and dry days. Thank you for the rain that you give us, because I know it is good. All things, rain and sunshine come from you to bless, and enrich our lives. To God be the glory. Amen.

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January 23, 2023

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Daylight Scripture – Who can live in your tent, Lord? Who can dwell on your holy mountain? The person who lives free of blame, does what is right, and speaks the truth sincerely; who does no damage with their talk, does no harm to a friend, doesn’t insult a neighbor; someone who despises those who act wickedly, but who honors those who honor the Lord; someone who keeps their promise even when it hurts; someone who doesn’t lend money with interest, who won’t accept a bribe against any innocent person. Whoever does these things will never stumble.

Psalm 15: 1-5

Daylight Prayer – Gracious Lord, sometimes I feel like the psalmist wondering who will get to heaven, who will be able to live in your house. He speculates like I do, and he sets up all the parameters expected. Yet I know you Lord, in your mercy you forgive us for all of our sins, for all the times we can’t hold up our end, and when we stumble, you are there with us. I am so thankful for your grace that makes us able to live in your kingdom because of Jesus, and only because of him. I am so grateful for your mercy and acceptance of me. Amen.

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Daylight Scripture – Jesus said, “All who are thirsty should come to me! All who believe in me should drink! As the scriptures said concerning me, Rivers of living water will flow out from within him.”

John 7:38

Daylight Prayer – Lord, when I see the waters of a lake, river, stream, ocean, my mind begins to settle. I feel like there is strength and calm in the blues, greens, and aquas found there. It harbors life that moves and breathes within. So like the waters of earth, the living water of heaven flows from you. Today Lord, I need the living water that pours from you to give me renewed life. Send your spirit. Send your grace, Send you mercy to me and let me be refreshed in you. Amen.

January 18, 2023

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Daylight Scripture – When the Lord changed our circumstances for the better, it was like we had been dreaming. Our mouths were suddenly filled with laughter; our tongues were filled with joyful shouts. It was even said, at that time, among the those who don’t know our God, “The Lord has done great things for them!”  Yes, the Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.

Psalm 126: 1-3

Daylight Prayer – Oh great God, how awesome you are! Everyday, especially when I take time to look, I see how your loving hand has be at work in my life and the life of my loved ones. My laughter and joyful sounds echo and cause others to wonder…why is she so happy? I can say with assurance, you are worthy of every praise on every tongue in every place there is. Thank you Lord for your blessings and grace! Amen.

January 17, 2023

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Daylight Scripture – The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and wait. I’ll give you the…instructions and the commandments that I’ve written…”

Exodus 24:12

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I find waiting so difficult. You would think that at my age I would find a way to settle in and do it without complaint. But alas, I still flail and fidget, groan and grip and make myself and others miserable. Lord, help me to have the faith of Moses, who was willing to come to you, even though it was a climb and a struggle. Help me to wait for your gifts of instruction and commandment that will order and guide my life. Amen.

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