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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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Daylight 1-13-18

Daylight Scripture – You will keep those whose minds are steadfast in perfect peace, because they trust you.

Isaiah 26:3

Daylight Prayer – Wonderful Lord, I have peace because of you. My trust does not outweigh my trouble. Most days. God I pray for your mercy when my trust wears thin, when I hear words that hurt, when my body is tired, when I have been ignored, when I have let you down. I ask you to lift me up, to restore my full trust. I pray that you will once again fill my heart with the peace that only you…only you…only you can give. Amen.

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Daylight 1-11-18

Image result for bereavedDaylight Scripture – But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear threats; do not be frightened.”

1 Peter 3:14

Daylight Prayer – Gracious God. My prayer today is for people who have experienced losses over the last year. Loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, loss of financial stability, loss of friendships, loss of health, loss of hope and peace. God help them receive your comforting healing and experience your deep restoration. Amen.

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Daylight 1-10-18

confuseDaylight Scripture – Trust in the Lord with you whole heart, do rely on your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5

Daylight Prayer – Lord, sometimes I believe that I understand things. Then I find out that I haven’t understood at all. I realize that I can’t see and know all things as you do, so help me today to rely on you, to trust you to guide me. This world is a confusing place, and I need you to make things clear. Come Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Daylight 1-8-18

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Daylight Scripture – Treat people in the same way that you want them to treat you.

Luke  6:31

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I have a hard time with this great commandment. I don’t always treat people the way I should. You know how I say hateful things, laugh at people, judge them (that’s most of the time), and always want to be right. Lord, please forgive me for these sins, and help me to be better at showing the kind of compassion that you show to me…truly help me to treat others as I would like to be treated. Lord, I really need you to help me with this; it’s not easy! Amen.

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Daylight 1-7-18

Image result for discouragedDaylight Scripture – I was in terrible trouble when I called out to you, and from your temple you heard me and answered my prayer. 

2 Samuel 22:7

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I know that when ever I am in trouble you are there…even in the most terrible of troubles. But I know people, Lord, who don’t even know that you exist or that you even care about them. Today, I pray for those children of yours. I ask that you send people to them who can be a witness to the love you have for them. I ask you to show them who you are and how you love, how you forgive, how you restore, and how your promise of your eternal presence is real! Save your children, Lord…I pray earnestly in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Daylight 1-6-18

Daylight Scripture – Delight yourself in the Lord, and God will bless you with your heart’s desire.

Psalm 37:4

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I pray in the midst of chaos, sometimes not knowing even what to desire. May your Holy Spirit be real enough to me as to show me the delights to be found in following you. Let my heart match yours. Amen.

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