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Daylight 3-29-17

Image result for hopeDaylight Scripture – We eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness through the Spirit by faith.

Galatians 5: 5

Daylight Prayer – Lord, thank you for Jesus. Thank you for the grace that he has made available to us, our gift of righteousness…his own. Help each of us who claim his name to live into a life of faith through the Spirit of the Lord, so that others may be loved and cared for as we are. Amen.

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Daylight 3-28-17

Image result for spring sneezingDaylight Scripture – Why, I ask myself, are you so down? Why are you so upset inside? Hope in God! Because I will again give him thanks, my saving presence and my God.

Psalm 42: 5

Daylight Prayer – Lord for all of those who are suffering flu, head colds, pneumonia, rashes, allergies, and other Spring illnesses, I ask for your comfort and healing. This time of year is the time when we would rather rejoice in the beauty of your world. Give us the peace of knowing that you will take us through as always, healing and restoring. Lord have mercy as we hope in you. Amen.

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Daylight 3-27-2017

griefDaylight Scripture – Blessed are people who grieve, because they will be made glad.

Matthew 5:4

Daylight Prayer – Gracious and loving God. People are grieving in many places today. They have lost sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, friends, husbands, wives and people they love. Let their spirits rest in you as they take on and carry these losses. Help them through the day reassuring them they they will not die because of this pain, but that one day gladness will return…simply because that is your promise to us. Amen.

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Daylight 3-26-17

Image result for graceDaylight Scripture – How will you avoid crouching among the prisoners and falling among the slain? Even so, God’s anger hasn’t turned away; God’s hand is still extended.

Isaiah 10: 4

Daylight Prayer – Lord, the prophet asks the question…how will I avoid falling among the slain, which is another way of saying how will I be saved. God, I know that I will be saved because of your grace and nothing else. Today I pray for those who do not know this good news…to hear it. Through grace we are saved, through your hand extended to us in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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Daylight 3-25-2017

Image result for heart in handsDaylight Scripture – Judge not, that you be not judged.

Matthew 7: 1

Daylight Prayer – Lord, I must admit that hardly a day goes by that I don’t make a judgment of one kind or another. Forgive me. Help me to live with an openness that is welcoming to anybody…everybody. Help me to build relationships, offer kindness and  a generosity of spirit. Through Jesus I pray, Amen.

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Daylight 2-17-17

Daylight Scripture – My lips praise you because your faithful love is better than life itself!

Psalm 63:3

Daylight Prayer – Lord, thank you for lips to praise you with. I am in disbelief sometimes that you can love me…especially when I sin and hurt you. But your word says that your love is faithful, everlasting, abiding and true. What else in this world is like that? Very, very few things! I will praise you, and tell others about your great love. Everybody needs to know that you love them! Amen.

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Daylight 2-16-17

Daylight Scripture –  It is a sin when someone knows the right thing to do and doesn’t do it.

James 4:17

Daylight Prayer – Lord, please forgive me for the times I have known the right thing to do, but did not do it. Whether it was a deliberate omission or loss of intent.Forgive me, I pray.  God bless those who know the right thing and do it. Help me when I fail at that, and show me always the right thing to do. Amen.

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Daylight 2-10-17

Image result for changeDaylight Scripture -Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!

Matthew 3:2

Daylight Prayer – Dear Lord, change is hard for me. I am one of those people who gets comfortable with my habits, even when I know they are not good for me. I know that the kingdom of heaven is coming and is here now, and I want to be an honorable and righteous citizen of your kingdom. I struggle. Help me Lord. First, help me see where I need to change, and second, help me to change.

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Daylight 2-9-17

Daylight Scripture – The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Galatians 5: 22-23

Daylight Prayer – Lord, In the world there are spirits of all kinds, some are good, many are foul. Let my life reflect the Spirit of God. Help me to exhibit the fruit that comes from being filled with Your Spirit. Amen.

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Daylight 2-7-17

Daylight Scripture –  Every single one of you who judge others is without any excuse. You condemn yourself when you judge another person because the one who is judging is doing the same things.

Romans 2:1

Daylight Prayer – My Lord, Save us from the judgments that follow us day in and day out. Lord, people are losing their minds from the cruel and harsh judgments that they hear other say about them. Their morale is being destroyed, their confidence shot apart, and their ability to bear up gets weaker and weaker. Lord, have mercy. Help us to remember that the only judge who counts to us and to the world is you. Focus our attention on being the best that you have made us to be, and help us to let go of what the world thinks. Amen.

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