Day and night

I create the light and make the darkness
(Isaiah 45:7; NLT).

1. Sunrise over waking mountains,
Tender, glowing, rose-pink sky;

2. God pours out his light and glory,
Stooping down, to hear each sigh.

3. Sunset over hills and valleys;
Shining, fading, dying day;

4. God spreads out his sacred darkness,
Stooping down, to hear us pray.

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world (Psalm 19:1-4; NLT).


1. God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light (Genesis 1:3; NLT).

2. The glory of the Lord rises to shine on you (Isaiah 60:1; NLT).

He bends down to listen (Psalm 116:2; NLT).

3. You send the darkness, and it becomes night (Psalm 104:20; NLT).

4. He made darkness his covering (Psalm 18:11; RSV).

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

He stoops to look down on heaven and on earth (Psalm 113:6; NLT).

You will pray to him, and he will hear you (Job 22:27; NLT).

4 thoughts on “Day and night

  • Ruth, this has got to be the most beautiful devotional poem you have written! I can see these scenes in my imagination and am carried into His presence as I pray. God bless you sister.

    • Such encouraging words, Alan. This is what I saw during prayer early yesterday morning, and it took me all day to express it as best I could. I think that you might be seeing in your imagination exactly what I saw with my eyes closed in prayer. It’s always good to know someone understands and shares such a vision. Sleep well xxx

      • Goodness, Alan, you have so many contacts! Many thanks for reposting today’s prayer. I have so little energy that I’ve recently had to reduce my writing and the number of places I post on each day. At the moment, I’m not managing mass, as it uses up my small energy budget on the days when I have a bit of energy. On the days when I have none, I just sit in my reclining chair. But I think I’m slowly learning to rest in God, and not to push myself beyond my very small limits. I have prayed for you both this morning. May God bless you, however you are. With love from Ruth xxxxx

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