Thursday, February 11, 2016

Saint Francis


Lord, grant that I may seek rather
To comfort than to be comforted
To understand than to be understood
To love than to be loved;
For it is by giving that one receives,
It is by self-forgetting that one finds,
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven,
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.
(Francis of Assisi, in Flowers Along the Path by Esther Carls Dodgen, p. 306)
11 February 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Refresh and Strengthen


Be present with your servants, Lord;
we look to you with one accord;
refresh and strengthen us anew, 
and bless what in your name we do.
(Moravian Daily Texts - 2013, 10 February)
10 February 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

All Creatures Great And Small


God gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty,
who has made all things well.

All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful --
the Lord God made them all.
(Moravian Daily Texts - 2013, 6 February)
9 February 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

God's Chart


The Bible is God's chart for you to steer by,
to keep you from the bottom of the sea,
and to show you where the harbor is,
and how to reach it without
running on the rocks and bars.
(Henry Ward Beecher, Flowers Along The Path, Esther Carls Dodgen , p 291)
8 February 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Negativity


There are times when I get caught up in negativity, Lord, 
Please don't let me forget Your big blessings 
in however small a package.
(Erika Bentsen, Daily Guideposts - 2014, 4 February)
7 February 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Blessings


Lord, thank You for every blessing, both big and small. Help me to be more aware of the ways in which You take care of me, so my gratitude can continue to grow. Amen.
(Prayers From The Heart, Day 47)
6 February 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

Giving


Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.
(Luke 6:38, God's Promised And Answers, p. 166)
5 February 2016