Friday, April 30, 2004

Teach me to do Your will.  Psalm 143

Teach me to see Thee in misfortune, as well as in prosperity, in sorrow, as well as in joy.

The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.  Job 1:21

This is the day the Lord has made.  I shall rejoice and be glad in it!

Turn me away from the temptation to avoid my responsibilities.

Thank you, Lord, for the support of friends and family.

Thank You, God, for the glimpses You give me of the glory of Your creation.  Daily Guideposts, 22 Apr 2003

Through Your love grant that I might rise above my limitations and become a more loving and caring person.

Thank You Lord, for answered prayers.

Teach me God when telling my story, to spread the credit and share the glory.


Thursday, April 29, 2004

Psalm 27:4 (TLB) Daily Guideposts, 10 Jun 2001

The one thing I want from God, the thing I seek most of all, is the privilege of meditating in His Temple, living in His presence every day of my life...

Turn my thoughts to what is holy.

Teach me Thy way, O Lord.  Psalm 27:11

Thank You for the promise of Your word.

Teach me today, Lord, to be slow to complain and eager to praise.  Phyllis Hobe, Daily Guideposts, 23 May 1989

Today, Lord, remind me that silence can heal the wounded spirit.  The Promise, 25 May

Teach me to speak with a conscious tongue.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, 29 February


Wednesday, April 28, 2004

This I Do Believe

This I do believe above all, especially in times of great discouragement: that I "must" believe - that I must believe in my fellow men - that I must believe in myself - that I must believe in God - if life is to have any meaning.

Margaret Chase Smith, Preludes to Prayer, day 17  


The Lord is my helper; I will not fear.  Hebrews 13:5-6

Thank You for giving me faith, Lord.  Robert Schuller, Day 156

The Lord is great and worthy of praise, to be feared above all gods.  Psalm 96

The Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.  The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord accepts my prayer.  Psalm 6:8-9

Thank You Lord, I called in distress and You saved me.  Psalm 81


Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Save us from all that destroys us.

Spirit, guide me to close my mouth and open my mind.  Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 36, 12 June

Stir up Your mighty power, Lord, come to my aid.

Save us from the temptations that beset us.

Strengthen the faith You have given me.

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.  John Baillie


Monday, April 26, 2004

A.W. Tozer

Modern mankind can go anywhere, do everything and be completely curious about the universe.  But only a rare person now and then is curious enough to want to know God.

Remind me, Lord, thou shall not criticize!

Remind me, Lord, the harvest I reap is measured by the attitudes I cultivate.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, June 9th

Remind me, that to be known, "the Spirit" must be felt.  John Knox, Life in Christ Jesus, and in Preludes to Prayer, day 157

Renew a steadfast spirit within me... Restore to me the joy of Your salvation.

Rid my heart of all vain anxieties and paralyzing fears.  John Baillie, 29th day

Relieve the troubles of my heart; bring me out of my distress.  Psalm 25:17

Renew a positive mood within me.

Restrain us from every evil impulse.

Restore a right spirit within me.


Sunday, April 25, 2004

The Big Picture

I am participating in a much bigger picture than the one in my individual prayers.  And the big picture is being carefully orchestrated.  I will trust the part I have been chosen to play.  And, I can be patient.

Each Day a New Beginning, April 24

Patience is one thing I could use more of, Lord, please fill me with Your patience.  Wisdom from the Bible, 14 June

Praise the Lord for the Lord is good!  Psalm 135

Please give me patience and strength.

Please make me slow to speak, quick to listen and grant me the wisdom to speak as Christ would.

Please send Your Holy Spirit to guide me throughout this day.  Marlys Foster

Please help me today, Lord.  Marlys Foster

Praise God, from whom all blessing flow.

Put a steadfast spirit within me.  Psalm 51

Please help me be willing to forgive.

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Open my eyes, Father, and make me willing to see the goodness You lay before me everyday.

O Lord, let me build up, rather than tear down.

O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day.  If I forget Thee, do not thou forget me.  Lord Astley (1579-1652)

O God, I thank You for all the joy in my life!  Earl Britnoth, 991

Open my eyes to my limitations and grant that I might acknowledge my shortcomings.

O Lord, never suffer us to think that we can stand by ourselves, and not need thee.  John Donne (1573-1631)


Friday, April 23, 2004

"The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life" by Hannah Whitall Smith

"...what we need is to see that God's presence is a certain fact always, and that every act of our soul is done right before Him, and that a word spoken in prayer is really spoken to Him, as if our eyes could see Him and our hands could touch Him.  Then we shall cease to have such vague conceptions of our relations with Him, and shall feel the binding force of every word we say in His presence."

This book is available free on the Internet.  It's on my "to read" list.


O Lord, thank You so much for the eventful day You are going to give me.  Norman Vincent Peale, 18 May

Oh Father, teach me when I should remain silent, so those I love can hear your powerful voice.  Marion Bond West, Daily Guideposts, 20 May 2003

O Lord, thank You so much for answering my prayer and saving me.  Psalm 118:21

O God, help us to see that the trials of life are part of our inheritance and to accept them as part of Your plan.

O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked... Psalm 7:9

O God, incline my heart to follow in the way of Jesus.

O God of mercy, guide us toward spiritual growth.

Thursday, April 22, 2004

O God, help me to say "Yes!" to You in my life and to my life in You, 1984 Disciples, Upper Room, 7 June

O Holy Spirit, open my heart and mind to the word of God, which leads me to Christ.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer.  Psalm 84

O Lord, listen to my prayers; give me the common sense You promised.  Psalm 119:169

O Lord, come to our help.  Psalm 80

O Lord, You are my comfort and my support.  Wisdom from the Bible, 29 May

O Lord, I am in straits; be my surety.  Isaiah 38

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Never let me forget that I am the temple of God; and that the Spirit of God dwells within me.  Until Today, 31 May

O God, incline Thy ear to me, hear my words.  Psalm 17:6

O come angel band, come and around me stand.  O bear me away on your snow white wings, to my immortal home.  Stanley Brothers song

O God of mercy, guide me toward spiritual growth.

Open my eyes to see your wonders this day.

O God, do You have greater lessons to teach me?  Robert Schuller, 8 June

O Lord, give me such trust in You that I may receive Your guidance and in calmness may act upon it.

O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled.  Psalm 6:2


Tuesday, April 20, 2004

My God stands by me, all my trust is in Him.

May all honor and glory, thanksgiving and blessing be yours, eternal God.

May my speech reflect my great love of You.

My God, make haste to help me!

Monday, April 19, 2004

May our silence in Your presence be our most eloquent hymn to Your glory, God.

Make me content with what I have, that I might not be tempted by what I do not have.

May the words of my mouth be a blessing.

Make me intent on doing Your will.

May my meditation be pleasing to you, as I rejoice in the Lord.  Psalm 104:34

My life is in Your hands.

May the way I care for my body, mind, and soul give evidence of my appreciation for Thy gifts, God my maker.

May every action of my life praise You.

May all my thoughts, words, and actions be pleasing in Your sight.

May I grow a little bit today, and every day to come. Almighty God.

Sunday, April 18, 2004

May I bear hardships with courage, for Your name's sake.

My Lord and my God, help me!

May I never forget Your words; for they are my only hope.  Psalm 119:43

Make known to me the path that I must walk.

Make me a giving person, Almighty God.

May Your strong arm protect me.

May Your face shine on us and keep us in peace.

Make me open and willing to change.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, 16 March


Saturday, April 17, 2004

Motivate me to do something to move myself forward.  Robert Schuller, Tough Minded Faith, Day 160

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

My prayer is asking God to make me the person He wants me to be.  Robert Schuller, 8 June

Make me kindly in thought, gentle in word, generous in deed.

Merciful God, hear the cries of the dying, comfort them with your presence.

Make known to me the path that I must walk.

Make my words a blessing rather than a burden, Father.  Wisdom from the Bible, 5 June

My soul has yearned for You in the night, and as morning breaks I watch for Your coming.


Friday, April 16, 2004

Lord, please give me the insight to know what I am to pray for and what You desire for my life.  Give me the patience to wait for your timing in answering my prayer.  And give me the ability to handle answers which I did not anticipate.  H. Norman Wright, Quiet Times, 5 June

My God stands by me, all my trust is in Him.

Make me a blessing to someone else today.  Joni Tada, 17 June

May Your love be upon me, O Lord, as I place all my hope in You.

May I sense the presence of Your divine Son, Jesus Christ, in every second, every minute, and every hour of this day.  Day by Day with Jesus, 15 June

May I be willing to continue on the path to greater spiritual depth and maturity.  This New Day, 16 June

May I be grateful for the awareness of my need to make changes.  This New Day, 16 June

Make me a steward of Your gifts.


Thursday, April 15, 2004

The Failure to Pay Close Attention

Are there some things regarding your physical or intellectual life to which you have been paying no attention at all?  If so, you may think you are all correct in important areas, but you are careless -- you are failing to concentrate or to focus properly. 

You no more need a day off from spiritual concentration on matters in your life than your heart needs a day off from beating.  As you cannot take a day off morally and remain moral, neither can you take a day off spiritually and remain spiritual.  God wants you to be entirely His, and it requires paying close attentioin to keep yourself fit.  It also takes a tremendous amount of time.  Yet some of us expect to rise above all of our problems, going from one mountaintop experience to another, with only a few minutes effort.

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, 15 April

Prayer for Well Being

Lord, teach me the art of patience when I am well, and give me the use of it when I am sick.  In that day either lighten my burden or strengthen my back.  Make me, who so often in my health have discovered my weakness presuming on my own strength, to be strong in my sickness when I solely rely on Thy assistance.  Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)


Lord, today help me practice the art of silence.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, 28 February

Lord, never let me forget my blessings.

Lord teach me always to be grateful for the kindness people show me.

Lord, use my troubles to bring beautiful harmony to my life.

Lord, what would You have me do today?  Mary Brown, Daily Guideposts, 23 May 1995

Lord when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me, and give me renewed hope and cheer.  Psalm 94:19

Lord, when things don't go my way, help me to accept the results without pointing fingers of blame.  Carol Kuykendall, Daily Guideposts, 11 Apr 1987

Lord, when someone near me is busy and irritated, remind me to offer help instead of judgments.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Lord, teach me the art of patience.  Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Lord, thank You for blessing my friends.

Lord, teach me to pray!  Luke 11:1

Lord, thank You for the blessing of this new day.  Help me to face it with grace.  Daily Guideposts, 29 Apr 1996

Lord, tame my tongue so that I may use the gift of speech for good rather than evil.  Tammy Rider, Daily Guideposts, 30 Apr 1989

Lord, teach me to be patient and wait for Your blessings.

Lord, teach me to turn to You rather than myself in moments of crisis.  Edward Grinnan, Daily Guideposts, 13 May 1998

Lord, thank You for Your divine guidance, through which I know exactly what to do!  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, 4 March

Lord, thank You for Your Holy Spirit, the one and only active power in my life.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, 25 March

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war. John Adams, 2nd President

Lord, my body is tired and my heart is empty.  Fill me with Your Spirit, and make me new.  Shari Smyth, Daily Guideposts, 3 Jun 2001

Lord, make me ever watchful, for I know neither the day nor the hour.  Matthew 25:13

Lord, never let me forget, it is what I do that, keeps me from getting what I want.  Iyanla Vanzant, The Value in the Valley, p. 291

Lord pour out Your mercy upon us.

Lord, remind me to chose laughter over irritation.

Lord, remind me that, "Ego" is the acronym for "Easing God Out."  Iyanla Vanzant, The Value in the Valley, p. 98

Lord, remind me to "keep it simple."

Lord, replace the negative thoughts in my mind with positive wisdom.

Lord, take from my thought all ill will, grudges, hates, jealousies.  Norman Vincent Peale.

Lord today help me to make it my business to say less and do more.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, 25 April

Monday, April 12, 2004

Lord, look down on me in my infirmities and help me to bear them patiently.  St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)

Lord, let my speech always be gracious, seasoned with good sense, that I may know how to answer everyone.  Colossians 4:6

Lord may my life be evidence of what I believe.  Joni Tada - 28 Apr

Lord, may I never lose my sense of how precious life is.  Rick Hamlin, Daily Guideposts, 24 Feb 2003

Lord, make Your will my will in all things.  Charles Vaughn (1816-1897)

Lord, make me according to they heart.  Brother Lawrence

Lord Jesus, keep me ever ready to pass encouragement on to others.  Penney Schwab, Daily Guideposts, 28 May 1996


Sunday, April 11, 2004

Easter Sunday

"I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die."  John 11:25-26, NAS.

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Lord, Jesus, If I feel anger, help me to express it correctly.  Today's Gift, 6 June

Lord, keep me still today!  Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 35

Lord, keep us safe all the days of our life.

Lord, let me not forget "trouble comes to pass," not to stay.  Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 95

Lord, let me demonstrate peace and love in everything I say and do.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, 17 Feb

Lord, let me listen always for Your voice and do what you ask of me.


Update Problem

I am still checking to see if I can resume making entries to my Journal.  It worked!

Friday, April 9, 2004

For several days AOL hasn't been accepting any additions to the Journal.  I was finally able to post this short message using the Instant Messenger.

Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Lord, I know this storm is just passing over.  Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 95

Lord, I know and acknowledge that, "Whatever happens, happens for the best!"

Lord, increase my faith.

Lord, I stand on You, a solid foundation.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, 9 March

Lord, I am delighted to obey You in this.  Oswald Chambers, 14 May

Lord, I put my trust in You.  Psalm 143

Lord, it's hard for me to talk to You right now.  My spirit is heavy, and I need Your Spirit to speak to me.  Daniel Schantz, Daily Guideposts, 26 Apr 1998

Lord, I made a mistake.  Please grant me the courage and wisdom to learn from it and not fret over it.

Lord, I give up struggling to solve this problem, I turn it over to You and trust Your answer.  Daily Guideposts, 15 Apr 1994

Lord, in Jesus' name, I ask that you remove this lethargy from me and move me to action.

Lord, I seek Your presence.

Lord, I ask that You grant me the faith to, "keep on, keeping on."  Robert Schuller, day 151

Lord Jesus, help me find the treasure of joy You've scattered throughout this day.

Lord Jesus, help me to forgive others as you have forgiven me.

Lord Jesus, help me to keep You as the focus of my life.

Lord Jesus, help me to have faith through the crisis I'm in right now.  Joni Tada, May 5th

Lord Jesus, help me face the symbols of my mortality with the faith that leads me to life eternal.  Julia Attaway, Daily Guideposts, 11 May 1998

Lord Jesus, help me learn a little more each day.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, 4 March

Lord Jesus, here are the burdens I have carried all day long.

Lord Jesus, help me to be obedient to the word of God.


Monday, April 5, 2004

Lord, help me plant positive seeds in the fertile soil of my mind.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Love, 29 March

Lord, help me choose Your rules all through this day.

Lord, help me to bring all my energies to bear on this one thing: forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.  Phillippians 3:13 (TLB)

Lord, help me to keep my thoughts on You.  Robert Schuller, 23 May

Lord, teach me self discipline.

Lord, help me to open my eyes to unexpected blessings.  Sharon Foster, Daily Guideposts, 24 May 2000

Lord, help me to remember that, no matter what, it's fine.  Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 40

Lord, help me to see Your answers instead of my problems.  Robert Schuller, Living Positively, 25 May

Lord, how great is Your mercy; oh, give me back my life again.  Psalm 119:156

Lord, help me understand that patience is a virtue which keeps us in alignment with the divine.  Iyanla Vanzant, The Value in the Valley, p. 91

Lord, help me spend the time You've given me looking for joy and overlooking obstactles.  Marci Alborghetti, Daily Guideposts, 7 Jun 2000

Lord, help me to see beyond the irritations of daily life.  Fay Angus, Daily Guideposts, 6 Jun 1998

Lord, I trust You to do great things with whatever happens in my life.  Robert Schuller, 28 May

Sunday, April 4, 2004


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Let the Christian graces of faith, hope, and charity be more firmly established within me.  John Baillie, 23rd day

Look with favor on us as we begin our work.

Look favorably on our country, Lord.

Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.  Office of Compline

Lord, bless my soul!

Lord bless us and bring us close to You.

Lord, change me!

Lord come to my aid.

Lord, fill me with Your peace.

Lord, forgive my sin.

Lord fill our hearts with love as morning fills the sky.

Lord God, hope of all the earth, hear my humble prayer.

Lord God, thank you for the God given ability to reason, to solve problems, to weight and decide.  3 Minutes a Day, Vol. 35, 27 May

Lord God, help me to leave sin behind.

Lord, grant me the grace to forgive others, that I may know the power of Your forgiveness.  Julia Attaway, Daily Guideposts, 26 Apr 2001

Lord, give me the desire and strength to do new things.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, 28 March

Lord, give me the grace to support the people I love in making their choices and decisions.  Karen Barber, Daily Guideposts, 10 May 2000

Lord, hear my prayer.

Lord, help me to be the best I can be.

Lord, help me to put You in the center of my life.  Keith Miller, Daily Guideposts, 2 Jan 2003

Lord, help me to listen to my family, my friends and You.

Lord, help me to remain unafraid.  Daily Guideposts, 4 May 2003

Lord, help me to know and profit by, what my ancestors would do.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, 9 April

Lord, help me to overcome the limitations I place on myself.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Fairth, 26 April

Saturday, April 3, 2004

Lord, thank You for the blessing of giving me the power and forgiveness to become what You want me to be.  Robert Schuller, 8 June

Lord, I have some habits I should break.  Robert Schuller, 8 June

Lord, help me to remember that my life is in You and not in my things.  Eric Fellman, Daily Guideposts, 8 Jul 2001

Lord, retore me, give me strength.  Marjorie Holmes

Lord, remind me that, "there is nothing wrong," with being wrong.  Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today, 7 June

Lord, remind me to "lay my problem on the table" and walk around it prayerfully.  Norman Vincent Peale, 7 June

Lead me to pray for someone today, Lord.  Joni Tada, 15 May

Let my speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that I may know how I ought to answer everyone.  Col. 4:6

Let Your wisdom lead me today, Lord.

Let us thank God for His priceless gift!  2 Cor. 9

Let the words of my mouth always produce what is pleasing in Your sight.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord.  John Baillie

Let me keep in mind how uncertain is my hold upon my bodily life.  John Baillie, 15th day

Let my words be a joy to those around me.  Grace my speech with the light of Your love.  Wisdom from the Bible, June 6th

Let me keep my ego in its place, never refusing to hear the things I should hear in order that I might improve myself.

Let the heavens and the whole creation bless You forever.  Tobit 8:5


Friday, April 2, 2004

Lord Jesus, who asked so often, "Have you not read?" guide my reading today.  Elizabeth Sherrill, Daily Guideposts, 1 Jul 2003

Lord don't let me forget that even the jolts on the rough road of life can have a positive impact on me.  Robert Schuller, Tough Minded Faith, day 176

Lord, thank You for the seasons that come in life.  Grant me patience to wait when I must.  Roberta Rogers, Daily Guideposts, 21 Jun 2002

Let my words be words of kindness and charity, and help me to know when it is better not to speak at all.  Wisdom from the Bible, 16 June

Lord, remind me to "go the extra mile."  Matthew 5:41

Lord our God, may Your blessings be with us. Give us success in all we do!

Lord Jesus, I give my mind to You, free me of fear.  Norman Vincent Peale, Treasury of Joy..., p. 95

Lord, I don't mind dying.  I'm a child of God.  Song by Dry Branch Fire Squad

Lord make me a valuable tool in someone's healing process.  Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith, June 15

Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Lord God, guide me in finding the right spiritual nourishment in Jesus Christ.

Lead me forward with confidence, Lord.

Lord, guide me to never focus on the problem; to always focus on the solution.  Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 166

Lord, remind me, if there is anything we do that we cannot rehearse in prayer, then it is something that should not be done.  Vincent McNabb, The Craft of Prayer, in Preludes to Prayer, day 163.

Lord, we trust that through Your grace and power evil will be destroyed once and for all and that good will ultimately prevail.  Wisdom from the Bible, 9 June

Lord, never let me forget, the here and now, is "temporary."  Joni Tada, 9 June

Lord, move me to translate meditation into creative action.  Robert Schuller, Tought Minded Faith, day 160

Lord, with Your help, I'll start by doing today's toughest job first.  Robert Schuller, Tough Minded Faith, Day 160

Lord, when I know that I should do something, give me the strength to "do it."  Oswald Chambers, 8 June

Lord, I acknowledge that, You want me to be "something" I've never been.


Thursday, April 1, 2004

Jesus Christ, remove anything that keeps me from obeying when God speaks.  The Upper Room Disciplines, 20 Jun 1999

Jesus Christ remind me: If I want peace, I must be peace.  Iyanla Vanzant, One Day My Soul..., p. 65

Just a closer walk with Thee, grant it Jesus is my plea, daily walking close to Thee, let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Jesus, help me to fix my eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen.  2 Cor. 4:18, Joni Tada, 9 June

Jesus Christ, I accept You now.  I receive You now.  With Your help I'm becoming a Christian right now.  Robert Schuller, Living Positively, 7 June

Jesus Savior, pilot me!

Jesus, help me to think forgiving thoughts and speak forgiving words.  Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 140

Jesus, help us to grow through forgiveness and acceptance of ourselves, "as is."  3 Minutes a Day, Vol. 31, 17 April

Jesus, help us to pray at those moments when prayer is most difficult.

Jesus, enable me to unclutter my life, not just my home, so that reverance for you may be my chief treasure.

Jesus, support me in my times of weakness.

Keep me from wallowing in self-pity.

Keep us, Lord, on Your path.

Keep the example of Christ firmly planted in my mind.

Keep my feet on the right path, O Lord.

Keep me steadfast in Your love.

Keep watch over all members of my family.