Saturday, July 31, 2004

Make me willing, Lord, to accept the discipline of an ordered life.

O Lord, I thank You for Your presence in my life. (Wisdom from the Bible, 20 June)

Protect us from harm and guide us in all the duties of this day.

Please answer the prayer of _______.

You are not what you think you are, but you are what you think!

Friday, July 30, 2004


Growing spiritually means I must talk to God and trust God's presence every moment today.  That's easier than walking alone.

(A Woman's Spirit, 14 June)


Patience is one thing I could use more of, Lord.

Protect me, Lord, from the dangers I do not see!

I pray for the strength to say "no" to what is not good for me.  (Food for Thought, 1 July)

Son of God, who did marvellous things of old; be favorable in our day also.


Thursday, July 29, 2004


I will live today in the liberating assurance that God has heard my prayers and is active in answering in a way that is best.  I will not compete with Him in trying to do His job by continuing to worry.  I will “go my way,” leaving the matter in His hands.
(Lloyd John Ogilvie, “God’s Best for My Life,” June 9th)

Thank You, Lord, for never failing to answer my prayers. (Larry W. Wilson, Daily Fellowship with God, 3 March)

Today I'll examine my life and deal with my shortcomings as well as my sins.

Thank You, Lord, for comforting me in times of emotional upheaval.  (Larry W. Wilson, Daily Fellowship with God, 10 January)

Help us to spend this day for Your glory and our neighbors good.

Thank You, Lord, for the good that comes from failures as well as successes.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation. (Psalm 5:3)

Holy Spirit, keep me from becoming a victim of either anger or fearful temper. (Larry W. Wilson, Daily Fellowship With God)

What a blessing!  I am so thankful! (Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 252)

I pray that I will be clear headed, totally present and conscious...I don't want to miss a thing.  (Perry Tilleraas, The Color of Light, 28 January)

Increase in us, Lord, the faith you have given us!


Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Thank you, Lord, for Your protection wherever I go.

Thank you, Lord, for enabling me to resist temptation.

Please let me see the beauty in the ordinary and usual.

Help me not to brood on this injury but show me where I am at fault.

By the grace of God, I will do it!

Monday, July 26, 2004

Grant us a peaceful day.

Teach me constructive habits, I pray.  (Food for Thought, 17 May)

Thank You, Lord, for uplifting me spiritually and emotionally when I stumble and fall.

Lord, as a new day dawns send the radiance of Your light to shine in our hearts.  Make us true to Your teaching; Keep us free from error and sin.

Guard me from entering into debt that I cannot pay. (Wisdom from the Bible, 17 May)

Grant me wisdom that I might know my limits. (Wisdom from the Bible, 17 May)


Friday, July 23, 2004

Lord, I am delighted to obey You in this. (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, 14 May)

O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, Be now our guide while life shall last, And our eternal home.  (Isaac Watts, 1674-1748)

Always You are there to help me.

Give us prudence, Lord, to follow Your lead.  (Food for Thought, 22 May)

Lord, direct my goals.


Thursday, July 22, 2004

Make my speech a blessing to those who hear.  (Wisdom from the Bible, 6 May)

Please make me slow to speak, quick to listen and grant me the wisdom to speak as Christ would.  (Wisdom from the Bible, 5 May)

I am willing to do whatever it takes by any means honorable and necessary. (Iyanla Vanzant, Acts of Faith (Adapted))

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

May I keep a realistic perspective on myself.


Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed His steadfast love from me. (Psalm 66:20)

The wings of prayer carry high and far.

Today I pray, Thy will be done. (The Color of Light, Perry Tilleraas)

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

God, help me with the easy, as well as the hard, decisions I face today.  (A Woman's Spirit, 15 May)


Monday, July 19, 2004

I pray for emotional and spiritual maturity. (Food for Thought, 25 May)

Today, I pray for the gift of fortitude.  Grant me rightful thinking and self-control.

Destroy my selfish spirit and replace it with Your giving grace.  (Wisdom from the Bible, 24 May)

Lord, take my lips and speak through them; take my mind and think through it; take my heart and set it on fire. (W.H.H. Aitken)

Make me content with what I have, that I might not be tempted by what I do not have. (Wisdom from the Bible, 17 May)


Sunday, July 18, 2004

Where I've Been

I haven't been able to get online since the beginning of the month.  After a storm came through our phone went dead.  To make a long story short, after a couple of failures to understand what broke I discovered that there wasn't a problem with the phone system or the modem card in the computer.  Rather, the headset phone that I had beside the computer apparently was the culprit.  For now I have the phone line coming from the basement connected directly to the computer.

O God of Mercy, guide us toward spiritual growth.

We look to You, O Lord, for strength and guidance in all we do. (Moravian Daily Texts, 9 June)

O Lord, give me the grace to do well those things that I have been called to do.

Teach me to live, so I will always be ready to die.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 9, 18 February)

Lord, help me to avoid extremes and learn moderation.

Lord, help me to keep from dreaming up "if only" scenarios in my mind. (Joni Tada, More Precious Than Silver, 27 May)


Thursday, July 1, 2004

Rejoice in the Lord

When we rejoice in the Lord, we begin to see life from God's point of view.  Praise is our means of gaining new perspective and guidance for our bogged-down lives.

(H. Norman Wright, Quiet Times for Couples, May)

Never let me get discouraged, O Lord, but rather give me the strength to keep pushing on. (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 9, 29 June)

Grant me the grace of reasonable self-control, O Lord, over all I think, say, and do. (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 9, 4 June)

Relieve the troubles of my heart, and bring me out of distress.  Psalm 24:17

Lord, I need to be more tolerant.