Thursday, April 28, 2005

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Lord, let me slow down and appreciate the people You have brought into my life.  Help me find some time for them today.  (Eric Fellman, Daily Guideposts, 13 Apr 1988)

Monday, April 25, 2005

Make me brave to face all the changes in my life.  (John Baillie, A Diary of Daily Prayer, 12th day)

Lord, I thank you for little things.  (Anonymous)


Sunday, April 24, 2005

Help me simplify my life, Lord God, so that I may remain focused on what matters.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 13 April)

Friday, April 22, 2005

Earth Day 2005

Lord, help me to be a more faithful steward of this astonishing earth.  (Mark Collins, Daily Guideposts, 22 Apr 2204)

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Let the healing touch of the Heavenly Father be upon any who need it.  (After Norman Vincent Peale in Positive Thinking for Every Day of the Year, 11 April)

Lord, give me daily strength for daily needs.  (Jo Petty in The One Year Book of Personal Prayer, 5 April)

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Teach me to embrace the ordinariness of life, Lord.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 10 April)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Lord, let me not focus too much on ... things that are getting me down.  (Good News Day by Day, 8 April)

Monday, April 18, 2005

Please give me the good sense to know when to speak and when to keep silent.  (Good News Day by Day, 1 Apr)

Strengthen my belief, I pray.  (Food For Thought, 1 Apr)


Friday, April 15, 2005

Tax Day 2005

It's Income Tax Day!  Perhaps today is a good day to stop and take stock.  Are our time and energy focused upon what is most important to us?  (Anne Wilson Schaef, Meditations for People Who Worry, 15 April)

Lord, let me give to the government not grudgingly but out of obedience to You.  And please assist those in authority over me to direct wisely the use of these funds.  (Carol L. Fitzpatrick, Daily Wisdom for Women, 15 April)

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Lord Jesus, help me never to fall asleep when You tell me to watch.  (Eleanor Sass, Daily Guideposts, 28 Mar 1991)

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Faith keeps the sails of life filled with the breath of heaven.  (Our Daily Times with God, p. 109)

Lord, help me to remember my plan.

Teach me to pray.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Dear Lord, I care.  Remind me to back up my caring feelings with caring acts.  (Norman Vincent Peale, Daily Guideposts, 15 Mar 1981)

Lord, give me the courage to try new things.  (Patricia Lorenz, Daily Guideposts, 25 May 1988)

Friday, April 8, 2005

Today, God help me let go of negativity.  (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 16 March)

Thursday, April 7, 2005

Stick with me when I'm discouraged.  (Patricia Lorenz, Daily Guideposts, 25 May 1988)

Wednesday, April 6, 2005

May I see this day as a blessed collection of hours.  (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Daybreak and Day's End, p. 114)

Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Francois de la Mothe Fenelon

If you have not much time at your disposal, do not fail to profit by the smallest portions of time which remain to you.  We do not need much time in order to love God, to renew ourselves in His Presence, to lift up our hearts towards Him, to worship Him in the depths of our hearts, to offer Him what we do and what we suffer.

Monday, April 4, 2005

A Longer Prayer

Dear God, Please remind me that my days are numbered.  Teach me that my time here in this life is precious so that I will not waste it.  Help me to recognize how precious every moment is so that I spend it doing those things that will bring me closer to You.  In the time I have left, please teach me how to serve You, Dear God.  Teach me how to give joyously, share willingly, and love totally.  Remind me that I cannot serve in greed, doubt, fear, or anger.  Fill my soul with Your light, so that Your bountiful blessings will shine through my soul into the world.  Each day that I awake, I pray that You will be present in my thoughts, my words, and all of my deeds.  I ask that every moment that I have left in this life be a channel through which some measure of Your love and light may reach those with whom I come into contact.  Amen.

(Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 186)

Sunday, April 3, 2005

Arrows of the Lord

... nothing is so serious, including ourselves, that it can't be instantly deflated by the well-aimed arrow of divine realism.  (Taylor & Crain, Angel Wisdom, 1 April)

Lord, help me to have an honest purpose in all my deeds.  (Daily Guideposts, 24 Mar 1989)

Saturday, April 2, 2005

Guide me as I ... leave behind the useless thoughts and habits I have accumulated.  (Food For Thought, 20 March)

Friday, April 1, 2005

O Lord, help me to not despise or oppose what I do not understand.  (William Penn)