Friday, June 24, 2005

Teach me humility, Lord - to know that 'my' answer is not always 'the' answer, and teach me restraint so that I will not force my expectation on others.  (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Daybreak and Day's End, Vol. II, p. 275)

Thursday, June 23, 2005

God, remove every ugly thought or scheme.  (Charles Swindoll)

Giver of all gifts, may I be grateful for my special gifts and use them for good in every way.  (Good News Day by Day, 14 April)

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Let me keep in mind how uncertain is my hold upon my bodily life.  (John Baillie, A Diary of Daily Prayer, 15th day, a.m.)

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Take from my life the strain and stress.  (Food For Thought, 17 Apr)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

God, help me accept the work I have been given to do today.  (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 24 April)

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Help me guard against deceiving myself.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 14 Apr)

Monday, June 13, 2005

After John Baillie

Help me to understand and accept the meaning of such afflictions and disappointments as I am called upon to endure.

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Our Heavenly Father, we thank You for this day.  (Norman Vincent Peale)

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Help me to rid my life of its clutter.  (Samantha McGarrity, Daily Guideposts, 17 Apr 1985)

Monday, June 6, 2005

Protect me from ... negative thoughts and feelings which block the flow of Your divine grace.  (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Daybreak and Day's End, p. 133)

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

"He will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry."  That has comforted me often, more than any promise of answer; it includes answers, and a great deal more besides; it tells us what He is towards us, and that is more than what He will do.  And the "cry" is not long, connected, thoughtful prayers, a cry is just and unworded dart upwards  of the heart, and at that "voice" He will be very gracious.  What a smile there is in these words!  (Frances Ridley Havergal - 1836-1879)