Monday, August 29, 2005

Norman Vincent Peale

... this country will have to get back to a strong belief in the authority of government under God and have an enormous spiritual buildup if it is going to survive the confusion of our time.  (Positive Thinking for Every Day of the Year, 23 August)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Heavenly Fatehr, we know You hear our prayers.  Help us to accept Your answers, whatever they may be.  (Ruth Stafford Peale, Daily Guideposts, 6 May 1991)

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Protect me from those who would divert my focus.  (Dorothy Minchin-Comm, Glimpses of God, 21 May)

Friday, August 19, 2005

Give me the strength to go on.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 9 June)

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Get the Picture

If we have a distorted picture of the Christian life, [it's because] we've allowed the world to develop the film.  (Our Daily Times with God, p. 246)

Lord, I pray for discernment in my own life that I may prosper and not selfishly hurt others.  (Daily Wisdom for Women, 7 June)

Sunday, August 14, 2005

May I avoid extremes and learn moderation.  (Food For Thought, 4 June)

Monday, August 8, 2005

The Highways of History

The highways of history are strewn with the wreckage of nations that forgot God.  (Our Daily Times with God, p. 241)

Lord, help me to understand the meaning of such afflictions and disappointments as I myself am called upon to endure.  (John Baillie, A Diary of Daily Prayer, 27th day)

The Reaping Principle

We must remember the reaping principle.  Woven into the fabric of life, it applies to individuals as much as to nations.  It's both a warning and a promise.  When we do evil, we reap judgment.  But when we do good, we reap the blessing of God's approval.

(Our Daily Times with God, p. 242)

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Thank You for the life You have given me to live.  (Food For Thought, 30 May)

Monday, August 1, 2005

Lord, help me to accept all my responsibilties, not matter how difficult they may be.  (After Dorothy Minchin-Comm in Glimpses of God, 29 April)