Monday, October 31, 2005

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Saturday, October 29, 2005


Many words do not a good prayer make; what counts is the heartfelt desire to commune with God, and the faith to back it up.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Help me to remember those who came before us and be grateful for their sacrifices ... (Marilyn Moore Jenkins, Daily Guideposts, 17 Sep 1988)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Help me to remember that things are not always as they appear.  (Good News Day by Day, 15 Sep)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Lord, I don't know why I'm here.  I used to know, but now I'm not sure.  But I remember that You know why and will help me.  (Daily Guideposts, 12 Aug 2004)

Monday, October 24, 2005

Dear Heavenly Father, let me be willing to learn from others and not so quick to judge.  (Samantha McGarrity in Daily Guideposts, 4 May 1985)

Food for Thought

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

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Restrain my tongue and quiet my thoughts.  (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Day Break and Day's End, Vol. II, p. 367)

Friday, October 21, 2005

Thank You, God, for the gift of life.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 12 June)

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Deliver me from my negative personality.  (Food For Thought, 6 July)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

God of healing, God of light, come and heal what is broken within me.  (Good News Day by Day, 18 Oct)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Albert Einstein Quote

There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Lord, help me to persevere when things go wrong.  (Daily Guideposts, 2 Jul 1988)

Sunday, October 16, 2005

God, help me ... let go of my defects of character.  (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 6 June)

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Grant me the ability to practice rigorous honesty in all areas of my life.  (Food For Thought, 13 October)

Friday, October 14, 2005

Father, I'm in over my head with problems and I'm ready to give my case over to You.  (Dorothy Minchin-Comm, Glimpses of God, 19 August)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

I'm ready, my God, for the journey I will take with You to Your kingdom.  I trust Your travel plans completely.  (Dorothy Minchin-Comm, Glimpses of God, 21 August)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Help me find You, Lord, in the silence of this day, as well as in its confusion.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 19 Aug)

Monday, October 10, 2005

Take my thoughts, Lord, and straighten them out.  (Food For Thought, 11 Aug)

Saturday, October 8, 2005

Divine Healer, so often we turn to you in times of illness, and we want to be healed quickly.  Thank you for all the times you have healed us through the natural healing wonders that you created in us and thank you for the special graces you send.  (Good News Day by Day, Oct 8)

Friday, October 7, 2005

Some Bible History

It's October 6, the day on which I say a prayer for the soul of William Tyndale, an Englishman whose short life has made my life a joyful and happy one.  For it was he who, in 1526, make the first English translation of the New Testament.  He had decided that the Bible should be read by everyone.  Until then the marvelous words of that great book were in Latin, a mystery to the average person, and priests jealously guarded them and their meanings.

Forbidden by the bishops to print this translation in Henry VIII's Catholic England, Tyndale fled to Europe.  But he persisted with his dream that all his countrymen should be permitted to read God's words, and eventually hundreds of copies of his translation were smuggled into England.  Even after King Henry broke with Rome, he still proclaimed Tyndale a heretic, and demanded that he return to England for punishment.

And the priests didn't forgive the man who had torn the veil of mystery from God's words.  They hounded and hunted him until he was captured in Belgium.  There he was tried for heresy and condemned to death.

On October 6, 1536, he was strangled, then burned at the stake.

That's why, whenever I open my Bible, I think of the man who gave his life so that people like you and me could find solace and God's love in its pages.  And why, on the anniversary of his death, I say a small prayer of thanks for his strength and conviction to perform a spiritual service that has changed infinite lives now and in the ages to come.

(Walter Harter in Daily Guideposts, 6 October 1988)


Thursday, October 6, 2005

Fill me, Holy Spirit, with a desire to bring the best that is in me to all I do.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 5 May)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

The words of our prayers are not as important as the condition of our hearts.  (Our Daily Times With God, p. 162)

Monday, October 3, 2005

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Lord, when I'm tempted to jump to conclusions, please hold me back.  (Mary Ellen Uthlant, Daily Guideposts, 31 Jul 1981)