Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Touch me Jesus, mend my brokeness and make me whole!  (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Daybreak and Day's End, p. 200)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Father lead me day by day, ever in Thine own sweet way; Teach me to be pure and true; Show me what I ought to do.  (John P. Hopps)

Monday, November 28, 2005

Every day is a gift, Lord, each moment a treasure.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 12 Jun 2004)

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Look at me.  See the state I'm in.  Help me!  (George Macdonald)

Friday, November 25, 2005

All Good Gifts

All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above; then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all His love.  (from hymn of Matthias Claudius (1740-1815))

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thanksgiving Day - 2005

Lord, Thou hast indeed been bountiful.  As we look back over the years, how gracious Thou hast been, how tender Thy mercy, how warm and constant Thy love.

Create within us, our Father, that true gratitude that shall make this day of Thanksgiving one of rededication, when we shall think not of how much we can eat but of how thankful we ought to be.

So may we -- all across this land today -- act as recipients of God's richest mercy and bountiful blessing, as we share with others.  May we, in gratitude, get on with the job of creating not only a nation but a world in which all men shall have the right to seek happiness.

Help us to make that dream come true in our homes day by day, in street and office and school, and so to live that Thou shalt be able to bless us and bless the nation for which we pray.

In His name, who created us as a nation.  Amen. (The Prayers of Peter Marshall, p. 83)



Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Thanks for comfort in despair!

Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow.  (from a hymn by August Ludwig Storm)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Thanks for prayers that Thou hast answered.

Thanks for all Thou dost supply.  (from a hymn by August Ludwig Storm (1862-1914))

Monday, November 21, 2005

Make me sensitive to the state of my emotional and spiritual health, I pray.  (Food For Thought, 15 June)

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Thank You

Thank You, Lord, for everything and fill me with gratitude for the hard things as well as the good things.  (Harriett and Floyd Thatcher, Daily Guideposts, 15 Nov 1988)

Friday, November 18, 2005

Dear God, help me to learn from the examples of the good people You've put in my life.  (Tim Williams, Daily Guideposts, 16 Nov 2004)

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Lord, grant me the perseverance to finish that which I have started and the courage to seek help when I need it.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 15 Nov)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Monday, November 14, 2005

Dear God, thank you for the little things, like smiles, that You have given freely to all of us to share with one another.  (Good News Day by Day, 20 July)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Lord, open my eyes, that I may see my Savior present with me.  (Charles H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, 29 October, p.m.)

Friday, November 11, 2005

Lord, help me keep in mind how uncertain is my hold upon my bodily life.  (John Baillie, A Diary of Private Prayer, 15th day, adapted)

Thursday, November 10, 2005

May Christ's strength restore me to harmony when sadness, depression or anger engulf me.  (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Daybreak and Day's End, Vol. II, p. 424)

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Clear my mind and heart, Lord, of the dust of distractions so that I can clearly see "the way."  (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Daybreak and Day's End, p. 388, adapted)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Clear out the cobwebs in my thinking, Lord.  (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Daybreak and Day's End, p. 404)

Monday, November 7, 2005

Thank you for all the people who have brought good into my life; help me to be somone who passes it on.  (Good News Day by Day, 20 July)

Sunday, November 6, 2005

Help me to guard against vain and unnecessary words... (Susanna Wesley in The One Year Book of Personal Prayer, 23 July)

Saturday, November 5, 2005

Lord, give me the courage to stand firmly in my convictions.  (Daily Wisdom for Women, 18 July)

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

I pray for the honesty to follow the rules.  (Food For Thought, 21 July)

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Holy Spirit, give me the words I need to help others ... (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 22 July)