Monday, February 28, 2005

Deliver me from narrow-mindedness, from bitterness, from prejudice.  (Liturgy of Reformed Church of France)

O Lord my God, ... give me grace, I beseech Thee, 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)

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Help me stop making unrealistic demands on others.  (This New Day)

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Dear Lord, help me to shut the door on dark and negative things, and open the windows of my mind to the sun light of beautiful things.  (Lee Webber, Daily Guideposts, 23 Feb 1988)

Friday, February 25, 2005

Grant me the strength to persevere in trying times, Merciful Savior.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 20 Feb)

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Father God, teach me to use music, meditation and prayer rather than relying on harmful habits.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 33, 21 Feb)

Lord, thank you for my family.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Lord, I pray that my Bible study and my method of study will be pleasing to You this day.  (Kathie Kania, Daily Guideposts, 17 Feb 1991)

Lord, let me pray without hesitation.  (Daily Guideposts, 17 Feb 1981)

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Teach me when to be silent and when to speak.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 15 Jan 2004, adapted)

I ask that You might help me work through all my problems; to Your glory and honor.  (Alcoholics Anonymous)

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Lord, I know you keep me in mind all day long.  By Your grace may I keep You in mind all day long too.  (Richard E. Henthorn, 20 Feb 2005)

Friday, February 18, 2005

Lord, help me to live and love each moment of my life.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 14 February)

Give me grace, Lord, to begin again.  (Food For Thought, 15 February)

Give me, O God, this day a strong and vivid sense that Thou art by my side.  (John Baillie, A Diary of Daily Prayer, 16th day, a.m.)

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Patience is one thing I could use more of, Lord.

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

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Today, O Lord, let me put others before self.  (John Baillie, A Diary of Daily Prayer, 14th day)

Father, use my daily devotions to bring light and warmth into my life.  (Scott Walker, Daily Guideposts, 4 Jan 2004)

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Thank You, Father, for teaching me how to use my tongue wisely.  (Marion Bond West, Daily Guideposts, 11 Jun 2002)

Lord, I need to be more tolerant.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

God, help me to be all I can be.  (Zona B. Davis, Daily Guideposts, 12 February 1985)

Teach me the use of silence. (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 12 February)

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Show me what my next step should be.

I pray that I will leave nothing undone that could change the course of my life for the better.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 7 February, adapted)

Friday, February 11, 2005

I pray for wisdom to make the right decisions.  (Food For Thought, 8 February)

Sustain me, Lord, when I am tempted to give up.  (Food For Thought, 4 February)

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Today, and whenever possible, God, let me be gentle with myself and others.  (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 9 February)

Lord, cleanse me from my secret faults... (St. Augustine, The Confessions of)


Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Dear Lord, help me ... to receive a steady inflow of Your power and strength during days of calm, so that I will be able to stand in days of crisis.  (Lloyd John Ogilvie, The Heart of God, p. 224, adapted)

Tuesday, February 8, 2005

I pray to be lead into a new way of thinking about the difficulties I have to face.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 8 February)

Grant me the wisdom, Lord, to respond to the folly around me with humor and integrity.

Monday, February 7, 2005

Lead me, Lord, one step at a time, from compulsive behaviors to freedom.  (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Daybreak and Day's End, 14 July)

Help me to see Your love in my loved ones.  (Lloyd John Ogilvie, The Heart of God, p. 199)

Sunday, February 6, 2005

John Cosin (1595-1672)

O God, the Father of lights, from whom cometh down every good and perfect gift: mercifully look upon our frailty and infirmity, and grant us such health of body as thou knowest to be needful for us; that both in body and soul we may evermore serve thee with all our strength; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Saturday, February 5, 2005

Lord, help me make something positive out of painful experiences.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 1 February, adapted)

For the gift of free will and the courage to make right choices, I thank You Lord.

Thursday, February 3, 2005

Relieve the troubles of my heart, and bring me out of distress.  (Psalm 24:17)

Lord, may I decide today to be happy and joyful.  (Scott Walker, Daily Guideposts, 4 Sep 2002)

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Dear Lord, expose those areas of my life that I need to work on.  (Daily Guideposts, Roberta Messner, 26 Nov 1996)

Never let me get discouraged, O Lord, but rather give me the strength to keep pushing on.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 9, 29 January)


Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Abide with me all night, so that when I awake, I may still be with you.  (Charles Spurgeon)

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come:
Be Thou our guide while life shall last,
And our eternal home.
(Isaac Watts (1674-1748))