Thursday, March 31, 2005

Make me steadfast in prayer, so that I may be calm in affliction.  (After Joseph Parker in Thoughts for the Quiet Hour, 24 March)

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Lord, help me to ignore obstacles and focus on possibilities.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 24 March)

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Lord Jesus, help me to put You first in my life, always.  (Eleanor Sass, Daily Guideposts, 26 March 1991)

God, help me let go of ... needless fears... (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 27 March)

Monday, March 28, 2005

Show me, Lord, how to best live each day.  (Food For Thought, 25 March)

O God, give me grace to profit by Your word.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Easter Sunday

Were you there when He rose up from the dead?
Were you there when He rose up from the dead?
O! Sometimes I feel like shouting glory, glory, glory!
Were you there when He rose up from the dead?

O! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble!
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Lord, give me a creative and imaginative spirit to let go of the old in order to grasp the new.  (James McDermott, Daily Guideposts, 9 March 1985)

Friday, March 25, 2005

Prayer for Our Leaders

Lord, shine Your beacon of truth on those who are in leadership, that they may never lead others astray.  (Daily Wisdom for Women, 16 March)

Thursday, March 24, 2005

First Anniversay of Arrow Prayers WebLog

Today marks the first anniversary of this Arrow Prayers weblog.  I am very pleased that I have been able to maintain my interest in posting to the log for an entire year.  I remembered to make a posting on most days.

I've written each of the short prayers on Rolodex card.  At this point I have enough cards to fill two and a third Rolodex trays.  From time to time, when I haven't had a new prayer to post I have reused prayers that I posted previously.  I'll probably do more of that as I continue the blog.

The visit counter counts my visits to post as well as those of folks reading the weblog so it is impossible to tell exactly how much interest others have shown.  There is no doubt that many visits have been made because as of this morning the visit count was, 1,190.

Thanks to everyone who posted their own comments to the weblog or who sent me private Email messages of encouragement.

In your personal battle against Satan, spare no arrows.  (Richard E. Henthorn, 24 Mar 2005, after Charles H. Spurgeon)

Dick Henthorn




Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Help me to see through my own distortions of reality.  (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Daybreak and Day's End, 7 August)

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Lord, help me to master the soft answer.  (Good News Day by Day, 11 March)

Keep me optimistic in the face of difficulties.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 9 March)

Monday, March 21, 2005

Lord, give me the patience to wait.

Lord, help me discover other people's strengths and my own weaknesses.


Sunday, March 20, 2005

I pray that I may not fall into the error of anticipating trouble.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 13 March)

Friday, March 18, 2005

God, keep me from magnifying my troubles by harping on them continually.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 15 March)

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Martin Luther

The fewer words, the better the prayer.

Help me to come to You first in a crisis.

Lord, let me give cheerfully, unhesitatingly, all that I've been given.  (Rick Hamlin, Daily Guideposts, 15 Mar 2004)

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Help me to build reserves through prayer Lord, so that I may have faith even in the darkest hours.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 1 March, adapted)

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Lord, I'm powerless over my need to interject my advice without being invited.  [Remind me that often the best way to help is to say nothing at all].  (Keith Miller, Daily Guideposts, 7 Feb 2004, with added line by Richard E. Henthorn)

Monday, March 14, 2005

I pray that I may learn it is not my function to direct or control another person, however close to me.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 12 March)

Sunday, March 13, 2005

God of grace and mercy, may I stop dreading the lossses of age, and accept with thanksgiving the special gifts You have provided for this time in life.  (Marilyn Morgan King, Daily Guideposts, 6 Feb 2004)

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Arrows of God

All the arrows of God are aimed at proud hearts.  (Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, 6 March p.m.)

I pray that my thoughts and feelings may be purified.  (Food For Thought, 5 March)

Friday, March 11, 2005

Jesus, my Lord, please guide me in Your perfect plan today.  (Marabel Morgan in A Gentle Spirit, 5 March)

Thursday, March 10, 2005

I am grateful for my many blessings, generous God, for I know that I am well cared for.  May I always be mindful of those who go without and of my duty to care for them.  (Good News Day by Day, 1 March)

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Dear Lord, thank You for the healing You do through Your power at work in the hands of our doctors, and in the miracle of our bodies.  (Eric Fellman, Daily Guideposts, 8 Mar 2004)

Lord Jesus, help me to simplify my life.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 7 March)

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Give me the courage to make changes.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 4 March)

Calm my mind.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 8 March)

Saturday, March 5, 2005

Free me, God, from compulsive busyness... (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Daybreak and Day's End, 28 July)

Friday, March 4, 2005

From a New England Sampler

God bless all those that I love,
God bless all those that love me,
God bless all those that love those that I love,
God bless all those that love those that love me.

Thursday, March 3, 2005

Give me the words to help others grow, not to tear them down.  Give me the courage to actually challenge others when it it good to do so.  (Good News Day by Day, 24 Feb)

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Heavenly Father, forgive me when I focus on what I lack instead of what I have.  (Gail Thorell Schilling, Daily Guideposts, 24 Feb 2004)

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Father, help me to be eager to arise each morning to accomplish the things You've given me to do.  (Harold Hostetler, Daily Guideposts, 28 Jan 2004)

Father, teach me to keep my spirit healthy with positive thoughts.  (Sue Monk Kidd, Daily Guideposts, 28 Feb 1988)