Sunday, April 30, 2006

Take my anxious thoughts, Lord...

Take my anxious thoughts, Lord, and let me concentrate on the tasks at hand.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 13 Apr 1977)
O God, help me listen before I speak.  (Christ in Our Home, back of the book)

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Father in heaven, teach us ...

Father in heaven, teach us what freedom is and how to use it.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 187)

I pray that I may bear the small crosses - the ordinary, humble burdens of life - as well as I am able.  (after Daily Guideposts, 5 Apr 1979)

Calm my frantic pace.  (Isable Wolseley, Daily Guideposts, 9 Feb 2001)

Friday, April 28, 2006

Lord, give me the honesty to admit past mistakes and the courage to go back and correct them.  (Arthur Gordon, Daily Guideposts, 10 Apr 1984)

Lord, keep me looking for the highest and best, and help me focus my energies on those things that are most important.  (Eric Fellman, Daily Guideposts, 14 Apr 2000)

Thursday, April 27, 2006

I pray that each day may advance my steps on the road to understanding; that I may leave nothing undone that could have changed the course of my life for the better.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 7 February)

Charged with your power, Lord, I know I can cope with my problems.  (Marilyn Morgan Helleberg, Daily Guideposts, 9 Jan 1979)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Thank You, God, for the people in my life who get me moving in the directions I ought to go.  (Carol Knapp, 29 Mar 2005, probably Daily Guideposts)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Help me use this time with our friends to renew body, mind, and spirit.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 153, adapted)

Saturday, April 22, 2006


You got ready to use your bow, ready to shoot your arrows.  ... At the flash of your speeding arrows and the gleam of your shining spear, the sun and the moon stood still.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Lord, I know I have a part to play.  Please help me make all my notes sweet.  (Richard E. Henthorn, 23 Mar 2006)

Lord, keep me fit.  (Sue Monk Kidd, Daily Guideposts, 24 Mar 1980)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Give me daily guidance in meeting my problems.  (Daily Guideposts, 3 February 1979)

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

Help me to remember to plan.  (Food For Thought, 15 March)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Bring what I need to know into my conscious mind, so I can [deal with it and] be free of it.  (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 2 April)

God of mercy, send Your healing streams to all who are sick and in pain.  (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2000, 5 April)

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Teach me to develop the courage, strength, obedience, and discipline to act on what I know to be true.  (Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 103)


Monday, April 17, 2006

Dear Father, please help me concentrate on today and not worry about tomorrow or yesterday.  (Norman Vincent Peale, Daily Guideposts, 31 Mar 1979)

Let me never forget to be grateful for the good things in my life ... (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 6 February)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter Sunday

Glory Hallelujah!  The angels rolled the stone away.  Christ the Lord is Risen Today!  Happy Easter.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Lord, be with me in the work I do today.  (Norman Vincent Peale, Daily Guideposts, 4 Feb 1980)

Praise to You, O God, for preserving my life in both pleasant and troubled times.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 45)

Lord, help me be quiet long enough today to hear Your voice.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 4 Apr 1978)

Friday, April 14, 2006

Taxing Time

Lord, this is a taxing time.  Please help me get through it.  (Richard E. Henthorn, 14 Apr 2006)

Help me let go of my need to be anxious, upset, and harried.  (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 1 April)

Lord, give me the grace to help others at their point of need.  (Daily Guideposts, 2 Apr 1980)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Lord, help me to keep my fears from turning little problems into imaginary giants.  (Sharon Foster, Daily Guideposts, 13 Mar 2000)

Dear God, each day let me look for ways around my limitations.  (Brenda Wilbee, Daily Guideposts, 11 Mar 2000)

Lord, help me to do something today.  (after Karent Barber, Daily Guideposts, 31 Mar 2001)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

God, help us to bear the troubles and testing which lie before us that we may be true followers of Your spirit.  Give us patience and perseverance lest we grow weary and fainthearted.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 84)

Lord, we have this problem, You know what it is without our telling.  Please guide us in the right direction.  Make us receptive to Your will.  We thank You for this help that You are now giving us.  (Norman Vincent Peale,  Daily Guideposts, 5 Mar 2005)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I'm reporting for duty.  (Karen Casey, Keepers of the Wisdom, 5 March)

O Lord, help me turn from all the destructive forces in my life and walk with You.  (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2000, 7 March)

Comfort me in time of trouble.  (Christ in Our Home, 8 March)

Lord, help me act with courage and faith as I move, forward through this day.  (Madge Harrah, Daily Guideposts, 22 Feb 2000)

Monday, April 10, 2006

God, help me face and solve my problems today.  (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 22 February)

Teach me to conserve my resources.  (Food For Thought, 28 February)

Help me to not fear change.  (after Christ in Our Home, day 119)

Sunday, April 9, 2006

Lord, I want to win the battle, I surrender.  (Richard E. Henthorn, 1 Mar 2006)

Teach me to be a better steward of Your gifts.  (after Christ in Our Home, Day 90)

Keep my conscience clear.  (Lincoln's Devotional, Day 24)

Saturday, April 8, 2006

Lord, teach me to heed the promptings from Your spirit within.  (Carol Knapp, Daily Guideposts, 18 Feb 2005)

May I be a blessing to those with whom I come in contact.  (Moravian Daily Texts - 2001, 18 Feb)

Thank You, Lord, for the books that bring us close to so many wonderful people.  (Phyliss Hobe, Daily Guideposts, Feb 2000)

Do not allow my shortcomings to overwhelm me ... (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2000, 5 March)

Friday, April 7, 2006

I pray that I may bear the small crosses - the ordinary humble burdens of life - as well as I'm able.  (after Daily Guideposts, 5 Apr 1979)

Lord, when we confront the end of a life segment, may we view it as simply a time in between, until the next chapter of Your plan unfolds.  (Daily Guideposts, 5 Apr 1980)

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Thank You for this day.  (Food For Thought, 10 December)

Help me to be open today for whatever surprising encounters my Lord has in store for me.  Let me recognize the new within the old, hope within despair.  Keep my path to heaven clear before me, for I would not lose my way.  (Dorothy Minchim-Conn, Glimpses of God, 6 December)

Let no falsehood, however attractive, tempt me ... (Dorothy Minchim-Conn, Glimpses of God, 11 December)

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Tarry within my soul, O Lord.  Inspire my thoughts; suggest my decisions.  Order my doings and give me insight into my actions for You are my Lord and my God.  (Moravian Daily Texts - 2001, 11 January)

Lord, thank You for the signal of mental or emotional pain.  (Richard E. Henthorn, 13 Jan 2006)

God help me to avoid the temptation to deceive myself by justifying my actions when they are wrong.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 14 January)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Lord, help me avoid the trap of impulsive decisions that may have tragic consequences.  (Garrie F. Williams, Welcome, Holy Spirit, 13 January)

Lord, deliver me from the hell of overeating.  (Food For Thought, 13 January)

Make me mindful of my place in Your wonderful plan. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2000, 13 January)


Monday, April 3, 2006

Lord,as the subtracting goes on in my life, help me to add up the ways it transforms me into someone wonderfully new. (Karen Barber, Daily Guideposts, 16 Jan 2000)

Sunday, April 2, 2006

Help me to understand more clearly Your will for my life.  (after Christ in Our Home, Day 100)