Friday, June 30, 2006

Thank You For the Life

Thank You for the life that You have given me to live.  (Food For Thought, 30 May)

God, help me stay serene, confident, and joyful as I go through my day.  (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go, 6 June)


Thursday, June 29, 2006

Aging Gracefully

Lord, thank You for the strength to age gracefully.  Help me to make each year a wiser one.  (Patricia Lorenz, Daily Guideposts, 31 Jan 2000)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Positive Things in Life

Lord, help me to see the positive things in life, and give me the words to express my appreciation.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 3 Jun 1983)

Monday, June 26, 2006

Negative Feelings

Let my negative feelings lead me to positive outlets.  (Zona B. Davis, Daily Guideposts, 31 May 1983)

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Worry & Resentment

God, keep me from the exhausting practice of worry and resentment.  (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go, 3 June)

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Your Blessings

Forgiving Lord, thank You for blessing me, even when I do not ask for or deserve Your blessings.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 29)

Friday, June 23, 2006

Praise to You

Praise to You, O God, for preserving my life in pleasant and troubled times.  (Robert Long, Christ in Our Home, Day 285)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Help Me Read, Study and Profess

O Holy One, help me read, study, receive and profess the Christian faith as contained in the scriptures.  (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2000, 11 March)

Give me the faith to believe, Lord, even when the visible evidence fills me with doubt.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 12 March 1978)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I Need Thee

I need Thee, O I need Thee, every hour I need Thee.  (Annie S. Hawks, hymn, in Daily Guideposts, 16 May 1982)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Seeing Beyond

Lord, enable me to see beyond what seems to be.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 27 May, adapted)

Dear God, in my quest to do my best, help me to be patient with myself.  (Scott Walker, Daily Guideposts, 30 Jan 2000)

Monday, June 19, 2006

Dysfunctional Challenges

God, help me let go of my need to involve myself in dysfunctional challenges.  (after Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 7 June)

Have pity on me Lord!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Sickness As An Excuse

Lord, don't let me use sickness as an excuse for avoiding a difficult chore.  (Daily Guideposts, 16 Mar 1977)

Lord, it all depends on You.  (After Daily Guideposts, 18 Mar 1977)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Chase Away the Darkness

Shine Your light, O Lord, and chase away the darkness and despair ... (Christ in Our Home, Day 189)

Grant me the courage to trust You completely.  (Food For Thought, 3 April)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

When I Make a Mess

Lord, when I make a mess of my life, forgive me.  (Drue Duke, Daily Guideposts, 28 Mar 2001)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Make Us Worthy

We thank You that we have been forgiven and pray that You will make us worthy of what Christ has done for us.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 159)

Lord, remove my fear!

Monday, June 12, 2006


God, help me set myself free from ridiculous and unnecessary expectations.  (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go)

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Those Who Are Alone

Lord, be with those who are alone in their troubles.  (Millie Stamm, Meditation Moments, 31 May)

Friday, June 9, 2006

Living in the Past

Lord, protect me from being so enamored by the past that I fail to move ahead.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 156)

Show me how to make each day of my life count for You, Lord.  (Carol Knapp, Daily Guideposts, 29 Mar 2005)

Thursday, June 8, 2006

My Limit

I've reached my limit; You take it from here.  (Andrew Attaway, Daily Guideposts, 14 March 2005)

Calm my anxiety.

Direct my decisions.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Helping By Listening

Thank You, God, for giving me the chance to help by listening to others.  (Oscar Greene, Daily Guideposts, 17 Apr 2005, adapted)

God, I'm lost.  Please give me direction.  (Richard E. Henthorn, 21 Apr 2006)

Monday, June 5, 2006

Give Me Insight

Today, Lord, give me the insight to see my mistakes and the courage to correct them.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 15 Mar 1978)

Give me success today.

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Sharing Our Blessings

We have so much, and we need so little.  Forgive us our excesses, Lord, and give us generous hearts with which to share our many blessings.  (Fay Angus, Daily Guideposts, 13 March 2001)

I pray that I may not fall into the error of anticipating trouble.  If it should come, let me meet it with equanimity and love.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 13 March)

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Generosity of Friends

Thank You Lord, for the generosity of friends.  (after Rick Hamlin, Daily Guideposts, 28 Mar 2000)

Friday, June 2, 2006

Father We Ask You

Father, we pray for those who are sick and ask you to fill them with hope.  We pray for those who are lost in grief and ask you to fill them with comfort.  We pray for those whose spirits are exhausted and ask you to fill them with unending grace.  (Moravian Daily Texts - 2001, 28 March)

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Unfavorable Events

Lord, give me the inner strength to react calmly to unfavorable events.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 27 Mar 1977)