Friday, March 31, 2006

... let my life today be the channel through which some little portion of Thy divine love and pity may reach the lives that are nearest to my own.  (John Baillie, A Diary of Private Prayer, Day 2)

Lord Jesus, I've chosen the wrong road and right now I ask you to forgive me.  Today I choose life by choosing Your way.  Please deliver me from the bondage and fill me with Your Holy Spirit.  (Kenneth & Gloria Copeland, From Faith to Faith, 8 April)

Thursday, March 30, 2006

My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

I need no other argument,
I need no other plea;
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me.
(Lidie H. Edmunds, hymn)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

... make me willing to leave the settling of accounts in Your hands.  (Dorothy Minchim-Conn, Glimpses of God, 10 August)

Thank You for my life.  (Melody Beattie, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact, Week 7, Day 7)

Thank You for the assurance of inner peace as I trust in You right now.  (Garrie F. Williams, Welcome, Holy Spirit, 15 January)

God, guide me to make right decisions.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 13 January)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

O God, help me to stay fit and to make healthy choices. ... Let me value my health and strive to stay as fit as I am able.  (Good News Day by Day, 12 August)

By Your grace, may I maintain my integrity in all situations.  (Food For Thought, 10 August)

Lord, I need to slow down.  I'm a slow learner.  (Richard E. Henthorn, 8 Aug 2005)

Monday, March 27, 2006

Lord, give me the strength and wisdom to persevere ... (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 27, adapted 12 Dec)

Thank You, Jesus, for answering the prayers that I have yet to pray.  (Carol Zimmermann, Daily Guideposts, 6 Dec 1981)

Transform my anger, Lord, I let it go now.  (Marilyn Morgan Helleberg, Daily Guideposts, 10 Aug 1988)

God, help me mind my own business today.  (A Life of My Own, 9 August)

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Book Recommendation

If you are interested in learning more about setting boundaries and how becoming better at it could improve your relationships I'd like to recommend the book, Where to Draw the Line - How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day, by Anne Katherine.   ISBN 0-684-86806-7

Lord, today I would live simply and walk quietly, restfully listening to Your voice and learning to say "no" to whatever stands in the way of my being my best for You.  (Daily Guideposts, 11 Feb 1979)

O Lord, enter our home and make it a fit place for You to abide.  Bless all the people who live about our doorstep.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 46)

Saturday, March 25, 2006

105th Anniversary

Today is the 105th Anniversary of the birth of my mother, Ruth.

Lord, may she rest in peace.


Friday, March 24, 2006

WebLog Second Anniversary

Today is the second anniversary of my Arrow Prayers web log.  I have enjoyed posting one or more short prayers on most days during the last two years.  Doing the reading to find the prayers has been educational and helpful to me.  I appreciate that AOL provides a place for folks to post their online journals.  Thank you to everyone who posted comments to a daily entry or sent me an Email with your comments and encouragement.  (The visitor count as of today was 1,815.)

Father, help me to remember others in prayer and to speak words of love [and encouragement] to them.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 148)

Don't let me get discouraged, Lord, even when the results are less than I hoped for.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 24 March 1977)

Thursday, March 23, 2006

I pray that no act of deliberate disobedience will manifest itself in me.  (after Garrie F. Williams, Welcome, Holy Spirit, 13 February)

Take my lips and keep them true, filled with messages from You.  (Hymn)

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Make me humble enough to accept a new and more rational view of my life.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 13 February)

Help me with this! (Van Varner, Daily Guideposts, 17 Feb 2001)

Lord, guide me this day.


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Govern every decision I shall have to make, no matter how great or small.  (Dorothy Minchim-Conn, Glimpses of God, 14 October)

Lord, help me maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 20 October)

Take the broken fragments of my life, God, and create a new purpose, a new meaning to my journey down here on earth.  (Dorothy Minchim-Conn, Glimpses of God, 8 November)

Monday, March 20, 2006

Keep me from self-pity, Lord, and raise my sights.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 13 Feb 1983)

Father, help me to find Your plan for my life in every detail.  (16 Feb 1979)

Lord, keep me ever mindful, I can't hear You, if I'm talking.  (Richard E. Henthorn, 11 Feb 2006)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Good Shepherd, be with me now and when I walk through the valley of death to be with You eternally.  (after Day 2, in Christ in Our Home)

Lord, let me see today, and each duty in this day, as You see it.  (A Gentle Spirit, 3 November)

O God, help me believe Your hand is guiding me through good times and bad.  (Christ in Our Home - Light for Today, 13 Mar 2006)

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Numbered Days

Please remind me that my days are numbered.  Teach me that my time here in this life is precious so that I will not waste it.  Help me to recognize how precious every moment is so that I spend it doing those things that will bring me closer to You.  In the time I have left, please teach me how to serve You, Dear God.  Teach me how to give joyously, share willingly, and love totally.  Remind me that I cannot serve in greed, doubt, fear or anger.  Fill my soul with Your light, so that your bountiful blessings will shine through my soul into the world.  Each day that I awake, I pray that You will be present in my thoughts, my words, and all of my deeds.  I ask that every moment that I have left in this life be a channel through which some measure of Your love and light may reach those with whom I come into contact.  (Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 186)

Friday, March 17, 2006

Today, I pray for the wisdom to build a better tomorrow on the mistakes and experience of yesterday.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 5 January)

Father, let me help others in the way You help me, quietly, and without having to receive praise.  (Betty R. Graham, Daily Guideposts, 27 Dec 1981)

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Thank You, God, for memories we hold dear, for blessings You've sent year after year.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 29 Dec 2004)

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Let my eating habits reflect Your will Lord, and not my own.  (Doris Haase, Daily Guideposts, 28 Aug 1985)

God grant that I may never urge anyone to take any action but the constructive one ... (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 1 Nov)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Martin Luther

The fewer words, the better prayer.  (Martin Luther)

Lord, thank You for the little wonders of my life that are shadows of Your glory.  (Andrew Attaway, Daily Guideposts, 27 Dec 2004)

O Lord, let me not live to be useless!  (Bishop John de Stratford)

Monday, March 13, 2006

Lord, grant me the wisdom to leave behind that which is past and lost, and to be grateful for those things I have.  (Frances E. Wilson, Daily Guideposts, 16 Oct 1981)

God, help me to provide for my family as You have provided for me.  (Good News Day by Day, 25 October)

Saturday, March 11, 2006

O Lord, let not the sins of yesterday be repeated in the life of today, or set a bad example for tomorrow.  (Moravian Daily Texts - 2001, 10 January)

God, save me from myself.  (Food For Thought, 2 January)

Help me hear with joy Your promises for the future.  (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2000, 2 January)

Friday, March 10, 2006

Father, help us to use Your gift of food as You intended we should use it -- wisely and well.  (Tammy Rider, Daily Guideposts, 29 Sep 1988)

Help me to do only what needs to be done by me today.  (A Life of My Own, 26 October)

Lord, help me stop talking long enough to hear You.  (Daily Guideposts, 29 Oct 1981)

Thursday, March 9, 2006

106th Birthday Anniversary

Today is the 106th anniversary of the birth of my father, Edward Charles Henthorn.  May he rest in peace.

Help me not to fret and worry about little things - trivialities and petty obsessions. (Moravian Daily Texts - 2001, 13 February)

Lord Jesus, help me to see others clearly, as you see them, and to believe the best about them.  (Helen Grace Lescheid, Daily Guideposts, 13 Feb 2001)

Lord, thank You for the gift of today.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions withall kinds of prayer and requests ... (Ephesians 6:18 NIV)

Help me stop creating chaos and crisis.  (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 27 December)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Help me, God, to remember that my suffering, whatever it may be, is only temporary.  It may last a day, a week, or a year, or even to the day I die.  But freedom and joy lie beyond.  (Dorothy Minchim-Comm, Glimpses of God, 18 December)

Monday, March 6, 2006

Prayer for Understanding

Lord, let me see ______ [name a person] through Your eyes, in a fresh, new, admiring way.  (Carol Knapp, Daily Guideposts, 18 Dec 1991)

Sunday, March 5, 2006

Lord, help me make the right choices in life, even when the choices are difficult or uncomfortable.  (Eric Fellman, Daily Guideposts, 6 Dec 1988)

Creator, bless our families.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 37, 13 Dec)

Saturday, March 4, 2006

I am trusting Thee to guide me; Thou alone shalt lead, every day and hour supplying all my need.

May the stress and strain of life not break me, but make me stronger for Jesus' sake. (Daily Moravian Texts - 2001, 20 January)


Friday, March 3, 2006

May the healing power of Christ restore harmony and peace to my entire being as I close my eyes in blessed slumber.  (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Daybreak and Day's End, Vol. 2, p. 179)

God, direct me to wholesome and healthy ways to solve and dissolve my uncontrolled anger.  (Charles Swindoll)

Thursday, March 2, 2006

I pray for the willingness to be patient.  (Anne Wilson Schaef, Meditations for Living in Balance, 11 March)

Thank You, God, for Your wise and generous answers to my prayers.  (Kjerstin Easton, Daily Guideposts, 20 Jan 2005)

Wednesday, March 1, 2006


Lord, if I have convictions, help me to stand by them, no matter what.  (Dave Franco, Daily Guideposts, 17 January 2001)

God, show me the areas where acting "as if" could help set the stage for the reality I desire.  (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 17 January)