Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Miracle of Each Individual

Help me to recognize the miracle of each individual.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 106)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Guardian Angels

Lord, thank You for the guardian angels who have made a difference in my life.  And help me to make a difference in the lives of those around me.  (Pablo Diaz, Daily Guideposts, 17 March 2005)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

Lord, today we remember with fondness and gratitude our ancestors and family members who have gone to their rest.  May those who have given their lives in the service of this country rest in peace knowing that their sacrifice wasn't in vain.  Amen.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Accept the Trials

Lord, help me accept the trials in my life and see Your goodness.  (Mary Brown, Daily Guideposts, 18 April 2005)


Friday, May 26, 2006

Things That Could Harm Me

Lord, help me avoid things that could harm me.  (Dan R. Dick, Devotions for Dieters, 7 May)

God, help me lighten up!  (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go, 19 March)

God, help me let go of my need to be afraid.  Replace it with a need to be at peace.  (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 7 May)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Dysfunctional Drama

God, help me let go of my need for dysfunctional drama in my life.  (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go, 2 March)


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Let Go of Negativity

God help me to let go of negativity.  (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 16 March)

Lord, help me keep things in perspective. (after Christ in Our Home, Day 134)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Keeping Things in Perspective

Lord, I'm grateful for the people You send me to help me keep things in perspective when I can't do it myself.  (after Melody Beattie, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact, Week 49, Day 6)

Sunday, May 21, 2006


God, help me let go of perfectionism.  (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go, 13 April)

Lord, give me stamina to withstand prolonged mental and physical strain without losing my power.  (after Taylor & Crain, Angel Wisdom, 4 February)

Saturday, May 20, 2006


God, help me set myself free from the limits that other people put on me.  (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go, 9 April)

God, defend me!  (after Dan R. Dick, Devotions for Dieters)

Friday, May 19, 2006

Make Your Presence Known

Lord, make Your presence known to me.  Help me to call on you as I struggle, as I worry about the problems of everyday living.  Thank You for Your promise to be with me always.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 120)

Teach me how to give.  (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go, 21 January)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Keep Me From Putting Off

Keep me from putting off the things I should do today, Father.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 28 Mar 1977)

Dear Lord, thank You for our rich inheritance.  (Zona B. Davis, Daily Guideposts, 9 Mar 1980)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Keeping Me Straight

Thank You for keeping me straight yesterday.  Please help me stay straight today.  (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 4 May)

Thank You, Lord, for bringing me this far.  (Dan R. Dick, Devotions for Dieters, 31 March)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Our Times Are In Your Hands

Lord God, we thank You for reminding us that our times are in Your hands.  May our plans be acceptable to Your will and purpose for our lives.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 210)

Heal me, O God, from my own thoughts.  (after Marshall D. Johnson in Christ in Our Home, Day 219)

Monday, May 15, 2006

Let Go of the Need to Create Drama

God, help me let go of my need to create drama to have a life.  (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go, 1 March)

Praise to You, O God, for preserving my life in pleasant and troubled times.  (Christ in Our Homes Day 211)

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Right Thought and Right Action

Help me practice right thought and right action.  (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go, 13 March)

Friday, May 12, 2006

Useless Thoughts and Habits

Guide me as I leave behind useless thoughts and habits.  (After Food For Thought, 20 March)

When I am indecisive, Lord, help me pick a course and take the first step.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 31 Jan 1977)

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Vain Words and Actions

Keep me from vain words and actions.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 28 Mar 1978)

God, help me appreciate my loved ones more and fret about their petty annoyance less.  (Alma Barkman, Daily Guideposts, 29 Mar 2001)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Let Me Find Happiness

Dear, Lord, let me find happiness in making other people happy.  (Daily Guideposts, 11 Jan 1980)

Fill me just now with power anew, power to pray and power to do!  (Albert S. Reitz, hymn, Daily Guideposts, 30 Jan 1980)

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

My Shortcomings

Help me see my shortcomings, Lord, and help me change.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 12 Apr 1977)

God, grant me compassion for myself and others.  Help me learn to be gentle with broken hearts, including my own.  (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go, 20 January)

Monday, May 8, 2006

The Gifts of Love

Lord, help me remember the gifts of love that have enriched my life, and help me to give generously to others.  (Kenneth Chafin, Daily Guideposts, 10 Apr 2001)

Sunday, May 7, 2006

Thank You For Today

God, thank You for giving me today, and all that it will contain.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 28 Jan 1977)


Saturday, May 6, 2006

Living Your Own Life

I pray that I may learn it is not my function to direct or control another person, however close to me.  I will also cease to be a crutch.  I can live nobody's life but my own.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 12 March)

Help us honor each person's knowledge as a gift from You.  (Moravian Daily Texts - 2001, 6 March)

Friday, May 5, 2006

Good Morning, Lord

Good Morning, Lord.  Keep me company through the hours ahead.  Let me share Your love with others today.  And thank You for giving me this wonderful life!  (Doris Haase, Daily Guideposts, 7 Jan 1983)

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Daily Strength for Daily Needs

Give me daily strength for daily needs.  (after Jo Petty, The One Year Book of Personal Prayer, 4 April)

Gracious Redeemer, help me to live each moment with the prospect of eternity before me.

Lord, help me to deal with discouragement.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 8 May 1977)

Lord, guide me as I make decisions.  (Richard E. Henthorn, 27 March 2006)

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Vuglar Leaders

Let us not follow vulgar leaders who exploit the fear of death, and promise the bliss of salvation.  If we are truly happy, they will have nothing to offer us.  (Deng Ming-Dao, 365 Tao, Day 20)

Lord, help me see the changes in my life as part of Your master design.  (Eric Fellman, Daily Guideposts, 25 Jan 2005)

Help me to show gratitude in the way I treat others.  (after Moravian Daily Texts - 2001, 3 Feb)

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Help Me See the Beauty

God, help me see the beauty and the good in life.  (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go, 30 January)

Give me the strength and faith to live Your word each day.  (Christ in Our Home, Day 152, adapted)

Lord, thank You for being with me in difficult times, even when I'm not aware of Your presence.  (Kenneth Chafin, Daily Guideposts, 11 Apr 2001)

Monday, May 1, 2006

Free me from self-centered worry, Lord.

Free me from self-centered worry, Lord.  (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts, 14 March 1977)

God, protect me from negative influences... (Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go, 29 January)

Father, don't let inertia rob me of the wonders that are waiting.  (Daily Guideposts, 8 February 1980)