Monday, March 31, 2008

Inspire Me

Inspire me to persevere, Lord God.  (Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 38, 31 Dec)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spiritual Development

Spiritual development is achieved by daily persistence in living the way you believe God wants you to live.  ... Never falter in this daily effort, but go forward boldly and unafraid.  (Alan L. Roeck, Look to This Day, 25 Mar)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Accepting a Compliment

One way to accept a compliment is to reply, "The Lord has blessed me."  (after Daily Guideposts, 31 Aug 1979)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Pay Attention

Today, help me pay attention to my feelings and respect my own judgment.  Help me listen to myself.  (Body, Mind, and Spirit, 20 Mar)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Stick With Me

Stick with me when I'm discouraged.  (Patricia Lorenz, Daily Guideposts, 25 May 1988)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Guide Me

Lord, please guide me quickly!  (Harry and Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 21 Mar)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Journal Anniversary

Yesterday I forgot to write about the fact that 24 Mar 2008 was the fourth anniversary of the creation of this Arrow Prayers journal.  For many months while I was without a computer that could access the Internet I didn't post anything.  I'm happy to report that the laptop computer I've been using lately is working reasonably well.

I'm somewhat surprised that I maintained my interest in posting prayers for as long as I have.

If you have found something useful in my journal I hope that the words have blessed you as much as they have blessed me.

Richard E. Henthorn



What Matters Most

Lord, help me to see what doesn't matter, which will help me know what matters most.  (Carol Kuykendall, 21 Mar 2006, Daily Guideposts)

Monday, March 24, 2008

I Am At Peace

Lord, thank You for this day and all it offers, I am at peace.  (The Promise of a New Day, 22 Dec, adapted by REH)

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.  (Proverbs 12:15, in Daily Guideposts, 30 Aug 1979)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Ask For What You Need

Today, let me put my ego aside and ask for what I need.  Let me be gracious to those who want to help me.  (Body, Mind, and Spirit, 22 Mar)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Gain Understanding

I pray for the steadfastness to read every day, something that will help me to gain understanding.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 23 Jan)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Print or Save

Can I "Print" or "Save" From an AOL Journal (Blog)?

If you read something in an AOL journal can you "print" or "save" from the journal? The answer is "yes." However, you may not want to do this. Be aware that a single journal entry you are reading isn't the only one that will print. You might use much more paper and ink than you planned because all of the entries that you can scroll on the screen will go to the printer. That's what happened when I tried the "print" option. I printed eight pages when I wanted to print just one.

Here's a way to avoid this problem. To print or save a single journal entry you will need to use "copy and paste." First, use the mouse to select the text you'd like to print or save, then click "edit" and then "copy." That will put a copy of what you want on the clipboard. Then use your word processor or favorite text editor to "paste" from the clipboard. Next, you can "save" or "print" the file from the word processor or editor.

I hope this information will be helpful if you find something of interest in an AOL journal.


Compared to rocks or to termites or ginkgo trees, our whole species is a very recent passenger on this Spaceship Earth. We've had a busy time of it, for the few thousand years that there have been enough of us to make a difference. But in time as geologists measure it we have barely entered the history of the planet.

If we eradicated ourselves with the lethal means at our disposal, we wouldn't be the first species to disappear. But wouldn't it be a shame? We humans have the capacity for transcendence as well as destruction. Surely we're adaptable enough to guide our own development away from our current preoccupation with deadly toys.

Written history gives us just a tiny glimpse of life on earth. Let's live so as to guarantee that human existence lasts out its full chapter

(Source: Karen Casey and Martha Vanceburg, The Promise of a New Day, March 21)

I'm Provided For

Thank You, Father, that You have provided for my needs so generously that I can give work to others.  (Daily Guideposts, 30 Sep 1980)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mychal's Prayer

Mychal's Prayer

Lord, take me where You want me to go; let me meet whom You want me to meet; tell me what you want me to say, and keep me out of your way.

(Source: Upper Room Disciplines, 12 Sep 2004) [Note: Franciscan Friar Mychal Judge was a New York City Fireman's Chaplin. He was killed on 11 Sep 2001 by the falling body of another victim who jumped from one of the burning towers.]

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Your Presence

I pray that I may realize ... [Your] presence all through the day.  (Alan L. Roeck, Look to This Day, 19 Mar)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Negative Self-Talk

Today help me replace negative self-talk.  (Body, Mind, and Spirit, 15 Mar)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Enrich My Life

Lord, today help me be open to new ideas and experiences that can further enrich my life.  (Body, Mind, and Spirit, 13 Mar)

Sunday, March 16, 2008


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 Mar)

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Mind Your Own Business

I pray for the wisdom not to involve myself with the personal lives and beliefs of others ... (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 14 Sep)


Friday, March 14, 2008

Let Me Not Ask

Lord, let me not ask more of others, than I do of myself.  (Richard E. Henthorn)

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I pray for quietness to help me cure my own emotional instability.  Let me use serenity to cushion the impact of whatever happens outside of me.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 9 Mar)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Lord, all I need is the willingness to change, one day at a time.  (A Time to Be Free, 6 Mar)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Romans 15:13

So I pray that God, who gives you hope, will keep you happy and full of peace as you believe in him.

Monday, March 10, 2008

My Way of Life

Lord, please help me make my beliefs become my way of life.  (After, At My Best, 9 Mar)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

First Fruits

Lord, accept our prayers and petitions as the first fruits of our day.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

My Limitations

Today help me recognize my limitations, and help me be humble enough to learn from others. (Body, Mind & Spirit, 7 Mar)

I pray that I may really try to do God's will in all my affairs.  (Alan L. Roeck, Look to This Day, 7 Mar)



Friday, March 7, 2008

Willingness to Change

Father, help me be willing to change some of my lifetime habits and to understand people not like myself.  (Daily Guideposts, 26 Aug 1979)

Give me an understanding mind, O God, to know what is most important in my life; then give me courage to order my life accordingly.  (The Upper Room Disciplines, 17 Aug 2000)


Thursday, March 6, 2008


Lord, today I'm grateful to feel Your presence in my life and within the people around me.  (Touchstones, 15 Sep)

Thank God - every morning when you get up - that you have something to do, which must be done whether you like it or not.  Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you a hundred virtues, which the idle never know.  (Charles Kingsley in Daily Guideposts, 7 Sep 2005)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wholesome Thinking

I pray today and every day, for healthful, wholesome thinking, so that I may not generate trouble for myself.  (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 21 Feb)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Guide My Thoughts

God, guide my thoughts and let them guide my actions.

I pray that God will continue to bless me with inspiration, to show me what I might yet become.  (Look to This Day, Alan L. Roeck, 29 Feb)

Monday, March 3, 2008

Help Me

Today, help me make the most of this day.  (Body, Mind and Spirit, 3 Mar)

I give thanks for the people who have loved and nurtured me, who have cared for and about me - in an immediate crisis or over a lifetime.  (Colleen Zuck, Daily Word, Day 58)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

God's Spirit

I pray that God's spirit may be everything I need.  I pray that His spirit will help me discover life, healing and strength.  (Look to This Day, Alan L. Roeck, 1 Mar)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Give Thanks

[I] Give thanks to God for His wonderful creation and ask for wisdom to treat it wisely and well.  (Rudolph F. Norden, With Jesus Everyday, 18 Feb)