Sunday, November 30, 2008

Look to Your Health

Look to your health, and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is ... a blessing that money can't buy. (Izaak Walton, in Body, Mind, and Spirit, 22 November)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Old Stuff

God, is there something I can give up today - some old stuff, an old attitude, an old idea? Let me toss it without a backward glance! (Linda Neukrug, Daily Guideposts, 18 Oct 2007)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Give Thanks

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and your strength. Give thanks for your food and give thanks for the joy of living. And if you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured that the fault is in yourself. (Chief Tecumseh, in Thinking Outside the Church by Jennifer Leigh Selig, p. 238)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Prayer

Lord, give me the discipline to eat according to my needs rather than my self-destructive cravings. (Food For Thought, 4 January)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Change and Blessings

God is with me through every change in life. (Colleen Zuck, et al. Daily Word For Healing, pl 270)

Loving, Father, give me the grace to look beyond my difficulties to the blessings in my life. (Melody Bonnette, in Daily Guideposts, 21 Sep 2007)

Seek The Truth

Seek the truth: it always shows us what we should do, what we should not do and what we should stop doing.  (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom, 22 March)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Some Hesitation

There is not a single believer who from time to time has not had some hesitation about the existence of God. But these moments of hesitation are not harmful. On the contrary, they lead us to a better understanding of God. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom, 24 March)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Spirit of God

Through the spirit of God within me, I have b een given all that I will ever need to be successful throughout my life. (Colleen Zuck, Daily Word, Day 265)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

This Life

Thank You, Lord, for this life you have given me. (Soul Searching, p. 314)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Material Things

I pray that I may not be overwhelmed by material things. I pray that I may realize the higher value of spiritual things. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 20 November)

I didn't post an Arrow Prayer yesterday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

God Speaks

God often speaks through the people in my life.  I need to listen to them.  (Gina Bridgeman, Daily Guideposts, 7 Sep 2007)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Gift of Memory

Thank You, Father, for the gift of memory! (John Sherrill, Daily Guideposts, 24 August 2007)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gift of Life

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of life and for this magnificient world you've given us to live in. And when the time comes, bring me peacefully home to You. (Karen Valentin, Daily Guideposts, 21 Jul 2007)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Give Me Strength

Give me the strength to experience all of my emotions, positive as well as negative. Give me the foresight to learn from my feelings and to seek help when they become overwhelming. (Soul Searching, p. 284)
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Friday, November 14, 2008


Thomas Point Light, Maryland

Give me the clarity to be sensitive to another's needs and feelings today. (Soul Searching, p. 291)
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Trust in the Lord

Photo: Mr. Dickie (Portland, OR)

Trust in the Lord instead. Be kind and good to others; then you will live safely here in the land and prosper feeding in safety. (Psalm 37:3 (TLB) Daily Guideposts, 21 Jul 2007)
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Prayer One Thousand

Clear my mind of needless thoughts. (Billy Graham, Day by Day, 15 August)

Today I'm posting the thousanth prayer to my Arrow Prayers blog. When I started the blog I had no idea whether I'd be interested in posting over a long period of time. I hope that some of the prayers I've posted have been helpful to someone else.

Mr. Dickie

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Photo: Mr. Dickie (Kaliedoscope of Maryland flowers)

Show me the lessons I need to learn. (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 5 February)
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Monday, November 10, 2008


Faith is the messenger that bears your prayers to God.
(Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 1 November)
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Sunday, November 9, 2008


Photo: Mr. Dickie (Marston Wedding Reception)

Today help me to accept change as part of the challenge of ... [life]. (Adapted, Body, Mind, and Spirit, 7 November)
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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Special People

As I remember special people who are no longer with me, I thank you, Lord, for the memories and the positive imprint they left on my life. (Soul Searching, p. 259)
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Friday, November 7, 2008


Lord, I want to listen before I speak. (Lloyd John Ogilvie, God's Best for My Life, 15 August)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Walk & Talk

Lord, help me to walk and talk softly so I don't disturb other people. (Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 198)
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Election

Lord, we give thanks for this day, which many thought could never come, when we celebrate the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008


Today let me realized the healing qualities of laughter in my life. (Body, Mind, and Spirit, 29 October)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I'm Stumped

Lord I'm stumped. Please tell me what to do.
(Norman Vincent Peale)