Monday, August 31, 2009

Make Me Effective

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I pray that the peace I have found will make me effective. I pray that I may be relieved of frustration during the day. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 16 August)

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that You will surround me with people who will encourage me to live according to Your word, people who will hold me accountable to maintain integrity in every area of my life. And give me the wisdom and courage to be this kind of friend to others. (Kay Arthur, Search My Heart, O God, 23 August)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

God's Presence

I pray that I may be conscious of God's presence as the most compelling event in my life. I pray that each day may begin and end with His blessing. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 20 August)

Friday, August 28, 2009

My Present State

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I pray that I may make real progress toward a better life. I pray that I may never be satisfied with my present state. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 13 August)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Gift of Another Day

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I am grateful for the gift of another day, and I will live it creatively and respectfully. (Touchstones, 14 August)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Lord, I am not wise enough to choose my own paths today. Let me be wise enough to listen to your voice among other believers. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2006, 15 August)

Note: Yesterday my laptop computer stopped working. I was able to get my old desktop computer to work with the high speed internet connection. There are issues with this computer too. If I stop posting to my blogs it will be due to the computer issues. Mr. Dickie

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Co-Worker With God

I pray that I may be a co-worker with God. I pray that I may help people by my example. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 12 August)


Yesterday, I didn't post to Arrrow Prayers. I was busy and needed a break from my malfunctioning computer.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Follow Me

If you can't say, "Follow me," shape up your walk, beloved. We desperately need godly role models of Christ. (Kay Arthur, Search My Heart, O God, 1 August)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Promptings of the Inner Voice

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I pray for willingness to follow the promptings of the inner voice. (Food For Thought, 1 August)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pray Every Hour

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You should pray every hour. The most necessary and the most difficult form of prayer is to remember -- in spite of the numerous distractions of life -- your obligations to God, to his law. You become scared, you become upset, you become embarrassed, you become too involved or distracted by something. But you should always remember who you are and what you should do. This is what a real prayer should be about. This is difficult in the beginning, but with time you can work and create this habit. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar of Wisdom, 21 August)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Live Boldly

Lord, give me the courage to live boldly, to stand firm in my convictions ... (Kay Arthur, Search My Heart, O God, 17 August)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Willing to be Changed

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I pray that I may daily be willing to be changed. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 9 August)

Monday, August 17, 2009

All Is Well

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I pray that I may feel deeply that all is well. I pray that nothing will be able to move me from that deep conviction. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 7 August)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Do You Pray?

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Do you pray? Prayer is a powerful tool to be used not only occasionally, but throughout the entire day. Every time you experience any emotion, be it happiness, gratitude, sadness, or compassion, take the time to say a prayer of thanks or send a blessing to whoever is in need. Prayer is another way to ask for help when needing guidance. Prayers are answered through your thoughts. Thought creates. What you think, your mind will grant you. ... (Suzanne Somers, 365 Ways to Change Your Life, Day 256)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Make Prayer a Part of Your Daily Life

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I will start today to make prayer a part of my daily life. These are prayers of my making, not memorized ones written by someone else, simply a conversation of blessings and gratitude to the voice within that is my connection to the greater whole. As I release positive energy outside of myself, I become closer to the core, which is my soul. To reach the soul within me is my greatest quest. (Suzanne Somers, 365 Ways to Change Your Life, Day 256)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pray For Our Leaders

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Lord Jesus, help us realize the difference it makes when we pray for our leaders in this world. (Blessings Magomero in The Upper Room Disciplines - 2006, 28 July)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Acts of Kindness

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Lord, help me surrender my internal obstacle of self-importance and become an imitator of Christ. Open my eyes to opportunities to practice acts of kindness today and give me the desire to respond to the needs I see. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2006, 11 August)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

You Had Better Listen

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You had better listen to God and not to your friends. (Kay Arthur, Search My Heart, O God, 6 August)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Today's Problems

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God, help me to solve the problems I can solve today. Help me let go of the rest. (Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go, 6 August)

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Will of God

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May I remember to eat for energy instead of oblivion. (Food For Thought, 14 July)

I pray that I may become attuned to the will of God. I pray that I may be in harmony with the music of the universe. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 1 August)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Spiritual Progress

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... spiritual progress comes as a gift, not as an achievement. (Touchstones, 27 July)

The church "happens" when a company of believers seek the face of God. The church happens when the faith community seeks to restore the image of God in its unlikely neighbors. (Glory E. Dharmaraj in The Upper Room Disciplines - 2006, 13 July)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Making a Difference

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Lord, thank You for using me to make a difference in ways I may never know. (Joshua Sundquist in Daily Guideposts - 2006, 26 July)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Support Us

O Lord, support us all the day long. (Inscription on the Guideposts 40th Anniversary paperweight, found in Daily Guideposts - 2006, 27 July)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

They Needed to Hear It!

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I heard a story about a man who never misses a worship service. After each service, he tells the pastor, "You told them! They needed to hear it." One service he's the only person at church. The pastor happens to have prepared a sermon about humility. When the service ends the man tells the pastor, "Too bad they didn't come. They needed to hear it." (Ciona D. Rouse in The Upper Room Disciplines - 2006, 5 August)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Wonderful Gift of My Spouse

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Thank You for the wonderful gift of my spouse. I believe You placed us together so that we could bring each other comfort and strength as You refine and mold each of us into the image of Your Son. Help me today to be sensitive to my spouse's needs and to meet them with gracious selflessness. (Kay Arthur, Search My Heart, O God, 25 July)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cleanse Us From Secret Faults

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Do not let any unwholsome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29 (NIV), Daily Guideposts - 2006, 10 July)

I pray that I may never obstruct the flow of life forces I need by preventing God from entering my life. I pray that my faith and trust remains strong. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 17 July)

Cleanse us from secret faults. Keep us from presumptuous resentments. Let them not have dominion over us. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 28 July)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Being on Purpose

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You should strive for a union between your purposes in life and the purposes of the Divine Principle directing the universe. There is no bond of union on earth to compare with the union between a human soul and God. Priceless beyond all earth's rewards is that union. In merging your heart and mind with the Higher Power, you experience a oneness of purpose that puts you in harmony with God and all others who are trying to do His will. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 3 August)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Meditate on These Things

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Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them that your progress may be evident to all. (1 Tim., 4:15), Ric Engram, Pace Yourself, 18 July)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

In Quiet and in Silence

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I pray that I may strive for inward peace. I pray that I may not be seriously upset, no matter what happens. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 28 July)

In quiet and in silence the truth is made clear ... (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 29 July)