Saturday, October 31, 2009

If You Knew Better

Sin is doubly sinful to the man who knew better; failure is doubly blameworthy in the man who had every chance to do well. (William Barclay, The Gospel of Luke (DSB), p. 168)

Friday, October 30, 2009

My Way

Lord, help me to see that my way is not always the only way. (Edward Grinnan in Daily Guideposts - 2006, 14 October)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

God Be

God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at my end, and at my departing.
(Sarum Primer)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I pray for patience. (Sefra Kobrin Pitzele, One More Day, 15 October)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

God's Response

I pray that I may trust God to answer my prayers as He sees fit. I pray that I may discern His response and be content with whatever form His response may take. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 19 October)

Monday, October 26, 2009

God Is Spirit

God is spirit and part of this spirit lives inside me and gives sense to my life. (Anonymous, in A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy, 17 October)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

God's Will

I pray that I may see the working of God's will in my life. I pray that I may be content with what He has in store for me. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 20 October)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Curb My Speech

I ask for guidance to curb my speech when I am agitated, and I [pray to] take a moment to reflect on the emotional upheaval my words may cause, not only to someone else, but also to myself. (Daily Reflections, 12 October)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Spiritual Life

The spiritual life depends upon the unseen. To live the spiritual life, you must believe in the unseen. Try not to lose the consciousness of God's spirit in you and in others. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 3 September)

A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished. (Proverbs 22:3 in Pace Yourself by Ric Engram, 14 September)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Unseen God

I pray that I may rest and abide in the presence of the unseen God. I pray that I may leave my burdens in His care. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 3 September)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Leave My Burdens

I pray that I may rest and abide in the presence of the unseen God. I pray that I may leave my burdens in His care. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 3 September)

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Danger

Lord, help me see the danger in all my addictions, great or small. (Ric Engram, Pace Yourself, 14 September)

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Monday, October 19, 2009

The Spiritual Life

From childhood to death, humans, no matter their lot in life, should strive to grow to get closer and closer to the spiritual life. Strive to learn what God wants, and your life will become filled with freedom and joy. (Anonymous in A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy, 15 October)


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Help Me

(Bucks County, PA - Historical Site)

Help me see what needs I am trying to satisfy by my compulsions. (Ric Engram, Pace Yourself, 22 September)

The more we practice listening to the still small voice within, the more positive direction we will receive. (Food For Thought, 23 September)


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Plan Your Course

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. (Proverbs 16:9 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 2006, 5 October)

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Doing What is Right

For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong. (1 Peter 3:17)

When you deliberately trespass the boundaries of what is good, honest, loving and harmonious, there will be hell to pay. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today!, 12 September)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Healing Hand

I pray that I may be touched again by the healing hand of God. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 20 September)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Give Thanks

Give thanks that the guidance and directions you need are on the way. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today!, 23 September)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Make My Actions Match My Words

Help me work on making my actions match my words. (Ric Engram, Pace Yourself, 28 September)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Open My Mind

I pray that I may not limit God's power by refusing to open my mind to His influence. I pray that I may keep my mind open today to His influence. (Alan L. Roeck, Look to This Day, 27 September)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Prayers for Guidance

[Limit your] ... prayers to requests for guidance, an open mind to receive it, and the fortitude to act upon it. (One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, 1 October)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Are You Happier?

If you are not happier as a result of your faith, there is probably something wrong with it. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 22 September)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lifeline of Prayer

Lord, thank you for the lifeline of prayer. Help me use it to reach out to others. (Shari Smyth, Daily Guideposts - 2006, 29 August)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Whatever Is True

Being spiritual does not necessarily mean being religious. Instead, it can be an awakening of our deepest personal sense of caring about other people, as well as an awakening of our appreciation of the joy, symmetry, and balance of nature. (Sefra Kobrin Pitzele, One More Day, 1 September)

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things. (Philippians 4:8 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 2006, 6 October)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Great Venture

I pray that I may make the great venture of belief. I pray that my perception may not be blocked by intellectual pride or paranoid distrust. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 21 September)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Unresolved Anger

Lord help me see the subtle ways that I am expressing unresolved anger in my life. (Ric Engram, Pace Yourself, 29 September)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Divine Inspiration

Be receptive to divine inspiration no matter how it comes; signs and wonders can appear in the most unexpected ways. (Susan Smith Jones, Choose to Live Each Day Fully, Day 262)

If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. (Suzanne Somers, 365 Ways to Change Your Life, Day 300-01)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Count the Cost

Give me the courage, Lord, to count the cost of the addictive behaviors in my life. (Ric Engram, Pace Yourself, 31 August)

In your daily prayers, pray for others and not just for yourself. (Susan Smith Jones, Choose to Live Each Day Fully, Day 264)

Saturday, October 3, 2009


You can't pray once, meditate sometimes, do an affirmation all day, for one day, and expect that everything will fall into place. Change, healing, and growth, particularly on the spiritual level, take time, energy, persistence and determination. (Iyanla Vanzant, Faith in the Valley, p. 273)

Friday, October 2, 2009

I Expect a Miracle

[Lord,] I expect a miracle to happen at any moment. (Choose to Live Each Day Fully, Susan Smith Jones, Day 252)

Thursday, October 1, 2009


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I pray that I may not expect too much from this world. (Alan L. Roeck, Look To This Day, 10 September)