Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Prayer

Lord, as we ... [welcome the] New Year, save us from chasing rainbows that promise a pot of gold, but deliver only fool's gold. Help us instead to seek You always. (Fred Bauer, Daily Guideposts - 1986, 31 December)
31/Dec/2010 8:27

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Year End

Another year comes to an end. The New Year beckons. Only one task remains.

Lord, help me to shred all of the waning year's resentments.
(after Evelyn Bence in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 30 December)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Meditation

I pray that I may find refreshment in meditation... (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 14 December) 27/Dec/2010 8:57

Sunday, December 26, 2010

What Do You Think?

The question is not simply what do you think of Christ? The question is, what have you done about what you think? (Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom For The Way, p. 383)
26/Dec/2010 7:15

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christ the Lord

(Photo: Mr. Dickie - Our 2010 Christmas Tree)

Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For unto you is born this day ... a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:10-11) 24/Dec/2010 7:15

Friday, December 24, 2010

Waiting


Father, we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. 24/Dec/2010 7:22

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Prayer

Dear Jesus, this Christmas I offer thanksgiving and prayers of peace and goodwill for all of Your children who live in Your world. (Patricia Houck Sprinkle, Daily Guideposts - 1986, 7 December)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Who Should Pray?

Anyone who is having troubles should pray. Anyone who is happy should sing praises. (James 5:13 in Grace For The Moment, Max Lucado, 11 December) 22/Dec/2010 8:38

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Go Easy

Lord, help me to work on my own faults and go easy on everyone else. (Patricia Lorenz, Daily Guideposts - 1990, 7 December)
21/Dec/2010 8:20

Monday, December 20, 2010

One and Only Son

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world...
(1 John 4:9 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 1990, 12 December)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Prayer

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the Christmas treasures we keep in our hearts. (Penney Schwab, Daily Guideposts - 2008, 7 December)
19/Dec/2010 7:57

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers

...thoughts and prayers fly across space to sustain and strengthen us all. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 9 December)
18/Dec/2010 15:59

Friday, December 17, 2010

Great Things

When a believing person prays, great things happen. (James 5:16 in Grace For The Moment by Max Lucado, 8 December)
17/Dec/2010 7:25

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Prayer Effects

We will never know all the effects of our prayers in this life. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 12 December)
14/Dec/2010 8:57

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Personal Moment

Any form of prayer is a personal moment in the presence of God. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 13 December)
13/Dec/2010 20:11

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Defects

A rebellious refusal to work upon our glaring defects can be an almost certain ticket to destruction. (As Bill Sees It, p. 327)
12/Dec/2010 8:10

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Frailties

...help me accept my frailties, understanding what I must learn from them and how they help me grow. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 6 December) 12/Dec/2010 8:17

Saturday, December 11, 2010

James 2:15-16 (GNB)

Suppose there are brothers and sisters who need clothes and don't have enough to eat. What good is there in your saying to them, "God bless you! Keep warm and eat well!" -- if you don't give them the necessities of life? (James 2:15-16 (GNB) in Daily Guideposts - 1990, 9 December) 11/Dec/2010 7:08

Friday, December 10, 2010

Winter Darkness

Dear Lord, at this dark time of year, when the sun sets early and the night seems to last forever, shine brightly in the corner of your kingdom that I inhabit. Interrupt my winter darkness with your light, and give me the grace to mind the light and to testify to the light in all that I do. In Jesus' name. Amen. (Lauren F. Winner in The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 10 December) 10/Dec/2010 7:05

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Simply Trust God

I ... trust the ways of the Lord. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 5 December)
9/Dec/2010 8:03

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Self-Control

Grant me the grace of reasonable self-control, O Lord, over all I think, say and do. (Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 9, 4 June)
8/Dec/2010 6:45

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Compassion

I pray that I may have compassion for others' trials. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 1 December)
7/Dec/2010 7:42

Monday, December 6, 2010

Restore Us

Restore us, O God, let your face shine, that we may be saved! (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 26 November)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Changes

Give me the courage to make changes.
(Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 37, 4 March)
5/Dec/2010 8:56

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Reality

Help me see through my own distortions of reality. (Mary Sue Taylor, Prayer for Daybreak and Day's End, p. 92, 7 August)
4/Dec/2010 8:35

Friday, December 3, 2010

Short Prayers

Short prayers are large enough. (Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, 14 January, evening)
3/Dec/2010 9:56

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tough Times

[In tough times] Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6 in The One Year Mini For Men, 27 November)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Small Things

Each new day brings an opportunity to do some little thing that will help to make a better world ... I pray that today I may do the next thing, the unselfish thing, the loving thing. I pray that I may be content with doing small things as long as they are right. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 24 November)
1/Dec/2010 8:18

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Wish

Prayer, in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned God-ward. (Phillips Brooks)
29/Nov/2010 8:11

Sunday, November 28, 2010

My Part

Lord, help me to do my part and leave those who don't do their part to You. (Shari Smyth in Daily Guideposts - 2000, 23 January)
28/Nov/2010 8:47

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Temple of Prayer

Dear God, quiet down my busy thoughts so I can enter Your temple of prayer. (Karen Barber in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 21 November)
27/Nov/2010 7:47

Friday, November 26, 2010

Our Help In Ages Past

O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come;
Be Thou, our guide while life shall last,
And our eternal home.
(Issac Watts, 1674 - 1748)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

What's Going On?

Each new day brings an opportunity to do some little things that will help to make a better world... (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 24 November)

******

What's going on?

In the past the news media and advertising have made a big deal out of the so-called, Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving when the merchants try to entice all of us into their stores to purchase all kinds of over-priced and meaningless junk to give each other as gifts thirty days later.

This year there's a new and very much un-needed trend. The stores are open on Thanksgiving Day. I think it's called Gray Thursday. Does this mean that next year we can expect the after Christmas sales to begin on Christmas Day? Write it down that I said it's a possibility. I want everyone to remember that I said it first.

Mr. Dickie
25/Nov/2010 9:23

Thanksgving

I will thank you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. Psalm 9:1

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening. Psalm 92:1-2

When I learn your righteous laws, I will thank you by living as I should? Psalm 119-7

There are many ways to show your thankfulness to the Lord - through praise, prayer, singing, worship, giving, obedience, and service. Like you, God loves to hear a simple "thank you."

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. 1 Chronicles 16:8

(The One Year Mini For Men, 24 November)
25/Nov/2010 9:29

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving

Help me to give whatever I can whenever I can.
(Wisdom from the Bible, 3 December)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Negativity

May all remnants of negativity be burned from my heart so that the purity of love can burst forth in joy. (Joan Borysenko, Pocketful of Miracles, 2 November)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Be Content

May I be content with enough instead of grasping for more. (Food For Thought, 27 January)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Things

I pray that I may not be overwhelmed by material things. I pray that I may realize the higher value of spiritual things. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 20 November)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Start The Day

Start the day in prayer knowing that your prayer invites God to walk through your day with you. (adapted from What Would Jesus Do? 5 December) 19/Nov/2010 9:41

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Help Me

Help me to see beyond the darkness...
(Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom For the Way, p. 287)
18/Nov/2010 8:18

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Divine Wisdom

Since wisdom is God's specialty, it's imperative that we seek it prior to every major decision. (Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom For The Way, p. 303)
16/Nov/2010 7:59

Monday, November 15, 2010

What Life Is About

People of faith have a rational idea of what life is about. (As Bill Sees It, p. 300)
15/Nov/2010 10:49

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Your Own Version

Your Own Version

You are writing a Gospel,
A chapter each day,
By deeds that you do,
By words that you say,
Men read what you write,
Whether faithless or true,
Say, what is the Gospel
According to you?
(Paul Gilbert in Daily Guideposts - 1990, 13 October)
14/Nov/2010 8:11

Friday, November 12, 2010

Give Thanks

Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people. (1 Chronicles 16:8, Daily Guideposts - 2008, 1 November)
12/Nov/2010 7:39

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Dear God, I pray for peace and an end to all wars. (Rick Hamlin in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 11 November)
11/Nov/2010 8:05

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Give Thanks

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. (Psalm 92:1)
10/Nov/2010 7:59

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kindly Acts

Lord, school us in the doing of kindly acts,
Regardless of station or side of the tracks.
(Fred Bauer in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 26 October)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Brevity

Lord, allow me to be mindful today of life's brevity ... (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 20 October)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Letters

Lord, thank You for the gift of a letter from a friend. (Roberta Messner, Daily Guideposts - 2008, 17 October)
5/Nov/2010 7:43

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This Day

Ask God to reveal His desires for you to carry out this day. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 21 October)
3/Nov/2010 8:09

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Blessing of Voting

Lord, we thank You that we are living in a country where we cast ballots to elect our leaders. Bless those who are elected with wisdom.

Monday, November 1, 2010

All Saints Day

Oh, when the saints go marching in
Oh, when the saints go marching in.
Lord, I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in.
1/Nov/2010 10:38

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Handiwork

Lord of Creation, season by season Your handiwork restores my soul. (Gail Thorell Schilling, Daily Guideposts - 2008, 12 October) 27/Oct/2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Intercession

Thank you for the prayers of all those who have made intercession on my behalf. (Lib Campbell, The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 13 October) 26/Oct/2010 9:52

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Help Me

Lord God, help me now.
(Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom For The Way, p. 287)
21/Oct/2010 10:05

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Give Thanks

Give thanks for prayers answered, renew old prayers and add new concerns today. (Daily Guideposts - 1990, 15 October)
20/Oct/2010 8:42

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Iroquois Prayer

We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given to us their light when the sun was gone. (Iroquois Prayer) 19/Oct/2010 8:30

Monday, October 18, 2010

Wind

We return thanks to the wind, which, moving in the air, has banished diseases. (Iroquois Prayer) 18/Oct/2010 8:05

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fruit

We return thanks to the bushes and trees, which provide us with fruit. (Iroquois Prayer) 17/Oct/2010 9:43

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Corn, Beans, and Squashes

We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters, the beans and squashes, which give us life. (Iroquois Prayer) 16/Oct/2010 8:09

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thanks For Medicine

We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. (Iroquois Prayer) 15/Oct/2010 8:57

Thursday, October 14, 2010

We Return Thanks

We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.
(Iroquois Prayer)
14/Oct/2010 11:35

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mother Earth

We return thanks to our mother, the earth, which sustains us.
(From an Iroquois Prayer) 12/Oct/2010 14:28

Monday, October 11, 2010

Common Sense

In what areas do I rely more on my own common sense than on prayer? (Oswald Chambers, Prayer A Holy Occupation, p. 107)
11/Oct/2010 7:07

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Inner Voice

I listen to the whispering of my inner voice. It speaks only for my good. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 2 October)
10/Oct/2010 9:12

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Race

...and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. (Hebrews 12:1 in Daily Guideposts - 1986, 2 October)
9/Oct/2010 8:42

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sitting Bull

What does it matter how I pray, so long as my prayers are answered? (Sitting Bull) 6/Oct/2010 13:16

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Divine Wisdom

I accept the divine wisdom behind all creation... (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 26 September)
5/Oct/2010 8:49

Monday, October 4, 2010

Be Thou My Guide

While life's dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread, Be Thou my Guide;
Bid darkness turn to day, Wipe sorrow's tears away,
Nor let me ever stray from Thee aside.
(Ray Palmer in Daily Guideposts - 1990, 4 October)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Your Friend Above

Whatever your mood today - fair or foul - it's natural to share your thoughts with your friend above. Try it now. (Daniel Schantz, Daily Guideposts - 1990, 25 September)
3/Oct/2010 8:01

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Examples

Father thank You for all those who have served as godly examples for me. (Sortor and McQuade, The Word On Life, 26 September)
2/Oct/2010 8:05

Friday, October 1, 2010

Learning to Pray

Father, help me learn to pray as naturally as I breathe. (Daniel Schantz, Daily Guideposts - 1990, 25 September)
1/Oct/2010 15:32

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Point of View

Thank You, Lord, for reminding me that my point of view is not the only point of view. (Daniel Schantz, Daily Guideposts - 2008, 20 September) 29/Sep/2010 9:54

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friends

Father, thank you for my friends who have awakened my love and blessed my life. My relationships with them are precious to me. Bless their families and their homes. And fulfill their needs, and surround them with your divine love forever. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 28 September) 28/Sep/2010 8:42

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Debt of Love

To pay the debt of love...
  • Mend a quarrel.
  • Call a friend you haven't seen for a long time.
  • Replace a suspicion with a trust.
  • Remove any bitterness in your life.
  • Write a surprise letter to someone who loves you.
  • Tell someone you know well how much he or she means to you.
  • Keep a promise.
  • Ask God to forgive someone who did something wrong to you, and forget the wrongdoing.
  • Don't be overly demanding on the other members of your family.
  • Express thanks to others throughout the day.
  • Tell someone you love that you care.
  • Pray for one of your enemies.
  • Send a check to someone who has a need.
  • Ask God to help you to love the way Jesus loved.
(John MacArthur, Truth For Today, 26 September)
27/Sep/2010 9:50

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Philippians 4:8

Whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things. (Philippians 4:8 in Truth For Today by John MacArthur, 9 September - one of my favorite verses)
26/Sep/2010 8:07

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Spiritual Laws

I pray that I will find satisfaction in obeying spiritual laws. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 19 September) 25/Sep/2010 8:47

Friday, September 24, 2010

When

  • WHEN in sorrow (John 14)
  • WHEN men fail you (Psalm 27)
  • WHEN you have sinned (Psalm 51)
  • WHEN you worry (Matthew 6:19-34)
  • WHEN You are discouraged (Isaiah 40)
  • WHEN you need ourage for a task (Joshua 1)
  • WHEN God seems far away (Psalm 139)
  • WHEN you need peace or rest (Matthew 11:28-30)
  • WHEN you feel bitter or critical (1 Corinthians 13)
  • WHEN you are lonely or fearful (Psalm 23)
(Aunt Mollie in Daily Guideposts - 1986, 23 September, by June Masters Bacher) 24/Sep/2010 8:01

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Growth and Healing

Thank you for blessing me with relationships, challenges and avenues for service that bring growth and healing. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 19 September)
23/Sep/2010 14:16

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Romans 8:28

We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28 in The One-Year Mini For Men, 26 July) 22/Sep/2010 13:10

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rejoice

If a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all. (Ecclesiastes 11:8 in Wisdom for the Way by Charles R. Swindoll, p. 245) 21 Sep 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Forgive Each Other

Get along with each other, and forgive each other. If someone does wrong to you, forgive that person because the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:13 in Grace For The Moment by Max Lucado, 26 July) 20/Sep/2010 9:55

Sunday, September 19, 2010

MYOB

Study to be quiet, and to do your own business... (1 Thessalonians 4:11, in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 26 Jul) 19/Sep/2010 9:41

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Loving Acts

Each day ... help me keep Your Presence ever with me, by doing some loving act every day, especially in Your name and memory. (Sue Monk Kidd, Daily Guideposts - 1986, 2 September)
18/Sep/2010 8:25

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bless My Body

Father, bless my body with the strength it needs to fulfill my mission on earth. And bless me to be in touch with it to listen when it signals that something needs change. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 5 September)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Give Thanks

Give thanks for prayers answered, renew old prayers and add new concerns today. (Daily Guideposts - 1990, 15 September)
16/Sep/2010 10:35

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Do The Right Thing

I pray that I may not grow weary in my attempts to do the right thing. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 28 August) 15/Sep/2010 9:00

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Planning For The Harvest

Don't be misled; remember that you can't ignore God and get away with it: a man will always reap just the kind of crop he sows! (Galatians 6:7 (TLB), in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 27 August) 14/Sep/2010 10:22

Monday, September 13, 2010

Each New Day

Ask God for strength to face each new day. (after Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 27 July) 13/Sep/2010 9:28

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Spiritual Journey

Wherever my spiritual journey leads, I know I can count on You, Lord. Though storms blow, You'll never desert me. (Toni Sortor and Pamela McQuade, The Word On Life, 24 August)
12/Sep/2010 9:11

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Guide Me

Dear Pilot-of-my-life, guide me through the known and unknown dangers that surround me every day. (Isabel Champ, Daily Guideposts- 1986, 31 August) 11/Sep/2010 8:32

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mistakes

Lord, when the people I care about make mistakes, let me react with love and forgiveness. (Aletha Jane Lindstrom, Daily Guideposts - 1990, 21 August) 10/Sep/2010 9:30

Friday, September 3, 2010

Diversity

Lord, give us the capacity to be amazed and delighted and enchanted by the diversity around us. (Arthur Gordon, Daily Guideposts - 1986, 18 August) 3/Sep/2010 8:23

Thursday, September 2, 2010

This One Thing I Do

This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. (Philippians 3:13 in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 23 August)
2/Sep/2010 8:55

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Who Do You See?

You go to a doctor when you need a physical. To whom do you go when you need a spiritual? (REH after Max Lucado, Grace For The Moment, 20 August) 1/Sep/2010 7:25

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Care For One Another

Help us care for one another.
(Sharon Foster, Daily Guideposts - 2008, 12 August)
31/Aug/2010 7:47

Monday, August 30, 2010

Be Strong and Courageous

Be strong and of good courage.
(Joshua 1:18, Daily Guideposts - 1990, 12 August)
30/Aug/2010 8:02

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Press Toward the Mark

This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians, 3:13-14 in Embraced By The Light by Betty J. Eadie, 19 August) 28/Aug/2010 8:21

Friday, August 27, 2010

Give Thanks

Father, thank You for Your love and care every day of my life. (Sortor and McQuade, The Word On Live, 29 July)
27/Aug/2010 7:58

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Give Thanks

Dear Lord, when I lose sight of the joy of living, the knowledge of Your love restores my sense of self-worth and makes me thankful to be alive. (Lee Webber, Daily Guideposts - 1990, 11 August) 26/Aug/2010 8:07

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Doing Good

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. (Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom For The Way, Proverbs 3:27, p. 224) 25/Aug/2010 10:35

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Purpose

You should strive for a union between your purpose in life and the purpose of the Divine Principle directing the universe. (I didn't list the source. REH) 24/Aug/2010 10:54

Monday, August 23, 2010

Daily Challenges

God, help me with the challenges You have set before me this day. (Daily Guideposts - 1990, 13 August) 23/Aug/2010 7:45

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Teach Me

Teach me to use the power of my thoughts and the strength of my tongue appropriately. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 20 August) 22/Aug/2010 7:31

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Leap of Faith

Lord, bring all Your mighty forces to aid when I take a leap of faith. (Rick Hamlin in Daily Guideposts - 1990, 8 August)
21/Aug/2010 12:08

Friday, August 20, 2010

Faith

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1 in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 11 August) 20/Aug/2010 7:22

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rhetoric of Politicians

In a world of liars, cheats, deceivers, and con-artists, isn't it a relief to know there is Someone you can trust? If He said it, you can count on it. Unlike the rhetoric of politicians who promise anybody anything they want to hear to get elected, what God says, God does. (Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way, p. 227) 19/Aug/2010 10:40

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Present State

I pray that I may make real progress toward a better life. I pray that I may never be satisfied with my present state. (Twenty Four Hours A Day, 13 August) 18/Aug/2010 7:53

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

God's Will

... we ought to pray that God's will, whatever it is, be done for others as well as for ourselves. (As Bill Sees It, p. 206)
17/Aug/2010 6:13

Monday, August 16, 2010

Secret Faults

Cleanse us from secret faults.
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 28 July)
16/Aug/2010 8:56

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Guidance or Desires

Help me know myself well enough to discern between your guidance and my own desires. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 4 August) 15/Aug/2010 7:32

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blessing of Life

Thank You for the blessing of life.
(Eleanor Sass, Daily Guideposts - 1986, 9 August)
14/Aug/2010 7:53

Friday, August 13, 2010

Choosing Friends

Father, give me the wisdom to choose my friends carefully, and when I make a mistake, give me the courage to break off the relationship before I begin to think and act like the corrupt person. (Toni Sortor and Pamela McQuade, The Word On Life, 4 May) 13/Aug/2010 7:13

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Show Me

Lord, I don't know whether I am coming or going. Show me the way.
(Richard E. Henthorn, 12 August 2010)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Spiritual Development

To resist spiritual guidance is to defeat ourselves.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 28 July)
11/Aug/2010 8:36

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mercy

Have a little mercy on yourself.
(Toni Sortor and Pamela McQuade, The Word On Life, 20 July)
10/Aug/2010 7:29

Monday, August 9, 2010

Don't Get Angry

Don't get angry. Don't be upset; it only leads to trouble.
(Psalm 37:8, Max Lucado, Grace For The Moment, 17 June)
9/Aug/2010 8:09

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Be Content

I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
(Philippians 4:11, Daily Guideposts - 2008, 24 July)

Would that this were true. Mr. Dickie
8/Aug/2010 9:02

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Spiritual Development

We cannot drop out of human involvement without endangering our spiritual health. (One Day At A Time in Al-Anon, 13 July)
7/Aug/2010 8:58

Friday, August 6, 2010

God Bless Us

God blesses me in marvelous and unseen ways.
(Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 20 July)
6/Aug/2010 8:20

Thursday, August 5, 2010

God's Living Word

Cultivate stronger hope by reading and meditating on the promises of God's living Word. (The One-Year Mini For Men, 19 July) 5/Aug/2010 8:24

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

God's Guidance

Carry out God's guidance as best you can.
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 20 July)
4/Aug/2010 8:49

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Faith

Facing the unknown requires faith. (Rick Hamlin, Daily Guideposts - 1986, 19 July) 3/Aug/2010 12:39

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lord of all Blessings

Lord of all blessings, watch over our friends and relatives. Guide a good tenant to our friend who needs to rent his apartment. Provide offers of good jobs with adequate health care to those who seek work. Protect those who need assistance, in order to continue to live independently, from those who seek to take advantage of their situation. Give influence to leaders at all levels to those who have the welfare of the people in mind when casting their votes or making decisions. We ask in Jesus name, Amen (Richard E. Henthorn) 1/Aug/2010 9:01

Friday, July 30, 2010

Grief

Touch all who grieve today. (Daily Guideposts - 1990, 14 July)
30/Jul/2010 8:24

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Best

Lord, my sins are numerous and my strengths are few. Help me be the best I can be ... (Toni Sortor and Pamela McQuade, The Word On Life, 20 July) 29/Jul/2010 8:59

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Prayer For A Friend

Lord, this day I ask your blessing on [name] who adds so much to my life. Amen.
(Drue Duke in Daily Guideposts - 1986, 20 July)
28/Jul/2010 9:15

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Normal Day

God grant us the miracle of a normal day.
(Brian Doyle in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 21 July)
27/Jul/2010 9:54

Monday, July 26, 2010

Making The Most Of It

Help me to make the most of it.
Julia Attaway, Daily Guideposts - 2008, 15 July)
26/Jul/2010 10:24

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sabbath Prayer

May the new week come to us, for health, life and all good; may it bring us sustenance, good things, deliverance and consolations. (Woman's Sabbath Prayer, The Promise of a New Day, 21 June) 25/Jul/2010 9:45

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wise Children

The father of godly children has cause for joy. What a pleasure it is to have wise children. (Proverbs 23:24 in The One-Year Mini For Men, 12 July) 24/Jul/2010 9:43

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fisherman's Prayer

Protect me, O Lord; my boat is so small, and your sea is so big. (Breton Fisherman's Prayer) 23/Jul/2010 8:27

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Give Thanks

Give thanks for prayers answered, renew old prayers ...
(Daily Guideposts - 1990, 15 July) 22/Jul/2010 9:00

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Circles


Lord, I'd like to get where I'm going.
Keep me from going around in circles.
(after Phyllis Hobe, Daily Guideposts - 1986, 10 July)
21/Jul/2010 8:48

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Busy Days

O Lord! thou knowest how busy I must be this day: if I forget Thee, do not Thou forget me. (Sir Jacob Astley)
20/Jul/2010 12:07

Monday, July 19, 2010

God Bless Us

God bless us every one!
(Charles Dickens, "Tiny Tim's Prayer")
19/Jul/2010 8:58

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Take My Hand

Precious Lord, take my hand. Lead me on. Let me stand.
17/Jul/2010 9:13

Friday, July 16, 2010

Jewish Prayer

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to Thee, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer. (Jewish Prayer, conclusion of the "Shemoneh Esrei")
16/Jul/2010 8:58

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Remind Me Of My Ancestors


Father, the next time I feel as though my suffering is unique, remind me of my long line of ancestors who dealt with the same problems and somehow survived it. You were there for them and will be there for me too. (Toni Sortor and Pamela McQuade, The Word On Life, 3 July) 15/Jul/2010 9:55

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

One of our double day lilies

Day By Day

O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may we know Thee more clearly, love Thee more dearly, and follow Thee more nearly, day by day. Amen. (Richard of Chichester)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Harvest of Blessings

Don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessings at the appropriate time. (Galatians 6:9 in The One-Year Mini For Men, 7 July)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Grace

Give me the grace to stay calm.
(Wisdom For The Way, Charles Swindoll, p. 181) 11 Jul 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pathway


May the storms of life be gentle showers and the light of God's love shine brightly upon your pathway. (South Carolina anonymous, As We Understood, p. 228) 10/Jul/2010 7:44

Friday, July 9, 2010

Work


To enjoy your work and to accept your lot in life - that is indeed a gift from God. (Ecclesiastes 5:19 (TLB) in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 2 July 9/Jul/2010 9:45

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Spiritual Development

The process of enlightenment is usually slow. ... The willingness to grow is the essence of all spiritual development. (As Bill Sees It, p. 171) 8/Jul/2010 9:51

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Act As If

It isn't enough for us to say we believe that Jesus can take care of our problems. We need to act as if he can. (His Miracles, Day 143) 7/Jul/2010 9:11

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Encouragement

Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. (Ephesians 4:29 in The One-Year Mini For Men, 22 June) 6/Jul/2010 8:02

Monday, July 5, 2010

Strengthen Me


Bless me as I grow, and strengthen me when I am weak. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced by the Light, 19 June) 5/Jul/2010 8:39

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pray For Our Nation


Pray for our nation. Pray that it will be protected by God's mighty hand. Pray for our leaders to be humble and wise, able to discern right from wrong, and to be champions of the needy and helpless.

A nation that condones and endorses immorality is subject to judgment and will eventually collapse from the inside out. A nation that collectively worships the one true God will stand firm.
(The One-Year Mini For Men, 4 July, with minor modification)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Way of a Fool

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 - 1990, 26 May) 3/Jul/2010 10:24

Friday, July 2, 2010

Pray In The Spirit

Pray in the Spirit at all times with all kinds of prayers, asking for everything you need. (Max Lucado, Grace For The Moment, 19 June) 2/Jul/2010 8:05

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Many Words

They continue saying things that mean nothing, thinking that God will hear them because of their many words. (Matthew 6:7)
1/Jul/2010 9:26

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Make Me A Mule

Lord, make me a mule, strong and able to carry heavy burdens, rather than an ass. (Mr. Dickie, 7 Jun 2010)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Simply Trust God

In what ways do I complicate my life because I am unwilling to simply trust God? (In Prayer - A Holy Occupation by Oswald Chambers, p. 161) 29/Jun/2010 8:23

Monday, June 28, 2010

An Instrument and a Song

In the great orchestra we call life, you have an instrument and a song, and you owe it to God to play them both sublimely. (Max Lucado, Grace For the Moment, 31 May)
28/Jun/2010 8:38

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Trust in God

I trust You to see me through. (As We Understood, p. 206)
27/Jun/2010 8:18

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Romans 8:28


And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, in Daily Guideposts - 2008, 11 June)
24/Jun/2010 13:18

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Don't Know What To Do


God help me, I don't know what to do. (As We Understood, p. 206)
22/Jun/2010 8:13

Monday, June 21, 2010

State of Calm


When the wisdom of God is at work in our life, we look at life through lenses of perception, and we respond to it in calm confidence. (Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom For The Way, p. 142)

To attain spiritual things, I have to learn to attain a state of calm. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 10 May)
21/Jun/2010 8:05

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day - 2010


God, bless all the fathers in the world. Guide them to be good role models and loving to all their children. Help them to be a father like You are. Give them grace and patience to handle situations in a loving way.
Amen

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Desire To Connect

Without a desire to connect with God, our prayers become hollow and meaningless. But with true desire, our prayers not only ascend to heaven, but they nurture as well. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 1 June) 17/Jun/2010 7:07

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Take A Firm Stand


Watch out for attacks from the devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour. Take a firm stand against him, and be strong in your faith. (1 Peter 5:8-9, in The One-Year Mini For Men, 11 May)
16/Jun/2010 9:01

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Prayers For Courage and Guidance

Prayers for courage and guidance never go unanswered. But I must be ready to act on that guidance. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 5 June) 15/Jun/2010 10:23

Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day


Father, we are humbly grateful to You for this land of the free and home of the brave. (Daily Guideposts - 1986, 14 June)
14/Jun/2010 9:09

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Clouds Of War

Dark and appalling are the clouds of war and wickedness and we no not where to turn, but Lord God, You reign. (Oswald Chambers, Prayer - A Holy Occupation, p. 184)
13/Jun/2010 8:37

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Do The Right Thing


We often think of sin as doing something we should not do, but sin is also the failure to do what we should. (The One-Year Mini For Men, 23 May) 12/Jun/2010 13:58

Friday, June 11, 2010

Today's Question

Holy Spirit, what will You have me do today? (Elizabeth Sherrill, Daily Guideposts - 1990, 2 Jun) 11/Jun/2010 8:24

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Help Others

Photo: Mr. Dickie (One of our hydrangeas)

I should help others all I can. Every troubled soul that God puts in my path is one for me to help. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 24 May) 10/Jun/2010 9:05

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Philippians 4:8

Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8 in The One-Year Mini For Men, 16 May)
9/Jun/2010 9:53

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Meditation and Prayer

I will meditate and pray, and keep my mind open for the answer. (One Day At A Time in Al-Anon, 16 May) 8/Jun/2010 9:27

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mystery of Prayer

How God works in answer to prayer is a mystery that logic cannot penetrate, but that He does work, in answer to prayer is gloriously true. (Oswald Chambers, Prayer A Holy Occupation, p. 168)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Be Strong and Courageous


Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:15, in Wisdom For The Way by Charles R. Swindoll, p. 147)
6/Jun/2010 8:45

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Touch Every One Of Us

Touch every one of us.
(Oswald Chambers, Prayer A Holy Occupation, p. 170)
5/Jun/2010 7:35

Friday, June 4, 2010

Linking To God


I pray that I may be linked through prayer to the mind and will of God. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 31 May) 4/Jun/2010 6:54

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Today's Work


Dear God, into Your hands I commit the work of this day, that You may bring forth its fruit in Your season. (Patricia Houck Sprinkle in Daily Guideposts - 1986 , 19 May) 3/Jun/2010 10:23

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Arguments


Don't get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. (2 Timothy 2:23 NLT in The Word On Life by Toni Sortor and Pamela McQuade, 7 May) 1/Jun/2010 9:11

Monday, May 31, 2010

Blaise Pascal


Can anything be more ridiculous than that a man should have the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of the water and because his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have none with him? (Blaise Pascal)


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Simple Prayers


Prayers do not need to be elaborate; ... [they can be] quite simple, like conversation with a parent or a heartfelt "good morning" or "good night" expressed with appreciation for God's love and generosity. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 24 May) 30/May/2010 8:24

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bless All That Surrounds Me


Help me to use the power of my mind to bless all that surrounds me. Keep my thoughts pure, honest and kind. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 25 May)
29/May/2010 9:49

Friday, May 28, 2010

Answered Prayers


My Heavenly Father knows my heart, hears my prayers, and answers them according to his plans for me. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 19 May)
28/May/2010 8:28

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Prayer Is Simple


Prayer is simple, prayer is supernatural, and to anyone not related to our Lord Jesus Christ, prayer is apt to look stupid. It sounds unreasonable to say that God will do things in answer to prayer yet our Lord said that He would. (Oswald Chambers, Prayer A Holy Occupation, p. 161)
27/May/2010 10:04

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Who Do You Say That I Am?


He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" (Mark 8:29 in Grace For The Moment by Max Lucado, 13 May)
26/May/2010 7:45

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

God Is For Us


If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 NIV, Max Lucado, Grace For The Moment, 19 May)
25/May/2010 10:07

Monday, May 24, 2010

Keep Alert


People who become content with where they are spiritually have reached a dangerous point. (John MacArthur, Truth For Today, 9 May)

Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you. (Matthew 26:41 in The One-Year Mini For Men, 8 May)
24/May/2010 8:03

Sunday, May 23, 2010

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers


"Our Careful Unbelief
May 23, 2010
. . . do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on —Matthew 6:25"

The Harvest


We may ignore our sins, but our sins will not ignore us. We eventually reap what we sow. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 151)
23/May/2010 8:09

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Struggle In Prayer


If we struggle in prayer it is because the enemy is gaining ground. If prayer is simple to us, it is because we have the victory. (Oswald Chambers, Prayer A Holy Occupation, p. 158)
22/May/2010 18:52

Friday, May 21, 2010

My Problems


If my problems have brought me to prayer, then they have served a purpose. (As We Understood, p. 141)
21/May/2010 8:37

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Purpose


Listening to all the ways God speaks to you is the best way to discover his unchanging qualities and his purpose for your life. (The One-Year Mini For Men, 6 May)
20/May/2010 8:39

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Credit


If I am willing to give God credit for the seemingly good things that happen in my life, should I also give Him credit for the things that seem bad? (Oswald Chambers, Prayer A Holy Occupation, p. 152) 19/May/2010 9:23

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Habit of Prayer


I pray that I may form the habit of daily prayer. I pray that I may find the strength I need, as a result of this communion. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 16 May)
18/May/2010 8:53

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sacred Moments


There is never a nonsacred moment.
(Max Lucado, Grace For The Moment, 17 May)
17/May/2010 13:20

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Continue to Grow


So continue to grow and be a blessing to those you meet. (John MacArthur, Truth For Today, 7 May)
16/May/2010 7:47

Saturday, May 15, 2010

What I Am


But by the grace of God I am what I am ... (Corinthians 15:10 in Daily Guideposts - 1990 , 5 February)
15/May/2010 11:50

Friday, May 14, 2010

God's Guidance

Iris in Bloom - in our backyard, May 2010

In spiritual things, you cannot rely so much on your own wisdom as on God's guidance. (Twenty-Four Hours a Day, 9 May)
14/May/2010 9:03

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Discouraged People

Sculpture at the Catholic church in Chevy Chase, MD
Where I attended the First Day Cover society meeting on May 8th

I pray that I may be a help to discouraged people. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 6 May)
13/May/2010 10:01