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


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


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


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


Frailties 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


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


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


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

Saturday, December 4, 2010


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