Saturday, December 31, 2011

Clearing Out

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Boy's Town, Omaha, NE

Let today be a clearing out.  All that you have been through is gone, and you can't change it.  All that you're going to be going through is ahead, and there's nothing you can do to know what it will be.  Take today to pray, praise, and thank God for what has happened, and what will happen.  (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 31 December)

I hope you enjoyed visiting the Arrow Prayers blog during 2011 and that you will continue following what I find to post in 2012.

Mr. Dickie
31 December 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Discipline of God

Photo: Mr. Dickie at Emmitsburg, MD

[The writer of Hebrews] ... insists that we must look on all the hardships of life as the discipline of God and as sent to work, not for our harm, but for our ultimate and highest good.  (William Barclay, The Letter To The Hebrews, p. 177) 30 December 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Covenant-Keeping God

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Emmitsburg, MD

Our forefathers discovered that prayers which plead the clear promises of a covenant-keeping God are guaranteed success - it is time we discovered it too.  (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 349)  29 December 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Spiritual Awakenings

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Emmitsburg, MD

... we might well ponder what kind of society we would find ourselves in at this moment were it not for the great spiritual awakenings of the past.  (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 330) 28 December 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Photo: Mr. Dickie - St. Francis - Emmitsburg, MD

Father, help me to spread goodwill to all who are lonely.  
(Helen Grace Lescheid, Daily Guideposts - 2009, 21 December) 
27 December 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011


Photo by Mr. Dickie - Emmitsburg, MD

Pray for the men and women who serve as our leaders, that they might be faithful to the Lord.  (after Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 786) 26 December 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

First Christmas

There were only a few shepherds at the first Bethlehem.  The ox and the ass understood more of the first Christmas than the high priests in Jerusalem.  And it is the same today.  (Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain)  25 December 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I Heard The Bells

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men!
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 'Christmas Bells')
24 December 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Say A Prayer

Say a prayer that acknowledges God is in charge.  Make it as simple as, "All right Lord, I'm all yours.  I'll go where you say."  (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 14 December) 23 December 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Deal With It

Good things happen.
Bad things happen.
God is in charge.
That's it.
Deal with it.
(Steve Case, Everything Counts, 18 December)
22 December 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sweet Forbearance

Teach me sweet forbearance when things do not go right, so I remain unruffled when others grow uptight.  (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 5 December) 21 December 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Stand Up

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
You dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armor,
Each piece put on with prayer;
Where duty calls or danger,
Be never wanting there.
George Duffield 
Chapter-by-Chapter Bible Commentary 
Warren W. Wiersbe, p. 772
20 December 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Mount Up With Wings

Those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.  (Isaiah 40:31 (NAS) in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 3 December) 19 December 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pray On All Occasions

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.  With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.  (Ephesians 6:18 - Steve Case, Everything Counts, 16 December) 18 December 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Teach Us To Pray

Lord, teach us to pray.  
(Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 346) 
17 December 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011


Faith in God gives you the ability to endure when others are giving up.  (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 821)  16 December 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Christian Life

The Christian life is going somewhere, and it would be well if, at each day's ending, we were to ask ourselves: "Am I any farther on?"  (William Barclay, The Letter To The Hebrews, p. 171) 15 December 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Forgiving Heart

Give me a forgiving heart, Lord, as You have forgiven me.  (Rick Hamlin in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 7 December)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Prayer Power

O Father, if so much depends upon prayer, then wake me up to its power and its importance.  (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 337) 13 December 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011


Photo of Jim Henson Memorial at University of Maryland

I am willing to be made willing.  
(Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 341) 
12 December 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Common Man

We must never forget that there is no such thing as a common man in the sight of God.  (William Barclay, The Letter To The Hebrews, p. 122) 11 December 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Time Alone

God's servants need to get away from people and have time alone to think.  (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-by-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 721) 10 December 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Keep Praying

... prayer is not limited by time or place.  Your prayers for your loved ones will do more good than you realize, so keep praying.  (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 791)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Morning And Night

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to Your name, O Most High, to proclaim Your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night.  (Psalm 92:1-2 in From The Heart by Helen Steiner Rice, 3 December) 8 December 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

First Things, First

Whenever you are hurried and must leave something undone be sure it's not your prayer to God at dawn or setting sun.  (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 3 December) 7 December 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.   (Matthew 2:10)

Don't let this Christmas season overwhelm you.  Don't feel you have to do something, or go into debt just to impress other people.  Focus instead on Jesus.  Take time every day to read the prophecies of His coming, and the wonderful story of His birth.  Make this Christmas one of "exceedingly great joy."  (Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 6 December) 6 December 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011


Lord, help us to believe Your promise that You will give us the strength to cope with our circumstances.  (Carol Kuykendall in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 2 December) 4 December 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Silently Pray

All I need do is to silently pray - "God, help me and guide me and go with me today."  (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 30 November) 4 December 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Change my way of thinking.
(Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 296)
3 December 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011


When you flee from temptation, be sure you do not leave a forwarding address.  (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 750) 1 December 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Blessings And Gratitude

Ask God to open your eyes to all the blessings He has bestowed on you, and to give you a fresh spirit of gratitude - not just at this season of the year, but always.  (Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 22 November) 30 November 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Growing Older

Lord, Thou knowest better than I know that I am growing older.

Keep me from getting too talkative and thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion.

Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs.

Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally it is possible that I may be mistaken.

Make me thoughtful, but not moody; helpful, but not bossy;

Thou knowest, Lord, that what I want is a few friends at the end.
(unattributed quote from Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary by Warren W. Wiersbe, p. 759) 29 November 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fun Times

Lord, thank You for the fun times You put in our lives.  May I always approach life lightly... (Joshua Sundquist in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 6 November) 28 November 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

First Things

I pray to remember to attend to first things first.  (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 19 Novermber)
27 November 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Being Watchful And Thoughtful

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thoughtful.  (Colossians 4:2, Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 21 November) 26 November 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Another Day

O Father, give us we pray another day... (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 311)  25 November 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Help us to remember that the key to life and living is to make each prayer a prayer of thanks and every day Thanksgiving.  (Helen Steiner Ricer, From The Heart, 19 November) 24 November 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Second Chances

Say a prayer to the God of second chances and start again.  (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 23 October) 23 November 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

When Should We Pray?

It is always right to pray, even if your faith is so weak you are surprised when the answer comes!  (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 715) 22 November 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stay Close By Me

Stay close by me, Lord ... (Daily Guideposts - 2009, 12 November) 21 November 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hear My Prayer

Hear my prayer, O Lord, listen to my cry for help; be not deaf to my weeping.  (Psalm 39:12, Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 17 November) 20 November 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Brother Lawrence

A little lifting of the heart suffices; a little remembrance of God, one act of inward worship are prayers which, however short, are nevertheless acceptable to God.  (Brother Lawrence, In God's Care, 14 November) 19 November 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Ordinary Men

All God's men are ordinary men made extraordinary by the matters He has given them.  (Oswald Chambers in Everything Counts by Steve Case. 25 October) 18 November 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

As Is

Lord, thank You for granting me life "as is," and for the unexpected treasures You allow me to discover and enjoy.  (Alma Barkman in Daily Guidepost - 2009, 30 October) 17 November 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hand Of God

If you look closely you will see the hand of God on your life, and then wonder how you missed it the first time.  (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 6 November) 16 November 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me... (Philippians 3:14 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 12 November)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Teach Me

Teach me something new about Your word today... (Jeff Japinga in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 10 November)
14 November 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Personal Power

I will utilize my personal power today.
I will believe in positive outcomes.
I will have hope.
(Casey and Vanceburg, The Promise Of A New Day, 6 November)
13 November 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Remember This

Lord, help me to remember that the world won't fall apart if I'm not able to make things run perfectly... (Julia Attaway, Daily Guideposts -2009, 7 November)