Monday, February 28, 2011

Clear Thinking

Prayer and concern are not substitutes for clear thinking and adequate organization. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 264)

God guide me to make the right decision and give me the fortitude to cling to it against all pressures and persuasions. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 13 January)
28/Feb/2011 8:05

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spiritual Investment

Time spent with God is spiritual investment. (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 49)

Yesterday I made the 1,800 post to this Arrow Prayers blog.
27/Feb/2011 7:22

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Publishing Our Prayers

There are few men who dare to publish to the world the prayers they make to Almighty God. (Montaigne in The Book of Choices by Mike Magee, M.D., p. 139) 26/Feb/2011 8:14

Friday, February 25, 2011

Spiritual Life

What good is our knowledge of spiritual things if it does not make a difference in our lives. (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 211)
25/Feb/2011 8:19

Thursday, February 24, 2011

God's Plan

You can't hold back the dawn
or stop the tides from flowing
Or keep a rose from withering
or still a wind that's blowing --
And time cannot be halted
in its swift and endless flight,
For age is sure to follow youth
like day comes after night. ...
(Part of a poem by Helen Steiner Rice, A Collection of Blessings, p. 79) 24/Feb/2011 8:24

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Living On Purpose

Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 5 January)

Bless me, heavenly Father, forgive my erring ways. Grant me strength to serve Thee, put purpose in my days. (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 29 January) 23/Feb/2011 7:35

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to us all; and, to the young, it comes with the bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to ever expect it. ... Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. (Abraham Lincoln, letter to Fanny McCullough, 23 Dec 1862) 22/Feb/2011 8:24

Monday, February 21, 2011

Be Careful

We must be careful what kind of television programs we see, what kinds of books we read, the things that occupy our thoughts. (Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 31 January) 21/Feb/2011 8:46

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spiritual Life

The spiritual life of the nation can gradually decay behind the veneer of prosperity. (after Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 202)

Do you think it's possible that you have some responsibility for the spiritual well-being of those around you? (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 15 February)
20/Feb/2011 8:41

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Abundant Miracles

My faith in God brings abundant miracles into my life, and I see them more clearly each day. (Betty J. Eadie, Embraced By The Light, 30 December) 19/Feb/2011 9:48

Friday, February 18, 2011

This Or That

God is not so much concerned with our giving up this or that in order to please him, but making sure we get rid of the stuff that keeps us a distance from him. (Steve Case, Everything count, 8 January)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Road To Understanding

I pray that each day may advance my steps on the road to understanding; that I may leave nothing undone that could have changed the course of my life for the better. (One Day At A Time in Al-Anon, 7 February) 17/Feb/2011 8:02

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


One of the best ways to remain true to the Lord is to remind yourself of all He has done for you (Psalm 103) (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 220)
16/Feb/2011 8:08

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Lord help me to not give way to:
  • bad temper
  • impatience
  • faultfinding
  • sarcasm
  • unkindness
  • suspicion
  • selfishness
  • laziness
Rather let me display each day:
  • love
  • joy
  • peace
  • patience
  • kindness
  • goodness
  • faithfulness
  • gentleness
  • self-control
(after Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 14 February)
15/Feb/2011 7:50

Monday, February 14, 2011

Rightful Place

... [When you] accord God His rightful place then it is more likely that everything else will be put in its rightful place. (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, 18 January)
14/Feb/2011 10:10

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Sense of Need

No one will make a request unless a sense of need has already wakened the desire to make that request.
  • Prayer begins with a sense of need.
  • It begins with the conviction that we cannot deal with life ourselves.
  • It begins with the sense of our own inadequacy.
  • It begins in the sense of human weakness.
  • That sense of human weakness is the basis of all human approach to God.
  • Prayer begins with the realization of the helplessness of manhood.
(William Barclay, The Letters to Timothy, Titus and Philemon, p. 65-66) 13/Feb/2011 8:01

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Gracious God, help us learn to testify to others of what you have done in our lives. Grant that others may look for You and meet You in their difficult times as well. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 17 January)
12/Feb/2011 8:09

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Hundred Men

"Give me a hundred men who fear nothing but God, and "who hate nothing but sin," and who know nothing but Jesus Christ and him crucified, and I will shake the world." (John Wesley in The Letter to the Galatians and Ephesians by William Barclay, p. 156)
11/Feb/2011 8:17

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Today develop an abiding sense of gratitude... (Helen Steiner Ricer, From The Heart, 6 February) 10/Feb/2011 10:56

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How We Spend Our Time

We spend way too much time asking God for things for ourselves.
(Steve Case, Everything Counts, 1 February)
8/Feb/2011 8:16

Monday, February 7, 2011


I pray for the wisdom to take a rational and tolerant attitude toward whatever troubles I must face each day. (One Day At A Time in Al-Anon, 15 January) 7/Feb/2011 7:54

Sunday, February 6, 2011


What opportunity will God give you today that you may never have again? (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 218) 6/Feb/2011 12:16

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lead Me On

Lead me on.
(Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 31)
5/Feb/2011 9:01

Friday, February 4, 2011


Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. (W.T. Purkiser in The Book Of Choices by Mike Magee, M.D., p. 87)
4/Feb/2011 7:49

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hitting The Mark

We all want to hit the mark, to live the rest of our lives on target. But we know we cannot do it apart from the wisdom of God. (Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom For The Way, p. 367)
3/Feb/2011 8:18

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Dispel my demons, I humbly pray.
(The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 29 January)
2/Feb/2011 7:41

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Don't Let Me

Lord don't let me falter, don't let me lose my way, don't let me cease to carry my burden day by day. (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 14 January)
1/Feb/2011 9:08