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)

Thursday, November 10, 2011


In the home, character and integrity are formed, values are made clear, and goals are set.  These last a lifetime.  And if they aren't formed correctly, that, too, will result in patterns - bad patterns - that last a lifetime, if God doesn't intervene.  (Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 3 November) 10 November 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thomas Ken

Saint Francis

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!
Praise Him, all creatures here below!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
(Thomas Ken)
9 November 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Number Your Days

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.  (Psalm 90:12, Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 4 November)
8 November 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011


Today may I find both zest in living and detachment from the petty details of life.  (Casey and Vanceburg, The Promise Of A New Day, 27 October) 7 November 2011


Sunday, November 6, 2011

True Prayer

True prayer should humble us and make us love others more.  We should be like children coming to a father and not like attorneys bringing an indictment.  If prayer doesn't bless the one praying, it isn't likely to help anybody else.  (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 682)  6 November 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gift From God

... every opportunity to brighten another person's day is a gift from God.  (Penney Schwab in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 22 October)  5 November 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Prayer Is

"Prayer is a mighty instrument, not for getting man's will done in Heaven, but for getting God's will done on earth."  (Robert Law in Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary by Warren W. Wiersbe, p. 677) 4 November 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Meditation is the attempt to provide the soul with a proper environment in which to grow and become.  (Morton T. Kelsey, In God's Care, 2 November) 3 Novermber 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bless Us

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us.  (Psalm 67:1 - Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 30 October) 2 November 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spiritual Axiom

It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us.  (In God's Care, 29 October) 1 November 2011