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