Monday, December 31, 2012

Now The Day Is Over

I pray that I may carry good things into the year ahead.
I pray that I may carry on with faith, with prayer, and with hope.
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 31 December)

Greetings to everyone who visited Arrow Prayers in 2012.
I hope you found something useful and inspiring.
31 December 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I Pray

I pray that I may ... bring something good into every situation today. I pray that I may be constructive in the way I think and speak and act today. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 23 December) 30 December 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Servant Of The Lord

Here am I, the servant of the Lord; 
let it be with me according to your word.
(Luke 1:38 (NRSV)
(Daily Guideposts - 2010, 5 December)
29 December 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

What Me Worry?

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
(Matthew 6:27 (NIV))
(A Gentle Spirit, 20 November)
28 December 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fear Of Evil

I pray that fear of evil will not get me down. I pray that I may try to place myself today under the protection of God's grace. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 22 December) 27 December 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Making Good

I pray that I may make something good out of my life. I pray that I may be a good artisan with the materials I have been given to use. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 19 December) 26 December 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Star

We observed this star at its rising, 
have come to pay Him homage.
(Matthew 2:2 (NSRV), Daily Guideposts - 2010, 12 December)
25 December 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Earnest Prayer

The earnest prayer of a righteous man has great power and wonderful results. (James 5:16 (TLB) in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 21 December) 23 December 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012


To overcome the problem of gossip you must recognize how insidious and harmful it is and what it involves. (A Gentle Spirit, 9 December) 22 December 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Do Your Job

Lord, as voters we have done all we can.  We elected a group of men and women to take care of the business of this nation in Washington, DC.  Please give them wisdom, common sense, a strong backbone, and the will to do their jobs.  Amen.

... there are times when outward appearances reflect carelessness, insensitivity and outright scorn for others... (Penney Schwab in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 16 October)
21 December 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Limitless Possibilities

The possibilities of following a spiritual program are limitless.
(after One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 8 December)
10 December 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


God, thank You for all the blessings in my life and the vision with which to recognize them. (Ashley Johnson in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 3 December) 19 December 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Encouraging Words

Open my eyes today, Oh God, to those who need an encouraging word. And open my mouth (or move my hands) so that I might offer it. (Jeff Japinga in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 12 December) 18 December 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Spiritual Path

God, help me find the spiritual path in the choices I make today. Help me turn away from self-pity. (Touchstones, 3 December) 17 December 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Building Up

Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
(1 Thessalonians 5"11 (NSRV) in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 12 December) 16 December 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Seeing Through A Glass Darkly

I pray that I may be content that things that I now see darkly will some day be made clear. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 3 December) 14 December 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Busyness

Jesus, let me seek and find your peace in all my Christmas busyness. 
(Marci Alborghetti, Daily Guideposts - 2010, 12 December) 
13 December 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Affirmative Prayer

Until today, you may not have realized the power of an affirmative prayer. It is the power you possess to call anything a reality when it may not yet be. Just for today, affirm your intentions for yourself and your life in the form of a prayer. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 30 November) 12 December 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Help me to keep my attention on the priorities You have given me. (Shanna D. Gregor, Power Prayers For The Graduate, p. 194) 11 December 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

God's Way

I am on God's course for my life. I'll get what I need today. 
(Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 3 November) 
10 December 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Fundamental Ethical Philosophy

[There is a] ... "fundamental ethical philosophy" which has been known throughout the ages. It is stated in such widely different books as the Bible and the fables of Aesop. ... In Al-Anon this same thought is repeated in many ways that point out that we can do nothing by force or compulsion. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 25 October) 9 December 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

This Is The Day

This is a day that the Lord has made and I shall rejoice and be glad in it.
(Old Testament, in Powerful Prayers by Larry King, p. 238)
8 December 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
(Extraction from Desiderata by Max Erhmann, 1927)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Joy and Encouragement

Your love has given me great joy and encouragement. (Philemon 1:7 (NIV), Daily Guideposts - 2011, 3 November) 6 December 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Glorious Creation

Magnificent and awesome God, dwelling in far-flung splendor and all that You have made, what a privilege it is to meet You in Your glorious creation! (Carol Knapp in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 24 November) 5 December 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Needy Children

Lord, [help us to] remember all the needy children of the world, and help me to be an instrument of Your love and generosity. (Pablo Diaz in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 29 November) 4 December 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012


Thank You, Lord, for prayer by which we stay connected to one another through You. (Edward Grinnan in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 21 November) 3 December 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Father Of Lights

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of Lights ... (James 1:17 in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 1 December) 2 December 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012


I pray that I may be loyal to God and to others. I pray that my life today may be lived close to His and to theirs. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 29 November) 1 December 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Keep In Touch

Thank You, Lord, for the people You've put in my life and for the means You've given us to keep in touch. (Joshua Sundquist in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 30 November) 30 November 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Look To The Rock

Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which your were hewn. (Isaiah 51:1 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 14 November) 29 November 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Right Thing

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) 28 November 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

One Family

Thank You, Lord, for Your many blessings, but especially for the love that makes all of us one family in You. (Karen Valentin, Daily Guideposts - 2011, 24 November) 27 November 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Seeing Things

Teach me to see things from other's perspective. (Shanna D. Gregor, Power Prayers, p. 169) 25 November 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Don't Be A

Large Mouth Bass

Help me to control what I say by thinking about what pleases You before I open my mouth. (Shanna D. Gregor, Power Prayers, p. 74) 24 November 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Still Counting

I continue to count my blessings. I try never to forget that there are many people far worse off than me. (James Casey in Keepers Of The Wisdom by Karen Casey, 21 November)

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone. (1 Timothy 2:1 (NIV), Daily Guideposts - 2010, 3 November) 23 November 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

The food which we are about to eat
Is Earth, Water and Sun, compounded through the alchemy of many plants.
Therefore Earth, Water and Sun will become part of us.
This food is also the fruit of the labor of many beings and creatures.
We are grateful for it.
May it give us strength, health, joy.
And may it increase our love.
(Unitarian Prayer in The Little Book of Prayers, edited by David Schiller, p. 170)
22 November 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mine, Mine, Mine

Image from the movie - Finding Nemo

A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous. (Proverbs 13:22) 21 November 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lazy People

Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper. (Proverbs 13:4 (NLT)) 20 November 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Perfect Peace

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Pumpkin Pyramid at Catocin Mountain Orchard

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on You! (Isaiah 26:5 (NL) 19 November 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Meditation is the spiritual way to turn your thoughts away from whatever is troubling you. It is a lift, a refreshment. (after One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 10 November) 18 November 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Show me who I can learn from and who should be learning from me. (Shana D. Gregor, Power Prayers For The Graduate, p. 143) 17 November 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012


Carry each others burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 14 November) 16 November 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Fullness Of Your Joy

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy. (Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet in One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 14 November) 15 November 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Being Positive

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Catoctin Mountain Orchard near Thurmont, MD

Help me to be positive and uplifting 
when people share their troubles with me. 
14 November 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Faith is the messenger that bears your prayers to God. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 1 November) 13 November 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012


Thank You, Lord, for the people in my life who encourage me to become more than I think I can be. May we all reach the glorious potential that You see in us. (Melody Bonnette in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 3 November) 12 November 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day - 2012

Lord, thank You for the people who remind us of the tremendous cost the men and women of our military have paid for our freedom. (Debbie Macomber in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 11 November) 11 November 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Instant Gratification

Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. (Richard J. Foster in Touchstones, 31 October) 10 November 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Our Family

Photo: DuPont Mansion, Kennet Square, PA, by Mr. Dickie

Lord, behold our family here assembled.
We thank You for this place in which we dwell, for the love that unites us, for the peace accorded us this day, for the hope with which we expect the morrow; for the health, the work, the food and the bright skies that make our lives delightful; for our friends in all parts of the earth.  Amen
(Robert Louis Stevenson, in Little Book Of Prayers edited by David Schiller, p. 167)
9 November 2012