Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Read Every Day

I pray for the steadfastness to read every day, something that will help me to gain understanding. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 23 January) 31 January 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Spiritual Plan

A spiritual plan is a statement of clear intention about what you desire to experience within yourself and a clear definition of what you must do to make it happen. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 3 January) 30 January 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sharpen My Perception

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Kennett Square, PA

I ask God to make me willing to see clearly my everyday experiences, to sharpen my perception of how much there is to enjoy, even in ordinary things and happenings.  Let me be receptive.  Restore to me my capacity for wonder.  (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 12 January) 29 January 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Give Thanks

Give thanks for those who have guided you ... 
(The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 14 May) 
28 January 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

No Matter What

Photo: Mr. Dickie - north of Frederick, MD
  • Be cheerful no matter what; 
  • pray all the time; 
  • thank God no matter what happens.  

(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 MSG, Daily Guideposts - 2010, 9 January) 27 January 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

This Bread and This Wine

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Emmitsburg, MD

Blessed art Thou, O Lord, who gives us this bread and this wine, the fruit of man's labor.  (Anonymous and Ashleigh Bryce Clayton in A Gentle Spirit, 11 January) 26 January 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Quiet My Mind

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Emmitsburg, MD

... Quiet my mind before I speak.  
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 20 January) 
25 January 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Want or Need?

Photo: Mr. Dickie - flowers in our yard

Lord, help me to recognize the difference between a want and a need.  (after Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 19 January) 24 January 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Little Time

Father, when there is little time to think,

  • may I smile instead of frown,
  • encourage instead of criticize,
  • offer help and not walk on by.

(Scott Walker in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 20 January)
23 January 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Prayer For Peace

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville, MD

I pray for that peace which passes all understanding.  I pray for that peace which the world can neither give nor take away. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 5 January) 22 January 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Good That Each Day Brings

One of the Maryland lighthouses

I pray to learn to enjoy the good that each day brings and not to be apprehensive about the future, which is in God's hands. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 8 January) 21 January 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Setting An Example

Photo: Lighthouse at Havre de Grace, MD
at the
Conjunction of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay

My actions today may be an important example for a friend.  I pray to choose my steps and words wisely. (Karen Casey, Keepers Of The Wisdom, 14 January) 20 January 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Gift Of Life

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

I join all living things in thanksgiving to God for His gift of life!  
(after The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 21 March) 
19 January 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Photo: Mr. Dickie - Blackwater Falls, WV

I pray that I may face and accept whatever discipline is necessary.  I pray that I may be fit to receive God's power in my life.  (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 6 January) 18 January 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


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) 17 January 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pass It On

Photo: Mr. Dickie

Dear Giver of All Good Things, help me to hear when You whisper in my ear that it's time to pass on a treasure that will add joy to another ... in Your kingdom. (Daily Guideposts - 2010, 13 January) 16 January 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Photo: Mr. Dickie - C and O Canal, Cumberland, MD

"When it is hardest to pray, we ought to pray hardest."
(D.L. Moody in Every Day Light by Selwyn Hughes, Day 357)
15 January 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Your Servant Is Listening

Prayer enables us to have the attitude that says, "Speak for your servant is listening."  (1 Samuel 3:10 - in Every Day Light by Selwyn Hughes, p. 385)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Power Of Prayer

Discover The Power of Prayer

Everyone can benefit from prayer, whether religious or not.  In prayer we express our hopes and dreams, as well as acknowledging our blessings.  In so doing we both affirm our direction in life, and draw upon the strengths that we need to continue our journey.  Your prayer can take whatever form you choose.  Address it to your source of wisdom and strength: this could be your higher self, the universe, or the divine as you understand it. (Mike George, 1,001 Ways to Relax, p. 135) 13 January 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

If You Falter

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Emittsburg, MD

If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength.  (Proverbs 24:10 in From The Heart, by Helen Steiner Rice, 5 December) 12 January 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Child's Prayer

Pray a child's prayer today.
(Steve Case, Everything Counts, 28 December)
11 January 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Noble Living

Photo: Mr. Dickie

We must spur each other to noble living.
(William Barclay, The Letter To The Hebrews, p. 121)
10 January 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Road To Christ

If life is the road to Christ 
None can afford to miss it 
Stop half-way.  
(William Barclay, The Letter To The Hebrews, p. 128).

Yesterday I made post 2,100 to this Arrow Prayers blog.  I'm embarking on my eighth year of posting, using first AOL and now Google blogs.  9 January 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Principles of Prayer

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Kennett Square, PA

There are some things impossible even for God, and acting independently of the principles of prayer is one of them.  (Selywn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 339) 8 January 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ask Yourself

[Do you ever ask yourself] ... "What" is God trying to teach me and do with me through this experience?  (William Barclay, The Letter To The Hebrews, p. 178) 7 January 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Four Words

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Grotto at Emmitsburg, MD

Help me go further.
(Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 351)
6 January  2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Calm Down

Photo: Mr. Dickie in West Virginia

Calm down, listen for God's message.
(after In God's Care, 19 December)
5 January 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christian Attitude

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Emmitsburg, MD

The Christian attitude is that in terms of eternity it is better to stake everything on God than to trust to the rewards of the world.  (William Barclay, The Letter To The Hebrews, p. 129) 4 January 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

God's Voice

Pray to hear God's voice today.  
(Steve Case, Everything Counts, 19 December) 
3 January 2011

Monday, January 2, 2012

Make A Time To Pray

Today and every day, make a time to pray.  (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 3 December) 2 January 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Setting A Course

Photo: Mr. Dickie - Emmitsburg, MD

God, keep me on a course this new year that will change my life for the better.  (after One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 4 December) 1 January 2012