Thursday, May 31, 2012

Heart Of Wisdom

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:19 (RSV), Scott Walker in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 29 April)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mind, Body, Spirit

Just for today, care for your mind, your body and your spirit as acknowledgement of God and in service to the world. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 30 April) 30 May 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Most Gracious Lord

Most gracious Lord,

  • I implore you to keep me from the cares of this life, lest I find myself entangled in them;
  • from the body's wants, lest I become enslaved to them;
  • from every obstacle of the soul, lest I break under the anxiety and utterly collapse.
(Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 3, Chapter 26, p. 116)
29 May 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

War Is Stupid

There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it. (Havelock Ellis in Selected Essays)

Lord, grant peace to our fallen and their families.  Bestow wisdom on those in power throughout the world. Protect all of us from the stupid decisions of our leaders.
27 May 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012


I pray that I may not judge other people. 
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 13 May) 
26 May 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day

Merciful God, hear our anxious prayer for those who serve, both far and near, be their shield and keep them safe, in Your loving care. (Fay Angus, Daily Guideposts - 2010, 15 May) 25 May 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Holy Spirit

The presence of the Holy Spirit is revealed as thoughts, ideas, insights and understandings that you never would have had on your own. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 3 April) 24 May 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hello Stranger

Thank You, Lord, for the kindness of strangers, who appear in our lives to give us a helping hand ... (Daily Guidepost - 2011, 19 May) 23 May 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Find The Mark

We often miss the mark because we fail to mark the words of the Lord

(Richard E. Henthorn, 29 March 2012) 
22 May 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012


I shall acknowledge my sinfulness to you, Lord; to you I shall confess my weakness. (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 3, Chapter 20, p. 107) 21 May 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Spiritual Progress

I will remember today that spiritual progress comes only when I make room for it in my life.
(Touchstones, 9 May) 20 May 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Self-care is an acknowledgement of God's divine presence in you. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! April 30) 19 May 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

His Eye Is On The Sparrow - Jessi Colter

Have Pity

Have pity on me and draw me out of the mire, least I sink and remain totally submerged. (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 3, Chapter 20, p. 108) 18 May 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Storms Of Life

I pray that I may have protection and safety even in the midst of the storms of life. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 12 May) 17 May 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Channel Surfing

I pray that I may be used as a channel by God's spirit. 
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 11 May) 
16 May 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Father, give me the patience, flexibility and perseverance to accept change with graciousness and courage. (Scott Walker, Daily Guideposts - 2010, 29 April) 15 May 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Eternal Care

... Lord of life and death, I place myself - and my loved ones - in Your eternal care. (Mary Lou Carney in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 4 May) 14 May 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

Dear God, today we remember the importance of our mothers and give thanks for the blessings they provide in our lives. 13 May 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Lord, help me to see clearly who really needs my appreciation and then to give it generously. (Daniel Schantz, Daily Guideposts - 2011, 3 May) 12 May 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Making Plans

We should make plans - counting on God to direct us. 
(Proverbs 16:9 (TLB), in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 4 May) 
11 May 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gift Of Sight

Creator God, my heart is filled with gratitude for the gift of sight. (Marilyn Morgan King, Daily Guideposts - 2010, 22 April) 10 May 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Simple Things

May I see the continuity of my life in the simple moments of this day. 
(Touchstones, 22 April) 
9 May 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Here And Now

Dear God, please help me to live in the here and now, to experience this moment and all the love I feel in it to its fullest, and bring that love to all I do today. (Anne Adriance, Daily Guideposts - 2011, 26 April)
8 May 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Deep Chasms

On either side of the narrow path [leading to eternal life] deep chasms yawn. (after Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost Of Discipleship, p. 211)
7 May 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Lord, help me to treasure every phone call, Email, letter and visit ... 
(Patricia Lorenz, Daily Guideposts - 2011, 1 May) 6 May 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Jesus, healer of body and soul, please shine Your light of forgiveness into my heart to banish the darkness there. (Marilyn Morgan King, in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 14 April) 5 May 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

God Is Holy

God is holy because he is different from men; he has that quality of being that belongs to Him alone.  To say that Jesus Christ is holy is to say that he shares the being of God. (William Barclay, The Revelation Of John, Vol. 1, p. 127) 4 May 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I Don't Believe It

Because of the ill-disguised hatred behind ... [the athesist] arguments, some of their readers are beginning to worry whether we are seeing the new brand of intellectual superacists masquerading as spokespersons for pure science.  We have been down this road before, and this fear is not without historical precedent. (Ravi Zacharias, The End Of Reason, p. 102) 3 May 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Save Me

Save me from this hour!
(Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 3, Chapter 29, p. 119)
2 May 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lead Me Safely Home

Show me your love, hide me from harm; and lead me safely home. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 30 July) 1 May 2012