Sunday, September 30, 2012

John Calvin

Words fail to explain how necessary prayer is, and in how many ways the exercise of prayer is profitable.  Surely, with good reason the Heavenly Father affirms that the only stronghold of safety is in calling upon his name. (John Calvin) 30 September 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Toxic Emotions

Today I am devoted to being freed from past beliefs, judgments, decisions, choices and agreements that trigger toxic emotions. (Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today! 26 July) 29 September 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Road Less Traveled

I thank you, God, for the friends who give me encouragement and help me on my way.
(Rick Hamlin, Daily Guideposts - 2010, 15 September) 28 September 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012


... I am confident that my continuing search for spiritual understanding will yield ever richer benefits.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 24 August)
27 September 2012)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hear My Cry For Mercy

Hear my cry for mercy as I call to You for help ... 
(Psalm 28:2 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 16 September) 
26 September 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Remind me, Lord, each day 
to focus on 
making the lives of those around me 
(Ashley Kappel, in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 13 September) 
25 September 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Father, today, please show me how to bring my earthly perspective in line with Your heavenly one. (Karen Barber in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 9 September) 23 September 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Quiet Life

Aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands ...(1 Thessalonians 4:11 (NIV) 21 September 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012


God, please help me always to give without expectation of return and remind me to be grateful beyond measure when someone does the same for me. (Rhoda Blecker, Daily Guideposts - 2010, 9 September) 20 September 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gracious Speech

Teach me, Lord, to be gracious in my speech, for the sake of those who have to listen to me. (Daniel Schantz, Daily Guideposts - 2011, 15 September)

Let me reflect on how much damage I may have done, and may still do, by saying the first thing that comes to mind. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 10 August)
19 September 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Good Things

God make me grateful for all the good things I have been taking for granted. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 9 September) 18 September 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hands On Project

Lord, draw me today to some project that I can complete as a working prayer. (Evelyn Bence in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 5 September) 17 September 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Right Decisions

Guide me into truth and knowledge, so I can make right decisions. (Anita Corrine Donihue in A Gentle Spirit, 6 September) 16 September 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dark Cloud

You have covered yourself with anger ... You have covered yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through. (Lamentations 3:43-44 (NIV) in Daily Guideposts - 2010, 16 August) 15 September 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Order Out Of Chaos

[Prayer can] ... raise the quality of thought and word and bring order out of chaos. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 13 September) 14 September 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hear My Prayer

Answer me when I call to You,
O my righteous God,
Give me relief from my distress;
be merciful to me and hear my prayer
(Psalm 4:1)
13 September 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Righteous Life

Take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. (James 1:19-20) 11 September 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012


Claude Monet
The Water Lily Pond Pink Harmony

I pray that I may submit to the law of nature and to the laws of God. I pray that I may live in harmony with all the laws of life. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 26 August) 10 September 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bad Company

Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character." 
(1 Corinthians 15:33) 
9 September 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

I Pray

I pray that I may think and say and do the things that bring God closer to me. I pray that I may find Him in a sincere prayer, a kind word, or in an unselfish deed. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 18 August) 8 September 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Laws of Life

I pray that I may submit to the law of nature and to the laws of God. I pray that I may live in harmony with all the laws of life. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 26 August) 7 September 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Walk Humbly

He has showed you ... what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
(Michah 6:8 (NIV))
6 September 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Teach me to think straight, and not to take offense at criticism which is meant as loving guidance. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 20 August) 5 September 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Keep Peace Within

  • Do not become encumbered by petty annoyances.
  • Never respond to emotional upsets by emotional upset.
  • Try to keep calm in all circumstances.
  • Try not to fight back.
  • Call on the grace of God to calm you when you feel like retaliating.
  • Look to God for inner strength to drop those resentments that drag you down. ...
  • Try to keep peaceful within.

(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 4 September)
4 September 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Keep Right

I pray that I may not grow weary in my attempts to do the right thing. (Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 28 August) 3 September 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

What Is

Help me to accept what is.
(Lou Diamond Phillips in Powerful Prayers by Larry King and Rabbi Irwin Katsof, p. 59)
2 September 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cast Me Not Off

Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. (Psalm 71:9, Daily Guideposts - 2010, 19 August) 1 September 2012