Friday, August 31, 2012


Listen and hear my voice;
pay attention and hear what I say.
(Isaiah 28:23)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Forsake Me Not

Now also when I am old and gray headed, Oh God, forsake me not. (Psalm 71:18, in A Gentle Spirit, 9 August) 30 August 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

God's Work

If God's works were such that human reason could easily figure them out, they could not be said to be wonderful, nor would they be far too marvelous for words to express. (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, p. 192) 29 August 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Simple People

God walks with simple people and reveals himself to those who are humble. 
(Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, p. 192) 
28 August 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

What A Wonderful World

This is the last of eight videos I selected from YouTube for sharing on my Arrow Prayers blog.  I put the URLs into a playlist.  That's the reason it's possible to play all of them from the daily post.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Promise Of Prayer

The promise of prayer is that you do it straight to heaven and straight to the Lord without any intermediaries and without any public relations.  This is straight from the heart, from the depth of your being, and the meaning of your existence. (Shimon Peres, in Powerful Prayers by Larry King and Rabbi Irwin Katsof, p. 77)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Simple Prayer

You should pray every hour.  The most necessary and the most difficult form of prayer is to remember -- in spite of the numerous distractions of life -- your obligations to God, to His law.
  • You become scared, 
  • you become upset, 
  • you become embarrassed, 
  • you become too involved or 
  • distracted by something.  
But you should always remember who you are and what you should do. This is what a real prayer should be about. This is difficult in the beginning, but with time you can work and create this habit. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar Of Wisdom, 21 August)

21 August 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Golden Arrow Prayer

I'm going to try something different this week.  I've selected eight YouTube videos about prayer.  My idea is to embed them in my blog posting.

Golden Arrow Prayer
20 August 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012


I pray for guidance from my Higher Power to help me find balance in my life today. (Touchstones, 6 August) 19 August 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fix Your Thoughts

Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right.
(Philippians 4:8 (TLB) in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 28 July)
18 August 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Lock and Key

Prayer should be the key of the morning and the lock of the night. (Owen Felltham, Resolves (1620) in Powerful Prayers by Larry King and Rabbi Irwin Katsof, p.3) 17 August 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pastoral Ordination

Doctrinal discipline thus starts before the actual ordination.  It is a matter of life and death for the Church that the utmost care be exercised with regard to ordination. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost Of Discipleship, p. 330) 16 August 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nature and Plants

My relationship with nature and plants is almost like religion to me. (Monty Cralley, in Keepers Of The Wisdom by Karen Casey, 19 June) 14 August 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What's On Your Mind?

  • So seclude yourself in a quiet place, get as far as you can from distraction.
  • (Relax any tension in your body; quite all noise in your mind.)
  • Then, envision yourself standing before God: there you are, mortal creature, beseeching the Infinite One.
  • Pour out your heart, speak out your soul.
  • Tell him what's on your mind.
  • Without inhibitions, in whatever language, say whatever comes to your mind.

(Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapira in Powerful Prayers by Larry King, p. 48) 14 August 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Print Friendly

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to print the pages on my four Google blogs without including the Sidebar information?  Now there is a way, using the free Print Friendly application.

I've installed a Print Friendly button at the bottom of each page that appears on my blogs.  Clicking on the button will display the information without the Sidebar.  From the Print Friendly page you can select whether you want to Print the page or get a PDF of the page.  You can chose to Email the page to yourself or someone else.  You can remove the images.

Here's a link to a short video that will further acquaint you with this very handy tool.  Please note that the video mentions installing Print Friendly, ignore that part.  I've already done the installation.  All you need to do to use the application is click on the "Print Friendly" button at the bottom of each blog posting you want to print.

Print Friendly

I think this is a great addition and hope you will too.

Have fun.
Dick Henthorn
13 August 2012

Dropping Out

We cannot drop out of human involvement without endangering our spiritual health. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 9 July) 13 August 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012


So, submit yourself to God and rely on your faith, and you will receive all the knowledge that you need. (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 4, Chapter 18, p. 191) 12 August 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012


I must give ... [my] program first priority in my life, remembering my spiritual progress comes as a gift, not as an achievement. (Touchstones, 27 July) 11 August 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Strength and Hope

Lord, give me strength for this day and bright hope for tomorrow.

(Scott Walker in Daily Guideposts - 2011, 27 July)
10 August 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Holy Sparks

God scattered holy sparks all over the world. Whenever a person prays with intent, his words attract one of these sparks and propel it heavenward to add brilliance and sparkle to God's glorious crown. (Arvei Nachal,  Commentary on the Talmud in Powerful Prayers by Larry King, p. 30) 9 August 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Five Acts

Sayest thou, "I have not played five acts?"
True! but in human life, three acts only makes sometimes an entire play.
(Marius The Epicurean, p. 150)
8 August 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Helping Others

Be sure to use the abilities God has given you . ... throw yourself into your tasks. ... God will bless you and use you to help others. (1 Timothy 4:14-16 (TLB)) 7 August 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Water Of Life

Photo: Neptune Plaza at The Library of Congress

Father, show me how to cherish, protect and preserve the world on which You've lavished the water of life. (Elizabeth Sherrill, Daily Guideposts - 2010, 29 July) 6 August 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mind In A Rut

I am ill because my mind is in a rut and refuses to leave. 
(Karen Giordino in Touchstones, 28 July) 
5 August

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Grin And Bear It

I pray that nothing will be too hard for me to bear.
(Twenty-Four Hours A Day, 29 July)
4 August 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012


Those who believe that their life has not begun with their birth and will not end with death find it much easier to live a good life than those who do not understand or believe this. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar Of Wisdom, 18 July) 3 August 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Big Question

Since death is certain, the big question is, "How shall we live?"
(after Touchstones, 15 July)
2 August 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Seek time for privacy even from friends and loved ones, and do not dwell on the comforts of this world. (Thomas 'A Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 3, Chapter 53, p. 149) 1 August 2012