Thursday, February 28, 2013


I pray to be released from my compulsion to control my situation. I have so often proved I am unable to control it. Let me think, know and feel my powerlessness; then I will at least learn to let go and let God. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 30 January) 28 February 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Do we ever acknowledge that every breath we draw and word we speak is a miracle?
(Brian Doyle in Daily Guideposts - 2012, 30 January) 27 February 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fuel To A Fire

I pray to remember, every day, every hour, and especially in times of crisis, that hostile behavior on my part will only add fuel to a fire ... (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 24 January) 26 February 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Someone Needs You

Someone needs your faithful, steadfast prayers and presence this day. ... How will you respond?
(The Upper Room Disciplines - 2008, 28 August)
25 February 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Unrighteous Decrees

Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees,
Who write misfortune,
Which they have prescribed to rob the needy of justice,
And to take what is right from the poor of My people,
That widows may be their prey,
And that they may rob the fatherless.
(Isaiah 10:1-2 in Leadership by John C. Maxwell, 24 February)
24 February 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Clean Heart

O God, cleanse me this and every day by creating in me a clean heart and renewing a right spirit within me. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 28 August) 23 February 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Joy Comes In The Morning

If you are in the midst of your own dark night, use the time wisely. If there are tears, let them water the words you pour out to God, remembering that joy comes in the morning. (David Jeremiah, Journey, 20 January) 22 February 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013


We are in trouble Lord, help us!
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 19 January)
21 February 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wholesale Forgiveness

God can forgive wholesale. We need to do it retail. We forgive in increments; it is more like reinvesting small dividends each month than hitting it big in a day. (Lewis B. Smedes, A Pretty Good Person, p. 114) 20 February 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Length Of Your Days

May your strength match the length of your days!
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 26 January)
19 February 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Old Rugged Cross

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross, 
till my trophies at last I lay down; 
I will cling to the old rugged cross, and 
exchange it someday for a crown.
(George Bennard in Journey by David Jeremiah, 11 February)
18 February 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Empower Me!

Help me Lord.
Empower Me!
(Beth Moore, Praying God's Word Day By Day, 25 January)
17 February 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Behave Yourself

The way we behave overwhelmingly flows 
from what we deeply believe. 
(Beth Moore, Praying God's Word Day By Day, 10 January) 
16 February 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Mustard Seed

My faith is small, Lord, about the size of a mustard seed. But You said that's enough to move mountains, so I'm trusting You to care for me. (Daniel Schantz in Daily Guideposts - 2012, 27 January) 15 February 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Valentine Prayer

A Valentine Prayer

I said a Valentine prayer for you
and asked the Lord above
to fill your heart and bless your soul
With the precious gift of love.

I asked Him for sincere love
The kind that's meant to stay
Just like the generous love
You give to those you touch each day.

I prayed for love from family
And from every cherished friend
Then I asked the Lord to give you
His love that knows no end.
(Catholic Online)
14 February 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


What steps can you take to become more conscious of God's presence in your life? (Harry & Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 27 January)
Yesterday, 12 February 2013, I made post number 2,500 to this blog, which is the oldest of my four Google blogs. 
13 February 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Courage To Be Decisive

Sustaining God, grant me the courage to be decisive as I scrutinize my conduct, the company I keep, and the influences that shape my attitude and my thinking. (Les Dahl in The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 27 September) 12 February 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Spiritual Person

Only he who understands himself as a spiritual being can understand the spiritual dignity of other people. Such a person will not lower himself with any act which is not worthy of a spiritual person. (Leo Tolstoy, A Calendar Of Wisdom, 25 October) 11 February 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Steps On The Road

I pray that each day may advance my steps on the road to understanding; that I may leave nothing undone that could have changed the course of my life for the better. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 7 February) 10 February 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013


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) 9 February 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Decision Making

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)
8 February 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Trust In Him

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. (Romans 15:13, in Promise of Joy, p. 16) 7 February 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lost Child

I am like a little child who doesn't know his way.
(One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 19 January)
6 February 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Strong Right Hand

Your strong right hand holds me securely.
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 19 January)
5 February 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Teach Me To Read

God of the wise and the foolish, teach me to read with my heart and not just with my mind. Remind me that you speak to us in many and varied ways. (The Upper Room Disciplines - 2003, 6 September) 4 February 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Storm & Tempest

Lord, hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
3 February 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

For What It's Worth

As a man and his son came out of church on Sunday morning, the man complained that the service went too long. His little boy said, "Daddy, I thought it was pretty good since you only had to pay a dime." (David Jeremiah, Journey, 19 January) 2 February 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Your Children

Your Children

You may strive to be like them but seek not to make them like you.

For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

The Archer sets the mark upon the path of the infinite,
And He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the Archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so he loves the bow that is stable.
(Kahlil Gibran, 1882-1931, Lebanese poet, artist and mystic, Pocket Positives)
1 February 2013