Saturday, August 10, 2013

Absolute Attention

Absolute attention is prayer.
(Zen Saying, in The Little Book Of Prayers by David Schiller, p. 309)
10 August 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Grant Me

Please grant me, Lord, the wisdom, strength and peace to be the husband, father, and friend You would have me be. 9 August 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013


The bread is pure and fresh,
the water is cool and clear.
Lord of all life, be with us,
Lord of all life, be near.
(African Grace in The Little Book Of Prayers, p. 165)
8 August 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Holy Breath

Lord, let Your holy breath ever keep alive in us the fire that Your Son of old came to kindle upon Earth, that we also may be anointed with the spirit of peace, holiness and obedience, and dwell in Your fellowship forever.
(Rowland Williams in Prayers For Every Need, p.70)
7 August 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Children Praying

All over the world at the end of day,
Heavenly Father’s children kneel down and pray,
Each saying thank you in his own special way,
Saying thank you, thank you in his own special way.”
(Children’s Songbook, pages 16–17).
(Source: LDS website)
6 August 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tender Mercies

Thank You for Your tender mercies,
Thank You for Your desire that we be whole,
Thank You for the angels You sent
through the people who helped me ... [along the way].
(Jacki Keck, Prayers For Every Need, p. 213)
5 August 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Saintly Gratitude

Photo: Boystown, NE - Mr. Dickie

Give us, O Lord, thankful hearts, which never forget Your goodness to us.
Give us, O Lord, grateful hearts, which do not waste time complaining.
(Thomas Aquinas, in Prayers For Every Need, p. 167)
4 August 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013


If it is possible, 
as far as it depends on you, 
live at peace with everyone.
(Romans 12:18)
3 August 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013


God, I am so grateful for beautiful music, especially hymns and classical music. Thank You for touching the hearts of many composers long ago; many generations have been blessed because they took the time to listen for Your voice. (Lydia Jennings Ventura, in Prayers For Every Need, p. 199) 2 August 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Deliver Me

Deliver me from my own shadows, my Lord, from the wrecks and confusion of my days.
(Rabindranath Tagore, in The Little Book Of Prayers, p. 347)
1 August 2013