Monday, March 31, 2014

The Lord Gives

Mums In The Backyard - Mr. Dickie
The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
(Daily Guideposts - 2012, Book Of Job 1:21 (NKJV), 5 July)
31 March 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014


We should read devout and simple books as willingly as we read those that are lofty and profound.
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 5)
30 March 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Clothe Yourselves

Mums in the Backyard, Mr. Dickie

Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another ... forgive each other ... clothe yourselves with love.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, Colossians 3:12-14)
29 March 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

He Knows

Aunt Mazy's Begonia - Mr. Dickie

Our Higher Power knows which prayers are serious, meaningful conversations and which are filled with self-pity, resentment, and anger.
(Amy E. Dean, Night Light, 26 December)
28 March 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Mums in our backyard - Mr. Dickie

Dear Lord, I will place my hope in You. If I become discouraged, I will turn to You. If I am afraid, I will seek strength in You. In every aspect of my life, I will trust You. You are my Father, and I will place my hope, my trust, and my faith in You. Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 79)
27 March 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

God's Hands

I pray to learn to enjoy the good that each day brings and not to be apprehensive about the future which is in God's hands.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 8 January)
26 March 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

This Way Out

Today, instead of turning things over in your mind, turn them over to God in prayer. Instead of worrying about your next decision, ask God to lead the way.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 19)
25 March 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Facing Battles

Christmas Lights Kaleidoscope - Mr. Dickie

If you are facing battles you feel you can't possibly win, don't give up. The secret of victory is first to admit the futility of unaided human effort and then trust God to save. His power works best through those who recognize their limitations.
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 18 September)

As of 23 March 2014, I made post 2,800 to my Arrow Prayers blog.
24 March 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014


God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God's generosity can flow through you. He gives us more and more strength.
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 17 September)
23 March 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014


The more seriously we take our faith, the more concerned we will be about other people, and that may also lead to grief.
(Harry & Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 20 October)
22 March 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014


Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him .
(James 1:12, in The Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 70)
21 March 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


When I am surrounded by troubles, you keep me safe.
You oppose my angry enemies and save me by your power.
You will do everything you promised; Lord your love is eternal.
Complete the work that you have begun.
(Extracted from Psalm 138)
18 March 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Saint Patrick's Day

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rain fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again, 
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
(Irish Blessing in Whispers Of Blessing, Day 71)
17 March 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

There Is Not A Good Man Left

Help us, Lord!
There is not a good man left; honest men can no longer be found.
All of them lie to one another; they deceive each other with flattery.

Wicked men are everywhere, and everyone praises what is evil.
Keep us always safe, O Lord, and preserve us from such people.
(Extracted from Psalm 12)
16 March 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Creator Of The Changes

Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers, creator of the changes of day and night, giving rest to the weary, renewing the strength of those who are spent, bestowing upon us occasions of song in the evening. As you have protected us in the day that is past, so be with us in the coming night; keep us from every sin, every evil, and every fear; for You are our light and salvation, and the strength of our life. To you be glory for endless ages. Amen.
(George T. Cobbert, A Time To Pray, p. 36-7)
15 March 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Fire Of Love

Almighty and most merciful God, kindle within us the fire of love, that by its cleansing flame we may be purged of all our sins and made worthy to worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
(George T. Cobbert, A Time To Pray, p. 33)
14 March 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Heavenly Father, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts, to direct and rule us according to your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
(George T. Cobbert, A Time To Pray, p. 25)
13 March 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Visit This Place

Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be upon us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(George T. Cobbert, A Time To Pray, p. 16)
12 March 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Dear Lord, You have given me so many blessings, starting with my family. I will keep joy in my heart as I thank You, Lord, for every single blessing You've given me. Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 68)
11 March 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Abundant Life

Dear Lord, thank You for the joyful, abundant life that is mine through Christ Jesus. Guide me according to Your will, and help me become a person whose life is a worthy example to others. Give me courage, Lord, to claim the spiritual riches that You have promised, and show me Your plan for my life, today and forever, Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 193)
10 March 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Let Go and Let God

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)
9 March 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Humbling ourselves doesn't mean hating ourselves. Humility can be rather easily attained by just opening our eyes to reality.
(Beth Moore, Praying God's Word Day By Day, 12 October)

[Humility] ... is the capacity for being no more and no less pleased when you play your own hand well than when your opponents do
(Frederick Buecher, Listening To Your Life, p. 197)
6 March 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014


What problem do you need to deal with today? If you analyze it prayerfully, point by point, perhaps it won't seem so overwhelming.
(Harry & Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 19 December)
7 March 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Needs Of The Soul

We want to prepare the ego for the struggle of survival, but we overlook the needs of the soul.
(Thomas Moore, Care Of The Soul, p. 52)
6 March 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Finding Our Way

We begin to find our way when we realize that we are not God. We are not limitless. We do not have all the answers, because we did not make ourselves or life itself. So the fact that we do not know it all and are not able to figure it all out is okay.
(Cloud and Townsend, God Will Make A Way, p. 20)
5 March 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Broken Dreams

As children bring their broken toys
with tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God
because He was my friend.

But then, instead of leaving Him
in peace to work alone,
I hung around and tried to help
with ways that were my own.

At last, I snatched them back and cried,
"How can you be so slow?"
"My child," He said,
"What can I do?
What could I do?
You never did let go."
(The Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 110)
4 March 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Let Life Be A Prayer

Today, Lord, let my life be a prayer.
Let me be so close to You that You become a part of my every conversation.
Let me be open to Your presence, so that I sense Your power at work in the world You created.
Let me be so filled with Your love, it flows out to others.
Today, Lord, today -- let my life be a prayer.
(Anonymous, Prayers For Every Need, Guideposts, p. 191)
3 March 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Be Still

Don't rush about trying to solve things on your own. Stand still and ask the Lord to move on your behalf.

Don't throw yourself into a tizzy trying to side-step the devil. Stand still and ask the Lord to rebuke the enemy on your behalf even as you resist him.

Don't run in circles. Stand still and ask the Lord to point out His way.
(Jan Dargatz, extracted from 52 Simple Ways To Give Your Spiritual Life A Lift, p. 138-9)
2 March 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Dear Lord, today I will ask you for the things I need. In every circumstance, in every season of life, I will come to You in prayer. You know the desires of my heart, Lord; grant them, I ask. Yet not my will, Father, but Your will be done. Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 157)
1 March 2014