Saturday, May 31, 2014

Early Will I Seek You

O God, You are my God; 
early will I seek You; 
my soul thirsts for You; 
my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land 
where there is no water.
(Psalm 63:1 (NKJV) in Daily Guideposts - 2013, 30 March)
31 May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

This Day

Dear Lord, I thank You for this day ... 
for being able to see and to hear You.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, 1 April)
30 May 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Prayer Changes Things

Prayer changes things, it changes you, and it changes other people.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 260)
29 May 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Being Prayerful

I will try to be prayerful in all my thoughts today. I will send prayers of healing and love to my friends and people I know. I am grateful for this opportunity to be anonymously helpful.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, May 27)
27 May 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014


If you're feeling fearful or anxious, you must trust God to solve the problems that are simply too big for you to solve.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 314)
26 May 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Heavenly Father, I have many choices to make. Help me choose wisely as I follow in the footsteps of Your only begotten Son. Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 242)
25 May 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

We Lift Our Hearts

At this morning hour, we lift our hearts in prayer and ask that You will guide us through this day according to your will ...
(Magnificat - May 2004, Vol. 6, No. 3, p. 86)
24 May 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Ordinary

Please let me see the beauty in the ordinary and usual: a tree, a child, a tree, a sunrise.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 2 May)
23 May 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Give me patience, Lord, even in this misfortune.
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 3, Chapter 39)
21 May 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Spend a few moments each day in silence. You owe it to Your Creator ... and to yourself.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 303)
21 May 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Dear Lord, I know that You have a purpose for my life, and I will seek that purpose today and every day that I live. Let my actions be pleasing to You, and let me share Your Good News with a world that so desperately needs Your healing hand and the salvation of Your Son. Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 345)
20 May 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Peace Of Mind

We can find peace of mind and real fulfillment only through devotion to something above and beyond ourselves.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 1 May)
19 May 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

I Am Humbled

Heavenly Father, I am humbled when I realize that You know my every thought, word, and action. Help me walk in a way that is pleasing to You and that will represent You well to others.  Amen.
(Promises Of Joy, p. 220)
18 May 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

God's Will

Make God's will the focus of your life day by day. If you seek to please Him and Him alone, you'll find yourself satisfied with life.
(Kay Arthur in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 196)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Lasting Value

Help me simplify my life, Master, that I might better appreciate what is of lasting value.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 41, 31 March)
16 May 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Dear Lord, fill me with Your Spirit and help me face my challenges with courage and determination. Keep me mindful, Father, that You are with me always -- and with You by my side, I have nothing to fear. Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 333)
15 May 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


[If you have done all you can to help and encourage someone else,] You can be at peace knowing that you have done all that God has asked you to do. It is up to the other person to work out how he or she will respond.
(Cloud & Townsend, God Will Make A Way, p. 258)
14 May 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Thank You, God, for helping me to do this chore.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 2 May)
13 May 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014


Dear Lord, help me remember the importance of silence.
Help me discover quiet moments throughout the day so that I can sense Your presence and Your love. Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 304)
12 May 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

Dearest God,
She gave me the gift of life and helped me learn to feel secure in this world.
She taught me with tolerance and a constant heartbeat of love.
She made me look for the opportunities that would come my way.
She pushed me to believe in myself.

She was always there pointing out the wonder of the moment,
the grace of a butterfly,
the dent she put in my car,
the flight of a seagull,
and the error of my ways.

Through the grief of loss and the joy of abundance,
Through times of disagreement and confrontation to times of understanding and peace,
From the tears that fell in pain, to the tears that came from side-splitting laughter,
I wouldn't change a single moment we've had together.

Surround her with Your love and compassion.
Enfold her in Your care and generosity.
Thank you, Mom, for life.
Thank You, God, for my mother.
Happy Mother's Day, Mom.
(Carla Flack in Prayers For Every Need, p. 260)
11 May 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Today Is A New Day

Dear Lord, today is a new day. Help me finish the important tasks first, even if those tasks are unpleasant. Don't let me put off until tomorrow what I should do today. Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 52)
10 May 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Freedom and Equality

Photo: National Geographic

Remind us, Great Healer, that if even one person is enslaved then all are enslaved.
May we work for freedom and equality under the law for all.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, 15 February)
9 May 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Daily Bread

Our Father, who gives us our daily bread, thank You for the friends who feed our bodies and our souls.
(Gail Thorell Schilling in Daily Guideposts - 2013, 10 January)
8 May 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

75th Birthday

Precious Father, thank You for another year.
Thank You for the year just past
For the joys and sorrows
For the laughter and tears
For the lessons I learned and Your patience in teaching me
For the people whose lives I touched and for those who touched mine
For answers to prayer and the privilege of coming to You in prayer
For a year filled with Your presence.
(Jonathan Dukes in Prayers For Every Need, p. 236)
7 May 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Dear Lord, ... broaden my perspective to recognize every precious gift, to see every blessing that strengthens my faith and grows my heart.
(Sabra Ciancanelli in Daily Guideposts - 2013, 1 January)
6 May 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

What Seems To Be The Problem?

When facing problems, remember that it is useless to look for someone to blame or criticize. Instead, consider how you can help find a solution.
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 17 October)

I pray for the wisdom to take a rational and tolerant attitude toward whatever troubles I must face each day.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 15 January)
5 May 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Press Forward

Don't allow negative words or attitudes to take root and keep you from pressing forward.
(Joel Osteen, Become A Better You, p. 12)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Take Time

Today I will take time for my tears. today I will remember the dead and listen for their voices.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 26 January)
3 May 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Knowing God

The way you live should always honor and please the Lord, and you should continually do good, kind things for others. All the while, you will learn to know God better and better.
(after The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 27 October)
2 May 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Generous God, thank You for my life. Show me how to live it well to glorify You and for my own sake and the sake of those around me.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, 6 February)
1 May 2014