Sunday, June 22, 2014


On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead.
We consider our plans for the day.
Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.
(Daily Reflections, 12 March)

Be true to your convictions.
You know what is right, and you know what is wrong.
You know when you are doing the proper thing.
You know when you are giving strength to the right causes.
Be loyal.
Be faithful.
Be true.
(Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand A Little Taller, 15 January)
22 June 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
(Philippians 4:6, The Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 194)
21 June 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

God's Sovereignty

Resting in God's sovereignty is one of the biggest helps for anxiety, control issues, relationship fears, relationship dysfunctions, addictions, and reaching goals.
(Dr. Henry Cloud, The Secret Things Of God, p. 207)
20 June 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

It's Reached That Point

We are at a point right now where we can all go down the tubes or we can heal the planet.
(Louise L. Hay, Meditations To Heal Your Life, p. 227)
19 June 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Learning Exercise

I pray that I may learn it is not my function to direct or control another person, however close to me. I will also cease to be a crutch. I can live nobody's life but my own.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 12 March)
18 June 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Your Creation Fills Me Up

Lord, the beauty of Your creation fills me up. 
You have given me a sacred gift of a day, and 
I receive it with gratitude.
(Carol Kuykendall in Daily Guideposts - 2013, 5 May)
17 June 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014


I pray for quietness to help me cure my own emotional instability. Let me use serenity to cushion the impact of whatever happens outside of me.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 9 March)
16 June 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day - 2014

God, bless all the fathers in the world.
Guide them to be good role models and loving to all their children.
Help them to be a father like You are.
Give them grace and patience to handle situations in a loving way.

15 June 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Flag Day - 2014

Lord, thank You that I am an American,
born in a land of great diversity.
From sea to pines, from sand to water,
Your creation is awesome to me.
Thank You for the friendliness of Americans.
Their smiles for strangers on the street; their love of new and different things as well as the honor they have for tradition.
You have given a refugee land enough space to be independent and a strong enough government to keep us together.
For this freedom I humbly say, Thank You.
(Deborah Nottingham in Prayers For Every Need, p. 267)
14 June 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Behold Your Little Ones

Behold your little ones.
Pray with them.
Pray for them and bless them.
The world into which they are moving is a complex and difficult world.
They will run into heavy seas of adversity.
They will need all the strength and all the faith you can give them.
They must lift their world, and the only levers they will have are the examples in their own lives and the powers of persuasion that will come of your testimonies and your knowledge of the things of God.
(Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand A Little Taller, 13 June)
13 June 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Prayer For Work

Jesus, Carpenter, help the unemployed find work; those in dead-end jobs to find satisfaction; and those looking for new work to find meaningful employment.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 41, 6 June)
12 June 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Road

I pray most humbly to continue walking day by day on the road of spiritual progress. I pray for the inner strength and wisdom to practice the principles of this way of life in all I do and say.
(Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 202)
11 June 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bless Me

Bless me that I may be a blessing ...
Keep me strong that I may help the weak ...
Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, 1 April)
10 June 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Keep Me Safe

Please keep me safe from all danger and harm.
Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, 1 April)
9 June 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014


Lord, thank You for every blessing both big and small. Help me to be more aware of the ways in which You take care of me [and my loved ones], so my gratitude can continue to grow.
(Whispers of Blessing, Day 11)
8 June 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Give Thanks

In everything give thanks 
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18, in Journey by David Jeremiah, 28 December)

Praise the Lord for His great love
and for all His Wonderful deeds.
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 24 October)
7 June 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Staying In The Present

Normandy Beach Graves

When something upsetting happens, old memories of previous hurts often come back to haunt me.
This makes it difficult to stay in the present and I start living simultaneously in the past and the future.
The outcomes of the past get projected onto present and future situations.
I become trapped in hopelessness and find it difficult to make healthy decisions.
(Hope For Today, 6 June)

Lord, help me to rejoice in the time I have with my family today.
I don't want to dwell on what might happen in the future;
I want to relish this chance to nurture and cherish the blessings You've given me. Amen.
(Whispers Of Blessing, Day 143)
6 June 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Holy God, 
Help children and adults find joy in reading alone or to each other.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 41, 5 June)
(5 June 2014)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Clear My Mind

Clear my mind so that I can hear from You. Please broaden my mind.
4 June 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Dear Lord help me be a worthy example to my friends and to my family. Let the things that I say and the things that I do show everyone what it means to be a follower of Your son. Amen.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 138)
3 June 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

God's Plan

God has a plan for your life.
Your job is to discover that plan and follow it.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 57)
2 June 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Be Very Careful

Be very careful, then how you live. -- not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
(Ephesians 5:15-16, The Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 168)
1 June 2014