Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Renew my spirit and my attitude with a fresh and positive perspective, Divine Master, so that I may fulfill my obligations.
(The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 41, 24 February)
28 November 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.
We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.
We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.
We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.
Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of His Word and the example of his life; for this steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptations; for his dying, through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.
Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.
(A Time To Pray, compiled by George T. Cobbett, p. 90-1)
27 November 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Your creator has given you the ability to make decisions on your own. With that freedom comes the responsibility of living with the consequences of your choices.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 56)
26 November 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Truly life can be a great trial! The more one wishes to be spiritual the more difficult the present life can seem, for as one progresses in the spiritual life, his flawed nature becomes more and more apparent.
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Chapter 22, Book 1)
25 November 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
May the memory of two world wars strengthen our efforts for peace,
May the memory of those who died inspire our service to the living,
May the memory of past destruction move us to build for the future,
O God of peace,
O Father of Souls,
O Builder of the Kingdom of Love.
(G.A. in The Oxford Book Of Prayer, p. 367)
20 November 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
O Lord, you have made us very small, and we bring our years to an end like a tale that is told; help us to remember that beyond our brief day is the eternity of your love.
(Reihhold Niebuhr, 1892-1971, The Oxford Book of Prayer, p. 164)
19 November 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
When a man of good-will is troubled or tempted or afflicted with evil thoughts, then he can better understand how great a need he has of faith in God.
(Thomas 'a Kempis in One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 4 May)
16 November 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
We spend our lives dreaming of the future, not realizing that a little of it slips away every day.
(Barbara Johnson in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 166)
12 November 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Chapter VI, 13)
11 November 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
White Dogwood in front yard, changing color
Photo by Melva
Bless our efforts to restore a healthful environment, to make the air clean, the water pure, and the soil rich.
Let food abound on land and sea, and grant that it may be so distributed that hunger may threaten the world no more;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
(A Time To Pray, compiled by George T. Cobbett, p. 78)
7 November 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
(Deuteronomy 15:10 (NIV))
4 November 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
(Victor Hugo in Peace Flowing Like A Gentle River, 3 November)
3 November 2014