Saturday, January 31, 2015

Two Things

Martin Luther

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
(Martin Luther in 100 Days of Prayer For Women, p. 297)
31 January 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Get Out Of The Way

Photo - National Geographic

When you run into people who are perpetually miserable, your job is to pray for them, hold them in the light of your mind, send them lots of love and ... get out of the way.
(Iyanla Vanzant, Faith In The Valley, p. 157)
30 January 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

That's Got My Attention

It's sobering to contemplate how much time, effort, sacrifice, compromise, and attention we give to arguing and increasing our supply of something that is totally insignificant in eternity.
(Anne Graham Lotz in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 117)
29 January 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Make me humble enough to accept a new and more rational view of my life.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 13 February)
27 January 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015


God make me entirely ready for the removal of my faults, that I may receive light on my problems and their true causes.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 26 June)
26 January 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

I Am The Lord Your God

For I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the father upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me.
(Deuteronomy 5:9, in This Love We Share by Harry and Emily Griffith, 26 November)
24 January 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What Is Good

Don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 11 November)
21 January 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Prayers For Those In Need

Heavenly Father, today I ask your blessings on friends and family who:

  • have been injured in falls or other accidents
  • are undergoing treatment for cancer
  • are recovering from surgery
  • are caring for loved ones
  • are struggling to find meaningful employment or pay bills
  • have relationship issues
  • are involved in the problems associated with drugs and alcohol

I ask in Jesus name. Amen
14 January 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015

Spiritual Walk

Living life with a consistent spiritual walk 
deeply influences those we love most.
(Vonette Bright in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 136)
9 January 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Sacrifice is the very essence of religion; it is the keystone of happy home life, the basis of true friendship, the foundation of peaceful community living, of sound relations among people and nations. Without sacrifice there is no true worship of God.
(Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand A Little Taller, 19 February)
8 January 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


The bird has an honor that man does not have.
Man lives in the traps of his fabricated laws and traditions; but the birds live according to the natural law of God who causes the earth to turn around the sun.
(Kahlil Gibran, Spiritual Sayings, p. 49-50)
7 January 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

God Help Me

God, help me to let go of the bad feelings of the day.
Help me to feel grateful for today, no matter how it has been.
(Amy E. Dean, Night Light, 18 February)
6 January 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

I Ask

U.S. Grant statue
Smithsonian Castle
Washington Monument
December 2014

I ask especially for freedom from self-will, rationalization, and wishful thinking. I pray for the guidance of correct thought and positive action.
(The Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 186)
5 January 2014

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Health And Fitness

U.S. Botanical Gardens
Washington, DC

Health and fitness are better than any gold, and a robust body than countless riches.
(Sirach 30:15) in Three Minutes A Day by The Christophers, 6 March)
4 January 2015

Saturday, January 3, 2015


U.S. Botanical Gardens
December 2014

Year by year the complexities of this spinning world grow more bewildering and so each year we need all the more to seek peace and comfort in the joyful simplicities.
(Peace Flowing Like A Gentle River, 3 January)
3 January 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Things That Have Never Been

Still round the corner there may wait, a new road, or a secret gate.
(J.R.R. Tolkien)

And now let us welcome the New Year
Full of things that have never been.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)
1 January 2015