Mother

Dear God,

Today would be my mother’s 98th birthday, and I am remembering her today, though she died five years ago at 93.  I grew up wanting to just like her, and while that did not happen, she influenced me in many good ways.

Thank You for this mother of mine.  I think she is still looking over me, aware of what transpires in my life.

Amen.

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Sleepiness

Dear God,

I am still in “sleepy time” this morning, having stayed up late last night.  When my conscious mind is stilled, You can best reach my subconscious.  Do so now.  Let me know what You are thinking, Your plans and desires for me. 

Help me not to fight this sedated feeling.  It can be a time of listening to You.

Thank You for inclining my inner mind to You.

Amen.

Writing

Dear God,

I think You bless my work when I am following in the right pathway and open to guidance.  Thank You for giving my writing yesterday a great deal of flow.  I ask for the same today.

Be with me.  Prompt me to listen to You.  Your opinion counts with me, and I want to write in a way that You would approve—and appreciate.

Thank You.

Amen.

More Patience

Dear God,

Please give me more patience.  I think the minor things that go awry are asking me for patience in the solution.  And there is a solution.  I have found it, but it takes time in the working out.

Keep me from getting angry at You for taking Your time in the solution of my minor problems.  It is not Your fault.  It is my own doing.

Thank You for staying close to me when I am feeling irritation.

Amen.

Confusion

Dear God,

I have hope for a solution to a matter that has confused me until now.  I think You have guided my mind and heart to an Answer.  Thank You.  Give me the patience that I need to see this out.

I pray that You will see me to a solution.  I know that the solution is always presented at the problem.  I was just too obtuse to see it earlier.

Thank You for staying by me until my confusion cleared.

Amen.

Requesting Calm

Dear God,

I have a challenge ahead this morning, and You have calmed me down dramatically.  I realize that there is no challenge to the teacher of God, but often I can’t claim that title.  My clay feet prevent that.

Be with me as I go out and about in the world today.  And then give me an oasis of calm when I return to our study in our home.

Thank You.

Amen.