Things of This World Call to Me

Dear God,

Grant me the perseverance to go through my day, doing all my little chores with a cheery spirit.  Sometimes I just want to continue meditations with You, when it is time to turn to the outer things of this world.  Allow me to feel that I take You with me into the world.  And I can always commune with You in my mind and heart.

Give me diligence, dear Lord, to do the things of this world that call to me.  Communion with You is so comforting that I want to prolong my quiet time.  But quietude is not Your way, and I would walk Your way always and forever.

Thank You for following me throughout my day.

Amen.

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Misperceptions Healed

Dear God,

Thank You for the nudge that I got last night that I have had some misperceptions from my reading.  It is true that I was never comfortable with one set of readings, and now I know why.  You were arousing discontent because what I read is not “my” way.

What works for one person, or even many people, won’t work for all people. I think that I am perceiving accurately now, because I feel peace.  Peace leads me aright.  Thank You.

Amen.

Uplifted Spirits

Dear God,

I realize that I and just about everyone else are our own worst enemy.  I can choose otherwise, as can others, and I choose otherwise today.  I would uplift my spirits, look on the bright side of things, and so assure a good day.

It is up to me to ensure a good day, by the thoughts that I have and the actions that I take.  I can put in my day the things that will lift me up rather than cast me down.

I do so today.  Thank You for Your assistance.

Amen.

Rest in God’s Love

Dear God,

John Keats, the Romantic poet, wrote about “negative capability.”  This is not to seek after what can’t be known, but to rest in the unknown of whatever life situation we encounter.

It occurs to me that the same is true of reaching after the infinite, the cosmos, for we can’t know much.  It behooves me to rest in Your arms, contented and sure of Your love.  After all, Your love is all that I need to be assured of.

Thank You.

Amen.

Happiness

Dear God,

What price happiness?  I sometimes chase happiness, only to find  happiness in the midst of a busy day, a day that I might have regretted was so busy.  I am feeling good today, and I wish that this good feeling would expand, safely, to all my days.  Is this too much to ask?

I think You want us happy.  And like many others, I find happiness in my work, work that also gives meaning to my life.  

Thank You for my good quality of life.  Gratitude brings more goodness, of course, and may I never forget this.

Amen.

God’s Presence

Dear God,

I sense Your Presence, and I thank You for drawing nigh.  When I feel Your love enfolding me, I am set for the day.  Please draw nigh to me each and every day.  I won’t take You for granted.

If I ask You to draw nigh, and I don’t interfere with my busy mind, You do respond to me.  A great blessing.  My mellow feeling is proof.  Thank You.

Amen.

Comfortable Routines

Dear God,

We had friends visit yesterday.  Old friends are the best kind.  I thank You for the blessing of their visit.  They shook me up a bit, got me out of a too-comfortable rut.  My routine is ill-advised when it is taken to an extreme.  I would not take a routine to the extreme.

Be with me as I seek to do something new and different on this new day.  New beginnings are welcome, especially in this new year.  Help me to make good decisions about how to spend my time.

Thank You.

Amen.