Love

Dear God,

Envelop me with Your love.  When You love me, You teach me to love.  And knowing this is my greatest need.  Answer me, dear God.  Help me to be a more loving person.

When I feel Your warmth, I am in heaven.  I relax immediately, I fall into a happy state of mind and heart, and I find myself reaching back to You with gratitude.

Love is the great panacea.  Enlarge my heart, for Your Love, today.  Wrap me up in Your Heart.

Amen.

Forgiveness

Dear God,

Thank You for opening my mind and heart to mysteries from the universe.  Letting me know more of Your laws from my reading.  This knowledge just opens me up to gratitude.  You have designed a perfect universe, and it is only our mistakes that foul it up.

May my mistakes dwindle today.  I know that You forgive any and all mistakes, that they are as nothing when You consider them.  Grant me the forgiveness that is in Your nature.

Thank You.

Amen.

New Beginning

Dear God,

This, I feel, is the beginning of a new era in my life.  I am determined to follow the laws of Your universe, and, in so doing, to give You a life that is truly worth living.  The old insecurities, the old fears, fall away; I am home free, with You.

Thank You for everything.  I feel so very much better this morning.  Help me to be grateful for a day that will surpass all others.  Help me to leave aside my nervousness, my fears, my anxieties, my insecurities.  I feel really good this morning, and I ask that You keep me cocooned in Your love. 

Amen.

Go to God

Dear God,

There is just one Answer to conflict:  to go to You.  “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

I awoke too early this morning, and I let conflict enter—before I turned to You.  The minute that I turned to You, peace crept over me.  Your peace.  Your way.

I know now that the day will go well, for I remembered to go to You.

Thank You for bringing to mind the Answer that I craved.

Amen.

Solace

Dear God,

As always in the morning, I am more keyed up than later on in the day.  I need Your solace.  Let me know that You are with me; I think I can sense when You reach up from deep within and comfort me.

Thank You for always being here, living through me, even when I forget that that is what is happening.

I ask for a good outcome to my day.  This is a prayer within Your will, and so I ask in confidence.

Thank You.

Amen.

Slow Down

Dear God,

My message from You is clear.  I am trying to do too much, and You say, “Slow down!”

This is welcome advice.  I know that I can’t keep up this pace.  I know that I need more time for You, just resting and relaxing, avoiding a frantic living out of my days.  And Your way is easy, but fruitful.

So I will slow down and smell the roses.  But still get work done, creditably and at Your bidding.

Amen.

Coward in the Nighttime

Dear God,

The morning light dawns dimly, but it is there.  My own imperfect attempts at relaxing are dim also.  But as the day wears on, the lack of courage I feel in the middle of the night, awake, will abate.  And then I will relax ever more in Your Arms.

I don’t know why I am a coward when I wake in the middle of the night.  The ghosts and goblins seem posed to “get” me.  The next time I can’t sleep, I must remember that You are Lord of the nighttime also.

But, right now, thank You for the cheerful morning light.  I am buoyed by Your Presence in this new day.  And no longer scared.

Amen.