Chores

Dear God,

I am housecleaning, early in the morning so that I have plenty of energy.  Housecleaning revs me up and gives me a sense of accomplishment.  I also talk to You when I use a cleaning cloth.  It gives me comfort as I go about my chores.

Thank You for encouraging me to stay close to You regardless of what I am doing.  Staying close to You makes all the difference.

Amen.

Pandemic

Dear God,

A good friend has the coronavirus; this illness hits close to home, though I have not seen her lately. 

Please be with her; she feels miserable.  Please lighten this load, give Your blessing for this pandemic to wind down to a close. 

Thank You for being with us through thick and thin.

Amen.

Sleep

Dear God,

Thank You for the wonderful sleep last night.  I remain sleepy this morning, but I am active and this sluggishness will wear off.  The body doesn’t stay the same all the time.

When we need rest, our bodies tell us, though, as we know, the body is just form and not content.  In this world, the form does matter.

Keep me close to You today.  And every day.  Thank You.

Amen.

Peace

Dear God,

After a good night’s sleep, my mind is calm and my heart is at ease.  Gratitude is very, very important to our well-being, and I feel very grateful to You today for the many blessings which rain down upon my head.

May this day and this week proceed smoothly.  May I reach out to others in loving kindness.  Thank You for prompting me to do so.

Amen.

A Lift

Dear God,

This day brings a lifted mood to me, the product of much light now that it is spring.  The seasons change, and we benefit thereby.  Thank You for a varying experience with our everyday weather.

It is beneficial to feel a lifted mood, so long as it is natural and not overblown into thoughts that are uncertain and ineffective.  Keep my mind on an even keel today.  Keep my heart loving You and all Your creations.

I appreciate knowing that You hold me close.

Amen.

Pandemic

Dear God,

May the acute phase of the pandemic continue to wane in my county.  And elsewhere.  Never in our lifetimes have we encountered something like this, though past generations did experience pandemics.  May we continue to feel grateful for an improvement now in some parts of the world.

Thank You for staying by us in our quarantine.

Amen.