Note

My hard disk crashed on my computer, so I am taking a break in posting. Most everything is saved. Celia

No “Should’s” & No “Ought’s”

Dear God,

I am optimistic about this day.  On this day of rest, I am moving forward only with things I really like to do.  No “should’s,” and no “ought’s.”  Please bless me with Your happiness.  All calm and all peaceful.

Thank You for settling my heart into a good place.

Amen.

God’s Strength

Dear God,

I am slowing down now, inviting a mellow feeling.  I feel closest to You when I experience a mellow feeling.  You cocoon me with Your strength and Your peace.

I would ask for more strength from You, now and in the future.  If You boost me up with Your strength, then I am ready to face any day with a better attitude.

I don’t ask for coddling.  I ask for strength to face any and every day.  And if You boost me, all is well, regardless of what the day might bring.  There is actually nothing wrong in my life as it stands now.  But all of us do face oscillation in happenings.  That is the nature of life.

Thank You for taking me in Your arms and offering me the strength that is in Your nature.

Amen.

Nearness of God

Dear God,

Thank You for a good night’s sleep—the prelude, I hope, to a good day.  Thank You for staying near, letting me sense Your presence.  I long to be cocooned by You just all the time.  You are a great comfort to me.

May I reach out to others with the same goodwill—and love—You have shown me.

Amen.

Busy

Dear God,

I am starting some new activities.  Here’s hoping they are a good choice.  I was typing to You when I thought of them, and I think that’s a good sign that You are in agreement.

Be with me today and every day.  As I become busier, don’t let me forget You.  You never forget me.  And thank You for that.

Amen.

God’s Peace

Dear God,

Thank You for our time together this morning.  I awoke early, agitated from a dream; moved to the study in my home; and then journaled my way to peace. 

Our intimacy is my greatest blessing.  I feel that if I stay close to You, there is nothing in life that will throw me for long.

Thank You for granting me this day such a reassuring thought.  And for granting me the peace I feel now.

Amen.

Good Health

Dear God,

Thank You for my good health.  I am one who has never taken good health for granted, but I have nearly always been healthy.  May I use my good health to help others who are not so fortunate.

I think particularly of the pandemic we are experiencing.  May our scientists find solutions; may our society return to normal.

Thank You for guiding us to this end.

Amen.

Forgiveness

Dear God,

We all need forgiveness.  If we don’t think others deserve forgiveness, then we also think we don’t—and then the only solution is to try to be perfect, so that we don’t make any mistakes.  Who among us would claim such a thing?

A Course in Miracles has forgiveness as its central tenet, forgiveness of our brother, and our brother is everyone out there, including, of course, our sister.  May I dwell today on forgiveness as a positive virtue, and may I extend it to others and also to myself.

Thank You for guiding my heart to this Answer.

Amen.

Attitude

Dear God,

I sometimes want to improve my attitude.  A good attitude makes such a difference in what I experience.  If I turn to You, in communion, You always set me aright.

I will turn to You now.

Thank You for listening, and then letting me “listen” to You.

Amen.

Autumn

Dear God,

Autumn is in the air!  Thank You for the changes of seasons in Your world.  We benefit from variety.

May I enjoy this new coolness of temperature with a joyous and lighthearted spirit!

Thank You for a new season, now seemingly underway.

Amen.