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.

Happier Slant

Dear God,

It is easy to let something rest lightly on my mind, even if the something is disturbing.  It is not so easy to dismiss the thought entirely.

But I am making progress in retraining my mind to a happier slant.  Thank You for Your part in the motivation to do so and the wherewithal to actually do it.

Amen.

Love

Dear God,

I want to feel intimacy with You, and I know the only way that I can do that is to feel Your Love and my love, returned to You.  You are the Force of the universes, everything created.  You knew that Love was the only way that creation would work.  And You have been right insofar as my little mind can see.

Drown me in Your Love.  Let me return to You all the love of which I am capable.

Thank You.

Amen.

When Downhearted

Dear God,

If we let ourselves fall into a funk, it is important to know that the separation from You never really happened.  The separation always was just and only illusion.  When we open our minds and hearts to the goodness of You, our mood lifts—for You always respond to us.

You know that Your children get downhearted from time to time, for this world is a difficult challenge.  But we need to realize that all that happens is ultimately for a good purpose.  With that knowledge, we walk into the sunlight with You.

Thank You for giving me thoughts and feelings that take away the ennui of a day that might otherwise be rued.

Amen.

Contemplate

Dear God,

Be with me for a good day.  I am at loose ends this day, after a day yesterday filled with many good surprises.  I guess I am still reeling from the good surprises.

May I just lean back in my easy chair, take it easy, and listen to the thoughts You give to my mind and heart.  Just contemplate.

This is all You are asking of me today.  I appreciate Your care.

Amen.

Illness

Dear God,

A personal friend and mystic—leader to A Course in Miracles community, friend to A Course of Love community, and friend also to other worldwide traditions—is ill.  He is hopeful in recovery, and I join him in that hope.  He is relatively young, and he has much more he would do for You and Your Kingdom.

Give him today a blessing from Your storehouse of blessings.

Thank You.

Amen.

Peace

Dear God,

I feel close to You, even as I am somewhat agitated this morning. The upset will leave me when I allow time for Your presence in my life to be felt. I ask for Your presence to quell the unrest and give me peace.

I know that Your presence helps in any situation. You are making us stronger by the challenges we face. And greater strength will allow us to grow.

Thank You for soothing me with Your presence this day.

Amen.

Prompting God to Act in Our Lives

Dear God,

I feel secure in this world, despite the difficulties that exist for all of us.  Security is a matter of Your caring, Your love.  And then I think You prompt our nearest and dearest to help when human help is needed.

Give me a rational head on my shoulders, able to cope, always positive in seeing the bright side of life.  Warm my heart with love for others and for You.

Embody all that I want and need in a Deity.  But this goes without saying.

Thank You.

Amen.

Law of Attraction

Dear God,

I focus on what I choose to see in my life; this is the “law of attraction” in full force.  And I add feeling to the thought, because feeling is an added dimension that ensures accomplishment.

I think God planned the law of attraction, mainly, for those who cannot seem to sustain faith in Him.  As I have long known, He is the God of the secular as well as the spiritual. 

We don’t need to think that there is a Higher Law that can overrule us.  It is really the “I” in the deepest portion of our being who might overrule our conscious mind/heart.  In our better moments, we are being ruled from an Unconscious enthralled by the Self as a hologram of God.  And we don’t fully comprehend this Self.

Thank You for giving me love today—Your love, experienced as much as it is possible for me this day to experience.

Amen.

Grateful Heart

Dear God,

I am thankful that a personal concern is resolving, thanks in part to good advice from my husband.  He is such a blessing, in this as in all things!  He knows how much he means to me; I tell him often.

Being grateful for the people in our lives increases our happiness.  Gratitude is such a necessary feature of abundant lives on Earth.

I am grateful today for what You have planned for me in this life.  Thank You, thank You, oh, so much for the blessings You have allowed to descend upon me.

Amen.