Let Heart Rule

Dear God,

Improve my batting average.  I seem to make so many mistakes in my thinking.  I know when I let my heart inform my mind, life smooths out.

I will let my heart rule today.  I think I have been afraid of being too emotional, but the emotions are part and parcel of what I am.  Just as are thoughts.

Thank You for these concepts from A Course of Love.

Amen.

Pandemic

Dear God,

As the world waits to see what the delta variant will do, we must wait patiently.  Thank You for the vaccines, which provide some protection even with this variant.

I am taking a cautious approach.  Pandemics are new to our generation, but not new to our world in past times.  Help us to persevere.

Thank you for letting me know that life can be good and even enjoyable, even with restrictions.

Amen.

An Angel Says “Grow!”

Dear God,

I read recently that everyone’s problems are there so that we will grow.  And the Talmud says that every blade of grass has an Angel bending over it, saying, “Grow.  Grow.” 

I think that You would have us handle these growth opportunities in a smooth and easy way. The solution is always with the problem, something that is A Course in Miracles reassurance. 

Be with me as I remain patient in the timing, patient while you resolve a current dilemma.  Solving problems is always within Your will.  The growth happens while I wait.

Amen.

Constant Care

Dear God,

It is such a mistake to doubt Your care.  The answer to any difficulty is always here when I ask for a solution and then am open to what I “hear.”  You respond.  This is the best and quickest way to an answer to every prayer.

Your constant care keeps me safe and warm.  Your constant care is a blessing that I have come to expect.  Thank You for allowing this expectation to bear fruit.

Amen.

Staying Close

Dear God,

I wish You well.  That is what You do for me, don’t You?  I am being rather familiar with You, but I hope that You want my love expressed in this way. 

You are the mainstay of my life.  Becoming close to You has transformed everything.

Thank You for doing for me what I could not do alone.

Amen.

Gratefulness

Dear God,

I know that our needs are always met, even when our “wants” are not.  May I be aware just now that I have everything I need, and I also have many of my wants.  These truths are a blessing.

It is good to thank You.  I often think of You as a new husband, ready and eager to please—and appreciating gratefulness when it is offered.

Amen.

Guidance

Dear God,

May this day go smoothly, despite my allergies.  So many people have allergy problems these days, a minor issue for most.  I am eager for my ears to become unstopped, my nose to return to normal, and life to go on without this little problem.

Help me to be patient.  You don’t assure us of a life without problems, small or big.  But the one thing I always want to remember is that You are here with me, giving me detailed guidance at every turn.

This is the saving grace of life on Earth.  Thank You.

Amen.

Lift to the Heavens

Dear God,

It is always best to turn to You, always and especially when I feel a little low. I depend on You for helping me through a rainy day, for You are a guiding light when I experience low moods.  Talking to You lifts me up to the heavens.  Always.

The day is cloudy.  No sun is peeking through.  But I will enjoy the rain that is to come. 

Thank You for constantly remaining my sunlight, even on a dark and dreary day.

Amen.

Resisting God

Dear God,

Why do I ever resist talking to You?  You mean me only well, and I benefit from our conversations.  You are always there for me.

When I turn to You with a resistant heart, I sometimes think You cry a little.  You want a happy child who enjoys confiding in You.

I will be that today.

Thank You for Your steadfast love even when I falter a little.

Amen.

Happiness

Dear God,

How can I walk a happy way consistently?  It is sure that I can’t find it in this world, even though I have much that is very good, and so there must be a higher way to look.

There IS—with You!  Always I need to remember to put You first, and then everything else falls into place.Thank you for Your constant and abiding presence that engulfs me.

Amen.