Living Well

Dear God,

You ask me to live “sanely,” by which I mean to put into practice what I know about living well.  I would live peacefully today, letting go of all that gets in the way of my happiness, letting my “problems” rest lightly on my mind and heart.

This is the only way.  As an Eastern teacher said, “Be willing to have it so.”  I can’t enjoy life if I am constantly trying to improve it.

Thank You for reminding me once again of the benefits in remembering what You have taught me.

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.

Gratefulness

Dear God,

Thank You for my reading and its good tips.  I’ve been writing a daily 100-item gratitude list for a week now, a tip from Rhonda Byrne.  What a difference it has made for me!  And I am here recommending it to my unseen friends on my blog.

My well-being has risen in the past week.  My mind and heart are more aware of the fact that thanking You for my blessings is necessary and good.  You are like a new husband who wants to do more when his efforts are appreciated.

Be with me for another day of healthy psychological functioning (as Richard Carlson would say).

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.

Birthday

Dear God,

I have a delightful friend turning 98 today! 

She survived the coronavirus last year.  Her mind is clear.  I feel blessed to have known her well for over 15 years. Many people in my town love her as I do. Today I would just be glad for the blessing of my friend.  Thank You for my friend’s longevity.

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.

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.