Calm

Dear God,

Calm me down.  I am preparing for a luncheon upcoming, and I have much to do.  If You guide my hands and feet to move about the kitchen and cook a meal, it will be done right.  That’s what I ask.  You have never denied me the smallest of requests that might be in Your will.

Guide my preparations on this occasion.  The weather may alter my plans, but the weather is Your business.

Thank You for guiding my every step.  Your love is palpable.

Amen.

Dwell in Peace

Dear God,

I ask to stay on an even keel today, working my way through a long day, much to do.  It is a mistake to be too busy.  Your insights come to me when I dwell in peace.

I appreciate Your taking me by the hand and guiding my footsteps along the path back to You.  You are doing this; I am simply the instrument.  Thank You for guiding me surely.

Amen.

Living in the Present

Dear God,

What a delight it actually is to live in the present!  If we don’t visit future fears or past regrets, we are safe in the moment.  Our peace is secured!  We are home with You.

Grant me the patience to live in the moment.  I won’t turn to fantasies of future or past, and I will dwell in Your company, in the present.

Thank You for giving me this insight.

Amen.

Play

Dear God,

I need more fun in my life.  I can choose to wear life heavily or in a lighthearted manner.  I would choose lighthearted.  You are in that way of experiencing Your world.  Too much seriousness is always of the ego, and I would leave the ego behind, including the patterns of the ego that linger out of habit.

I enjoyed sports last night.  While there is a lot of roughness to some sport, the play is a good diversion and distraction from the difficult issues of our everyday world.  Channel my mind and heart into lightheartedness that hurts nobody and offers a glimpse into the happiness that You would have me experience.

I appreciate that You are teaching me how to live.

Amen.

Quieten Down

Dear God,

I can’t say enough good about meditating in Your shadow.  You give me insights that would escape if I didn’t quieten down.  Thank You!

I have missed this time of quietness in recent years.  But I am back on track now, and You are right there with me.

Thank You!

Amen.

Meditation

Dear God,

I am returning to meditation.  This method of touching You will, if I let it, transform my life.  You always stand ready to make a difference by any way possible.

Thank You for the peace that You have shown me in the two days that I have returned to the practice of meditation.  Give me the patience to reach You in this way.

Amen.

Peace

Dear God,

I ask for peace today, a slowing down of my day, in contrast to yesterday.  Your peace is the way I might best experience my life.  Being keyed up helps nobody, most especially me.

If You have things to say to me, my slowing down will open the portals to Your Mind.  You want to share Your Mind with me; You want intimacy with me.

So do I want intimacy with You.  Thank You for reminding me of what I want more than anything else.

Amen.

Thriving in God

Dear God,

I seek You today.  I want to be close to You in my mind and heart.  You are in my depths, I know, but unless I open my heart, I can’t feel anything.  Let me open my heart to You now—and all day long.

Thank You for offering me a way to thrive.  The best thing I have going for me is to stay close to You.

Amen.

Being Strong in This World

Dear God,

Perhaps I am stronger than I realize.  Perhaps You have had Your way with me enough to strengthen me for the events of any given day.

I seek today to begin again, to begin again living in the serenity that You bless me with when I stay close to You.  It is true that strength, strength from You, offers peace in the face of any turmoil.  And none of us can live on this plane without some turmoil.

Thank You for this good morning.

Amen.

God and We Are One

Dear God,

Though I know that You and I, and everyone, are One, it still comforts me to talk to You as though You were distinct.  And in a way, You are, certainly.  The comfort that I feel is evidence of the satisfaction of a need.  Thank You for offering this satisfaction.

Be with us in this coming year.  May all of us join with You in ever-increasing ways.

Thank You for granting the peace that passeth understanding in our lives and fortunes.

Amen.