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.

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.

July 4th

Dear God,

It is the Fourth of July, I am in a wonderful mood, and all seems well with the world.  Of course, this is my holiday mood—but you never want us to be morose.

May the people who are hurting today and don’t feel like celebrating have Your comfort in their minds and hearts, comfort that will soothe.

Be with all of us for the best day that we can muster.  Thank You for guiding me with Your frequent counsel.

Amen.

Exercise

Dear God,

I walked a gym treadmill yesterday, emerged with great energy.  I just can’t skimp on exercise.  Our ancestors got plenty in hunting for food, but we just walk grocery store aisles.

Be with me today, throughout the day, because of the comfort You bring. 

Thank You.

Amen.

Being

Dear God,

I am relaxing today, not pushing to do anything that isn’t necessary.  And even holding off on some of the necessary “to do’s.”

All my life I have pushed myself.  But maybe “being” is often more important than “doing.”  I find it so today.

Thank You for this glimmer of understanding, something that I have long known but did not sufficiently heed.

Amen.

Music

Dear God,

I am listening to Baroque music on our Internet radio.  A lovely time this morning. 

Help me to be more grateful for the wonderful things that crowd into my life.  Gratitude makes for a better life, gratitude to You for life itself.

Thank You for giving me a good day.  Help me not to rue it at any point.

Amen.