Make Me Mellow

Dear God,

Make me mellow, through and through.  Let no undercurrent of anxiety mar this beautiful day, this beautiful day just getting started.  Anxiety has stalked me all my life, and I would have an end to it.

I must get a “high” off anxiety; yes, that is what is going on.  But I would feel this way no longer.  I would see You rush to overwhelm me with a mellowness that is a harbinger of better times.

Thank You.

Amen.

Heart over Head

Dear God,

I awoke feeling stupendous!  What a blessing this is.  Then I lapsed into agitation when I didn’t watch my mind closely enough.  My heart felt loved, and then my mind interfered.  What a bummer.

Please be with me as I seek to let my heart tell my mind what to think.  I would let the love in my heart overwhelm me with joy, overwhelm me with a sense of well-being.

The world becomes too much with me when I let my mind take over, a mind that gets on the wrong track.  Let my heart rule my head today.

Amen.

Follow My Star

Dear God,

Help me to get this day started alright, even though, I realize now, I have never been a “lark.”  I have always had trouble just bounding out of bed.

But this is Your day, a day that You have given me to enjoy and to be productive—both.  And these days, right now, are good.  I am blessed with Your nod of approval that I am on the right track.  Help me to follow my own star.  Help that star to be informed by You.

Amen.

Heart

Dear God,

Be with me today, to let my little problems/troubles rest lightly on my mind.  My heart knows best how to resolve anything and everything that bothers me.  There is really nothing wrong.  I am batting at mirages.

Thank You for getting my mind wrapped around Your love.  My heart already knows that You love me.  Now my mind is coming to that truth, intellectually, also.  Heart knowledge is the best kind, and the heart will let the mind know what it needs to know.

Thank You for everything, my good health, my good living situation, the love that comes from family and friends.  I am very blessed, and the good thing is that I know it.

Amen.

Heaven on Earth

Dear God,

I feel peaceful this morning.  Almost sedated.  But I sense Your love pervading my being.  Thank You.

The way back to You is not hard.  I have long known this.  But I will trip myself up unless You wrap me in Your love.  Let me walk this pathway with patience and persistence.  Let me walk this pathway, knowing that the end is sure.

Heaven on earth; that is the end, for now.

Amen.

Before Dawn Breaks

Dear God,

I am up early, radio turned to jazz, fingers turned to typing my prayer to You.  The day seems bright with promise; help it to stay that way.  Your love for me, when I am the only one up in the house, seems ever closer and more palpable.  Solitude finds me alone with You.

I need these quiet times alone.  I am glad that I awoke half an hour early on this day.  May these few moments devoted to You grant big dividends in the day.  Thank You for my lilting spirit today.  Thank You for making Yourself known to me before the dawn breaks.

Amen.

Needs / Solutions

Dear God,

Thank You for anticipating my needs before I articulate them, and then helping me to articulate those needs.  I know that I truly have no needs, because a solution is always found at the point of need—making no needs last.  The articulation helps, though.  And when I put a face on what I perceive as a need, You are right there with the Answer.

Thank You for this truth of nature.  Of MY nature.  I need only wait a bit for the solution to work itself out.  And it always does.  When I ask for a quick solution, You are quick to provide it.  And for that I am very grateful.

Amen.