Joyful Reading

Dear God,

Thank You for the many books that I keep on my kindle.  I bring up one after the other, many of which are inspirational to me and set my thinking straight for the day.  Keep my mind and heart attuned to You.

Be with me all the day through.  Let me share my good feeling in a way that will help my nearest and dearest.

I appreciate Your touching me with Your joyous spirit.

Amen.

Happiness

Dear God,

I am happy this morning! Thank You for the good feeling. Help me to reach out to others, to lift my concerns up to You, and to continue in this cocoon of happiness.

I do not always start the day off well, but today is an exception. I need to say “thanks” when all is well in my little world.

Thank You!

Amen.

Appreciation

Dear God,

It is so important that we know that our little part in the world makes a difference. Hearing gratitude from others is important, and it is not necessarily an appeal to any egotistical remnants left in us.

Thank You for the appreciation I received from good friends today. I am buoyed and eager to do more now. All of us might respond the same way.

Thank You for guiding the hands of those who wrote to me.

Amen.

Friends & Family

Dear God,

Thank You for the guidance of friends and family, people often more knowledgeable than I.  Help me to remember that friends and family are the crucible in which we grow.  And often that crucible is very grand and wonderful indeed.

Help me always to remember to be appreciative of any and all help I receive.

Thank You, for Your help is the most important.

Amen.

Wonders of Earth

Dear God,

Life is so much with me that I sometimes forget to savor it.  Emily, in Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town,” says, “Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you.” Give me the grace to slow down, and sometimes stop, just to appreciate the wonders that are before me.

Your world is beautiful beyond compare.  May I remember this today, as I walk through yet another gift of a day.

Thank You.

Amen.

Waning Summer

Dear God,

Summer is winding down, and my favorite season, autumn, is gearing up.  The porch this morning was already much cooler.  I felt blessed by the temperature.

May I truly experience every season with renewed appreciation.  Thank You for the seasons of the year, the variations that give us new interest in living somewhat differently.

Amen.

Thank You, God

Dear God,

This morning I am especially appreciative of the life that my husband and I have together.  Our health is good, we have enough to live on, we love each other.  Your blessings are palpable today.

May I never hesitate to reach out to others who may be in less fortunate positions.  From those to whom You have given much, much is expected.

Thank You for Your care and Your Love.

Amen.