Peace

Dear God,

After a good night’s sleep, my mind is calm and my heart is at ease.  Gratitude is very, very important to our well-being, and I feel very grateful to You today for the many blessings which rain down upon my head.

May this day and this week proceed smoothly.  May I reach out to others in loving kindness.  Thank You for prompting me to do so.

Amen.

Listening to the News

Dear God,

When things sound dire in the world, You are the one thing I can count on.  Be with me, keep me praying for a return to peace in our world.

You know that when our minds and hearts are attuned to You, things ultimately improve.  I pray for an improvement today.

Thank You for keeping us calm in the face of chaos on the world front.

Amen.

God Near

Dear God,

I have had a very productive morning, and now I am eager to rest a bit in You.  Of course You come first.  I don’t get anything done properly unless I have told You about it, gotten your take on it.

I am so appreciative that I have discovered that You and I can have an internal dialogue.  I feel more sure of what You are saying when I get very quiet, very still.  Then You calm me down and give me the peace to hear and to follow without any strain at all.

Thank You for Your closeness.

Amen.

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.

Busy

Dear God,

Please help me to relax.  I got up early this morning, and I immediately got busy on my computer—and I have hardly stopped since. 

It is true that I can be driven in my work.  But I would not choose that way to be any longer.  Keep me calm and easy as I go about the writing that I have chosen.

Thank You for showing me how to work.

Amen.