What If?

Dear God,

Let me not get trapped in playing the “what if” game.  The “what if” game is a dead end.  Not something I want to do.  “

Keep me calm and peaceful, living in the present.  As my father told me years ago, “Most things work out well.”  Let me take his words to heart now.

Thank You for staying near, helping me to advance closer to You with every passing day.

Amen.

Calm & Easy

Dear God,

I am settling in for a good day, feeling relaxed and easy.  Thank You very much for giving me calm and peace.  Take my mind and fill it with Your thoughts, Your thoughts of love.

Thank You for giving me advice when I ask, and help me to remember to ask more often.  When I ask, life becomes effortless.

Amen.

Calm

Dear God,

I am sleeping better and as a result feel calmer the next morning.  Thank You!  This request has been on my prayer list for a long time.  Maybe I wasn’t ready sooner.

You can’t answer prayer if we are resistant.  We need to be in league with You to receive a prompt, helpful Answer.

Thank You for working with my mind and heart to better listen to You.

Amen.

God’s Calm

Dear God,

When I get away from the world, enjoy our sun/screen porch before breakfast, then the turmoil of the world recedes, and I am at peace with You. Thank You for the way that You calm me.  Thank You for seeing Your world in my backyard, sunny and warm.

Be with me today.  Let me keep the calm that You so generously granted to my mind and heart this morning.

Thank You.

Amen.

Flow of Life

Dear God,

If I stay in the flow of life, taking things as they come, I stay calm.  If I dam up my worries and fret, I am agitated and nervous.  Why don’t I put these two facts together and make sense of them on an ongoing basis?

Keep me in the flow of life today.  Let me know that You are always here, helping me.

Thank You.

Amen.

Mindfulness

Dear God,

May calm prevail in my heart.  A sense of serenity, peace.  The world is too much with me this morning.

Thank You for the mindfulness that I practiced while I prepared breakfast.  Knowing about mindfulness has made a great difference in my life.  Just going about the day with deliberate movements and thoughts. . . .

Amen.

God’s Presence

Dear God,

I am alert this morning, unlike many mornings when it takes me a while to get started.  Keep me serene but energized today.  Stay with me while I do my writing.

My awareness of Your presence makes all the difference.  It is good to know that You are always near, nearer than my breath.  This knowledge will keep me serene.

Thank You.

Amen.

Peace in Our Soul

Dear God,

An unconflicted mind and heart is not a little gift.  Keep my mind and heart serene in Your love today.

I am trying to stay calm—have no fear—and give everyone some slack—be non-judgmental.  This is all harder than it sounds.  I need Your help to remove the barriers to my expressions of love.

Thank You for granting me the mellow feeling that signals the arrival of a glimpse of Awakening.

Amen.