Close to God

Dear God,

I ask You to cocoon me this morning.  I ask for the warm and fuzzy feeling that lets me know that You are reaching me from the depths.  I long for a sense of Your companionship.  When I feel close to You, the closeness that I sense is a blessing beyond compare.

You want us to commune with You.  This is the prayer without words in which we listen to what You are trying to say in the silence we hear.  This contemplation is very sweet.  When we get right with You, all things smooth out, and we are walking a green earth.

Thank You for the assurance You give me that You are always with me, living through me.  Help me to give You a good day.

Amen.

Contemplate

Dear God,

Be with me for a good day.  I am at loose ends this day, after a day yesterday filled with many good surprises.  I guess I am still reeling from the good surprises.

May I just lean back in my easy chair, take it easy, and listen to the thoughts You give to my mind and heart.  Just contemplate.

This is all You are asking of me today.  I appreciate Your care.

Amen.

Introspection

Dear God,

The Workbook of A Course in Miracles is helping me a great deal.  Everyone needs some time for introspection, contemplation, prayer, meditation.  The Workbook is masterful that way.

Thank You for Your part in channeling words from the celestial realm.  We need those words now more than ever.

Amen.

Prayer & Contemplation

Dear God,

I am developing a different routine for prayer and contemplation in the mornings, a return to the Workbook of A Course in Miracles.  The words warm my heart and give me peace.  Thank You!

ACIM is a great blessing, my lodestar through the years.  Now we have others, including A Course of Love, and my cup flows over.

Thank You so much for giving us the wherewithal to find Awakening.

Amen.

Contemplation

Dear God,

Yesterday I prayed for an Answer to a current dilemma.  When I dialogued with my “Inner Wisdom,” the Answer came, fully formed, just as I had anticipated yesterday.  When I don’t doubt You, You come through for me.  Thank You.

I appreciate insights when they come.  And You have given me several more this morning.  Sitting in contemplation helps.

Thank You.

Amen.

Friends & Family

Dear God,

Thank You for my friends and my family.  May I give back to them all that they have given to me.

This cloudy and rainy day seems ideal for reflection.  I will spend time today in contemplation of the good that friends and family have brought.

Thank You.

 Amen.