Dwell in Peace

Dear God,

I ask to stay on an even keel today, working my way through a long day, much to do.  It is a mistake to be too busy.  Your insights come to me when I dwell in peace.

I appreciate Your taking me by the hand and guiding my footsteps along the path back to You.  You are doing this; I am simply the instrument.  Thank You for guiding me surely.

Amen.

Day of Rest

Dear God,

I need to take it easy this Sunday.  It is so wonderful that You intend a day of rest out of every seven.  I am blessed by this directive.

Guide me to make the right decisions today.  If I need to hold off on a decision until tomorrow, let me know that, too.  Guide my every step.

Thank You for Your constant care.

Amen.

Guidance

Dear God,

Help me to pace myself in my life and work.  Sometimes I forge ahead when it would be wiser to take a break and rest.  You don’t require of any of us that we be driven people.

Thank You for guiding me in Your silence.  When I take a break and seek to “hear” You, I am always reassured that You are in my corner.

Amen.

Dilemma

Dear God,

I awoke early this morning, 5 a.m., got up and fretted a bit, but within a couple of hours I was walking a green earth again.  That’s because I remembered to ask You for assistance.  Sometimes I have to work out a dilemma in writing.  But then, after I stop writing, You reach me through intuition, and I know what my next step might be.

Surely this is the way to live.  Surely I know no other way to live effectively.

Thank You for guiding my thinking and also bringing the love from my heart into every dilemma.

Amen.

Life of a Writer

Dear God,

I appreciate that You seem to look over my shoulder as I write.  I hope that your guidance prompts my words.

Guidance from You offers the best way to live as well as write.  Don’t let me get so caught up with my personal desires that I ever forget that You hold the reins of both my life and my writing.

Thank You for leading me to this understanding today.

Amen.

Decisions

Dear God,

I sometimes find decisions difficult to make.  But I have discovered that when I quieten down and go within, asking for Your advice, an Answer comes.  And the Answer is not long in coming, the timing being dependent on how peaceful I become. 

Thank You for guiding my hand in decisions.  Turning to You always provides the right solution.

Amen.

God with Us

Dear God,

Peace is stealing over me after a good breakfast, a wintertime breakfast of oatmeal and fruit.   Comfort food.

Be with me today as I seek to stay relaxed, calm, peaceful.  There is no better turn to make than to turn to You throughout the day.  You guide me in ways great and small. I am so grateful for Your presence in my life.

When I am upset, You calm me.  And You give me inklings of what to do to increase the calm in my life.  You can’t reach me if I am agitated, perhaps.  My mind/heart can’t wrap around You nearly so easily unless I am at peace.

I appreciate Your help, even when I don’t directly thank You.  I appreciate having You near.  Cocoon me today.  Cocoon me for a glorious day, lived in Your shadow.

Amen.

Create a New World

Dear God,

I am particularly eager today to create the world that I want to live in.  Attitude change makes all the difference.  We can’t create a good world if our thoughts contain lots of negativity.

Be with me as I seek to respond to Your prompting.  You will teach me what and how to create, though I know You want me to make personal decisions as well in regard to a new world.  Be with me to change what I can change (and that needs changing), and to live with the rest in a new and better attitude.

I appreciate Your presence as I seek to transform the part of the world that I touch.

Amen.

God with Me

Dear God,

I feel quite mellow this morning, mellow and good.  You are with me, sustaining me.  You know how I really like to feel when I talk to You, and You are facilitating that feeling now.  It is a warm and cocooned feeling, a certainty that You will always be with me, guiding me.

Do stay with me always and forever.  Do let me know that You are near, indeed, that I am a part of You, and that we are in this together.  With You in my corner, I can accomplish whatever tasks You give me.

Help me to know this in my bones.  Thank You.

Amen.

No Doubt

Dear God,

I reach out to You, and You answer me.  I don’t hear anything, but I do intuit ideas, and I often want to think that the ideas are coming from You. 

It is good to believe in a personal God, reaching up from my depths to soothe me, to give me constancy.  Thank You for the truth that I don’t doubt You.

Amen.