Abundant Life

Dear God,

Following a book by Rhonda Byrne, I have been thinking back over my day at the end of it, thinking of things to be grateful about, and choosing the best thing that happened all day long as a touchstone.

It occurs to me that I might anticipate at the beginning of the day good things that might occur and thereby raise my happiness level.  I know You want me really to live life, to have an ever more abundant life—as Jesus is quoted in the New Testament.

Take me by the hand and guide my thinking and my feeling to a new high.  Thank You.

Amen.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Dear God,

You are all Love. I have Jesus’ word on this, and he has walked the whole pathway. When bad things happen to good people, it is we ourselves who make that choice. In many ways we are still impatient adolescents, eager to advance our souls to better days through any means.

Pain does not have to turn to suffering. And I can see that when I turn to You, even the pain is mitigated, and all is well.

The Love I feel for You cocoons me in warmth.

Thank You.

Amen.

Easter

Dear God,

Today is going to be a bright, sunny day–the very kind that I have always liked for Easter! We have so much to bless today–help from Jesus, a miracle of 2,000 years ago, recent channeled writing from him as well.

I feel optimistic about our futures today. If we are mindful as we go about this day, we will experience a miracle of happiness that will set all things aright.

Thank You for giving me this certainty.

Amen.

Jesus

Dear God,

When I imagine that Jesus is with me, I feel such peace.  A Course in Miracles says that he will come upon a “single, unequivocal call.”  His foci of consciousness can be anywhere, or so it seems.

What a wonderful promise he makes in ACIM!  Sometimes I do take him up on his offer.

Thank You for the spirit ones who look out for me.

Amen.

Jesus Holding Our Hand

Dear God,

I have many things that I want to do today, but only one thing is needful:  to keep You in my mind and heart, holding the hand of Jesus as I walk along my pathway.  Jesus promises to hold our hand, if we wish, in A Course in Miracles.  It is a good image.

Thank You for guiding me throughout my day.  Thank You for being here, always and forever, keeping me safe in Your care.

Amen.

Easy Yoke

Dear God,

We have read, from Jesus, “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  I would claim that promise today.  I would walk through this Sabbath Day with the wind at my back, Your blessing in my heart.

Be with me on this bright and sunny, balmy, day, for pleasures galore.  You want us happy, and it is ourselves that sometimes deny joy.

Thank You.

Amen.

Holidays

Dear God,

Thank You for prompting my friends and family to reply to my Thanksgiving e-card.  I love this time of year, all the holidays.  It is good to touch base with those I love.

Help me to avoid overwhelm in this season of Jesus’ birth.  I don’t need to lose sight of the big picture, the spiritual reason that we celebrate.

Thank You for taking me by the hand and guiding me to be grateful for my many blessings. 

Amen.

Jesus

Dear God,

I used not to know what a “personal relationship” with Jesus actually meant.  I still don’t know all that that relationship might hold out for me, but I know more now.  I use my imagination and my guidance to determine what Jesus might say to me.  And my imaginings and my mystical understanding smooth the day for me.

Thank You for leading me to a closer walk with Jesus.  Forgive me for not comprehending sooner all that a love like his might do for me.  He longs, I think, for me to love him as much as he loves me.  I am not capable of that love—yet—but I  hope I will be eventually.

Amen.

Praying for Jesus

Dear God,

Be with Jesus today.  He helps all of us so much; often we pray to him instead of You.  But does he have any prayers being said for him?  I think not.

I want to remedy that, right now.  I do pray for the well-being of Jesus, his happiness, his joy.  He may need my prayers as much as I need his intervention in my life.

Amen.