Nearness of God

Dear God,

Thank You for a good night’s sleep—the prelude, I hope, to a good day.  Thank You for staying near, letting me sense Your presence.  I long to be cocooned by You just all the time.  You are a great comfort to me.

May I reach out to others with the same goodwill—and love—You have shown me.

Amen.

Love

Dear God,

I want to discover how to love You more.  Your love for me is born of Divinity, and the Divine is all Love.  Guide my heart today to a constant awareness of Your presence in my life—all Love, all joy in that Love.

You are cueing me to love more deeply.  This desire I am expressing comes from You.  You know that life will get only better if I find my way to You more frequently and more certainly.

Thank You for taking me by the hand and tutoring me in love.

Amen.

Love

Dear God,

I want to feel intimacy with You, and I know the only way that I can do that is to feel Your Love and my love, returned to You.  You are the Force of the universes, everything created.  You knew that Love was the only way that creation would work.  And You have been right insofar as my little mind can see.

Drown me in Your Love.  Let me return to You all the love of which I am capable.

Thank You.

Amen.

Birthday

Dear God,

I have a delightful friend turning 98 today! 

She survived the coronavirus last year.  Her mind is clear.  I feel blessed to have known her well for over 15 years. Many people in my town love her as I do. Today I would just be glad for the blessing of my friend.  Thank You for my friend’s longevity.

Amen.

Law of Attraction

Dear God,

I focus on what I choose to see in my life; this is the “law of attraction” in full force.  And I add feeling to the thought, because feeling is an added dimension that ensures accomplishment.

I think God planned the law of attraction, mainly, for those who cannot seem to sustain faith in Him.  As I have long known, He is the God of the secular as well as the spiritual. 

We don’t need to think that there is a Higher Law that can overrule us.  It is really the “I” in the deepest portion of our being who might overrule our conscious mind/heart.  In our better moments, we are being ruled from an Unconscious enthralled by the Self as a hologram of God.  And we don’t fully comprehend this Self.

Thank You for giving me love today—Your love, experienced as much as it is possible for me this day to experience.

Amen.

Staying Close

Dear God,

I wish You well.  That is what You do for me, don’t You?  I am being rather familiar with You, but I hope that You want my love expressed in this way. 

You are the mainstay of my life.  Becoming close to You has transformed everything.

Thank You for doing for me what I could not do alone.

Amen.

Resisting God

Dear God,

Why do I ever resist talking to You?  You mean me only well, and I benefit from our conversations.  You are always there for me.

When I turn to You with a resistant heart, I sometimes think You cry a little.  You want a happy child who enjoys confiding in You.

I will be that today.

Thank You for Your steadfast love even when I falter a little.

Amen.

Find a Quiet Corner

Dear God,

If I find myself in a low mood—ever—the first thing I need to do is to find a quiet corner and settle down to calm and quiet.  Your love then infuses me, and soon all is well.  I can sense You when I take a breather from the world.

The world is too much with many of us.  Let’s let God’s love soothe and comfort as we pray for improvements in our world.

I appreciate the sure sense of love that I feel when I quieten down.  And I appreciate You.

Amen.

Love

Dear God,

If I can sense being loved, I am happy.  I do sense this love this morning.  I appreciate the feeling of love, and I ask You to visit me for a long time today—spreading Your love, like a cozy blanket, over me.

Feeling loved is the most significant experience of this life.  I know I need to give back, and I do feel very warm and loving just now to my nearest and dearest.

Love is also how You keep Your creation from self-destructing.  If we didn’t have the experience of love to move us onward and upward, we would fall in a pit of our own making.  But You have saved us.  Your love clears the day of all hardship, for any and all problems fall into insignificance when we are faced with the experience of being loved by You.

Keep me mellow today in an ever-expanding experience of what love really means to me.

Thank You.

Amen.

Force of Love

Dear God,

We need You, even when we don’t understand what it is that is missing.  I miss You when I get out of touch.  All of us do.  Our world doesn’t know that it is unnatural to live without the Force of Love.

May the Force of You reach up from my depths and influence my every action today.

Thank You.

Amen.