Happier Slant

Dear God,

It is easy to let something rest lightly on my mind, even if the something is disturbing.  It is not so easy to dismiss the thought entirely.

But I am making progress in retraining my mind to a happier slant.  Thank You for Your part in the motivation to do so and the wherewithal to actually do it.

Amen.

God Helps

Dear God,

I am trying to solve a minor problem, and the more I think about it, the more confused I become.  I ask You to speak to my heart in this quandary.  Your Answers always leave nothing to be desired.

I will clear my mind and soften my heart, now that I have ask You for help. You never fail me.  You are always here, with me, helping me.

Thank You for the reassurance that Your blessing will solve anything that comes up.

Amen.

God Has Everything in Hand

Dear God,

If I have unresolved questions, I have long told myself, “Let it rest lightly on my mind.”  Now I know from A Course of Love that it is my heart that I really need to listen to.  My heart already knows the Answer, but it sometimes takes time for my heart to inform my mind.

When Peter Marshall, once a Chaplain to the U.S. Senate, was perplexed, he said, “I don’t know.  God has not told me yet.”  And he lived in the certainty that God would speak to him in a way that he could understand.

Peter was smart.  And I seek to be smart with the unresolved questions in my life, too.

Thank You for reminding me, through this story, that You have everything in hand.

Amen.

Balm to the Spirit

Dear God,

I am calm and peaceful as I listen to classical music, music that is a balm to the spirit.  Thank You for our CD’s and our Internet radio.  Thank You that we could spend our money in this magnificent way.

If I vow to remain peaceful, my mind and heart will synchronize, and I will live in a healthy way.  This is a goal of mine this day for the present and future.

Thank You for putting this wish in my heart.  Living in a healthy way is my focus, and it is Your wish for me, too, I believe.

Amen.

Let Heart Rule

Dear God,

Improve my batting average.  I seem to make so many mistakes in my thinking.  I know when I let my heart inform my mind, life smooths out.

I will let my heart rule today.  I think I have been afraid of being too emotional, but the emotions are part and parcel of what I am.  Just as are thoughts.

Thank You for these concepts from A Course of Love.

Amen.

Listening to the Heart

Dear God,

Keep my mind on an even keel.  Let me listen to my heart when making decisions.  I am so prone to emphasize my mind rather than my heart, and I would switch emphases.

If I have decisions to make today of any import, may I remember to listen to my heart first and foremost.

I appreciate Your guiding me.

Amen.

Worrisome Thoughts Begone

Dear God,

This day has been a blessing.  I realized that it is quite possible to reduce worrisome thoughts that serve no purpose.  Why dwell on what bothers me?  If I need to do something about it, You will alert me without my having to keep a worry on my mind and in my heart.

Thank You for walking with me through another day.

Amen.

Walking with God

Dear God,

I miss You when I don’t sense Your presence.  But I know that You are not withdrawing from me, that it is I who have become preoccupied with mundane matters.  I would seek to bring to mind and heart only those matters that count for something in the grand scheme of things.

Alert me to the important.  Keep me safely thinking, saying, doing, those things that are consistently helpful to my brothers and sisters as well as kind to them.

May my brothers and sisters, and I, together walk into the sunlight with You today.

Amen.

Happiness

Dear God,

Happy thoughts, held also in the heart, are the panacea for many ills. Happy thoughts can make life worth living.  I would welcome happiness today by focusing only on what is transformational both intellectually and emotionally.

Be with me in this intent to live as You would have me live.

Thank You.

Amen.

Healing of Mind & Heart

Dear God,

Thank You, dear God, for prompting me to find good reading that puts me ever nearer to You.  I have adopted a mantra of “relax and let go” when faced with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings.  Thank You for this mantra, a mantra that heals the mind and heart from the bottom up.

Be with me throughout the day.  Be with me forever.  Thank you.

Amen.