God’s Nearness

Dear God,

I am seeking some nurturance from You.  I want very much to sense Your presence in my life.  When I am feeling reverent, I have the feeling that I seek.

You are all I need.  Stay with me.  Abide with me.

Thank You.

Amen.

Ease Our Burdens

Dear God,

Help me to be a comfort to my friends and family just now.  I reach out, I try to help, but You are the prime Help.  Certainly I know that You help me, and in that certainty I rest easy, because You do the same for all of us.

Guide my thoughts and my words.  Give me the right thing to say to ease the burden of another.

Thank You.

Amen.

Nurturance

Dear God,

I find that I need a great deal of nurturance.  My husband agrees, and he often provides it.  But I want to discover how to open myself to nurturance from You.  Nurturance is a necessary ingredient to my living well.

Pour Your love out on me, for this is the essence of what I need to feel.

Thank You.

Amen.

Nourishment from God

Dear God,

When I pray out loud, I seem to sense Your nurturing of me.  Thank You.  It helps to know that You, coming from deep within, are right here with me just all the time.  You live through me.

Thank You for soothing me.  Your nourishment means a great deal.

Amen.

Nurtured by God

Dear God,

I know that I have never been externalized from You, that You are deep within me.  When I commune with my depths, I am being nurtured—by You.  Thank You for the consolations that You so often give me.

May today be a nurturing day.  May today be a day that I spend with You.

Thank You for this insight.

Amen.