Beauty

Dear God,

Our azaleas have passed their peak, but our dogwoods still look very pretty.  Spring in the southern part of the United States is a wonder to behold.  Thank You for this beauty.

Keep my eye on the beauty.  Your world protects and comforts me in its loveliness.

Thank You.

Amen.

Power of Prayer

Dear God,

I have a headache.  Why do I let this personal hurt bother me, when there are issues in our world that I need to pray about?

Let me regroup and think about the world situation.  There is much that I don’t understand, but for what I do and from where I sit, I am aware that we need Your massive help.  May I join my prayer with others this morning to effect real change by the power of prayer alone.

Thank You for hearing my plea.

Amen.

We Need God’s Help

Dear God,

I don’t think that my jitters are just from too much coffee, but from the state of our world.  A virus.  Unrest.  The world is in an upheaval. 

Be with us in this difficult time.  So many people are hurting, and there are sick people and scared people.

Thank You for taking us by the hand and leading us through this time.

Amen.

God’s Warmth

Dear God,

I feel Your warmth often, and it gives me great comfort.  It helps me to live in this confused world.

We have such a mixed-up place to live.  Help us to sort things out, to let a better attitude engulf us. 

We need You today, today and every day.  Please remember that.

Thank You.

Amen.

World

Dear God,

Our world seems in such dire straits.  May I add my prayers to all others that we find our way out of this quagmire.

May everyone benefit from the prayers said for them today.

Thank You for answering this prayer in the positive, for I know it is in Your will.

Amen.

World

Dear God,

Can my prayers for the world make a difference?  Of course!  I can simply extend my hopes for myself to others.  I want peace and joy, and is this not the prayer of all?

Be with me today, as I seek to expand my horizons to encompass the world.  Prayer does change things, and I would add my voice to the multitude who pray that this world might get better.

Thank You for putting this insight on my heart today.

Amen.

Creations in God’s World

Dear God,

On our sun porch this morning, I have enjoyed watching a squirrel and also a robin.  The squirrel came up to “speak” to me, no fear at all!  Your little creations are one of the blessings in Your world.

May this day unfold with all Your creations living well.  And I am one of Your creations, too.  Thank You for caring for me.

Amen.

Peace

Dear God,

I’ve read that when we pray for something for ourselves, we ought to pray for that same good thing to go out to everyone on the planet.  This certainly seems appropriate, and I think You would countenance it.

So, today I pray for peace for all of us, peace in our daily lives, peace in the larger dimensions of what we do and say.  May we find an ever-developing peace in the lives that we live.

Thank You for Your part in giving Your children what they need and want.

Amen.