Monday, April 30, 2012



Just as the dentist today will check for cavities and clean my teeth, check me for iniquity and make me whole.  Make me not fear the drill or any pain in my soul because anything which is displeasing to you needs to go, regardless of how unpleasant it will be.

Help me to want only you, Lord.

Help me to rejoice in this day that you have made and only see the glory you have put there in it.

Help me to find the hidden joys that must be found rather than openly available.


Sunday, October 30, 2011



Please help me to remember that You are the bridge that connects all parts of my life.  You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  Help me to remember, though, that I must also be diligent in doing what I can to pick up the trash in my life and throw it away.

Help me to remember that not everything that needs to be shed is trash, for I must always learn from even the darkest of days. 

Help me to come to You, the Living Water.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011



Please teach me to sleep and to make time for it.  Thank you for building into my design that I get blurry eyed when I absolutely must sleep.  I'd rather that than to have health problems from not sleeping.

Teach me to see the signs through my stubborn pride that I must take time for rest.  I do not have the answers.  I cannot always make up for things by staying up a few extra hours, working a few extra hours, etc.

Help me to recognize and acknowledge when the answer is to cut things out of my life that don't lead me to You rather than trying to fit everything in just because I'm attached to unnecessary things. Help me to see that it is only in embracing You that I will find fulfillment.  Everything else is clutter.


Friday, October 21, 2011



Please help me to remember that Your gifts are for sharing.

Help me to remember that there is more than enough for me and for others too.

For every good thing I have is a gift You have given to me.  Just as You freely give good gifts to me, so too should I give freely to others.  Please help me to always remember this and to keep it in perspective.


Sunday, October 16, 2011



Please help me to see situations in the light that you want me to see them.

Help me to not mistake one thing for another simply out of convenience. 

Help me to see which decisions give You glory and to then carry out and live according to Your will.  Help me not to slip through the cracks of my mind that lead to my own will. 

When my tie myself all in knots because I am worried if I have done the right thing, help me to turn to You for answers.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011



Help me to say Yes to your mercy.

To surrender to your infinite Love...

To coming running to You, my God, who welcomes me with Open arms.

For being the Victim, the Pascal Sacrifice, the Atonement for my sins.

Thank you, Lord, for also giving us, your children, a sense of humor.  I thank you for placing me in an English speaking part of the world.  I don't know how I would ever find letters laying on the parking lot from what the trees shed if I had to look for Chinese or Japanese characters!

Thank you, Lord, for giving us the ability to laugh.


Sunday, October 9, 2011


When I feel pushed up against a wall, help me to always stand by You.

Help me to prepare for the next battle, for there are ebbs and flows in the journey of following You.  Surely there will be more battles to come.