Archive for July, 2009

A Morning Prayer

July 25, 2009

“Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought me in safety to this new day:  Preserve me with your mighty power, that I may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all I do direct me to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ my Lord.  Amen.”

The Divine Hours, adapted from The Book of Common Prayer

Trust

July 16, 2009

“So if you are suffering according to God’s will,
keep on doing what is right,
and trust yourself to the God who made you,
for he will never fail you.”

– I Peter 4:19

Contentment

July 12, 2009

“Our thought life – not our circumstances – determines whether we are content.”

– Linda Dillow, Calm My Anxious Heart

To Glory in My Cross

July 10, 2009

“My dear God, I have never thanked You for my thorns.  I have thanked you a thousand times for my roses but not once for my thorns.  I have always looked forward to the place where I will be rewarded for my cross, but I have never thought of my cross as a present glory itself.

Teach me, O God, to glory in my cross.  Teach me the value of my thorns.  Show me how I have climbed to You through the path of pain.  Show me it is through my tears I have seen my rainbows.”

– George Matheson (1842-1906)

An Evening Prayer

July 1, 2009

“Lord Jesus, stay with me, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be my companion in the way, kindle my heart, and awaken hope, that I may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and in the breaking of bread.  Grant this for the sake of your love toward me.  Amen.”

The Divine Hours, adapted from The Book of Common Prayer