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March 30, 2009

Guide & Protect

Today I pray...

...for strength to walk on the path where you are guiding me.

...for the calm that comes from knowng that You will never give me more than I can handle.

...for Your protection over my family.

...let them feel Your unconditional love wash over them and fill their hearts with abundant joy.

...for confidence to move in the direction of my dreams -- knowing that you are with me every step of the way.

March 29, 2009

and You did.

i asked You to light a path for me and You did.

the rain pounded on the roof like hands beating on a steel drum.
steady. certain. rain.

when i realized that You are the one and only rainmaker -- the rain stopped, and the sun shone bright -- and i knew You were still there.

i will never forget today and Your message like a gentle breeze across my face.

i asked You to light a path for me and You did.
thank You for answering my prayers.

March 28, 2009

at peace

Today I pray...for peace.

Peace within me.
...around me.
...in the home where I hear them yelling.
...and in the home that is totally silent.

Peace for my family.
Peace for the soldiers.
Peace for the people who don't know how to stop fighting.

Use Your Spirit to blow a breeze of peace wherever it's needed.
So that just for a moment the world can be still...

...and at peace.

March 27, 2009

Encouragement

Today I pray...

...that I see all the good in people.

...that I remember to give praise and recognition generously.

...that encouraging words flow freely from my lips.

...that my thoughts and attitude stay positive and focused on doing His work.

...that someone reads this and shouts "Amen!"

A little bit of encouragement can make even the most down-trodden heart soar. ~me

simplicity

Today I pray quite simply....

...Let me let You.

March 26, 2009

Let it Shine

Today I pray...

...that the wave of anxiousness passes.

...that I remember to hand my worries over to You.

...that I breathe in the goodness that surrounds me .

...that Your presence in my life shines through and warms the soul of a friend in need.

March 24, 2009

A Simple Prayer

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be confident knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones,and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

March 23, 2009

Gratitude

Today I pray with gratitude...

....for the friends and family who make my world a better place.

...for the members of our military who have fought for decades to ensure our freedom and safety.

...for the gift of free will -- that I can choose the attitude that I will bring to each day.

...for the abundant joy that comes from knowing that I have the best walking buddy ever. He is always there for me and ensures that I never walk alone.

Today I pray for you -- that you will always have a joyful heart.

March 20, 2009

Courage

...praying hard for the courage to move forward even when people are telling me my dreams are too big.

...praying for the humility to acknowledge that they may be right, but will never know unless I try.

...praying for the persistence to never give up, and keep striving to realize the potential with which I have been blessed.

...please don't leave me walking alone. Without You I am nothing. With You anything is possible.

Help me remember that You haven't merely given me permission -- but You are calling on me to shine.

March 19, 2009

Let It Rain

...let God's grace wash over me like rain.

...let it help me wash away the hurt and disappointment.

...let me be freed from any resentments I may be feeling -- either knowingly or unknowingly.

...let me open up my mind, heart and spirit to be the person that God wants me to be.

...let His grace wash over me like rain.

March 18, 2009

Speak to Me. Speak to You

Today I pray...

...that I know when to speak and when to close my mouth and listen.

...that when I listen, my ears are open to truly hear.

...that I keep my eyes open so that I might see and hear what words cannot say.

...and that when I speak, I choose my words wisely, so that they are kind, true and reflect Your love.

March 17, 2009

A New Day A New Blessing

With each and every day we have the chance to discover a new blessing.

Today I pray for the peace within me to slow down and realize the many joys that I take for granted.

I pray for the words to show my appreciation for the wonderful people in my life.

I pray for open eyes to see the beautiful world around me.

I pray for a voice that makes a difference in some one's life.

Today I pray for servant gratitude.

March 16, 2009

Today I Pray...

...for a day of peace and rest with my family.

...for a quiet mind that embraces the day.

...that my friend who is hurting right now will remember that when she turns her troubles to God she will find strength to make it through.

...for her children who are hurting right now, that they remember that they are loved.

....for anyone out there who feels alone -- that you know in your heart that you will never walk alone.

March 15, 2009

Remember

I think sometimes in the rush of every day life, we lose sight of what really matters in life. So I thought I'd take a moment to share some simple reminders.

Remember the only one responsible for your happiness is you. It's a decision you make every minute of every day, and every day of your life

Remember that no matter what people say, you will never get where you want to, unless you start moving in the direction of your dreams.

When you're faced with a difficult decision that challenges your values -- remember to make choices you would be proud to share with your kids -- or your mother.

When you make a mistake, remember you are human and forgive yourself.
When someone lets you down, remember they are human too.

And most importantly of all -- Remember that God is walking with you ever step of the way -- whether you ask him to be there or not. So since He's with you, there's no sense walking in silence. Pray.

March 14, 2009

Today I Pray...

...that people will visit this blog and subscribe because they too believe in the power of prayer.

...that visitors will post a prayer intention so that others might pray for them.

...that visitors will know that no matter where they are, they are never alone.

...that one broken spirit will take comfort in these words.

...that God helps me quiet the overwhelming swell of ideas in my head so that I can direct my energy on that which is most important.

...that i open my ears to hear what God is asking me to do.

...that i remember to treasure the gift of today.

Please share your prayer intentions by adding a comment. Please share this page with someone who may need it.

God Bless.

March 1, 2009

Gratitude Award Recipients

I started giving my gratitude award as a way to recognize and thank those people who go above and beyond in their generous and uplifting comments, not just on my blog -- but around the blogging community. Their words are kindess and fuel for the soul.

This is an ever-growing list of people who are out there making a difference.

If there is someone you would like to publicly recognize, please feel free pass this poem and award along to them -- just be sure to link back to this site, leave their website in the comments below, and/or email me and I'll add them to the list of special people in the blogosphere.

Original post, May 21, 2009



I love to watch the butterflies...

...their flight is pure whimsy
...fluttering freedom

They happen into our lives by chance
Graceful lovely butterflies

Today I Pray...

for the graceful butterflies that have happened into my life
...your kindness uplifts me

I created this little "award" for you...

Maureen at http://aquamaureens.blogspot.com/
Tabitha at http://www.ichoosebliss.net/
Amanda at http://persistentgreen.blogspot.com/
Sandy at http://mom2howells.blogspot.com/
Judy at http://justalittlesomethingforyou.blogspot.com/
Sema at http://affirmart.blogspot.com/
Angie at http://angiesappetite.wordpress.com/

...To thank you for the amazing gifts you each have given me.