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April 30, 2009

What a View

The view from my window is breathtaking.
An artist's palette rich with the colors of spring.
Budding trees show pink and white blossoms,
And pale yellow and green leaves
beginning to camouflage the deep brown bark of the trees.
Vibrant green grass speckled with white, yellow and purple
Canopied by a sky that's streaked with white, blue, pink, orange and grey.

The view from my window is a blessing.
Another day.
A fresh start.
No boundaries.

Today I pray that I make the most of this blessing.

Live life to the fullest.
And with each breath ....Make a difference.

Today I pray.

April 29, 2009

No Worries

Today I Pray...

...for no worries.

What good comes from burdening our hearts and minds with worry?
...Worry that only serves to distract me from all the positive things in my life.
...Worry that doesn't make me stronger, but instead cripples me.

Help me today to turn my concerns over to you...

...to remember to celebrate the joys in my life
....to stay focused on doing what I'm meant to do
...and enjoy the quiet peace that comes from knowing that Your plan for me is perfect
....and there is simply no need or place for worry.

Let it shine.

April 28, 2009

Encouragement

Today I pray...

...for just a small dose of encouragement.

...a little boost to help me take the next step in the direction of my dreams.

...a glimmer of light reflecting off that silver lining.

We all have those moments when we doubt or question our abilities.

I find myself needing a reminder that I'm on the right path...
....and struggling to stay positive, focused and upbeat.

Shed a little light...

April 24, 2009

Thank You

Today I pray...
...with gratitude.

I asked for encouragement...
...and later that I day I received this message from my friend Alana.

Did you know that God has already recorded every part of your life from the beginning to the end? He knows every disappointment, every loss, every challenge; and the good news is that your story ends in victory! God has written out a plan to bless and prosper you. Your final chapter concludes with you fulfilling your God-given destiny. Here’s the key: when you go through a disappointment, when you go through a loss, don’t stop on that page in your life. You’ve got to decide to keep moving forward. There’s another chapter in front of you, but you’ve got to be willing to take the next step.

Sometimes, we get so focused on what didn’t work out that we stay stuck, reliving the disappointment. If that’s you, recognize that you’ve been on that page long enough. It’s time to let it go and turn the page to the new chapter God has in store. You may not understand, it may not have been fair, but remember, the next chapter is full of blessing, full of favor, and full of victory! Make the decision to let go of the old so you can move forward into the abundant life God has in store for you!


I asked for the 'right words'...
...and a difficult conversation was uplifting and positive.

I asked that my family and friends be kept safe...
...and you gave us another glorious day.

I hoped for a good day...
...and a good friend reminded me that every day is abundant with blessings.

Today I pray with gratitude...
...thank you for answering my prayers.

Thank you for this day.
And thank you for the reminders that you are walking with me every step of the way.

April 20, 2009

A Dog's Life

Today I Pray...

...that I can learn to be more like my dog.

...exuberant about every day
...generous with kisses
...eager to please
...carefree and able to relax and enjoy a good nap
...yet quick to my feet when someone wants to play
...a loyal and unselfish companion
...who knows what it means to love unconditionally

April 19, 2009

And the Butterfly Danced

I went out to face the world today and saw the butterfly dance

Deep yellow hue with black spotted wings fluttering beside me

The butterfly sang to me...

"Keep up...
Keep the Faith...
...Believe."

And I called out...

..."Please wait for me."

I paused to catch my breath

...and bask for a moment in the sun.

And to my delight...

....the butterfly stayed and danced.



I Pray Today that I take time
....to appreciate all the ways that the Spirit is present in my life.

That I never forget that...
...He will be with me when I dance
...when I walk
....and when I rest.

Let the butterflies dance.

April 18, 2009

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Today I Pray...

...for your peace within me.

...for the calm and quiet confidence that comes from knowing You are with me.

Help me to remember to breathe in, and breathe out...

...as I face the challenges this day is guaranteed to present.

I pray for the grace to rise above the adversity...

...and the humility to hold my tongue.


Let my words be positive, thoughtful and uplifting.

Today I pray for your peace within me.


...if you are reading this, please say a prayer for me too. I am facing a difficult day and I need all the support I can get. Thank you for your kindness.

...Please tell me how I can pray for you.

April 17, 2009

Refreshed Spirit

Today I Pray...

...for a refreshed spirit.

Help me let go of any negative thoughts or disappointments

...help me set my focus on doing what is good
...pure and true

...let the words that pass my lips be heartfelt and kind
...let my spirit by uplifted

...if others draw upon my energy
...let them feel their own sense of joy
...abundance
...and renwal.

Breath of heaven....

....refresh my spirit

April 16, 2009

For You

Today I Pray

...for you.

You are a shining star.
....capable of anything you dare to dream.

The world needs you to dream...
...and never doubt the possibilities that come from believing in yourself
...and allowing the Greater Power to work through you.

You are beautiful.

Thank you for being here right at this moment.
Thank you for being you.

Today my prayers are dedicated to you.

Do you know someone who needs to be uplifted?

Share this sentiment with them...

....the power of prayer is infinite.
...it begins with believing...and grows as you share the joy.

Bless you today and always.

April 15, 2009

Courage and Perseverance

Another step on the path I'm trying to walk.

The road is unpaved...
...pebbles on turned soil.

The path is overgrown
...perhaps neglect
....perhaps it is yet to be walked.

I see Your light shining in the distance
...a warm glow
...destination unknown.

Today I Pray...
...for your steadying hand to keep me from falling.
...for your strength as I prune back the excess
....for the courage and perseverance
....to expose Your radiant light.

I know You won't leave me...
...bless me so that I do not abandon myself.

Today I Pray...
...for courage and perseverance.

April 14, 2009

Encouragement

Today I Pray...

...for encouragement.

....for someone to tell me that I'm on the right track
...that they need me
.... and they believe in me.

I pray that I take the time to do the same for someone else.

Send me an angel...

....to lift me up and help me on my way.

Today I Pray.

April 12, 2009

Radiant Joy

Today I Pray...

....Allelluia! Allelluia!

Thank You for today!

April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Today I Pray....

...quietly
...with a humble heart
...overwhelmed by the sacrifice You made
...for people who believed in You
...and people who didn't

...words escape me

...today I pray quietly, with a humble, grateful heart.

April 8, 2009

The Journey

A breath of air
A single step
A joyful laugh
A tear

A hug, a kiss
"Be careful. Don't be late."

Cars whizzing
Strangers passing
New friends and old
Home sweet home

Shiny and new,
Job, city, love, home, family
Climbing the ladder
Walking the path

Sometimes by myself
Yet never alone

A breath of air
A single step
The journey begins and ends with You.



Today I pray for awareness. That I see and appreciate all the good that You present to me every day. That I embrace the journey with the passion that it deserves. That I stay focused on the infinite possibilities that exist because of You.

April 7, 2009

Hope and Promise

Many years of promises made.
Some kept, some broken.

Broken promises, broken spirit
Disappointments build within.

Those held true make spirits soar
Give hope and purpose renewed.

Today I pray for greater awareness of purpose,
That focus and resolve settle deep within me

...and reflect the Truth of Your unfailing hope and promise.


...

April 3, 2009

Find a Good Walking Buddy

People often ask, "What is the secret to a happy life?"

There is no secret.

Just remember to walk every day -- no matter what.
But don't ever walk alone. Find a good walking buddy -- you know the kind that:
  • shows up rain or shine;
  • motivates you to keep walking even when you feel like stopping;
  • keeps perfect pace with you;
  • will bend over and tie your shoe for you if it comes undone;
  • has an unending supply of refreshing water for you to drink; and
  • most importantly the One who will carry you when you can't walk another step.

April 2, 2009

A Shared Prayer

...I received this prayer today and rather than keep it to myself I decided I would share it with you.

May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit rest in your thoughts, rule in your dreams tonight, and conquer all your fears. May God manifest Himself today in ways you have never experienced. May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be closer, and your prayers be answered.

I pray that faith enters a new height for you. I pray for peace, healing, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, true and undying love for God.


If you believe in the power of prayer, please share this with others, subscribe to this blog, and share your prayer requests through the comments below. Help me reach others -- so that people might come to realize that prayer can be very simple -- and extremely powerful. I need your help and prayers -- and others need ours.

Today I pray that this message reaches someone who needs it.