Word of Life

Word of Life, advise me. My thoughts can spark words that cause harm; I know that was not Your intention. Instead, may I speak life-giving words. Help me to proclaim Your liberty to fear-bound captives. I want the wounded to find shelter in my conversations with them. Thank you for those along life’s journey who…

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Holy One

Holy One, enter my heart’s sanctuary. Purify my intentions. Inspect my thoughts. Create an acceptable place with me for Your Spirit to dwell. Smudges of greed, jealousy, and envy stain the altar of my soul. I wrestle with neediness and insecurity. Forgive me. Cleanse me. Heal me. Claim Your rightful place. Enthrone my heart. Revise…

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Hearts Joy

Heart’s Joy, fill me with a sense of Your constancy. For me, Your love is like a handful of kite strings in the fragile grip of a child–hard to hold onto. Yet when I become tangled in branches of bitterness and power lines of anger, I feel Your turns of conviction working to nudge me…

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Day Glory

Day Glory, even before my eyes open I’m aware of birds singing outside my window. I hear the rustle of the curtains as the lace skims the sill. I feel the warmth of sundays upon my hair. I’m aware of lilacs’ perfume and leaves’ gentle rustle. The gifts of nature calm me. I ache to…

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King Jesus

King Jesus, reign over my indignation. I must confront an enemy today. Truth can be treacherous and feel lethal. It’s not my desire to inflict additional wounds but to walk in the light. Teach me to attack the problem and not the person. You said, “There would be wars and rumors of wars” until Your…

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Breath at Daybreak

Breath at daybreak, resuscitate my courage to enter the demand-strewn path ahead. Help me not to pick up problems before they materialize. When I hit a dead end, help me not to camp out there. When I encounter a difficult person, help me not to join their fraternity. And when I am that person, remind…

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Alpha

Alpha, today is a new beginning. This page of my life is still clean. Help me not to scribble meaningless all over such a precious gift. Time has a way of skittering until sunset catches me unaware. I want to fully grasp my moments, whether in ease or in productivity; one restores, the other affirms.…

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Holy Helper

Holy Helper, I’m in need of Your assistance. Today I’ll have to make many decisions. Life is risky, and that scares me. Yet I’m aware that You redeem our mistakes. Knowing that’s the case should take some of the threat out of my choices…yet I waiver. Wouldn’t it be easier to send me a telegram?…

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morning mama

Morning Manna, I hunger for a word from You. I’m having trouble entering this day with joy. Pressures of work and the personalities of people have taxed my energy. Emotionally I feel edgy, mentally I feel scattered and physically I feel worn. To find afresh Your words and to gather them as a handmaiden filling…

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sunrise song

Sunrise song, thank You for the melody that stirs within me. My soul rejoices over your goodness and Your continued generosity. You have taught my soul to sing and my feet to dance. Lord, I witness Your lavish heart toward Your own and respond with a sense of celebration, safety and relief. Teach me daily…

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