God, sunset and sunrise speak of Your Son's death and resurrection.
The afternoon sky glows with jet-stream crosses. The red, setting
sun bleeds to death slowly, quietly, until it is buried by the dark
horizon. Reflected light changes patterns and colors, and then the
earth is dark. But soon, the new day appears, announced by pre-dawn
light. A new day rises, full with new promises and new beginnings.
God, thank You for Jesus' death and resurrection. May this day be
filled with glorifying and enjoying You. "Praise God from Whom all
blessings flow!" Amen.
July 29, 2014
(Meditation: Philippians 4:6-7)
God, life seems so fractured when I lose perspective, and lose sight
of You. Life seems so tragic when I lose perspective, and lose sight
of You. Life seems so confusing when I lose perspective, and lose
sight of You. Life seems so fearful when I lose perspective, and
lose sight of You. God, help me to keep my eyes on You, and to follow
July 30, 2014
(Meditation: Matthew 28:20)
Merciful God, flood my mind with Your Word, my eyes with Your light,
my guilt with Your forgiveness, my will with Your providence, my
fears with Your calm, my anxiety with Your peace, my indifference
with Your compassion, my emptiness with Your fullness, and my heart
with Your love. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
July 31, 2014
(Meditation: Matthew 5:9)
God, grant peace in the Middle East. May "shalom" and "salaam" take
root in the hearts of those whose long heritage is conflict. Untie
the knots of hatred, and anger, and fear. End the cycle of suicide
bombing and retaliation. Grant the people of the Middle East a new
tolerance and peace, forgiveness and trust, and love and joy. I
pray in the name of the Prince of Peace. Amen.
August 1, 2014
God, I pray for those who buy more, but enjoy it less . . . for
those whose wealth expands, but whose hearts contract . . . for
those with deeper pockets, but shallower relationships . . . for
those with bigger homes, but smaller hearts . . . for those with
more pride, and less humility. God, forgive them. Free them from
the tyranny of possessions. Grant them the joy of being possessed
by Your love. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.