God, on this Memorial Day, shed Your grace on America. Crown her
good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea. Mend her every flaw.
Confirm her soul in self control, her liberty in law. Refine our
nation till all success be nobleness, and every gain divine. Amen.
(from "America the Beautiful")
May 26, 2015
(Meditation: Romans 12:17-19)
God, give us clear minds and faithful hearts to avoid using ALL
kinds of destruction: nuclear bombs, chemical arsenals, pornography,
illicit drugs, injustice, hatred. God, grant us peace, and love,
and faith in You. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
May 27, 2015
(Meditation: Galatians 5:13-14)
O God, help me to be single-minded in a fractured world. Help me
to have a single focus, on love. That's all I ask today -- that
You will help me to love -- to love You, and to love others as myself.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
May 28, 2015
(Meditation: Psalm 46:10)
God, my reflection time is disappearing. I answer e-mails wherever
I am. My fingers constantly tap on my smart-phone. I read and send
lots of text messages. Privacy and silence are fading away in my
life, and I know that my soul shrivels without simplicity and silence.
God, forgive my need to be available constantly to everybody but
You. Help me to be still, to be quiet, and to be yielded to You.
Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
May 29, 2015
(Meditation: John 8:12)
God, I feel like a stranger, tossed about by the shifting sands
of relativism. The light is dim, and the way of truth is unmarked.
Yet God, though I look through a glass darkly, it is enough to know
that Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. Though I can see
only dimly, help me to follow Him, one step at a time. Amen.