God, I pray for those who are addicted to their work . . . for those
whose meaning in life comes only in the exhilaration of success
. . . for those whose occupation has become preoccupation . . .
for workaholics who won't face up to their addiction . . . for those
who are so busy they don't take time to be with You . . . and for
those who don't take time to be with their family. God, forgive
them. Heal them. Give them perspective, and balance, and joy. May
they hear Your words, "Come unto me all you who are weary and heavy-laden,
and I will give you rest." Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
August 26, 2014
(Meditation: Proverbs 3:5-6)
God, many times I want You to be on MY team. I want You to help
MY will to be done. I want You to run interference, but I want to
call the plays. God, forgive me for being in the wrong ball park.
YOU call the signals. YOUR will be done in my life, as it is in
heaven. In Jesus' name. Amen.
August 27, 2014
(Meditation: Matthew 25:37-40)
God, help me to be a blessing to the poor, the downtrodden, and
the afflicted. Help me to weep with those who weep, to be with those
who mourn, and to be a generous giver to help the needy in their
plight. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
August 28, 2014
(Meditation: James 3:17)
God, I pray for our President and the members of Congress, for our
Governor and members of the Legislature, for our Mayor and members
of the City Council. Guide them in debate, that they may do justly.
Guide them in their decisions, that they may be courageous, merciful,
and work for the common good. Guide them in their daily lives, that
they may walk humbly with You. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
August 29, 2014
God, when I lie down tonight, may I yield my mind and my heart to
your providence, and sleep in Your peace . . . with no impatience
. . . no restlessness . . . no anxiety. God, "I will lie down and
sleep in peace, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."