"All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers
of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word
of the Lord stands forever." (I Peter 1:24-25). God, I am grateful
for Your Word. I am grateful for the mysteries it unfolds, and even
for the mysteries that are not yet revealed to me. God, thank You
for Your ever unfolding revelation of love. In Jesus' name. Amen.
March 24, 2015
(Meditation: Deuteronomy 6:5-7)
God, thank You for wonderful times with our grandchildren .
. . for telling them about their parents when they were children
. . . for sharing old family stories . . . for singing favorite
family songs . . . for telling them how happy we were when they
were born . . . for listening to stories about their friends, their
interests, their accomplishments, and their fears. But most of all,
we thank You for the times we talk about You and Your Son, and what
You mean to us. In Jesus' name. Amen.
March 25, 2015
(Meditation: Isaiah 55:6-7)
God, sometimes I am jerked forward by the high tide of pride, then
yanked backward by the undertow of guilt. Pride and guilt see-saw
through my days. Pride because I accomplish something worthwhile,
guilt because I know I don't deserve it. God, break this ceaseless
ebb and flow. Shine the light of forgiveness on the struggle between
ambition and guilt. Replace it with the rhythm of life in You, repentance
and forgiveness . . . humility and service . . . love and peace.
Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
March 26, 2015
(Meditation: John 15:9-11)
God, may my prayers not end with what I want, but with what You
want. When I pray for my family, for others, and for myself, may
I go beyond immediate needs, to pray for spiritual well being. Keep
our hearts faithful, and our actions obedient. May we know Your
abiding presence, and Your constant faithfulness. Through Jesus
Christ, my Lord. Amen.
March 27, 2015
God, when my heart is broken, You put the pieces back together.
When my heart is contrite, You lift my eyes from my sin to gaze
upon You. God of the broken and contrite heart, hear my prayer of
thanksgiving and praise. Hallowed be Thy name! Amen.