Friday, July 31, 2020

While I walk, you guide my feet and place my steps.

When laboring, the needed materials appear at my side.

In speech, the right words come, when moments before I stammered in fear.

Dear Lord, thank you for your loving rescue, always just in time.

(Letter #2,029)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Am I to walk this road, or march along it? Am I to coexist or conquer?

Where, Lord, am I to overcome, and where accept?

Let me listen for your message. Grant me knowledge of which fork to walk down.

(Letter #2,026)

Monday, July 27, 2020

Alone with myself, how can I improve? From where will come the needed push to change course? From where will new thoughts come?

Lord, become present to me. I have deluded myself that I am solitary.

Take off my blinders. I am with others, even when alone.

(Letter #2,025)

Sunday, July 26, 2020

What do I have to share? Only what you have given me. Your gifts are meant to be passed on.

Yet I am a miser, gripping my well-being and ease so tightly. Let me spread the love you have given me, freely and widely.

Open my heart, Lord.

(Letter #2,024)

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Obstinate and unwilling, I pull at my chains. The pathway leads me, yet I stray and hack through the growth. Why am I so rebellious, when the easier way is plain?

Lord, let me be willing to be guided. I am so tired of fighting you, yet each day I arm for battle.

Instead, let me submit: thy will be done.

(Letter #2,023)

Friday, July 24, 2020

You are with me, whether I sense your presence or not.

When assailed and I feel vulnerable, you are with me. When lonely, you are with me. When ecstatic, you are with me.

Let me live this day as if I believe that you are here.

(Letter #2,022)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Let me think not of myself, but of helping my fellows.

I worry and yearn for peace in my heart; it is there for the asking merely by fixing my attention rightly. Let me not chase after banners but instead sweep the walkways, repair the roofs, comfort the sick.

Let me empty out my energy in the aid of others.

Peace, then, will come.

(Letter #2,020)