Tuesday, July 21, 2020

So large the mountain I face. So tired the legs on which I stand. So dull the sky.

Awaken me from this dream, Lord. Above the clouds the sun even now shines. Let me rest in you until the skies part.

(Letter #2,019)

Monday, July 20, 2020

I fear the day. It poisons the dawn. I tremble and my mind races.

Lord, take away these worries of ignominy and lack. Direct my thoughts to the abundance and approval that you offer. Let me do your will without second-guessing your guidance.

In the silence, I cower. Let me hear your voice. Let me follow it.

(Letter #2,018)

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Do I fear rightly? Even my worries are misplaced.

I am afraid you will abandon me; I should instead fear that I will fall away from you.

God, let me place my relationship with you at the center of my thinking. Let me depend upon you wholly.

(Letter #2,017)

Saturday, July 18, 2020

My garden, do I care for it in order that others may remark on its beauty, or to bring food to table?

Too long, I have walked with piety as a display for others. Burn away all false motives, Lord, even those that result in positive acts.

Crack open my heart today, lay me bare to reality. Let me align my will with yours, with no double-minded reluctance.

Thy will be done.

(Letter #2,016)

Friday, July 17, 2020

You never left me. I thought I was alone. I inhabit an illusion built of self-reliance.

Open my eyes, Lord, that I may see you and the scales fall away.

I imprison myself. You were here all along, my liberator and friend.

(Letter #2,015)

Thursday, July 16, 2020

My neighbors harbor fear just as do I.

What is easy for me terrifies them; what panics me is a welcome challenge in their eyes.

Let me spread relief and ease among all I meet today. Let it come back to me.

(Letter #2,014)

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Each day a puzzle to be solved.

Each challenge a trial.

Each critic an enemy.

Lord, I see the world wrongly. All is well, so let me see the world as so. These troubles are momentary and light.

If there be a stone in my path, let me simply walk around it. This road leads up nonetheless.

(Letter #2,013)

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Let me better depend upon you.

Let me seek your guidance and help first, before all.

Let me remember I face nothing alone.

You clear the way, you have given me all I need. Let me do your will.

(Letter #2,012)

Sunday, July 12, 2020

I peer out from behind the door. What gathering forces will assail me? What storm will destroy the barn?

Everywhere I look, I see catastrophe. Let me see with brighter eyes. The rain is past, the crowds are here to celebrate. Why do I not see the joy around me, within even my home?

Let me accept help today, Lord. Open my eyes.

(Letter #2,010)