Child Inside Me I don't wanna.I don't wanna get out of bed,take a shower,make breakfast.I don't wanna iron my shirt,drive to work,sit in that blasted cubby all day.You understand,I do wish I'd wanna.With Your help, I willmake the most of my day.I won't disappoint me,my...
Scared I look to You when I am scared.I am scared now.I ask for Your peace to cradle my soulto enfold me within Your warmth,understanding and grace.I ask for Your strength to filterwithin me and to help me spread courageamong those who are also frightened.Answer me and provide me withYour loving and safe...
Toilet Talk A single request—excruciatingly simple:relieve me.The plumbing of a human beinghas pipes, valves and openingsworking in sync withfood I eat and liquids I drink.
Mapquest I stand at an intersection in the journey of life,paths stretch before me with agonizing choice.Which way to turn?No route seems clear.Mists of uncertainty shroud my view.Please show me the way.Take my hand and lead me on the roadthat you would have me travel.Please help me see the green light to my future.
Warp and Weft Tenacity is clambering up a waterspout;adversity is a cloudburst from sweeping me away.Perseverance is climbing back up–bold in the face of a torrential rain.Sometimes I feel guttered - washed out,like it...
Apology When night stretches endless,I call out for You.When day turns gray and lonelyI long for You.When I am sick,my breath growing ragged and painful,I cling to You.But when I am immersed in joy,I forget You.I am sorry.
I Am Enough I need material things to make me feel special.With more, I know I would be worthy.I want it my way and my way now!What is really going on?I want to feel connectedto my friends,family and You.
Choices and Consequences Is it Your will for meto bring this into my home;into my life; into my family?Will it enable us to live fuller lives,to be closer to each other,to draw closer to You?Lend me Your wisdom,as I struggle with this decision.
Humility Humble me.Make me small enough to fit on the head of a pin,lest I believethat Your deeds are mine.All the good I accomplishpours forth from You;I am merely a vessel.And when I know this fully,there will be no diminishment,only awe.
Tough Times If I ever needed You before,I surely need You right now.It is too much pain for me to bear,I can’t make it without You.Please hear my prayer:Thank You for being my anchor,nothing can move me today.Thank You for making me sensitive,I know it will be okay.You are inside of me.My spirit will be...
Perfect Place to Be Family pictures line our shelves,pencil marks on the wall.They grew so fast,the years speeding by.Boxes stacked upon each other,bubble wrap and memories.Nothing left for me to donate;one last look before I go.
Mind Games Trigger my mind to love. My thoughts will come alive.I will love everyoneand everything today.I am in control.I can make the decisionto love today.You have given me the gift of choice.No matter what I am going through,I will manifest the fruit of love.
You Know Only You can say what I need.I think I know: this job, that house, this person that I say I love. But only You can say what I need. I do know what I want: to trust more in You, in the gentle and hopefulunveiling of Your promise.
Reaching Up and Out When I feel that I cannot truly help, please help me reach up to You. Lend me Your strength so that I can see, that although I cannot fix the problem itself, there are a hundred other things that I can do to bring comfort and...
Coal into Diamond It takes years of pressure to turn a piece of coalinto a sparkling diamond.Thank You for second chances, and open hearts.Allow me a chance to grow in faith.Surround me with light and hope as we walk into the future...
Reflections I look in the mirror and see a jumble of flaws.Please, help me see myself as You see me:Perfect. Whole. Capable.Help me to view my defects as potential,my awkwardness as a different beauty.Prevent me from self-harm,and from habits that bring me shame.Help me to accept myself as I am,just as You do,with limitless kindness and forgiveness.
Recognition of Beauty I won't spend one more day in fear.Today I will not be limited bynegative thoughts that gobble up the dayand don't allow me to recognize the beauty around me.Today I will be freed of unrealistic expectationsthat lead to disappointment and self-pity.
Difficult Job I will not expecta pat on my backfor doing a good job.I will go beyondwhat people are expecting.Every step I takeis an opportunity.When others doubt me,my faith will be my victory.
Why Am I Here? I haven't discovered my purpose yet.My friends are so busy with their own.They seem content while I am forever searchingfor that one thing that will fill my being.You have a plan for me.May I only receive your will in my mind.
With Me Here beside You, I am known. You have the words I cannot find. You know the truths I will not speak. You offer me peace I thought was out of reach. You are my warmest companion, my perfect joy.
Flower Power May flowers: a verb.It opens up to rain and sun alternately, taking both, needing both to grow.Expose me to the lessonsthat May flowers know:There is goodness to be gleanedfrom both trials and triumphs,sun and rain.Both will come in the weeks ahead.I am ready.
Ready and Willing I fall short, but You are my help.I am no angel, but I look to You.I am not strong, but You are unshakable.I may not be perfect, but I am willing.For in my weakness, I have Your grace.For tough decisions, I have Your Spirit.For every need, I have You.
As I Dine As I sit down to this meal, I thank You for the gift of this day and the opportunities it brings, opportunities to live and love and grow in Your light.
Rejuvenation Awake to a damp, cloudy morn;rain imminent.Take a breath of thick, heavy air.I don't ask for sunshine,just a bright perspective of this day.The rains pour down.Rains that cleanse the mind, the air;rains that nourish every living thing.Including me.
Looking Ahead Hope is the thought of a hand pressedto the small of my back when Iam old and need help up the steps.Love is the sight of someone peelingan orange for two, a brightsweet Sunday morning smell.And, may I not forget:Patience is believing all thisshall arrive in one momentthat I have yet to meet.
Faith Focused Help me to build upon the faiththat you've grown in me,and to use it as an exampleand a testament to You.Teach me that I can overcome,or at least endure, through it all.
Holding Hands Into Your hands, I place my own.It belongs there, as natural as rain falling.I trust You to keep a tight grip,whatever the excursion brings.
Monday Blues Chilly, cold, rainy morning I feel as awful as the weather.What a weekend to remember,but Monday is here...Help me complete this day.I pray for your strength.See me through the ever angry boss,who doesn't seem to care.Help me to see your hand in my every step,as you...
Officer of the Peace To protect and to serve.It's my mottoas an officer of the lawand as a person of faith.I'm here to protectmy family and community.I'm here to servethe people and my Maker.Guide me to the peoplewho need my helpand enable meto restore the peace.
Deflated I am broken-hearted.My spirit is crushed.My energy depleted.I want to feel whole againto feel hope, not hurt.With Your grace and goodnesschange is near.
Knees on the Ground Not a catchy songfrom an idolized show.Just a simple reflectionupon genuflection andhow difficult it's becomewith each passing yearto bend and re-straightenwithout a cringe and a sigh.Sometimes my kneestake it upon themselvesto voice their displeasure;