From Elisabeth Elliot’s Keep a Quiet Heart

Calmly we look behind us, on joys and sorrows past, We know that all is mercy now, and shall be well at last; Calmly we look before us,– we fear no future ill, Enough for safety and for peace, if Thou art with us still. Jane Borthwick Back to the...

Adapted From Charles How (1661-1745)

Most great and glorious God, who has appointed the rivers to hasten with a rapid motion to the sea, be graciously pleased, I most humbly implore You, to make the stream of my will perpetually to flow a cheerful and impetuous course, bearing down pleasure, interest,...

John H’s Journey (Patient)

It is the Lord: let him do what seemeth him good (1 Samuel 3.18) I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called sarcoma. It was a large mass in a bad location – basically wrapped around my organs. My diagnosis was not good. My treatment regime was very...

Paul’s Journey (Patient)

“Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven…” By my estimation, I have prayed the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples well over 7,300 times. That did not change when I became sick in...

Becky’s Journey (Patient)

I am sitting outside trying to start my day positively and having a conversation with the Lord. My mind is going in every direction,this morning, as I reflect on the diagnosis I was given by my doctor!  I have had a mini concert of my own, singing songs that touch me...

Adapted From Treasury of Devotion

O Lord, grant to us so to love You with all our hearts, with all our minds, and all our souls, and our neighbor for Your sake. Grant that the grace of charity and brotherly love may dwell in us, and all envy, harshness, and ill-will may die in us. Fill our hearts with...

Adapted From The Altar at Home (1862)

Our Father, grant us this day the sense of Your presence to cheer and Your light to direct us. Give us strength for Your service. And yet more, Father, give us Your own help and blessing in our sorrows, our faintness, our failure and sin. You know we cannot bear our...

Adapted From St. Augustine (354-430)

O God, the Light of every heart that sees You, the life of every soul that loves You, the strength of every mind that seeks You, grant me to always remain steadfast in Your holy love. Be the joy of my heart; take it all to Yourself, and therein dwell. The house of my...

Adapted From Robert Collper

O Father, this day may bring some difficult task to our life, or some difficult trial to our love. We may grow weary or sad or hopeless in our circumstances. But Father, our whole life until now has been one great proof of Your care. Bread has come for our body,...

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand

We thank you, O God for your love for us.Love that reaches out to accept us, wherever we are, whoever we are.Love that demands a lot, but at the same time, somehow, amazingly,enables us to meet those demands.Love that reassures, affirms, prompts, challenges, and...