Let My Comfort Come

Be with me, Lord Jesus, always and everywhere. 

Let my comfort come from giving up human comfort. And if I don't feel your comfort, let your will and righteous approval be my highest comfort. 

(excerpt from The Imitation of Christ: Classic Devotions in Today's Language, by Thomas à Kempis, compiled and edited by James N. Watkins; photo by Kranich17 via

To Take a Faith Adventure

Sometimes it seems that my faith centers on warnings to avoid things: the "thou shalt nots." But I long to do something positive for you--to take a faith adventure and learn to trust you more. I want to keep growing, and to do that, I need to leave behind my timidity and take a chance on you. Lord, give me faith to risk everything for you. 

(an excerpt from the book, 365 Pocket Prayers, by Ron Beers; photo by Pexels via

As Their Father is Merciful

(my prayer today for my kids and my grandkids, from the "31 Ways to Pray for Your Kids" app for iPhone and iPad)

That I May Behold Him

O God, 
whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples 
in the breaking of bread: 
Open the eyes of my faith, 
that I may behold him in all his redeeming work; 
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, 
now and forever,