Lord, You are the potter, we are the work of Your hands.  - Isa 64:7

Reflection.  If you feel useless, discouraged, or ugly today, remember this:  “Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly.”

Prayer.  Lord, keep my faith alive, especially when I’m blue.  Your wonderful promises give me hope. 

The measure that you use for others will be used to measure you.  - Mt 7:2

Reflection.  Kindness begets kindness.  If you want to receive love, then give love.  Give without counting the cost.  What you give to others will come back to you.

Prayer.  Heavenly Father, help me to be a generous giver. 

Be reconciled with your brother.  Come to terms quickly with your opponent.  - Mt 5:23, 25

Reflection.  It never hurts to break the ice when hurt feelings are involved.  Why not just call to say you’re sorry if you are in any way at fault?  Decide to forgive, if you have been hurt in any way.  Begin the process of healing, for peace of soul to return.

Prayer.  Lord, help me to forgive before I feel like it. 

God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God in him.  - 1 Jn 4:16

Reflection.  Whether you feel the sun or not doesn’t matter, it is still shining.  The same is true for God.  His love is always present, whether you feel it or not.

Prayer.  Dear Lord, help me to trust Your love no matter what. 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may grow rich in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  - Rom 15:13

Reflection.  Be happy within yourself so that you can be happy with those around you.  The ultimate goal is to be happy with God for all eternity.

Prayer.  Dear God, help me to be a sign of Your love and joy to others. 

The grace of God has appeared bringing salvation to the entire human race.  - Tit 2:11

Reflection.  John Newton was an 18th century despised slave trader, whose conversion to Christ changed him into an anti-slavery activist.  As a result he wrote the song, “Amazing Grace.”  He said, “If Grace can change a wretch like me, it can change you too.”

Prayer.  Work a miracle in my life, O Lord; deliver me from my worst weakness. 

You have turned my mourning into dancing.  - Ps 30:12a

Reflection.  Every sunrise is a new day, and a new beginning.  Each day God gives us another opportunity to dance in the glow of His light and happiness.  Don’t stand there watching; join the dance.

Prayer.  O Lord, I dance in Your Holy Presence.  My heart sings for joy. 


Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, having the same love for one another, and united in thought.  - Phil 2:2

Reflection.  People flock to those who are willing to listen.  Become a good listener and you’ll never be lonely again.  All it takes to break out of joyless isolation is a sympathetic ear.

Prayer.  Help me, Lord, to be there for others. 

In Him we live and move and have our being … We are all His offspring.  - Acts 17:28

Reflection.  The vine carries its life to every branch.  When a branch is broken off from the vine it loses its vitality and dies.  It will never produce any fruit unless it is reattached.  Stay connected.

Prayer.  Lord, I know that I am a part of You.  Keep close to me forever. 

Listen carefully to Me, says the Lord.  - Jer 17:24

Reflection.  Listening is an important part of loving.  Make time to listen to those who need you.  Always show sincere interest in the words and feelings of the one speaking to you.

Prayer.  Dear God, help me to love You by calmly listening to the person before me. 

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