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My life: as clear as an Autumn day? This evening’s verse.


Filtered light,

cooler days…

How may I know what the season has in store for me?

Cotton socks,

Sweaters in fleece and wool…

What is this pull I

feel to do something purposeful with my life?

As clear as these Autumn days are,

I wish for my life to be as well.

For what is not clear,

I hear tell…

Does not happen or gets lost

in a sea

of wishy washy thoughts…

at what cost?


falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly
~John Bailey, “Autumn,”

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Five Benefits to Joining the Short Morning Prayer Club

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We just launched the Short Morning Prayer Club a few days ago and we have had a great response! Thank you to all of our friends who have joined us on our new venture.

What are the benefits to starting our day off with a short morning prayer? Here are just a few:

1. When we are first waking up, our minds and spirits are most open to new possibilities. It truly is a clean slate.
2. We have an opportunity to connect with a higher power and tap into our best energy (it’s a great way to start the day).
3. It does not take long. Just a minute or two is all we need to get our day off to the best start possible.
4. We can get centered on gratitude.
5. If we feel challenged about something we can ask for guidance.

There are many more benefits which we will write about in a future post. For now, I encourage you to join our club.

For a few dollars a month you will have a short morning prayer delivered to you (via email) every morning. These prayers are brief and universal (it does not matter what your religious affiliation is). Just for trying our club you will immediately receive a link to download a beautiful 30 page collection of short morning prayers which is yours to keep forever.

To join, sign up here:

I wish you a wonderful day and restful night tonight and every night.

In Peace,



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I am excited to offer you (after many requests): the Short Morning Prayer Club!

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For those of you who have been around here for awhile, you know the Warm Milk Journal has been an eclectic mix of insomnia tips, journal writing prompts, morning and evening verses and morning and bedtime prayers, ways to deal with different types of anxiety, ideas on how to live the life of our dreams, product reviews that will help us get a good night sleep, celebrity interviews, and occasionally, advice from my ever-sweet and loving cat, Mew.

At it’s heart, this site has always been a project quite literally from the heart. What started out as a blog about getting a good night sleep has turned into something much more. Over the years (it amazes me that I can say that but it has in fact been almost 5 years- we will be celebrating our 5th anniversary in February – since the Warm Milk Journal got it’s start.

One of the more popular (most I actually should say) is a simple post I published back on March 2, 2011 A Short Morning Prayer for This New Day.

Everyday I find that this is still the most visited post on this site. People from all over the world click on this little post. I am not the most religious person in the world and yet if you Google short morning prayers or morning prayers I come up pretty high (or at least last time I checked) on Google.

I have received numerous requests to have a prayer like this sent to people every day. As some of you may know, I occasionally post a short morning prayer here on The Warm Milk Journal, but certainly not every day (for we do other things here too).

Therefore, I am excited to introduce to you (drum roll please)… The Warm Milk Journal’s Short Morning Prayer Club.


Although this was not my original intent for The Warm Milk Journal, I have gotten enough requests and visits to this short morning prayer post that I think someone or something bigger than me is trying to tell me something…

So, for the price of a Starbucks a month, you can subscribe to the Short Morning Prayer Club and get a new short morning prayer in your inbox each morning. As my gift to you, you will immediately receive after subscribing a link to download my beautiful 30 page eBook:

A Short Morning Prayer for This New Day: A Collection of Morning Prayers from The Warm Milk Journal.

For those of you who are new here and to my friends who have been here a while this will be a reminder:

these prayers are non-denominational, universal, and very simple. In this age of information overload, I do not wish to fill your inbox with more fluff and excess _______ (you fill in the blank).

I do believe, if you decide to join me on this journey, you will enjoy the gift of time that you are going to give yourself to nurture your spiritual life in the morning: when your house is quiet, you are just waking up, and you are about to start a new fresh day.

Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one’s self. When one prays, he or she goes to a source of strength greater than his own. ~ Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein

I invite you to join our Short Morning Prayer Club!

You may cancel anytime. Your ebook, A Short Morning Prayer for This New Day: A Collection of Morning Prayers from The Warm Milk Journal is my gift to you to keep.

In Peace,



Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth. ~ Philip James Bailey

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Thank you for this new day: a short morning prayer


Dear God,

Thank you for this new day. Thank you for my health, the inspiration I am enjoying to do purposeful work, and the opportunity to learn and grow.

If ever I lose sight of what is truly important, I will do my best to remember this morning and the new clean slate it represents.



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Tending to the things that matter… A short morning prayer


Dear God,

I am thankful for this new day.

I will do my best to be present, let things that don’t really matter go, and tend to the things that do matter.

Thank you for my health. Thank you for my family’s health. Thank you.


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If you enjoyed this post, you will love our Short Morning Prayer Club!

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I am grateful for this beautiful day: this morning’s short prayer


Dear God,

Good morning and thank you for this new day. I will do my best not to judge anything or anybody. Please help me to forgive myself and others so that I may be more fully present.

I am grateful for this beautiful day.



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Thank you for the freedom that I enjoy: a short morning prayer


Dear God,

On this Monday morning I would like to take a moment to just be with you. The house is quiet. My body and my mind are well rested.

I am thankful for this new day and start of a fresh work week.

Thank you for the freedom that I enjoy. I am blessed to be free to live where I want, live with whom I want, do what I want for work, and free to spend my leisure time as I wish.

As I go about my day today and throughout the rest of the week, please help me and guide me to stay focused and to not take any of these freedoms which I enjoy for granted.


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There is only one success — to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~ Christopher Morley

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Thank you God, for giving me another day of life (this morning’s short prayer)


Dear God,

Good morning! Thank you for this new day. May I finish things I’ve started, let go of things that are already finished or no longer need my attention, and be mindful of what really matters to me.

I am excited about serving others and learning new things. Thank you God, for giving me another day of life.


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A short prayer for this January morning.


Dear God,

At times I feel sad and alone. Please help me to remember that I am loved and I am safe. The days are getting longer once again and the warmth of the sun will return.



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I Am living my truth when…a short morning prayer

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Dear God,

Thank you for this new day. Please help me to be present and focused on what is most important.

I am thankful for my health, my family, and meaningful work.

I know I am living my truth when I remember my blessings and check my ego at the door frequently.



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