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Dear God, I hear you… A prayer of thanks


Dear God,

Thank you for being there. I hear you in the silence, I hear you in the frog chorus going on right now in my little backyard pond… I hear you when my husband tells me he loves me and when I hear my neighbor’s wonderful laughter across the street.

Thanks for the conversation. I love you.



on the river

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A Short Morning Prayer of Gratitude


Starting and ending our day with gratitude is a powerful habit to get into.

My prayer for this morning:

Dear God,

Thank you for this new day. I appreciate feeling refreshed and pain free. I am thankful for being home and safe after a long day on the road yesterday.

For those in pain, for those who have loved ones in pain, for people who have lost someone they love: I pray for them so they know they are loved and not alone.



Love hands

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~ Thornton Wilder

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Our short morning prayer club: revised


Since our Short Morning Prayer club launched about four months ago, we have had many friends join us to receive a little inspiration in their inbox each morning. I know that starting our days off with prayer, meditation, and journal writing is a great way to start the day. I have greatly benefited from starting my day off this way (as opposed to reading or watching the news or grumbling about something).

Our club has been simple. One short prayer every morning. It doesn’t matter what religion we participate in. All that matters is that we give ourselves a few precious minutes to be still and connect with our higher power.

Starting our day this way is so powerful. I have decided to make some changes.

First, it is open to everybody, free of charge. There is no longer a membership fee.

Simply fill out the form, and you will be in.

When you do sign up, you will have access to my lovely ebook which contains many morning verses and prayers from The Warm Milk Journal.

You will then, depending on the time zone you live in, receive a short morning prayer in your email each morning.

The second change I wish to make is to have this be more interactive with input from you. I would love for all of us in our club to share prayers, inspirations, perhaps challenges that they could use some prayers for… When you join, feel free to reply to the emails or email: and I will make sure that your thoughts are shared with everybody in the club. I think it would be really interesting to learn about different cultures, religions, and beliefs from one another.

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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.


Love hands

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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 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 morning prayer for this Monday morning


Dear God,

Thank you for this new day. I am going to do my best today to be kind and loving by:

1. listening more, and talking less

2. when I do talk, choose my words carefully,

3. and smile as often as I can.

Thank you for my health, this new day, and all of my many blessings.



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Keeping the morning alive throughout the day… this morning’s prayer

Bee and purple lotus

Dear God,

In the early morning light,

in the quiet of the dawn…

All things feel possible!


Gratitude in abundance.


As the day wears on, may I not become weary.

I pray that I remain thankful and aware of the possibilities

that are there so long as I continue

to see them.

Thank you.



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To know that this cold spell will thaw… this morning’s short prayer

photo credit: Dreamstime

photo credit: Dreamstime

Dear God,

Good morning! Thank you for this new day. I feel well rested and healthy. I know that this day is a gift.

Please help me to:

stay centered and peaceful throughout the day,

to know that this cold spell will thaw,

keep my priorities straight,

If I get grumpy, gently remind me of

what a gift today is.

Thank you for my life.

Thank you for the peace that is in my heart.



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Thank you for every breath… a short morning prayer for this new day


Dear God,

On this morning I just wish to thank you!

Thank you for

1. Every part of my body that is pain free right now
2. Every breath
3. This quiet time I am enjoying before I start my day
4. The wonderful new people I am meeting through this journey of writing this blog…
5. all of the love and support I have in my life.

I will do my best not to take any of this for granted.

If later on in the day I ever get a bit tired and whiny, please gently nudge me back to this peaceful and gracious state.

Much love and amen,



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