Pocket Prayers

Pocket prayers are little words or phrases that we breathe in and absorb. Like little bite sized prayers for ourselves and others. Then when we feel their truth living within us, we may want to thank God or ask for the grace to pay forward what we gained.

So take whatever word or phrase or idea that calls to you, write it on a business card or the back of an envelope, something you can take with you. Or tape it somewhere you will see it this week. Listen for God’s message to you in these words.

Take your extraordinary life and place it before God as an offering!

What you say to another is eternal.

They gave witness that God was their rock, the High God was their Redeemer.

Take me by the hand. Lead me down the path of truth.

From now on every road you will travel will take you to God.

God is all mercy and grace–not quick to anger, is rich in love.

Let them praise his name in dance; strike up the band and make great music.

And a bonus quote: from Eleanor Roosevelt, “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and, in the long run, easier.”

Reflections on these verses:

Which word or phrase or idea reaches out to you?

What happens for you when you choose just a word or two and let it soak more deeply into your life?

What words from God are you hungry for?

How does God’s love show itself most in your life?