Arrow Prayers

Here is a list of arrow prayers (short prayers to heaven) that I use for meditation and quick prayers throughout the day.

  • The Father is fathering me; He knows the way.
  • Expect and anticipate daily affection from the Father.
  • I am on the Father’s Mission.
  • I know who my Father is, I do not have to worry.
  • The Father is always up to something good!
  • Jesus, teach me how to be a son.
  • God has called me to be faithful, not successful.
  • All I have is today to love and serve God.
  • All I have is today to live the Gospel without compromise.
  • Lord, give me the heart of a child & the awesome courage to live it out!
  • I don’t want to be half a saint.
  • God finds so few willing to endure such heroic work.
  • Do small things with great love.
  • My vocation is LOVE.
  • The smallest movement of pure love is worth more to the Church than all works put together” ~ St John of the Cross.
  • I will peacefully and patiently want the holiest things in life.
  • I will peacefully and patiently accept and treasure my inner poverty.
  • I will peacefully and patiently accept the inner poverty of _______.
  • All reasons that cause me to lose peace are bad reasons.
  • “O Jesus I thank you for everything!”


  • Without me, you can do nothing ~ John 15:5
  • With You, Jesus, I can do all things ~ Phil 4:13
  • And I live, now not I, but Christ lives in me ~ Gal 2:20
  • For me, to live is Christ ~ Phil 1:21
  • “Love therefore is the fulfilling of the law” ~ Romans 13:10


  1. Mary Schwarz says:

    Dear Richard Conlin, Thank you for those arrow prayers! I was found your blog looking for a quote from St. John of the Cross about one movement of pure love, etc. Will come back and read more of your blog when I have more time.

    Mary S.

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