Bible Study for the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time
- 2/1 – Psalm 1 – Which path in life is mine: instant pleasures and satisfaction or lasting delight and joy? Prayer starter: Your words, O Lord, are an abiding source of blessedness and delight. Let them be a light on our path.
- 2/2 – Psalm 2 – how does my faith in Jesus help me cope with the uncertainties of the present day and age? Prayer starter: Your designs, O Lord, are for peace and salvation. May all peoples and nations be reconciled and become one in Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord.
- 2/3 – Psalm 4 – Do I take enough time to pray at night over the joys and concerns of the day? Prayer starter: Lord of the day and of the night, help us to be grateful for the joy of every day. Restore, O gracious God, the gladness of our heart in the midst of our worries and our sorrows.
- 2/4 – Psalm 5 – What can I do to make my prayer more of a dialogue than a monologue? Prayer starter: Give me, O God, a listening heart so that I can hear you when you answer my call.
- 2/5 – Psalm 6 – In time of sickness, what do I expect most from God? Prayer starter: Lord, heal my soul and let me find relief and comfort in your steadfast love.
- 2/6 – Psalm 8 – How do I appreciate better the greatness of creation and of human existence? Prayer starter: Lord, your creation testifies to your glory and to your goodness. May our very existence be a tribute to the magnificence of your Name.
- 2/7 – Psalm 9 – Psalm 10 – Is my prayer more on the side of thanksgiving or of supplication? How could I find a better balance? Prayer starter: God Almighty, we give you thanks and praise for all your marvelous deeds. Be a stronghold for the oppressed and give hope and comfort to the afflicted.