1/25 – Mark 14:1-25 – Do my memories sanctify the present moment or detract from it? Prayer starter: Guide me, O Holy Spirit, to my place in the sacred memory of the Church.
1/26 – Mark 14:26-52 – Do I embrace the demands of discipleship or run from them? Prayer starter: Abba, Father, I entrust myself to your loving care today.
1/27 – Mark 14:53-72 – What failure do I need to own up to and let go of today? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, let me never deprive myself of your forgiveness.
1/28 – Mark 15:1-32 – How have I advanced the cause of peace in my life and my community? Prayer starter: Grant us the strength that we need, Lord Jesus, to be loving and vulnerable.
1/29 – Mark 15:33-41 – What is it that separates me from a fuller experience of God’s presence? Prayer starter: Thank you, Jesus, for reaching beyond my wound and sins into my heart.
1/30 – Mark 15:42-16:8 – When I look into the incomprehensible parts of my life, do I see the angel announcing new life or just the emptiness and darkness? Prayer starter: Lift me up, O Holy Spirit, into the ecstasy of the women at the empty tomb.
1/31 – Mark 16:9-19 – How do I proclaim the unconditional love God shows to all through the risen Christ? Prayer starter: Lead me ever deeper, O Holy Spirit, into the mystery that is absolute and unconditional love.