4/5 – Isaiah 5:1-7 & Isaiah 27:2-5 – In the soil of your life, what blooms and what remains dormant? Prayer starter: Lord of life, and goodness, you shower an abundance of blessings on our land. May we be faithful to you now and in the time of harvest.
4/6 – Isaiah 7 – How do your choices demonstrate that you believe God is with us? Prayer starter: Faithful God, history has shown repeatedly that you alone can be trusted to rescue your people. Help us to keep fear out of our discernment of right and wrong.
4/7 – Isaiah 8-9 – Where do I see signs of the light in these present times? Prayer starter: Gracious God, you sent your son Jesus to be the light of the world. Then Jesus invited his followers to be the same. May our light so shine before all!
4/8 – Isaiah 10-11 – In how many ways does my pride prevent me from entering the era of peace? Prayer starter: God of the great Shalom, you hold out for weary hearts the promise of a world at peace. Make us ambassadors of peace wherever we go.
4/9 – Isaiah 12 – How often and under what circumstances do you remember to give thanks? Prayer starter: Creator of everything, you are the source of all life and hope. We praise you for your goodness and thank you for the opportunity of this day.
4/10 – Isaiah 13 – How might I begin to heal the division of Us-and-Them thinking in my life? Prayer starter: God of every race and nation, people and tongue, you do not see the political lines we draw in the sand. Bless the world and help us bring about the common good.
4/11 – Isaiah 14 – How do I make fun – none too gently – of those whom I oppose? Prayer starter: Lord of justice and judgement, you alone will have the final victory. Help us to treat all others, even our enemies, with dignity as bearers of your divine likeness.