4/19 – Isaiah 29, Isaiah 32:9-20 – What habits assist me in sharpening my acuity for the truth? Prayer starter: Lord God, you sent your son Jesus to be the way, the truth, and the life. Shine the light on our path so we may follow him as disciples for the truth.
4/20 – Isaiah 30:1-26, Isaiah 31:1-7 – Do I find my ultimate security in God or in worldly strength and authority? Prayer starter: Lord, you know the fear we carry in our hearts, and how small and vulnerable we are. Help us to seek and find our strength in you.
4/21 – Isaiah 30:27-33, Isaiah 31:8-9, Isaiah 33:1-16 – Do I treasure the spirit of violence in my thoughts, words, or deeds? Prayer starter: God of justice, you alone have the right to judge the living and the dead. Purge the spirit of violence from our hearts, minds, and hands and show us your peace.
4/22 – Isaiah 30:23-26, Isaiah 32:1-8, Isaiah 33:17-24 – Where have I glimpsed the divine beauty of mercy and hope in the world? Prayer starter: O Lord, you are the one for which we long, the only hope for the restless heart. Put us on the path toward your peaceable kingdom.
4/23 – Isaiah 34 – Do I attempt dialogue and diplomacy, or move straight to retribution? Prayer starter: Creator God, you made the world through the authority of your word. May we trust in the power of words more than weapons.
4/24 – Isaiah 35 & Jeremiah 31:7-14 – How might my fears be an indicator of how far I’ve traveled from the Holy Way? Prayer starter: Banish the spirit of anxiety and fear from your people, O Lord, so that we may be free to do your will. We have nothing to fear because you are our safety.
4/25 – Isaiah 20 – How much am I willing to risk to tell the truth in front of my community? Prayer starter: O Lord, may we never prefer the dignity of our image and our reputation before others over your summons to testify to the truth. Give us the courage of your prophets!