4/26 – Isaiah 38 – Is God the Lord of my personal history, and how might I acknowledge this? Prayer starter: Eternal God, the past, present and future are in your hands. Bless this creature, time, and make it serve your purposes now and until the end of the ages.
4/27 – Isaiah 39 – How do past choices impair my present, and present choices affect my future? Prayer starter: Lord, guard us from the damage our pride and ignorance can cause. Give us the gifts of humility and discernment.
4/28 – Isaiah 36 – How do I “edit” my story to present myself in a better light? Prayer starter: Faithful God, you know how we place our confidence in people and things to see us through life’s difficulties. May we learn to put our trust in you alone.
4/29 – Isaiah 37 – Would I trust a prophet who’s shaky on the facts but right about the results? Prayer starter: God of glory, your loving word never fails to deliver on its promise. May we trust the revelation and ponder the stories of Scripture in our hearts.
4/30 – Isaiah 22 – How do I keep the spirit of the contrite heart fresh and alive in me? Prayer starter: Gracious God, you deliver your faithful people from every danger, including death. Make us heed our prophets, who dwell in the valley of visions because of your mercy.
5/1 – Hebrews 1:1-4 – What are my greatest expectations as we start the reading of Hebrews? My greatest apprehensions? Prayer starter: Lord, keep us vigilant and receptive to the world of the messengers and prophets you keep sending us and in a very special way to your own Son Jesus, Word made Flesh.
5/2 – Hebrews 1:5-14 – Who are the angels for me and what do they teach me about God and about Jesus? Prayer starter: You, Lord, together with your Son Jesus Christ, are worthy to be praised and worshipped. Together with the angels we praise you and worship you.