7/12 – Psalm 69 – In which circumstances did prayer help me cope with suffering, mine and that of my loved one? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, as we struggle with suffering, we look on to you. Help us to find the courage to cope and the serenity of those who trust in the God who heard you cry on the Cross.
7/13 – Psalm 71 – How can I be more receptive to elderly people and to their story of faith? Prayer starter: Lord, we praise you and we thank you for the invaluable legacy of faith and wisdom of our elderly people. Do not forsake them and keep them in your love.
7/14 – Psalm 72 – How can my prayer reflect a real concern for justice and lead me to appropriate commitment? Prayer starter: O Lord, give to the leaders of our time a greater sense of justice for all and of compassion for those who are most in need.
7/15 – Psalm 73 – How can prayer purify my motivations to pursue righteousness? Prayer starter: O God, you are the reward and being near to you is the true blessedness. Help me to walk every day in the peace of your presence.
7/16 – Psalm 74 – Are today’s tragedies calling for a lament in communal prayer? Prayer starter: Lord, do not forget the multitudes who suffer from hunger, exploitation, war, ethnic feuds, and natural disasters. Help us to work with them so that their hope be revived and their dignity restored.
7/17 – Psalm 77 – Did I ever experience spiritual drought and darkness and how did I overcome these? Prayer starter: O God, may we hear you and see you even when prayer gets tough, and may we always keep the dialogue with you alive, no matter what.
7/18 – Psalm 78 – How can I pass on to the next generation the story of God’s mercy in my personal life? Prayer starter: O God, we are the people you have redeemed. May we learn that your grace and your mercy, not our sins and our sinfulness, are the beginning and end of our history.
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