8/16 – Philippians 4:2-3 – Who are the women and men in my life who have most effectively modeled the ministry of service in the church? Prayer starter: Help us, Lord Jesus, to eliminate all stumbling blocks that prevent women and men from answering the Holy Spirit’s call to ministry and service within and outside the church.
8/17 – Philippians 4:4-9 – What actions can I take to bring about greater peace in my life and in the lives of those whom I love? Prayer starter: May the peace that surpasses all understanding flood into my life today.
8/18 – Philippians 4:10-20 – What material goods have I — should I — learn to do without? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, help me to recognize the true treasures of my life with greater clarity.
8/19 – Philippians 4:21-23 – What are the subtle signs of the presence of the Spirit in my life? Prayer starter: Catch me up, O Holy Spirit, in the whirlwind and the whisper of your divine presence.
8/20 – Philemon 1:1-7 – Am I living like saint? Do I want to live that way? Prayer starter: Live in me now, O Holy Spirit, as we will all live then.
8/21- Philemon 1:8-25 – What is the opportunity for true freedom offered to me this day? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you lived and died on earth dedicated to the belief that all human beings are true sisters and brothers. I rededicate my life this day to the same conviction.
8/22 – Colossians 1:1-14 – What is something beautiful for God I can do today? Prayer starter: Help me, Lord Jesus, to stay in the sacredness of his present moment.