12/6 – James 5:7-20 – Do l allow my prayer to God to express my doubts and my questions about my own suffering or the suffering of my dearest ones? Prayer starter: Give us, O Lord Jesus, enduring and joyful hope even in the midst of suffering and hardships.
12/7 – 1 Peter 1:1-12 – How do I look at the future? With anxiety and fear or with a deep sense of hope? Prayer starter: Blessed are you, O Lord, for the unfading hope your Son has gained for us in his resurrection from the dead.
12/8 – 1 Peter 1:13-25 – How can the reading of the Old Testament help us understand our call to rebirth and holiness? Prayer starter: Your word, O Lord, is our greatest source of hope. Help us keep this hope alive through our love for you and for our neighbor.
12/9 – 1 Peter 2:1-10 – How can I build up my life into a spiritual home? Prayer starter: We praise you and thank you, O Lord, for calling us to be your people and for building us into a spiritual home where you and your Son may abide.
12/10 – 1 Peter 2:11-25 – What do I consider today as being the most serious threat to freedom? Prayer starter: Lord, you want us to live as free people. Deliver us from any evil that keeps us away hom the freedom your Son has gained for us.
12/11 – 1 Peter 3:1-12 – How does Scripture help me to overcome prejudices and discrimination against people on the basis of sex, race, or culture? Prayer starter: Lord of life, deliver us from our prejudices and help us to seek peace and harmony in our human relationships.
12/12 – 1 Peter 3:13-22 – How can I account for my faith and my hope to people I know who suffer from chronic illness or deadly sickness? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you have taken upon you all our human suffering. You have healed the sick. Help us to be compassionate and give relief to people who suffer in their bodies and their souls.