12/13 – 1 Peter 4:1-19 – What is my reaction to suffering, whether mine or that of people I know and love? Prayer starter: Lord, thy will be done, even when it involves suffering. Increase my love for you so that only good will come out of all I have to suffer in life.
12/14 – 1 Peter 5:1-14 – What can I do to support and assist the leaders in my own community? Prayer starter: You are, O Lord, our Shepherd who cares for each one of us. Support and strengthen those who have been appointed to tend your flock.
12/15 – 2 Peter 1:1-21 – Are we acting as people who have been set free? Prayer starter: We thank you, O Lord, for calling us to be part of your kingdom and for fulfilling all your promises through the life and death of our Savior Jesus Christ.
12/16 – 2 Peter 2:1-22 – What are my criteria for discerning between true and false prophets? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you came not to judge, but to save the world. Help us to discem your call to mercy and salvation through the prophets and apostles you send to us.
12/17 – 2 Peter 3:1-16 – What is my visions of the end of time? Are my hopes greater than my apprehensions? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you are the Alpha and the Omega. We praise you and we thank you for being with us always till the end of time.
12/18 – 1 John 1:1-10 – How can we say that we believe in a God who “is light”? Prayer starter: O God, we thank you for letting your light shine through your creation, and for illuminating our lives through the words and deeds of your beloved son, Jesus.
12/19 – 1 John 2:1-17 – How is my knowledge or experience of God reflected in my daily life? Prayer starter: We cannot see you or touch you, O Lord, but we know you from what you have done in creation and through history, and we praise you for being a God of love and mercy.