1/24 – Luke 23:1-32 – How can we, as Christians, foster the option for peace rather than violence in the world around us? Prayer starter: Jesus, you were condemned in my place. May I firmly resolve to reject sin and its ways; do not hide from my eyes the things that make for peace.
1/25 – Luke 23:33-56 – To what extent do my deeds match my faith in Jesus? Prayer starter: Jesus, you died for love of me. May I live always for love of you.
1/26 – Luke 24:1-32 – If death cannot derail God’s plans, what reason is there to ever fear? Prayer starter: Lord of life, you make all things new through your death and resurrection, renew me and make me a new creation in you.
1/27 – Luke 24:36-53 – Do I believe in and hope for this other side of life opened up by Jesus’ resurrection? Prayer starter: Lord, help me to believe that you can raise me and my loved ones from the death give me a strong hope in eternal life.
1/28 – Exodus 15:1-21 – What have been the greatest deliverances and wonders for which I want to praise God? Prayer starter: There is no God like you and no deliverance like yours. Blessed are you, God of my salvation.
1/29 – Deuteronomy 32:1-43 – When praying, do I allow God to challenge me? Prayer starter: You are a faithful God, O Lord, and your compassion is infinite. Keep us in your loving kindness and help us to rise up to the greatness of your call.
1/30 – 1 Samuel 2:1-10 – What would be the circumstances of my life that would call for a Magnifcat to the Lord who raises the lowly? Prayer starter: Lord, you are a humble God who hears the prayer of the lowly and of the poor. Cast away any pride or arrogance in our hearts so that we may rejoice in your victory.