1/3 – Luke 4 – What does it mean for me to be a “Christian” in terms of the Holy Spirit? Prayer starter: Jesus, anointed with the Spirit, please grant me the power of your Spirit that wherever l go I may live in you.
1/4 – Luke 5:1-26 – Do I let my past sins and shortcomings block my relationship with God? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you are calling me into a deeper relationship with you. Cast away my fears so that I may move closer to your loving heart.
1/5 – Luke 5:27-39 – Do I rejoice in the presence of God in my life? Prayer starter: Lord, help me to answer your summons to follow you, and may your mercy widen my heart to have mercy for others.
1/6 – Luke 6 – Am I quicker to judge or to forgive? Prayer starter: Lord of Love and Life, help me to imitate the Father’s mercy toward me by showing mercy to those around me, especially in my own family.
1/7 – Luke 7:1-35 – Am I open to seeing goodness and potential friends from all races and peoples? Prayer starter: Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter my heart and life, but only say the Word and I shall be healed.
1/8 – Luke 7:36-50 – Do I realize that God notes the smallest gestures of my love and gratitude? Prayer starter: God, may I love you more, because you have forgiven me so much and loved me so much. May my love for you be great.
1/9 – Luke 8 – How much of a transforming encounter with Christ is my experience of the sacraments and liturgy? Prayer starter: Jesus, when I encounter you in the Eucharist may I touch you with the faith of the hemorrhaging woman, and experience your power.