1/10 – Luke 9 – How is the story of Jesus a new exodus, and new deliverance from the bondage of the slavery of sin? Prayer starter: Jesus, may we see your glory as Peter, James, and John did on the mount of Transfiguration, and may we always hearken to the voice from Heaven that challenges us always to listen to you.
1/11 – Luke 10 – Is my life so full of business and distractions that I easily become anxious like Martha instead of peaceful like Mary? Prayer starter: Lord of time, give me peace that comes from listening to you rather than the anxiety that comes from listening to the noise of the world.
1/12 – Luke 11 – When I pray, do I ask God as a beloved child or with the attitude of a servant or stranger begging? Prayer starter: Lord, may I always ask, seek, and knock for the grace to live the divine life you have called me to. Oh Father, give me the desire to seek the good gift above all others, that of your Holy Spirit.
1/13 – Luke 12 – What do I seek most in my heart, material security or the Kingdom way of Jesus? Prayer starter: Lord, help me be rich towards you, free my heart from attachment to things I may selfishly cling to, give me a generous heart like yours.
1/14 – Luke 13 – Do I look at Christ’s teaching as a burden and bondage or as a source of liberation and freedom? Prayer starter: Christ, set me free from all the things that weigh me down and burden my heart; give me an experience of your new exodus liberation.
1/15 – Luke 14 – How can I focus more on Jesus’ Kingdom way of service and humility? Prayer starter: Jesus, help me to host those who cannot repay me. Help me to serve rather than seek to be served.
1/16 – Luke 15 – Is my attitude towards the excluded one of mercy and inclusion? Prayer starter: Oh Good Shepherd, come and find me, save me from being lost in this confusing world and bring me home to the Father who loves me.
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