2/7 – Jonah 2:1-9 – Do my prayers reflect the awareness of being God’s beloved creature and child? Prayer starter: We acknowledge you, Lord, as the “God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.” Help us to acknowledge that you also made all nations and every human creature and that you care for everyone.
2/8 – Job 7:7-21 – Is prayer a time and place where I can put forward my deepest concerns and greatest fears? Prayer starter: All loving God, you hear all our prayers, even the most desperate and confused. We trust that you will sort them out and being peace and light in our difficult times.
2/9 – Job 10:1-22 – How sensitive am I to people around me who are wearied with life and what am I ready to do for them? Prayer starter: We pray to you, Lord of life, who fashioned every one of us and granted us the breath of life. Remember all those who are wearied and long for happiness and peace of mind in life.
2/10 – Lamentations 5:1-22 – How can I pray and take action, for peace in the world? Prayer starter: Lord, see the disgrace and desolation of entire populations wearied by the plagues of war. Teach us the virtues of dialogue and peace between nations and cultures.
2/11 – Nehemiah 9:5-37 – When asking for God’s forgiveness, do I take enough time to listen to God’s word and to recall God’s blessings? Prayer starter: We give you thanks for the many blessings received from you. We also acknowledge our sinfulness and our failures to live up to the greatness of your love for us.
2/12 – Judith 9:1-14 – On which of God’s attributes do I rely when I pray for ”the forsaken” and “those without hope”? Prayer starter: You are a humble God whose heart is filled with compassion and understanding for the poor and the lowly. Protect them and keep them in your loving kindness.
2/13 – Tobit 3:1-17 – Do I believe in the healing power of prayer? Prayer starter: Lord God, hear the prayer of all those who suffer and forget not those who suffer but cannot find the energy or the words to pray for their healing.