3/28 – Acts 1:1-14 – How often do I look for God outside the challenges of my daily life rather than at the heart of them? Prayer starter: Holy One, help me to realize that you are present right here, right now. Help me to realize it in my very bones. I do not want to miss meeting you.
3/29 – Acts 1:15-26 – Where am I at with regard to being out-of-control? How do I deal with things over which I can have no control? Prayer starter: Inexhaustible Mystery, help me to be gracious about humanity to grasp this fact: Human existence is a gift. Its ultimate possibilities – and limitations – are not our doing.
3/30 – Acts 2:1-13 – Am I sensitive to the needs of the other person when speaking about faith matters? Prayer starter: Holy One, sensitize me to the hopes and fears of each person I meet. Enable me to speak life-giving words when I open my mouth to speak.
3/31 – Acts 2:14-41 – What shall I do? What’ve I done? Prayer starter: Ineffable Mystery, my Father and my Mother, I tremble to think that I have staked my whole life on the ancient testimony of other human beings. Help me to understand more deeply this plan of yours that we must mediate you to each other.
4/1 – Acts 2:42-47; Acts 4:32-37 & Acts 5:12-16 – How does my Christian community and my own participation compare with the Lukan description? Prayer starter: Holy One in Three, teach us all, our whole person, how to live in mutual care and respect for one another.
4/2 – Acts 3:1-26 – How real is the risen Jesus for me? Am I able to trust what I cannot see or otherwise “sense”? Prayer starter: Invisible Present One, it is so easy to focus on what I can see and hear. Help me to be mindful of you, of what is out of reach of my senses.
4/3 – Acts 4:1-31 – Where am I most often in this scenario? Am I the authority figure? Am I the subordinate? And how do I feel toward the other? Prayer starter: Holy One, I know there is a place for the exercise of authority in human life. When the task falls to me, to exercise or submit to it, help me to be gracious and honest in my dealings with others.