3/21 – John 4 – When have I heard the truth about myself and loved to tell about it? Prayer starter: Let all who are thirsty come to the water the prophet Isaiah says. Lord, you know the deep thirst in our hearts and you alone have the living water to quench it.
3/22 – John 11:1-44 – How does my faith stand up in the hours of challenge and suffering? Prayer starter: Almighty God we believe that your son Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Strengthen our faith when we face the limits of our mortality.
3/23 – Luke 10:38-42 and John 12:1-8 – What ways have I found to practice the role of service? Prayer starter: You call your servants, Lord, to listen and to act, each in the proper season. Make us attentive listeners and extravagant actors in loving service to others.
3/24 – Luke 8:2 and John 20:1-18 – What does the cross mean to me? Prayer starter: God of day and God of darkness, you do not abandon us in the hour of greatest need. We know you believe in us, even when we do not believe in ourselves.
3/25 – Acts 16:11-15,40 – How do I challenge, or support, the walls of social division? Prayer starter: Most Holy Trinity, you desire the world to be one in your own likeness or ultimate unity. But we have conspired through the centuries to build worlds within worlds.
3/26 – Acts 18:1-4,18-28 and Romans 16:3 and 1 Corinthians 16:19 and 2 Timothy 4:19 – What’s more important to me: living the gospel or not rocking the boat? Prayer starter: Saving God, you rocked the boat of history when you sent your son into it as Word-made-flesh. Still we feel the waves lapping perilously against the shores of our generation.
3/27 – Romans 16:1-2 – How do I discern whether a person is a troublemaker or a prophet? Prayer starter: King of kings and Lord of Lords, all power and authority is yours on earth and as it is in heaven. Guide your Church on the way of truth and life.