3/14 – Judith 1-16 – What role does contemplation play in my relationship with God? Prayer starter: God of mystery, you are so much bigger than all of our imaginings of you. Challenge us to liberate you from our humble ideas of you so that you can be all in all.
3/15 – Esther 4,5,7 – Which key episodes of my life helped me to understand who I am? Prayer starter: Lord of history, you are the true shepherd of every generation. Bring us to an awareness of the worlds possibilities so that we might take responsibility for shaping it.
3/16 – Luke 1:26-38 and Luke 2 and Luke 11:27-28 and Acts 1:14 – How do I practice the surrender of my own will to God’s will? Prayer starter: Show we want to do your will above all else, Lord, God! And how we cling to our own desires just the same.
3/17 – Luke 1:1-25 and Luke 2:29-56 – Do I have faith in the fulfillment of what God promises to those who believe? Prayer starter: You are known throughout history as the God who saves. Give us the grace to bear witness to this wonderful news in every word and decision.
3/18 – Luke 8:1-3 – How do I use my resources in the service of God? Prayer starter: We profess our faith and we pledge our obedience to your will. But, O Lord, help us to surrender our purses because our money too easily becomes our master.
3/19 – Mark 5:21-43 – Who are today’s untouchables, and how do I include them in the circle of life? Prayer starter: Lord God, in your coming reign there is no male or female, no slave or free, no insider or outsider. Bolster our hearts to abandon the way of exclusion now.
3/20 – Mark 7:24-30 and Matthew 15:21-28 – How far am I willing to do for a cause I believe in? Prayer starter: Holy God, you allowed your son to be humiliated and hung on a cross. May we never allow personal pride to prevent us from seeking the good with passionate conviction.