3/7 – Ruth 1:1-18 – When have I done something for love that l would not do for any other reason? Prayer starter: Faithful God, you remain with your people on the long journey through history. Without any guarantees from our side, you keep on loving this unpredictable world.
3/8 – 1 Samuel 1 and 1 Samuel 2:1-11,18-21 – Who am l before God, apart from all my relationships? Prayer starter: Human beings are not made to be alone, as you, Lord, were the first to observe. Yet in ultimate ways we belong only to you, our true Father and Mother.
3/9 – 1 Samuel 18:17-29 and 1 Samuel 19:1-17 – When have I experienced the division of my love and loyalty? Prayer starter: Sin the weakness of our heart, Lord; you know how easy it is for us to create false gods of those we love. You alone are worthy of worship and praise.
3/10 – 1 Samuel 25 – How can l play the role of reconciler in my relationships? Prayer starter: Lord, you are the God of justice and peace. Bless us with the deep thirst for your justice, so that our world might know the peace that passes understanding.
3/11 – 1 Samuel 28 – When have I witnessed the obvious goodness in “bad” people? Prayer starter: God of endless mercy, you do not look upon your children as good and bad for we are all sinners in need of your compassion. Stifle in us the spirit of judgement.
3/12 – 2 Kings 4:8-37 and 2 Kings 8:1-6 – How does faith make everything ”all right” even when it isn’t? Prayer starter: Gracious God, in your abundance you desire to give us all that we need. Guide us to seek only the good things that will beneiit us and to trust in your will.
3/13 – 2 Kings 5 – When has a child shown me a better way to see the world? Prayer starter: Your son Jesus taught his disciples to become like little children in order to inherit the kingdom. Liberate us to know the freedom of the children of God.