4/25 – Acts 28:11-29 – How able am I to relinquish control? to receive from others? to be surprised? Prayer starter: Ineffable Mystery, I want to live the adventure you have invited me to by giving me life, but sometimes I lack courage, sometime I lack the energy. Be with me, and give me a hand.
4/26 – Acts 28:30-31 – How do I witness to this tradition of which I am an heir? in my family? in other settings? Prayer starter: YHWH, You with the unpronounceable name, thank you for this tradition of faith into which I have been born. Enable me to shoulder my share of the responsibilities for passing it on.
4/27 – Acts 21:1-40 and Acts 22:1-29 – Am I able to accept suffering with the graciousness that alone makes it life-giving? Prayer starter: Risen Lord, raise my awareness of your presence in and through those who suffer for truth, justice, and mercy in our world.
4/28 – Acts 22:30 and Acts 23:1-35 – What are my thoughts here? Am I ”knowledge-equipped” to engage in this discussion today? Prayer starter: Holy One, sometimes I find myself struggling interiorly with the question of spirit. Is it real? Is it an illusion? Strengthen me. Reassure me.
4/29 – Acts 24:1-27 – Where am I at in regard to the Christian way of life? How seriously do I take its ethical demand? Prayer starter: Jesus, you know well the difficulties of trying to “walk the talk” in human life. I want to be good; I want to live with integrity. Help me.
4/30 – Acts 25:1-27 and Acts 26:1-32 – How real is the hope of life after death for me? Prayer starter: Holy Ineffable One, help me to do the work I need to do to build my self and my life on this sober truth.
5/1 – Acts 27:1-44 and Acts 28:1-10 – Do I value the language of gestures, particularly at times when words fail? Prayer starter: Lord, make me rich in gestural language. There are so many who cannot really speak any other way.