6/6 – Luke 7:41-43 – When have I experienced the joy of God’s forgiveness? Prayer starter: Lord, save me from discouragement. No matter how seriously I have failed, your forgiveness is possible; your love is my hope.
6/7 – Matthew 13:24-30 – Have I ever been successful in responding to evil with good? Prayer starter: God of mercy, when I am hurt I want to hurt in return. Allow me to believe that resisting revenge will allow you to bless both my enemy and me.
6/8 – Luke 18:1-8 – Have I ever experienced an instance of corruption giving way to the demands of the powerless? Prayer starter: God of hope, it is easy to find examples of evil’s power in our world. Help me to treasure those times when what is just and good triumphs.
6/9 – Luke 10:29-37 – When have I been surprised and even challenged by the way God has answered my prayers? Prayer starter: God, you are my Savior. Even when your ways surprise and test me, allow me to surrender to your love.
6/10 – Matthew 13:44-46 – Do I find myself searching for God or waiting for God to find me? Prayer starter: Loving God, I thank you for the gift of faith. Whether I was looking for that gift or not, allow me to embrace it with all my strength.
6/11 – Luke 12:16-21 – How much does my own lifestyle exceed my need? Prayer starter: Gracious Lord, I thank you for all the gifts you have given me. Do not let me horde my blessings but share them with those who have less.
6/12 – Luke 18:9-14 – Who are the people in my life who shape my relationship with God? Prayer starter: Father, through your Son you saved not only me but also the entire world. As I come to you let me recognize that I cannot leave others behind.