6/13 – Luke 16:19-31 – Have I ever taken positive action to inform myself on the issues of poverty? Prayer starter: Gracious God, I know that I am blessed. Rather than simply being thankful, allow me to use what you have given me for the good of others.
6/14 – Luke 19:11-27 – When has my life been diminished because I acted out of fear? Prayer starter: God of freedom, help me to see that fear is not my master. Help me to see that the risks you ask me to take are the way to life.
6/15 – Luke 16:1-8 – Have I ever experienced how a quick and shrewd decision can resolve a crisis? Prayer starter: Spirit of God, you guide me through your holy gifts. Allow me to follow your promptings not only by opening my heart but also by using my mind.
6/16 – Matthew 21:28-31 – What flaws in myself have held me back from doing God’s work? Prayer starter: Dear God, I want to serve you perfectly and I will continue to try. Prevent me from using my sins as an excuse to do nothing.
6/17 – Matthew 22:11-14 – Are there areas of my life where I feel I have been negligent? Prayer starter: Lord, I thank you for my faith. Allow me not only to hold on to your gift but to also use it in your service.
6/18 – Matthew 12:43-45 – Do I realize that rejecting evil is not enough, because I must fill my life with acts of love? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, avoiding evil is not the same thing as being an agent of your kingdom. Fill me with your presence and lead me to serve you.
6/19 – Matthew 25:1-13 – Do I recognize that covering for the negligence of another is not real love? Prayer starter: Lord, help me to distinguish loving from enabling. Allow me to see that true love challenges another to grow.