8/15 – 2 Chronicles 10-12 – Do I feel for divisions among churches and religions and how can I contribute to reconciliation and dialogue? Prayer starter: Lord and Father of all, forgive us our divisions between nations, cultures, and religions and gather us to live as the one family of your beloved children.
8/16 – 2 Chronicles 14-15 – In what circumstances have I felt that, Without God, “no mortal” can prevail? Prayer starter: Lord, let me rely on you in times of trial and distress so that your love and your mercy may prevail.
8/17 – 2 Chronicles 19:1-11 – To what extent do I make judgements on others with a true sense of justice and in “the fear of the Lord?” Prayer starter: Lord, teach us the ways of justice and righteousness that we may honor you and show deep respect for everyone’s dignity.
8/18 – 2 Chronicles 20:1-37 – Do we care and pray enough for peace in the world or are we getting resigned to rumors of war? Prayer starter: Lord of power and might, your plans and you thoughts are for peace. Help us to get rid of our weapons and to bring silence to all rumors of war.
8/19 – 2 Chronicles 26:1-23 – Who are the unclean and the outcasts of today that are secluded from society and from our worshipping communities? Prayer starter: Lord, you sent your own son to gather unto you all those whom we have marginalized or even rejected. Help us to overcome all our prejudices and to eradicate any form of discrimination among us.
8/20 – 2 Chronicles 28:1-27 – Would I be willing to act as a compassionate neighbor to someone in need, even if a rival, or an enemy? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, help us to recognize you in the least of our brothers and sisters who come to us with material or spiritual needs, and to welcome them as we would welcome you.
8/21 – 2 Chronicles 29:1-36 – How can we receive the spirit of freshness in our liturgies? Prayer starter: Lord, never let us be locked up in passivity when it comes to worship. May we always celebrate you with due fervor and with joyful hearts.
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