8/22 – 2 Chronicles 30:1-27 – How can we revive our Christian feast of Easter as an empowering celebration of life and freedom regained? Prayer starter: Blessed are you Lord, king of the universe, for your mighty deeds throughout the ages to set your people free from bondage and oppression.
8/23 – 2 Chronicles 32:1-23 – In times of great adversity, do I trust in the “Greater One” who abides in me and cares for me? Prayer starter: Jesus, Son of God, you are my Lord and my Savior and I trust that no one or anything “will be able to separate me” from your love.
8/24 – 2 Chronicles 32:24-33 – Do I take time to express my gratitude to God for personal achievements and blessings received? Prayer starter: In times of success let my heart, O Lord, be humble and always be grateful to you for the gift of life and its enjoyment.
8/25 – 2 Chronicles 34:1-33 – Who and what has helped me to discover or rediscover the word of God? Prayer starter: Lord God, you have spoken in many and various ways by the prophets: and ultimately by your Son. Help us to be fully receptive to their words and make them bear fruit.
8/26 – 2 Chronicles 36:1-19 – What lessons shall I remember from the Chronicler’s vision of the history of Judah and Jerusalem? Prayer starter: O Lord, remember the city and the people of your covenant. Make them anew a city and people of joy and peace.
8/27 – 2 Chronicles 36:20-23 – Are we a people of hope in the midst of huge challenges facing our Church? Prayer starter: Blessed are you, Lord, who delivers the captives and who holds plans for the peace of Jerusalem.
8/28 – 1 Kings 10:1-10 – How open am I to the insights and perspective of other cultures, especially those that are very foreign to my own? Prayer starter: Lord of all nations, open my mind to what is not familiar, to the hard won insights and wisdom of all the great religious traditions.