8/29 – Genesis 29:21-35 and Genesis 30:1-13 – Who comes to mind when I have good news to share? Do they know how important they are to me? Prayer starter: Holy One, I want to take a few minutes to remember what gives me comfort and support in the dailyness of my life, and to thank you!
8/30 – Deuteronomy 33:1-29 – Is there some enslavement or desert-like isolation in my life? What am I doing to get free? Prayer starter: Ineffable Yahweh, teach me to turn to you in my distress and to be confident that you will help me.
8/31 – Isaiah 30:8-26 – Where do I situate myself in relation to the culture of 24/7 light, noise, activity, and entertainment? Prayer starter: Lord, you who are present in stillness and peace, help me to organize my life and myself so that I can enjoy the pleasure of your company.
9/1 – Psalm 33:1-22 – Who or what is really God in my life? Prayer starter: Holy Unnamable One, teach me your way, and how to walk beside you faithfully.
9/2 – Psalm 34:1-22 – What are the people, places, or things to which I turn for refuge, to be safe? Prayer starter: Lord, my shelter and my refuge, being with you sometimes seems easier than thinking about you. It is more important too. Help me to be present to you.
9/3 – Sirach 31:1-11 – What is my “relationship” to money and wealth? Is it at my service? Am I at the service of it? Prayer starter: Most Generous One, make my heart large, my hands open, with what I have. Help me to be generous with those who have less than I.
9/4 – Psalm 106:1-13 – “Human sacrifice:” the use (manipulation) of other human beings to get what I want. When have I been guilty of this? Prayer starter: Holy One, help me to remember and respect the sovereignty the dignity of each person with whom I interact. Enable me to resist the urge to push for my own purposes.