9/12 – Psalm 119:1- (Your Choice!!!) – People really do become what they eat physically and intellectually. What am I feeding my soul on? Prayer starter: Living One, source of such wonderful insights into the human condition, my condition, open my mind to savor and love by this way of touch.
9/13 – Psalm 32:1-11 – How honest am I with myself? before God? Am I able to admit that I have sinned? Prayer starter: Lord of mercy, wherever I fall or walk away from you, recreate me an upright spirit and let me experience the depth of your kindness.
9/14 – Proverbs 20:7 – Do l model values and behaviors for my children? grandchildren? or do I only preach them? Prayer starter: Creator God, who cares for us all, thank you for the children. Give me the courage to be consistently true to myself in their presence.
9/15 – Sirach 14:1, Sirach 28:18-19 – What does my habitual manner of speaking tell me about what is really in my heart? Prayer starter: Spirit of truth, words have become so cheap. Give me a renewed reverence for their power. Help me to think before I speak.
9/16 – Matthew 13:1-17 – Human selfhood: a wonderful, but solitary, place. Where am I in my journey to it? Prayer starter: Lord, quicken my heart, open my eyes, and unblock my ears so that I do not miss the wonders you are working in this splendid universe.
9/17 – Wisdom 3:13-15, Isaiah 54:1-4, Isaiah 56:3-5 – How do I feel? meaningless without progeny? freed up to be really fruitful in another way? Prayer starter: Dearest Lord, thank you for all the cultural/spiritual fruitfulness in human society – the dedicated artists, intellectuals, skilled craftsmen of all kinds, scientists, explorers, and others whose fecundity enriches people of all ages.
9/18 – Luke 7:1-23 – How do I react when I am faced with evidence that God may not be as I expect, need, or want him to be? Prayer starter: Most Loving God, how extremely different we may be from each other. Yet, you are for each of us just as we are. Thank you!