10/3 – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 – How would I define holiness? Am I consciously trying to grow in holiness? What sins are impeding my growth in holiness? Prayer starter: Father, Son and Spirit, fill me with your life and love. Purge me of any sins that keep me apart from you.
10/4 – 1 Thessalonians 4:13 – 5:11 – What consolation and encouragement do Paul’s words have for me? Am I living as one prepared for Jesus at any moment? Prayer starter: Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, for giving yourself up to death so that I may live.
10/5 – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 – Which of these verses might particularly apply to you at this point in your life? Are you confident God can finish what he has begun in you? Prayer starter: Father, complete your work in me. Transform me through your Holy Spirit into the person you intend me to be so that you can welcome me into your eternal presence.
10/6 – 2 Thessalonians 1 – Do I experience opposition because I follow Christ? What are my attitudes and behavior toward those who may make my life difficult? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you have preserved me from the suffering you have asked many of your followers to endure for your sake.
10/7 – 2 Thessalonians 2 – Does it bother me that there are passages in Scripture that I do not understand? Am I able to shape my life by what I do understand? Prayer starter: Lord, your ways are sometime a mystery to me. Yet you have told me how I am to live, and I understand that well enough to obey.
10/8 – 2 Thessalonians 3 – Am I heeding any idle speculations about my Christian faith that lead me to inaction or doubt? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you are with me every day protecting me and guarding me. Give me the peace that comes from contentment with all that you have given me.
10/9 – Titus 1 – How do the qualifications listed in verse 7 to 9 apply to me in my call from God? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you have called me to serve you just as you called Paul and Titus. Give me the graces I need to carry out my service. Safeguard my faith and allegiance to you.