10/17 – 1 Timothy 4:6-16 – What gifts and graces have I been given? How diligent am I in leading a life of devotion? Prayer starter: Come, Holy Spirit, enkindle a fire of love in me, so that I may serve not out of duty by out of desire. Teach me the meaning of true devotion; show me how I am to use my gifts.
10/18 – 1 Timothy 5:1-16 – Do I view care for my relatives as an integral part of my Christian faith? Am I neglecting anyone who needs my help? Prayer starter: Father, we are your children; you call us to care for each other: Give me the grace to care as you care for me.
10/19 – 1 Timothy 5:17-25 and 1 Timothy 6:1-2 – How supportive am I of my pastor? What might I do to make his job easier? Prayer starter: Thank you, Lord, for the men that you have called to roles of responsibility and service in the Church. Show me how I can help them carry out their call.
10/20 – 1 Timothy 6:2-10 – Where is the treasure I am storing up? Do I need more money or more contentment with what I have? What might God be saying to me today? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you led a much simpler life than I lead, and you showed great concern for the poor. Give me the grace to imitate your example.
10/21 – 1 Timothy 6:11-21 – What hope do these verses hold out to you? What do they ask of you? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, give me the grace of living up to my call. Fill me with devotion and love, patience and gentleness. Guide my footsteps today in my following of you.
10/22 – 2 Timothy 1 – If I knew I would die soon, whom would I write or call to make my farewells? What would I tell them about my relationship with Jesus? Prayer starter: Thank you, Lord Jesus, for giving me life and immortality. I want to live each day as one who has received great gifts from you. I want to use all you have given me in your service.
10/23 – 2 Timothy 2:1-13 – “If we persevere, we shall reign with him”. Where is my perseverance now being most tested? What keeps me going when I am tempted to give up? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you are my hope. Your resurrection promises me resurrection; your triumph over death gives me the strength to embrace your cross. Thank you, Lord Jesus.