10/24 – 2 Timothy 2:14-26 – Do I spend more time arguing about religious issues than doing the good I could do? Do I get wrapped up in matters that bear on my behavior? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, help me keep my eyes on you and on what you want me to do. Give me the wisdom to sort out the relevant and the important.
10/25 – 2 Timothy 3 – How has my reading of Scripture equipped me for some specific service of the Lord? Prayer starter: Thank you, Lord Jesus, for speaking to me through the words of Scripture. Send your Holy Spirit upon me so that I may clearly hear your voice.
10/26 – 2 Timothy 4:1-8 – How does verse 5 apply to me in my situation? Am I determined to keep the faith, no matter what? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, give me the grace of always remaining faithful to you. Give me the strength to persevere in my calling and to give my all in my service of you.
10/27 – 2 Timothy 4:9-22 – What image does today’s reading give me of the human side of Paul? What are the impressions I am taking away from my reading this month? Prayer starter: Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, for rescuing me as you rescued Paul. I trust you to bring me safely to your heavenly kingdom, so that I may be with you always.
10/28 – Psalm 101 – How do I choose those to whom I listen? Do I pray for wisdom for faithful advisors and friends? Prayer starter: To you, Lord, I sing praise for the faithful friends and advisors you have given me. Help us together to listen to you and to contribute to the building of a just world.
10/29 – Psalm 102 and Psalm 103 – Do I really believe that God forgives me all the time? Do I forgive myself? Am I willing to forgive others? Prayer starter: Loving God, teach me to trust your overwhelming love for me. Open my heart to you.
10/30 – Psalm 104 – Where do we find God in our history today? How does God care for us and save us from danger and destruction? Prayer starter: God of all time, we praise you for your unfailing presence in every century. We see your hand, rescuing us from today’s enslaving powers. We find your blessing in your gifts that sustain us.