1/23 – Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 – What are the major obstacles that prevent me from being good soil for the Word of God? Prayer starter: We praise you, Lord, for being so generous with the seeds of your word through the sublime teachings and the powerful deeds of your Son, Jesus Christ.
1/24 – Matthew 13:10-17,34-35,51-52 – What have I done lately to refresh and go deeper into my understanding of the parables? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, give us a listening heart and an open mind to let your parables bring us closer to God and ever more dedcated to the coming of your kingdom.
1/25 – Matthew 13:24-30,36,43 – What can I do to remain focused on working for the good seed to grow in the world? Prayer starter: Lord, we praise you “for your judgements have been revealed” in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the Son of Man and our Savior.
1/26- Matthew 13:44-52 – How has the encounter with the gospel of Christ become a turning point in my life? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you have the words of eternal life. Let our lives always be filled with the joy of those who have found an invaluable treasure.
1/27 – Matthew 13:53-58 – How solid and engaging is my knowledge of the historical Jesus? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, we praise you for your wisdom and for all your deeds of power, and we acclaim you as the true Teacher and Prophet sent by God.
1/28 – 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 – Am I more aware of what I have in common with my sisters and brothers in the church or of what divides us? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you willed that all may be one. Help us to make it so.
1/29 – 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 and 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 – Where in my life am I being challenged to look at something from a new perspective? Prayer starter: Open my eyes, Lord. Help me to see your face in those around me.