3/6 – Proverbs 11 – What or who in my own life provides me with good sense? Prayer starter: God, you who created me in your image, help me not to worry about how I look in my own eyes or the eyes of others. Help me to always remember that in your eyes I am your very image.
3/7 – Proverbs 12 – Examine yourself on being foolish or playing the fool with the important things of life. Prayer starter: O God, help me to remember that only a fool says in his own heart there is no God. Help me to develop that discipline to listen to others and to be open to the myriad of your wisdom.
3/8 – Proverbs 13 – How do you make use of the bible in justifying your behavior toward others? Prayer starter: Gracious God, help me to be a purveyor of your peace. Help me to avoid all forms of violent and abusive behavior toward everyone.
3/9 – Proverbs 14 – Are the poor only those who are economically poor? How am I both rich and poor? Prayer starter: God, help me to embrace the needs of the poor with dignity and responsibility. Help me to be thankful for all I have.
3/10 – Proverbs 15 – To whom do I listen and take counsel, and whose instructions do I heed? Prayer starter: Compassionate God, give me a quiet heart and gentle words. Help me to listen to you and to those you send into my life so as to remain close to you.
3/11 – Proverbs 16:1-15 – How do I live with God as the center of my life? Prayer starter: O God, help me to never forget that you are the reason for my being. Help me to stay focused on you and your guiding presence.
3/12 – Proverbs 16:16-33 – How do I maintain civility in my daily discourse with those around me? Prayer starter: O God, help me to control my tongue and in every word I speak may I meditate on your compassionate presence to others. May you always be in my heart and on my tongue whenever I speak.