5/1 – Numbers 22:36-41, Numbers 23, Numbers 24:1-20 – Am I conscious of any truths within me which I am afraid or unwilling to express? Prayer starter: Holy Spirit, you instill God’s love and truth in my heart. Allow me to reveal God’s love in what I do and express God’s truth in what I speak.
5/2 – 1 Samuel 10:1-13 – Have I ever experienced an ecstatic moment? Am I open to accept one? Prayer starter: Spirit of Mystery, rule my life. Let me experience your presence in the usual and the extraordinary, in the commonplace and the ecstatic.
5/3 – 1 Samuel 16:1-13 – Do I permit my shortcomings to discourage me in God’s service? Prayer starter: Holy Spirit, the Father calls me in your grace. Let your power compensate for my weakness and enable me to serve you.
5/4 – Psalm 139 – When is it difficult for me to remember that God is near? Prayer starter: Spirit of God, your presence fills my life. Help me to remember both in joy and in sorrow that I am never alone.
5/5 – Psalm 143 – Have I ever felt too unworthy to ask for God’s help? Prayer starter: Holy Spirit, guide my life today, not because I deserve your love but simply because you are God.
5/6 – Isaiah 11:1-10 – What gift have I been given to build peace in my family and in the world? Prayer starter: Spirit of peace, preserve me from discouragement in face of the violence of the world. Make me a peacemaker according to God’s will.
5/7 – Isaiah 42:1-9 – What concrete choice can I make today to promote the justice of God? Prayer starter: Spirit of Justice, change my heart. Allow me to let go of the possessions I do not need and share them with those who struggle.