5/29 – Numbers 1,2 – Where am I in relationship to God at this time; near or far, facing toward or away? Prayer starter: Lord, keep us from placing anything but you at the center of our hearts. May your will always be at the center of our values.
5/30 – Numbers 2,3 – How do I respond when favored, or slighted, among my peers? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, you preferred the path of humility to any mortal honor: Help us to be humble whether appreciated or disregarded.
5/31 – Numbers 5 – Have I ever felt unworthy to be in the presence of God in the assembly of faith? Prayer starter: Holy God, you are the source of love, grace, and mercy. By your compassion heal us of our sinfulness and find us worthy of your company.
6/1 – Numbers 6:1-21 – When and how have I made private commitments to God that involved sacrifice? Prayer starter: Lord, every day is another opportunity for a closer walk along the path of your grace. Help us to keep our feet on this path always.
6/2 – Numbers 6:22-27 – How often do I bless my family, friends, and loved ones? Prayer starter: God of every grace and blessing, pour out the fullness of your kindness upon our families. May your face continue to shine upon the whole human race.
6/3 – Numbers 7 – What offering do I make when I enter the house of God? Prayer starter: Eternal God, your presence is not limited to a single place or generation. Yet we finite creatures must seek you in places consecrated for your service.
6/4 – Numbers 8 – How do I live up to, or hide behind, public rituals of religion? Prayer starter: Lord God, bless the assembly of the faithful as we gather in your name. What we profess in our assembly may we live out in the world around us.