6/19 – Numbers 25 – How does my desire for the way things were keep me from embracing the present? Prayer starter: God of hope and possibility, you make all things new. Heal us from our adherence to the past and free us for what you have in store for us.
6/20 – Numbers 26 – How do I promote the new generation, and how do I stand in its way? Prayer starter: What is, what was, and what will be are in your hands, O Lord. Give us the courage to change what must be changed and to step aside when our time is done.
6/21 – Numbers 27:1-11 & Numbers 36:1-12 – Which aspects of my identity were given to me, and which did I forge for myself? Prayer starter: Loving God, you did not create a race of robots to serve you, but free beings made in your likeness and capable of choice. Teach us to use our freedom wisely.
6/22 – Numbers 28-29 – How do I acknowledge daily, and seasonally, the sacred character of time? Prayer starter: Ever-living God, your Son Jesus entered into time and history to open for us the gates of eternity. We praise you for your great and generous love.
6/23 – Numbers 30 – Under what circumstances are vows necessary or useful? harmful? Prayer starter: Almighty God, all authority belongs to you on earth as in heaven. Strengthen us to live up to our promises, commitments, and obligations.
6/24 – Numbers 31 – How do I see God: angry and punishing, merciful and loving, or all of the above? Prayer starter: In your justice, Lord, your will cannot be denied. Help us to conform to your will day by day.
6/25 – Numbers 33-34 – How does my past shape my present? How can my decisions today shape the future? Prayer starter: You created us little less than gods, O Lord, endowing us with the freedom to choose. Help us to repent the wrong in our pasts and create a better future.