7/17 – Ephesians 3:1-13 – How actively do I seek unity within the Church and between the Church and the world? Prayer starter: Help me to remember this day, Lord Jesus, that whenever two or more are gathered in your name there you are, too.
7/18 – Ephesians 3:14-21 – When was the last time I was simply aware of God’s loving presence? Prayer starter: Today, my loving Father, I place myself within your loving hands.
7/19 – Ephesians 4:1-6 – Where is the connection between inner peace and outer peace most clearly manifested in my life? Prayer starter: Lead me, Lord Jesus, on the worthy adventure of a life of discipleship.
7/20 – Ephesians 4:7-16 – How have I been the instrument of Christ’s love in the flesh today? Prayer starter: To Loving God, who knit me together in my mother’s womb, knit me today more tightly into the Body of Christ.
7/21 – Ephesians 4:17-24 – How clearly do I perceive the presence of God in my life and in the world? Prayer starter: You call us, O Lord, to be partners with you in the new creation. Help us to respond to that call with all of our hearts, souls, and minds.
7/22 – Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 – Did I give way to “bitterness and wrath” in any way today? Why? Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, not even the smallest act of kindness escapes your notice. Let it not escape mine either.
7/23 – Ephesians 5:3-20 – Was there ever a time I was more afraid of scandal than sin? Prayer starter: Open my eyes, Lord. Help me to see your light in all its glory.