Bible Study for the Solemnity of Brotherly Love and the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
Posted by, admin on 11 September 2011
9/11 – Nahum 2:2-13 and Nahum 3 – What criteria can be used to justify human violence? Prayer starter: God of light and darkness, Lord of life and death, all authority comes from you and belongs to you in heaven and on earth. Teach us wisdom in using the power in our hands.
9/12 – Habakkuk 1 – Under what circumstances have I or might I challenge God’s ways? Prayer starter: All-knowing God, we are unable to fathom the twin mysteries of evil and suffering. Strengthen our trust in your holy purposes even when we cannot see them.
9/13 – Habakkuk 2-3 – Do I believe that God is ultimately the tamer of the world’s chaos? Prayer starter: Lord of history, you are not bound to time or place and you see what is not known to us. Help us to live and act courageously to bring your purposes to fulfillment.
9/14 – Haggai 1 – How do I decide when to wait for God and when to act myself? Prayer starter: May we never forget, Lord, that our allegiance to you comes before every other obligation. With you all things are possible.
9/15 – Zechariah 1-4 – Could it be that my plans for my life are much smaller than God’s plans for me? Prayer starter: Saving God, you ordained that a shoot should sprout from the dead stump of Jesse, after hope of human kings had failed. Open our minds to your amazing possibilities.
9/16 – Zechariah 5-8 – What’s the good news — and bad news — about living at the center of destiny? Prayer starter: The desire of our heart, O Lord, is to seek and find you at the center of our lives. Dislodge the ego that keeps us clinging to the place of privilege.
9/17 – Zechariah 9-10 and Zechariah 11:1-3 – Who has taught you wisdom, and how do you express your gratitude? Prayer starter: All wisdom has its origins in you, eternal God. Help us persevere in gaining the wisdom that our world needs and hungers for.