9/25 – Jonah 2 – When did I personally learn the lesson that “pride goeth before a fall?” Prayer starter: Lord of the universe, you created us to know, love, and serve you so as to share your joy. Grant us the gift of humility – one way or another.
9/26 – Jonah 3 – When have I seen grace redeem persons or situations that seemed irredeemable? Prayer starter: Lord, your justice is not like our justice, nor are your ways our ways. For which we are very, very grateful.
9/27 – Jonah 4 – Do I allow God’s freedom to exercise control over my heart? Prayer starter: Liberating God, the earth is your footstool and your authority cannot be contained. Teach us to incorporate the freedom of the children of God.
9/28 – Matthew 1:1-17 – Who are my ancestors in faith and how have they helped me practice my faith? Prayer starter: God of my ancestors, help me to remember that I came from you through them and will return to you.
9/29 – Matthew 1:2-6,16 – Who are the women in my own family who brought God to me and brought me to God? Prayer starter: Good God, you who make use of the least likely in society’s eyes, help me to become aware of your presence in them. Help me to see them with your eyes not the eyes of society.
9/30 – Luke 3:23-38 – How old were you when you started to do God’s work? Prayer starter: God, you who created humankind in your image and likeness, help me to discover you in everyone I meet.
10/1 – Matthew 1:18-25 – Are you willing to feed, help, and house people at risk in your home? Prayer starter: All-loving God, help me to become a righteous person, one who lives according to your law as Joseph did. Help me to be attentive to your revelation in my dreams.