10/23 – Luke 2:21 – If God were to name you, what name would he give you? Prayer starter: Creator God, you have called each of us by name; help us to proclaim your praises to everyone.
10/24 – Luke 2:22-27 – How do fasting and prayer help you practice faith and encounter God? Prayer starter: Ever-present God, help me to present myself before you so as to dedicate my life to you.
10/25 – Luke 2:28-35 – Do you know and feel that you have been promised the Holy Spirit? Prayer starter: Gracious God, breathe on me the breath of life. Let me be moved by your Holy Spirit to praise you always.
10/26 – Luke 2:36-38 – When and how have you experienced the consolation of God in your own life? Prayer starter: God of consolation and comfort, console my loved ones and me as we continue our life pilgrimage toward you.
10/27 – Luke 2:39-40 – How has God’s presence in your life helped you to grow? Prayer starter: God, source of all wisdom, help me to grow like the young Jesus in wisdom, knowledge, and grace before you and humankind.
10/28 – Luke 2:41-52 – What or to whom have you surrendered so as to continue your mission from God? Prayer starter: Gracious, compassionate, and loving God, help me always to carry you in my heart and be open to your designs for me and your expectations of me.
10/29 – Luke 2:15-20 – Are you amazed at God’s activity in your life and the lives of your loved ones? Prayer starter: Amazing God, help me always to be awestruck by the wonderful gifts you provide for me. Help me to realize that your grace is always amazing grace.