10/2 – Matthew 1:22-25 – Where and in whom do I experience God with us? Prayer starter: God, help me never to forget that you are always with me. Help me to live a life that shows others you are with all of us.
10/3 – Matthew 2:1-12 – Whose star do you follow as you travel through life? Prayer starter: God of all revelation, help me to encounter you through the reading of the Sacred Scripture, in my dreams, and in the wonders of nature with which you have surrounded me.
10/4 – Matthew 2:7-12 – What gifts do you share with God and others? Prayer starter: God, you to whom all homage and praise is due, help me to worship you in awe. Receive the gifts I bring to you.
10/5 – Matthew 2:13-15 – Do you pay attention to your dreams and how God may be revealed through them? Prayer starter: Protecting God, protect me and all of my loved ones as you protected the Holy Family. Help me to realize that no matter how alien I may feel you are with me.
10/6 – Matthew 2:16-18 – How do you help the innocent whom you encounter in your own life and work? Prayer starter: All-caring and loving God, help me be ever sensitive, loving and caring of all people at risk. Help me to stand up for their rights in a society that refuses to hear them.
10/7 – Matthew 2:19-23 – How have your parents practiced and taught you wisdom? Prayer starter: Gracious God, grant me the wisdom I need to love you more tenderly, to seek you more closely, and to share your graciousness toward me with others.
10/8 – Matthew 1:20-24, Matthew 2:7-22, and Matthew 27:19 – How have your own dreams helped or hindered your relationship to God and others? Prayer starter: God, help me to dream about you and to fulfill your dreams for me in the way I live my life.