10/9 – Luke 1:1-4 – How does ordering your life and developing a regimen help you to live better? Prayer starter: Gracious and compassionate God, you who search the hearts minds and souls of everyone, help me to realize that you have called me to love you more closely.
10/10 – Luke 1:5-20 – How do you react to God’s surprises in your life – with doubt or with awe? Prayer starter: God of surprises, you who at times surprise everyone in their lives, help me to develop a sense of wonder about your surprising presence.
10/11 – Luke 1:21-25 – Does God engage in age discrimination? Do you? Prayer starter: Gracious God, you are God to the elderly and to the young. Help me to see your many blessings in everyone regardless of age.
10/12 – Luke 1:26-33 – What does it mean for you to believe God is with you and has blessed and favored you? Prayer starter: Gracious God, help me always to realize that you always go before me, guiding and guarding me. Help me always to follow you, for you are the one who shows me the way.
10/13 – Luke 1:34-58 – Are you ready to be surprised by God the way Mary was? Prayer starter: O God, help me to be attuned to your word and presence in my life. Help me to develop a sense of wonder so I can be open to the surprise you have in store for me.
10/14 – Luke 1:39-45 – Who are the women in my own life who have carried the presence of God to me? Prayer starter: God the creator, you who formed me in my mothers womb, continue to fill me with your holy breath. Help me to realize how you animate me daily.
10/15 – Luke 1:46-50 – How has God shown his might, his holiness, and his mercy to you in your life? Prayer starter: All-powerful, holy, and merciful God, I thank you for your powerful and awesome presence in the world. May I always be a recipient of your endless mercy.