12/4 – 2 Samuel 7:8-17 – When I face discouragement, do I remember the promise of God’s fidelity? Prayer starter: Loving God, it is so easy to be deflated by all that is wrong in the world. Help me to see the goodness around me and believe in your lasting faithfulness.
12/5 – Isaiah 7:1-18 – How well do I exercise my Christian role as a good citizen? Prayer starter: Jesus, Immanuel, I thank you for giving me a country in which my voice counts. Lead me to use it to do your will.
12/6 – Isaiah 9:1-7 – How can I oppose the inclination to violence which may be present in my relationships? Prayer starter: Prince of Peace, your reign runs contrary to the patterns of our world. Help me to reject the use of force and employ the power of love.
12/7 – Isaiah 11:1-9 – Does my treatment of the world’s resources acknowledge that creation is God’s handiwork? Prayer starter: Creator God, you have made all things. Allow me to remember that your world is not disposable but will share in your glory.
12/8 – Isaiah 40:1-11 – What actions of mine block or hinder the way of God? Prayer starter: Jesus, you are the life and the way. Help me commit myself to make your coming swift and unimpeded.
12/9 – Isaiah 42:1-9 – Who in my life is fragile? How can I treat them with gentleness and patience? Prayer starter: Gracious God, your presence is in all people. Allow me to use my gifts to build up others rather than tear them down.
12/10 – Isaiah 52:1-10 – What simple action can I perform to show God’s love in my home or workplace? Prayer starter: Loving God, you created all things by the power of your word. Help me to see my words have greater power when I act with love.