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  1) Opening prayer Lord God,You want us to live our faithnot so much as a set of rules and practicesbut as a relationship from person to personwith You and with people. Keep our hearts turned to You,that we may…
  1) Opening prayer Just and holy God,our loving Father,You offered us Your hand in friendshipand You sent us Your Son Jesusto go with us on the roadof obedience and loyalty. God, we often hurt this friendship;we act as if…
  1. Opening prayer Lord Jesus, send Your Spirit to help us read the Scriptures in the same way that You read them to the disciples on the road to Emmaus. With the light of the Word in the Bible,…
  1) Opening prayer Faithful Father, You are our Godof grace, mercy and forgiveness.When mercy and pardonsound paternalistic to modern ears, make us realize, Lord,that You challenge us to face ourselvesand to become new people,responsible for our destinyand for the…
  1) Opening prayer God, we do not want to die;we want to live.We want to be happybut without paying the price.We belong to our times,when sacrifice and suffering are out of fashion.God, make our life worth living.Give us back…
  1) Opening prayer Lord our God,many of us never had it so good, andso we have become smug and self-satisfied, happy in our own little world.God, may our ears remain open to Your wordand our hearts to Youand to…
  1) Opening prayer Lord our God,your prophets remind usin season and out of seasonof our responsibilities toward Youand toward the world of people.When they disturb and upset us,let it be a holy disturbancethat makes us restless, eager to do…
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