Monday, February 1
2 Samuel 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13; Mark 5:1-20
Do I often tell others what God has done in my life?
Lord, I know you are always present to me. There are times when I take your presence for granted. Grant me the strength to announce to the whole world, and especially my family, that you are always present to me.
Tuesday, February 2
The Presentation of the Lord
Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 or Luke 2:22-32
“Now Master, you may let your servant go in peace., according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation…” Luke 2:29-30
Simeon rejoiced when Jesus was revealed to them. Am I able to recognize Jesus’ presence in my life?
Lord, my knowledge of you is constantly increasing. Help me to be more joyful as you reveal yourselfto me. Help me to be aware of your presence with me.
Wednesday, February 3
2 Samuel 24:2, 9-17; Mark 6:1-6
What gets in the way of me following the teachings of Jesus?
Lord, there are so many distractions in this world. Help me to ignore them and to concentrate on your word. Grant me the strength to turn away all distractions and to always follow your teachings.
Thursday, February 4
1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12; Mark 6:7-13
How does Jesus minister through me? In what ways do I evangelize?
Lord, give me the courage to spread your good news. Help me to be aware of your presence with me always.
Friday, February 5
Sirach 47:2-11; Mark 6:14-29
When have I played it “safe” and chosen to protect myself rather than follow the teachings of Jesus?
Lord I know there are times I put myself before you. I know this is wrong. Help me to always put you first and myself and my reputation second.