Reading and Prayer: December 2

December 2: Luke 1:8-11

Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God, he was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 

Prayer: Dear God, we are often blind to your presence in our world and in our lives. Open our hearts and minds to be sensitive to the work of your Spirit in and through your people. Help us to see the signs of your grace, mercy and love in the events of our days. Amen.