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Devotional Diary 20 – 26 June 2016

Readings for this week with thanks to www.umcdiscipleship.org   

26 June is the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Elijah is taken up by a chariot of fire, and Elisha asks for and receives Elijah’s mantle and a double portion of his prophetic spirit.

Psalm Response: Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20

Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Two paths, and two results—the way of slavery to the works of the flesh, and the way of freedom in the fruit of the Spirit.

Luke 9:51-62 Follow Jesus entirely or not at all. But following Jesus does not mean condemning those who do not receive him.

Monday:

Adoration Focus: O Lord of life, Thy quickening voice awakes my morning song; In gladsome words I would rejoice that I to Thee belong. (Methodist Hymn Book 930)

Confession: Lord, you have given me power.  Forgive me for abusing it and teach me how to seek your Kingdom.

The Word:  See readings above.

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Again this week we focus on some issues that face our land and world.  In most of these areas we need to grow in Kingdom of God ways of praying and not simply pray out of our own sometimes selfish agendas.   Each day we will suggest an area and you are invited to ask God how He would have you pray into it.    Today’s concern: Abuse of power.

Personal prayers: (Use this section to list people you need to pray for or situations of personal concern that you need to bring before God in prayer)

Dedication:  Lead me Lord I pray: Take me, Mould me, Use me, Fill me; I give my life to the Potter’s hand.    Call me, Guide me, Lead me, Walk beside me; I give myself to the Potter’s hand.(A Song of dedication)

 Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: O love, how deep, how broad, how high!  It fill the heart with ecstasy, that God, the son of God, should take our mortal form, for mortals’ sake. (MHB 62)

Confession: Lord, you have given me abilities, teach me to use them to seek your Kingdom.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom: See Monday’s focus.  Today’s concern: Use of the earth resources.

Shared Focus:

Dedication:Lead me Lord I pray: Take me, Mould me, Use me, Fill me; I give my life to the Potter’s hand.    Call me, Guide me, Lead me, Walk beside me; I give myself to the Potter’s hand.(A Song of dedication)

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus:  High in the heavens, eternal God, Thy goodness in full glory shines; Thy truth shall break through every cloud that veils and darkens Thy designs. (MHB 48)

Confession: Lord you have given me others, teach me how to build community.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s focus.  Today’s concern: healthy relationships.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lead me Lord I pray: Take me, Mould me, Use me, Fill me; I give my life to the Potter’s hand.    Call me, Guide me, Lead me, Walk beside me; I give myself to the Potter’s hand.(A Song of dedication)

Thursday: 

Adoration Focus: Father like He tends and spares us, well our feeble frame He knows; In his hands He gently bears, rescues us from all our foes. (MHB 12)

Confession: Lord you have given me love, teach me how to really love others.

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s focus.  Today’s concern: Education (our youth).

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lead me Lord I pray: Take me, Mould me, Use me, Fill me; I give my life to the Potter’s hand.    Call me, Guide me, Lead me, Walk beside me; I give myself to the Potter’s hand.(A Song of dedication)

Friday:

Adoration Focus: Earth rejoice, our Lord is King! Sons of men, His praises sing; Sing ye in triumphant strains, Jesus the Messiah reigns!  (MHB246)

Confession: Lord you have given me an example, teach me how to follow it,

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s focus.  Today’s concern: living out the life of Christ.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lead me Lord I pray: Take me, Mould me, Use me, Fill me; I give my life to the Potter’s hand.    Call me, Guide me, Lead me, Walk beside me; I give myself to the Potter’s hand.(A Song of dedication)

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: Born Thy people to deliver, born a child and yet a King, Born to reign in us for ever, now Thy gracious kingdom bring. (MHB 242)

Confession: Lord, you have given me hope, teach me how to bring hope to others.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s focus.  Today’s concern:  Having a positive vision of life.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lead me Lord I pray: Take me, Mould me, Use me, Fill me; I give my life to the Potter’s hand.    Call me, Guide me, Lead me, Walk beside me; I give myself to the Potter’s hand.(A Song of dedication)

Sunday: 

Adoration Focus: I sing the almighty power of God, that made the mountains rise, that spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.  (MHB 46)

Confession: Lord, you have given me yourself, help me to give myself for others.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s focus.  Today’s concern:  Healthy worship communities.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lead me Lord I pray: Take me, Mould me, Use me, Fill me; I give my life to the Potter’s hand.    Call me, Guide me, Lead me, Walk beside me; I give myself to the Potter’s hand.(A Song of dedication)