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Daily Rhythm

Devotional Diary 24 -30 October 2016

30 October is the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost.

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

 

Use these readings in “The Word” step below.

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4. The prophet is appalled at destruction, violence, and perversion of justice, wondering whether God is listening or even cares.

Psalm 119:137-144. The juxtaposition of the submission in this Psalm and the outrage in Habakkuk is striking. Do not see the Psalm as a “solution” to the prophet’s cry, but rather as part of a spectrum of responses reflecting trust in God in the face of the reality of violence and injustice around us that does not seem to abate.

2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12. Paul greets the Thessalonians, expressing thanks for their growing faith and their love for one another even in the face of persecution. He assures them of his prayer that they be worthy of God’s call and continue to grow in faith so that Christ may be glorified in and through them.

Luke 19:1-10Jesus says to Zacchaeus, “Today salvation has come to this house.”

Monday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 92:1  It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High…

Confession: 2 Peter 1:5-7” …make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, kindness; and to kindness, love.”  Each day examine yourself using the above call by Peter.  Allow God to challenge you in different ways and to fill you with his Spirit of faith, goodness, godliness, perseverance, kindness, self-control and love.

The Word: See weekly readings above.

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: In our shared focus we pray for our land.  This time we pray for the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)  to grow in the midst of all our peoples.  Today we pray for love.

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:  2 Peter 1:5-7 …make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, kindness; and to kindness, love.

 Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 92:2 (It is good) to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night.

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: In our shared focus we pray for our land.  This time we pray for the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)  to grow in the midst of all our peoples.  Today we pray for joy.

Personal Prayers:

Dedication: 2 Peter 1:5-7 …make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, kindness; and to kindness, love.

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 92:4 You make me glad by your deeds, O Lord…

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: In our shared focus we pray for our land.  This time we pray for the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)  to grow in the midst of all our peoples.  Today we pray for peace.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: 2 Peter 1:5-7 …make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness,  kindness; and to kindness, love.

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 92:4 I sing for joy at the work of your hands.

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: In our shared focus we pray for our land.  This time we pray for the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)   to grow in the midst of all our peoples.  Today we pray for patience.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: 2 Peter 1:5-7 …make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness,  kindness; and to kindness, love.

 Friday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 92:5 How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts.

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: In our shared focus we pray for our land.  This time we pray for the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)  to grow in the midst of all our peoples.  Today we pray for goodness.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: 2 Peter 1:5-7 …make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness kindness, and to kindness, love.

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 92:8 But you, O Lord, are exalted for ever.

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: In our shared focus we pray for our land.  This time we pray for the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)   to grow in the midst of all our peoples.  Today we pray for kindness.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: 2 Peter 1:5-7 …make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness,  kindness; and to kindness, love.

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 92:15 …”The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: In our shared focus we pray for our land.  This time we pray for the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)  to grow in the midst of all our peoples.  Today we pray for temperance and self-control.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: 2 Peter 1:5-7 …make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, kindness; and to kindness, love.