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Devotional Diary 12 – 18 February 2018

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

Sunday 18 Feb 2018 is the first Sunday of Lent.

 Genesis 9:8-17.  God makes a covenant with the earth not to destroy the earth by flood again. The rainbow is the sign of this covenant.

Psalm 25:1-10.  Israel seeks God’s deliverance from enemies. Unlike the people destroyed in the flood, Israel claims it has sought to follow God’s way and wishes to learn it still better.

1 Peter 3:18-22.  Peter links the death and resurrection of Jesus with the story of Noah’s flood and the sacrament of baptism.

Mark 1:9-15.  Immediately after his baptism, the Spirit drove Jesus into the desert for a period of testing surrounded by wild animals, Satan, and ministering angels — all to prepare him to spend his life declaring the good news of the kingdom of God.

Monday:

Adoration Focus: Focus on the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Each day thank God for an aspect of his nature as seen in this event. Today: Full Life

Confession: “I invite you, therefore…to observe a holy lent: by self examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s Holy Word.” (The United Methodist Book of Worship).  How will you do this today?

The Word: See readings above.

Seeking the Kingdom

Shared Focus: Christ’s death and resurrection offers our world life and light in the midst of death and darkness.  This week choose a different focus for this transforming life of God each day and pray into that situation.

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: “May the almighty and merciful God, who desires not the death of a sinner but that we turn from wickedness and live, accept your repentance, forgive your sins, and restore you by the Holy Spirit to newness of life. Amen.”  (Ash Wednesday Benediction: The United Methodist Book of Worship)

 Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: Focus on the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Each day thank God for an aspect of his nature as seen in this event. Today: Victory

Confession: “I invite you, therefore…to observe a holy lent: by self examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s Holy Word.” (The United Methodist Book of Worship) How will you do this today?

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Christ’s death and resurrection offers our world life and light in the midst of death and darkness.  This week choose a different focus for this transforming life of God each day and pray into that situation.

Personal Prayers:

Dedication: “May the almighty and merciful God, who desires not the death of a sinner but that we turn from wickedness and live, accept your repentance, forgive your sins, and restore you by the Holy Spirit to newness of life. Amen.”  (Ash Wednesday Benediction: The United Methodist Book of Worship)

Wednesday:  Ash Wednesday: The beginning of Lent

Adoration Focus: Focus on the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Each day thank God for an aspect of his nature as seen in this event. Today: Surprise…

Confession: “I invite you, therefore…to observe a holy lent: by self examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s Holy Word.” (The United Methodist Book of Worship) How will you do this today?

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Christ’s death and resurrection offers our world life and light in the midst of death and darkness.  This week choose a different focus for this transforming life of God each day and pray into that situation.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “May the almighty and merciful God, who desires not the death of a sinner but that we turn from wickedness and live, accept your repentance, forgive your sins, and restore you by the Holy Spirit to newness of life. Amen.”  (Ash Wednesday Benediction: The United Methodist Book of Worship)

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: Focus on the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Each day thank God for an aspect of his nature as seen in this event.  Today: Turning darkness to light

Confession: “I invite you, therefore…to observe a holy lent: by self examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s Holy Word.” (The United Methodist Book of Worship) How will you do this today?

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Christ’s death and resurrection offers our world life and light in the midst of death and darkness.  This week choose a different focus for this transforming life of God each day and pray into that situation.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “May the almighty and merciful God, who desires not the death of a sinner but that we turn from wickedness and live, accept your repentance, forgive your sins, and restore you by the Holy Spirit to newness of life. Amen.”  (Ash Wednesday Benediction: The United Methodist Book of Worship)

Friday:

Adoration Focus: Focus on the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Each day thank God for an aspect of his nature as seen in this event. Today: New beginnings

Confession: “I invite you, therefore…to observe a holy lent: by self examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s Holy Word.” (The United Methodist Book of Worship) How will you do this today?

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Christ’s death and resurrection offers our world life and light in the midst of death and darkness.  This week choose a different focus for this transforming life of God each day and pray into that situation.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “May the almighty and merciful God, who desires not the death of a sinner but that we turn from wickedness and live, accept your repentance, forgive your sins, and restore you by the Holy Spirit to newness of life. Amen.”  (Ash Wednesday Benediction: The United Methodist Book of Worship)

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: Focus on the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Each day thank God for an aspect of his nature as seen in this event.  Today: Tranformation…

Confession: “I invite you, therefore…to observe a holy lent: by self examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s Holy Word.” (The United Methodist Book of Worship) How will you do this today?

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Christ’s death and resurrection offers our world life and light in the midst of death and darkness.  This week choose a different focus for this transforming life of God each day and pray into that situation.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “May the almighty and merciful God, who desires not the death of a sinner but that we turn from wickedness and live, accept your repentance, forgive your sins, and restore you by the Holy Spirit to newness of life. Amen.”  (Ash Wednesday Benediction: The United Methodist Book of Worship)

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: Focus on the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Each day thank God for an aspect of his nature as seen in this event. Today: Worshipping the resurrected Christ…

Confession: “I invite you, therefore…to observe a holy lent: by self examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s Holy Word.” (The United Methodist Book of Worship) How will you do this today?

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Christ’s death and resurrection offers our world life and light in the midst of death and darkness.  This week choose a different focus for this transforming life of God each day and pray into that situation.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “May the almighty and merciful God, who desires not the death of a sinner but that we turn from wickedness and live, accept your repentance, forgive your sins, and restore you by the Holy Spirit to newness of life. Amen.”  (Ash Wednesday Benediction: The United Methodist Book of Worship)