Pentecost

 

Daily Rhythm

Devotional Diary 14 – 20 May 2018

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

Sunday 20 May 2018 is Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-21. The Holy Spirit falls upon the 120 gathered in a room in Jerusalem, and they proclaim the good news of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the languages of all the people gathered in Jerusalem for the feast of Pentecost.

Psalm Response: Psalm 104:24-34, 35 b.  God’s sustenance for all creation.

Romans 8:22-27. All creation has been waiting for us who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, the same Spirit who helps us pray when all we have may be sighs and groans.

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15. Jesus teaches what the Spirit will do: teach, reveal truth and falsehood, sin and righteousness, and continue to lead the followers of Jesus into all truth.

At this time we are waiting with the disciples: Pentecost is coming!

Monday:

Adoration Focus: The Lord has made His salvation known and revealed His righteousness to the nations.  (Psalm 98:2)

Confession: To forgive is to be forgiven; to be forgiven is to be restored to life.  C.E.Simcox “Living the Creed” This week in our confessions we focus on being restored to life.  You are invited to reflect on any areas in your life that are robbing you of life: anything that you may be holding on to that you need to let go of.  Each day of the week you will be asked to focus on a period of your life and bringing that before God praying for the gift of being able to forgive and finding release.   Today: Your early years.

The Word: See readings above.

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus:  “I ask for your prayers for the peace of the world, for the rulers of all the nations…”  (Our intercessions this week are taken from the Methodist Service Book.)

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:  Our work is Christ’s love translated into tangible form.

Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. (Psalm 97:1)

Confession: See Monday.  Today: Your School life: Primary school.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: ”I ask for your prayers for government in accordance with God’s holy will, and for a just and proper use of the natural resources of the world.”

Personal Prayers:

Dedication: Our work is Christ’s love translated into tangible form.

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: Splendour and majesty are before Him; strength and glory are in His sanctuary. (Psalm 96:6)

Confession: See Monday.  Today: Your School life: High School.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: “I ask for your prayers for the concerns and activities of your congregation and of your neighbourhood.”

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Our work is Christ’s love translated into tangible form.

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. (Psalm 95:6)

Confession: See Monday.  Today: A time when a special relationship went wrong.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: “I ask for your prayers for ourselves, our families, friends and neighbours.”

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Our work is Christ’s love translated into tangible form.

Friday:

Adoration Focus: But the Lord has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge. (Psalm 94:22)

Confession: See Monday.  Today: Your working life.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus:  “I ask for your prayers for all in sorrow, need, anxiety or sickness.”

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Our work is Christ’s love translated into tangible form.

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: The Lord reigns, He is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty. (Psalm 93:1)

Confession: See Monday.  Today: A time when you were deeply hurt.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: “I ask for your prayers for the neglected, the persecuted and the lonely.”

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Our work is Christ’s love translated into tangible form.

Sunday:

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

Confession: See Monday.  Today: A recent bruising moment.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: “I ask for your prayers for those in any need or trouble.”

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Our work is Christ’s love translated into tangible form.