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Devotional Diary 16 – 22 July 2018

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

Sunday 22 July is the ninth Sunday after Pentecost

2 Samuel 7: 1-14a.  David tells Nathan his intentions to build a permanent house for the God of Israel, and Nathan initially approves. That night, God tells Nathan that David is not to build a house for God, but that God will build a house (dynasty) for David.

Psalm 89:20-37. A poetic, musical version of God’s promise/covenant to establish David’s throne.

Ephesians 2:11-22.  God intends to enact reconciliation through the church by bringing divided humanity (Jews and Gentiles) into one new humanity in Jesus Christ.

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56. Another “story within a story,” but this week’s reading skips the “inner story.” The story of the disciples’ return from their mission (last week) and continuation in ministry with Jesus is “interrupted” by the feeding of the 5000.

Monday:

Adoration Focus: “Praise Him, praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the noontime, Praise Him, Praise Him, praise him till the break of day.”  Each day praise God for something specific. Carry that praise in your heart through the day.   Reflect on how that changes your day.

Confession: “Lord, I cast all my cares onto you…”  What care do you need to lift to God today?  Reflect on what God does for you when you lift up that specific care.  Today’s Focus: Your past.

The Word:  See readings above or use your own devotional aid.

Seeking the Kingdom

Shared Focus: This week we pray for loved ones.   Each day pray for a specific person as you are prompted.

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: “Let your Spirit rise within me.”

 Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: “Praise Him, praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the noontime, Praise Him, Praise Him, praise him till the break of day.”  Each day praise God for something specific. Carry that praise in your heart through the day.   Reflect on how that changes your day.

Confession: “Lord, I cast all my cares onto you…”  What care do you need to lift to God today?  Reflect on what God does for you when you lift up that specific care. Today’s Focus: Your present.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for loved ones. Each day pray for a specific person as you are prompted.

Personal Prayers:

Dedication: “Let your Spirit rise within me.”

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: “Praise Him, praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the noontime, Praise Him, Praise Him, praise him till the break of day.”  Each day praise God for something specific. Carry that praise in your heart through the day.   Reflect on how that changes your day.

Confession: “Lord, I cast all my cares onto you…”  What care do you need to lift to God today?  Reflect on what God does for you when you lift up that specific care.  Today’s Focus: Your future.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for loved ones. Each day pray for a specific person as you are prompted.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “Let your Spirit rise within me.”

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: “Praise Him, praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the noontime, Praise Him, Praise Him, praise him till the break of day.”  Each day praise God for something specific. Carry that praise in your heart through the day.   Reflect on how that changes your day.

Confession: “Lord, I cast all my cares onto you…”  What care do you need to lift to God today?  Reflect on what God does for you when you lift up that specific care. Today’s Focus: Your family.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for loved ones.  Each day pray for a specific person as you are prompted.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “Let your Spirit rise within me.”

Friday:

Adoration Focus: “Praise Him, praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the noontime, Praise Him, Praise Him, praise him till the break of day.”  Each day praise God for something specific. Carry that praise in your heart through the day.   Reflect on how that changes your day.

Confession: “Lord, I cast all my cares onto you…”  What care do you need to lift to God today?  Reflect on what God does for you when you lift up that specific care.  Today’s Focus: Your friends.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for loved ones. Each day pray for a specific person as you are prompted.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “Let your Spirit rise within me.”

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: “Praise Him, praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the noontime, Praise Him, Praise Him, praise him till the break of day.”  Each day praise God for something specific. Carry that praise in your heart through the day.   Reflect on how that changes your day.

Confession: “Lord, I cast all my cares onto you…”  What care do you need to lift to God today?  Reflect on what God does for you when you lift up that specific care. Today’s Focus: Your country.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for loved ones. Each day pray for a specific person as you are prompted.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “Let your Spirit rise within me.”

Sunday:

Adoration Focus:  “Praise Him, praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the noontime, Praise Him, Praise Him, praise him till the break of day.”  Each day praise God for something specific. Carry that praise in your heart through the day.   Reflect on how that changes your day.

Confession: “Lord, I cast all my cares onto you…”  What care do you need to lift to God today?  Reflect on what God does for you when you lift up that specific care. Today’s Focus: Your world.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for loved ones. Each day pray for a specific person as you are prompted.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “Let your Spirit rise within me.”