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Devotional Diary 1 – 7 October 201

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

Sunday 7 October is the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Job 1:1; 2:1-10  The prologue to Job sets the cosmic background for Job’s experience of dramatic loss and the questions about God’s justice and human suffering that follow.
Psalm 26.
This psalm focuses on the theme of integrity and asks for God’s vindication on the basis of the integrity of the person or community praying.
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12. The writer of this theological treatise begins by declaring the glory of Jesus Christ — God’s ultimate messenger and Son, with majesty and authority above all angels, the pioneer and perfecter of our salvation.
Mark 10:2-16. Family values, Jesus-style: God has blessed and established the marriage bond as a valuable and treasured relationship. Jesus also blesses children and calls his disciples to do the same, never treating them as a nuisance or distraction from “real work.”

Monday:

Adoration Focus: Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. (Psalm 105:3)

Confession: Jesus asks the question: “Do you want to get well?”  Make life-giving choices!  Examine your life as you contemplate this question.  Bring areas where you have stagnated into Christ’s life changing presence and power.    By the end of the week try to have a list of some areas where you have chosen life and some action plan that would lead you on this journey.

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

Seeking the Kingdom

Shared Focus: This week pray for your local Church.  Pray that God’s spirit of praise may flow through your church and into your life and community..

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: Lord, you have a plan and purpose, a vision for our church communities.  Help me to be part of that vision in how I live today!

 Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: Praise the Lord… who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed life the eagle’s. (Psalm 103:5)

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

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

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week pray for your local Church.  Pray that the leadership would make life-giving choices that would co-operate with God’s plan to pour out his Spirit on us.

Personal Prayers:

Dedication: Lord, you have a plan and purpose, a vision, for our church communities.  Help me to be part of that vision in how I live today!

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. (Psalm 73:24)

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

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

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week pray for your local Church.   Pray that all may have a sense of belonging and positive ownership so that God’s mission may be embraced.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord, you have a plan and purpose, a vision for our church communities.  Help me to be part of that vision in how I live today!

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing praise to your name. (Psalm 66:4)

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

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

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week pray for your local Church.  Pray that all may go with God’s prompting to discover and use their gifting and calling to service.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord, you have a plan and purpose, a vision for our church communities.  Help me to be part of that vision in how I live today!

Friday:

Adoration Focus: The Mighty One, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets.(Psalm 50:1)

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

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

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week pray for your local Church.   Pray that all may seek God’s healing as a community in any areas that separate people from each other.  Pray for the small group ministry.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord, you have a plan and purpose, a vision for our church communities.  Help me to be part of that vision in how I live today!

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: (Psalm 34:8)  Find out for yourself how good the Lord is.  Happy are those who find safety with him.

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

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

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week pray for your local Church.   Pray for the giving of  resources, time, energy, money, etc.; that we God’s generosity may abound.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord, you have a plan and purpose, a vision for our church communities.  Help me to be part of that vision in how I live today!

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: (Psalm 18:46) The Lord lives!  Praise be to my Rock!  Exalted be God my Saviour!

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

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

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus:  This week pray for your local Church.   Pray that on this day the gathered community may know the worship of the heavenly courts: Our God is a great God!!!

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord, you have a plan and purpose, a vision for our church communities.  Help me to be part of that vision in how I live today!