A light for all peoples!

Daily Rhythm

Devotional Diary 31 December 2018 – 6 January 2019

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

Sunday 6 January is Epiphany Sunday

Isaiah 60:1-6. Isaiah prophesies to a people just returning from exile that the day would come when all nations would “stream to their light.”

Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14. In praise of the righteous king who would receive tribute from all nations.

Ephesians 3:1-12. Paul’s imprisonments make it possible for Gentiles, including leaders of the Roman Empire, to know the mystery that they, too, are invited to become fellow heirs with Christ Jesus.

Matthew 2:1-12.  Magi from Iraq arrive to offer homage to a new king in Judea and participate in God’s subversion of Herod’s plan.

Monday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 11:1 In the Lord I take refuge.

Confession: The old has gone, the new has come!  Each day ask how these words need to be reflected in your life as you share in the death and resurrection of Christ.

The Word: See reading above or use your own devotional aids.

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Let us not forget to pray for ourselves.  Today pray that this year may be one in which you are drawn closer to God.  How is God speaking to you?

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: O God, the Holy Spirit, come to us and among us: come as the wind, and cleanse us; come as the fire and burn; come as the dew, and refresh…  (Eric Milner-White, 1884-1964)

 Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 13:5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

Confession: The old has gone, the new has come!  Each day ask how these words need to be reflected in your life as you share in the death and resurrection of Christ.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: We continue to pray for ourselves.  Today pray that this year you may discover new joy in serving God as he calls you.  Pray that you may be open to this call as it comes to you.

Dedication: O God, the Holy Spirit, come to us and among us: come as the wind, and cleanse us; come as the fire and burn; come as the dew, and refresh…  (Eric Milner-White, 1884-1964)

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 13:6 I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me.

Confession: The old has gone, the new has come!  Each day ask how these words need to be reflected in your life as you share in the death and resurrection of Christ.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: We continue to pray for ourselves.  Today pray that this year you may know the strengthening hand of God in your weaknesses.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: O God, the Holy Spirit, come to us and among us: come as the wind, and cleanse us; come as the fire and burn; come as the dew, and refresh…  (Eric Milner-White, 1884-1964)

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 16:8 I have set the Lord always before me.  Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Confession: The old has gone, the new has come!  Each day ask how these words need to be reflected in your life as you share in the death and resurrection of Christ.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: We continue to pray for ourselves.  Today pray that you may experience this year as a healing year so that you may reflect God’s love and life more clearly.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: O God, the Holy Spirit, come to us and among us: come as the wind, and cleanse us; come as the fire and burn; come as the dew, and refresh…  (Eric Milner-White, 1884-1964)

Friday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer…

Confession: The old has gone, the new has come!  Each day ask how these words need to be reflected in your life as you share in the death and resurrection of Christ.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: We continue to pray for ourselves.  Today pray that you may be enabled to rest in the knowledge that you are loved as you journey day by day through this year.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: O God, the Holy Spirit, come to us and among us: come as the wind, and cleanse us; come as the fire and burn; come as the dew, and refresh…  (Eric Milner-White, 1884-1964)

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 18:2 …my God is my rock in whom I take refuge.

Confession: The old has gone, the new has come!  Each day ask how these words need to be reflected in your life as you share in the death and resurrection of Christ.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: We continue to pray for ourselves.  Today pray that your relationships with others may grow in significant ways through this year.  How is God speaking to you?

Personal prayers:

Dedication: O God, the Holy Spirit, come to us and among us: come as the wind, and cleanse us; come as the fire and burn; come as the dew, and refresh…  (Eric Milner-White, 1884-1964)

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 18:2 He (the Lord) is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Confession: The old has gone, the new has come!  Each day ask how these words need to be reflected in your life as you share in the death and resurrection of Christ.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: We continue to pray for ourselves.  Today pray that this year may be one in which you learn to worship God in Spirit and in truth.  Give yourself to God in worship today!

Personal prayers:

Dedication: O God, the Holy Spirit, come to us and among us: come as the wind, and cleanse us; come as the fire and burn; come as the dew, and refresh…  (Eric Milner-White, 1884-1964)