The Spirit will teach you…

 

Daily Rhythm

Devotional Diary 20 – 26 May 2019

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

26 May:  Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 16:9-15. Paul responds to a vision to go to Macedonia, arrives at Philippi, and finds opportunities for witness and a leader (Lydia) ready to begin a congregation in her house.

Psalm 67.  God’s way made known in all nations.

Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5.  In the Spirit, John sees a vision of the New Jerusalem and the way the whole world works in the fullness of God’s kingdom.

John 14:23-29. Jesus teaches that the Holy Spirit will guide his disciples to understand, remember, and live out his teaching in all Truth.

 This week:  In our confessions we focus on our sins of omission, those things we have failed to do.  Our intercessions call you to bring your concerns in various areas of life that are given as a prompt for prayers.

Monday:

Adoration Focus: (Psalm 38:15) But I trust in you, O Lord; and you, O Lord my God, will answer me.

Confession: Lord, forgive us when we have failed to use the gifts and talents you have given us.  So often the easy option has been to bury our talents.  We offer you our gifts, use them and us for the work of your Kingdom, and help us to step out in service.

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

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus:  This week we simply suggest an area of concern and you are invited to pray for any particular need that you feel called to.  Today you are invited to pray for a global concern.

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 Jesus, help me to be so filled with your life that it may flow through me to others.

 Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: (Psalm 37:4) Seek your happiness in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desire.

Confession: Lord, forgive us for missed opportunities to witness to your name and glory.  Teach us how to speak the right word at the right time.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Today you are invited to pray for a concern that is of national interest.

Dedication: Lord Jesus, help me to be so filled with your life that it may flow through me to others.

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: (Psalm 36:7) How precious, O God, is your constant love!  We find protection under the shadow of your wings.

Confession: Lord, forgive us for missing an opportunity to reach out with a random action of care and hope.  Help us to care in your name.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Today you are invited to pray for a concern that is of interest to your local area/district.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord Jesus, help me to be so filled with your life that it may flow through me to others.

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: (Psalm 35:10) With all my heart I will say to the Lord, “There is no-one like you. …”

Confession:  Lord, forgive us for not acting on the promptings of your Spirit in our lives.  Make us sensitive to your divine whisperings in our lives.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Today you are invited to pray for a concern that affects your immediate neighbourhood.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord Jesus, help me to be so filled with your life that it may flow through me to others.

Friday:

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

Confession: Lord, forgive us for the neglect of our own lives and health (physical, mental and spiritual).  Teach us how to take care of ourselves so that we may better serve you and praise your name.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Today you are invited to pray for a concern that relates to your place of work or your living environment.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord Jesus, help me to be so filled with your life that it may flow through me to others.

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: (Psalm 33:11) But his plans endure forever; his purposes last eternally.

Confession: Lord, forgive us when we fail to give abundantly and cheerfully. Help us to give even as you gave to us.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Today you are invited to pray for a concern within your family\friend circle.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord Jesus, help me to be so filled with your life that it may flow through me to others.

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: (Psalm 32:7) You are my hiding place; you will save me from trouble.

Confession: Lord, forgive us when we have held ourselves back from worshipping you without reserve.  Help us to worship you, as you deserve.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus:  Today you are invited to pray for a concern that relates to your church community.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord Jesus, help me to be so filled with your life that it may flow through me to others.