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Devotional Diary 7 – 13 October 2019

13 October is the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

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

Use these readings in “The Word” step below.

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7.  Jeremiah’s letter to the exiles in Babylon: “Build houses … plant gardens … take wives … multiply there …. Seek the welfare of this city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its [Babylon’s] welfare you will find your welfare.”

Psalm 66:1-12. Praise in the midst of trouble.

Timothy 2:8-15. “Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead … the word of God is not chained … the saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure … if we deny … if we are faithless …”

Luke 17:11-19. The cleansing of ten lepers and the thanks of the one who is a despised foreigner.

Monday:

Adoration Focus: Each day complete this sentence in a new way: “Hallelujah, for the Lord our God the almighty…”

Confession: In our confession we use a prayer for transformation. Each day there is a new line for you to consider. Today’s line: “Slow to condemn – quick to justify,”

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for our world.  Each day lift the world up to God in prayer and be open to his prompt as he leads you in prayer.  Pray against: violence as a solution.

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, give me the strength to look up and not down, to look forward and not back, to look out and not in, and to lend a hand. (Edward Everett Hale)

 Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: Each day complete this sentence in a new way: “Hallelujah, for the Lord our God the almighty…”

Confession: In our confession we use a prayer for transformation. Each day there is a new line for you to consider. Today’s line: “Slow to offend – quick to defend,”

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for our world.  Each day lift the world up to God in prayer and be open to his prompt as he leads you in prayer.  Pray against: demonising of religious groups.

Personal Prayers:            Dedication: O God, give me the strength to look up and not down, to look forward and not back, to look out and not in, and to lend a hand. (Edward Everett Hale)

Wednesday: 

Adoration Focus: Each day complete this sentence in a new way: “Hallelujah, for the Lord our God the almighty…”

Confession: In our confession we use a prayer for transformation. Each day there is a new line for you to consider. Today’s line: “Slow to expose – quick to shield,”

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for our world.  Each day lift the world up to God in prayer and be open to his prompt as he leads you in prayer. Pray against: judgement and prejudice.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: O God, give me the strength to look up and not down, to look forward and not back, to look out and not in, and to lend a hand. (Edward Everett Hale)

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: Each day complete this sentence in a new way: “Hallelujah, for the Lord our God the almighty…”

Confession: In our confession we use a prayer for transformation. Each day there is a new line for you to consider. Today’s line: ”Slow to belittle – quick to appreciate,”

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for our world.  Each day lift the world up to God in prayer and be open to his prompt as he leads you in prayer.  Pray for: seeking understanding.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: O God, give me the strength to look up and not down, to look forward and not back, to look out and not in, and to lend a hand. (Edward Everett Hale)

Friday:

Adoration Focus: Each day complete this sentence in a new way: “Hallelujah, for the Lord our God the almighty…”

Confession: In our confession we use a prayer for transformation. Each day there is a new line for you to consider. Today’s line: “Slow to hinder – quick to help,”

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for our world.  Each day lift the world up to God in prayer and be open to his prompt as he leads you in prayer.   Pray for: carrying each other burdens.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: O God, give me the strength to look up and not down, to look forward and not back, to look out and not in, and to lend a hand. (Edward Everett Hale)

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: Each day complete this sentence in a new way: “Hallelujah, for the Lord our God the almighty…”

Confession: In our confession we use a prayer for transformation. Each day there is a new line for you to consider. Today’s line: “Slow to provoke – quick to conciliate,”

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for our world.  Each day lift the world up to God in prayer and be open to his prompt as he leads you in prayer. Pray for: Loving you enemies.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: O God, give me the strength to look up and not down, to look forward and not back, to look out and not in, and to lend a hand. (Edward Everett Hale)

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: Each day complete this sentence in a new way: “Hallelujah, for the Lord our God the almighty…”

Confession: In our confession we use a prayer for transformation. Each day there is a new line for you to consider. Today’s line: “Slow to resent – quick to forgive,”

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for our world.  Each day lift the world up to God in prayer and be open to his prompt as he leads you in prayer.  Pray for: appreciation for our common humanity.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: O God, give me the strength to look up and not down, to look forward and not back, to look out and not in, and to lend a hand. (Edward Everett Hale)