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Devotional Diary 18 – 24 November 2019

24 November is the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King Sunday

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

 Use these readings in “The Word” step below.

 Jeremiah 23:1-6. God rejects the bad shepherds (kings) of Israel/Judah who scatter the flock. God promises to raise up good kings and a branch in the line of David to rule in righteousness.

Luke 1:68-79The Song of Zechariah.

Colossians 1:11-20. A hymn of praise to Christ the King of all.

Luke 23:33-43Jesus of Nazareth, “King of the Jews,” is crucified.

Monday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 67:3 …may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.

Confession: This week we focus on how we have thought that we have known better than Christ our King.  The times we have sought to control our own destinies and have ended up in trouble.  We so often ignore the Master Potters words.  Focus on ways that you have marred the pot that is your life and bring it out of the darkness into God’s light for transformation.  Hear his words of life: What is he saying to you?  How can you better reflect the glory of his light in your unique life?

The Word: See readings above.

Seeking the Kingdom

Shared Focus: Pray for the gift of God’s guidance for someone who is losing his or her way.

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 are the potter, I am the clay.  Mould me and make me, this is what I pray. “ (A Christian song)

Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 67:4 Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds.

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Pray for the gift of God’s peace for someone who is troubled.

Personal Prayers:

Dedication: “Lord, you are the potter, I am the clay.  Mould me and make me, this is what I pray. “ (A Christian song)

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 67:4…his name is the Lord…rejoice before him.

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Pray for someone you know who needs God’s reassurance.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “Lord, you are the potter, I am the clay.  Mould me and make me, this is what I pray. “ (A Christian song)

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 67:19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens.

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Pray for someone you know who is suffering, emotionally or physically.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “Lord, you are the potter, I am the clay.  Mould me and make me, this is what I pray. “ (A Christian song)

Friday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 67:20 Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Pray for your local town that God’s life and love may continue to bring the gift of transformation to all its peoples.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “Lord, you are the potter, I am the clay.  Mould me and make me, this is what I pray. “ (A Christian song)

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 68:34 Proclaim the power of God … whose power is in the skies,

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Pray that God may prepare all his people to be particularly receptive to the Word as it is preached tomorrow.  Pray that that Word may bring them the gift of God’s life and love.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “Lord, you are the potter, I am the clay.  Mould me and make me, this is what I pray. “ (A Christian song)

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 68:26 Praise God in the great congregation; praise the Lord in the assembly…

Confession: See Monday’s confession.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Pray that we may catch the visions and dreams that God has for us both as people and as communities.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: “Lord, you are the potter, I am the clay.  Mould me and make me, this is what I pray. “ (A Christian song)