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Devotional Diary 24 – 1 December 2019

1 December is the first Sunday of Advent.

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

 Use these readings in “The Word” step below.

 Isaiah 2:1-5  Out of the house of the Lord shall come wisdom and instruction, and all nations will convert their weapons of war into implements for sustaining life.

Psalm 122 A psalm rejoicing in Jerusalem, a foretaste of what Isaiah prophesies.

Romans 13:11-14  Salvation draws ever nearer, so live in the fullness of Christ, freed from the power of sinful desires.

Matthew 24:36-44.  The coming of the Son of Man will be a surprise, so stay on the lookout!

Monday:

Adoration Focus: My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure. (Psalm 71:15)

Confession: In our confessions this week we use lines from a prayer by George Appleton.  Today: O Holy Spirit, knowing the deep things of God: move in the depths of my being…

The Word: See readings above.

Seeking the Kingdom

Shared Focus: This week we pray for the “hungry” in our world.  Our intercessions are based on a prayer by Christine Odell.  Today we pray for those who hunger for the necessities of life: food, homes, warm clothing…

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:  Jesus Christ, Living Bread, feed us now so that we may touch the hunger of this world with your nourishment.

 Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds…(Psalm 68:4)

Confession: In our confessions this week we use lines from a prayer by George Appleton.  Today: Fire of the Spirit burn all that is not holy…

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday.  Today we pray for those who hunger for healing.  We pray for the depressed, the injured, the dying, the diseased…

Personal Prayers:

Dedication: Jesus Christ, Living Bread, feed us now so that we may touch the hunger of this world with your nourishment.

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: …you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. (Psalm 67:4)

Confession: In our confessions this week we use lines from a prayer by George Appleton.  Today: Fire of the Spirit generate within us fire…

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday.  Today we pray for those who hunger for peace.  We pray for countries, for homes where there is stress and aggression, for those who cannot sleep at night.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Jesus Christ, Living Bread, feed us now so that we may touch the hunger of this world with your nourishment.

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: In our confessions this week we use lines from a prayer by George Appleton.  Today: Fire of the Spirit Inflame us with love…

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: Today we pray for those who hunger for love. For rejected children, for the elderly who have lost companions, for those who consider themselves unlovable…

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Jesus Christ, Living Bread, feed us now so that we may touch the hunger of this world with your nourishment.

Friday:

Adoration Focus: You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Saviour,…(Psalm 65:5)

Confession: In our confessions this week we use lines from a prayer by George Appleton.  Today: Wind of the Spirit breathe in us thy gentleness…

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday.  Today we pray for those who hunger for a fair chance in life.  For the child deprived of opportunity, for those caught in a situation from which they see no escape …

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Jesus Christ, Living Bread, feed us now so that we may touch the hunger of this world with your nourishment.

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: Because you are my help, I will sing in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 63:7)

Confession: In our confessions this week we use lines from a prayer by George Appleton.  Today: Wind of the Spirit!  Blow in thy strength…

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday.  Today we pray for those who hunger for God.  For those who feel lost, who pray without hope, who have no sense of Godly comfort, those who are tired and without purpose…

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Jesus Christ, Living Bread, feed us now so that we may touch the hunger of this world with your nourishment.

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving. (Psalm 62:11,12a)

Confession: In our confessions this week we use lines from a prayer by George Appleton.  Today: O Holy Spirit, author of holiness: sanctify my spirit.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday.  Today we pray for all those who hunger deep in their souls, that they may be fed with the Bread of Life.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Jesus Christ, Living Bread, feed us now so that we may touch the hunger of this world with your nourishment.