Owe no one anything except love.

Daily Rhythm

Devotional Diary 31 August – 6 September 2020

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

6 September 2020 is the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Exodus 12:1-14. God instructs Moses and Aaron how the people are to prepare for “The Passover of YHWH” and its observance throughout all generations.

Psalms 149 and Psalm 148.

Romans 13:8-14. Paul exhorts the Romans to “owe no one anything except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”

Matthew 18:15-20.  Jesus teaches how to deal with conflict between church members, speaks of binding and loosing, and promises his presence wherever two or three are gathered in his name to deal with conflicts that have outgrown the efforts of the individuals involved to resolve them.

Monday:

Adoration Focus: Each day thank God for something that you really enjoy about living.  Thought for the day: Colours…

Confession: Lord, in my own strength I fail; you have the words of life!  This week reflect on your list of failed attempts at new life. Then ask God to lead you into His new life. Thought for the day: enthusiasm.

The Word: Use the readings above or your own Scripture reading plan.

Seeking the Kingdom

Shared Focus:  This week we pray for a renewed sense of mission in our churches. Lord we pray that your church may be led by your Spirit into enthusiastic witness to your glory.

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, today I choose life abundant; lead me in your ways of life.

Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: Each day thank God for something that you really enjoy about living. Thought for the day: Tastes…

Confession: Lord, in my own strength I fail; you have the words of life!  This week reflect on your list of failed attempts at new life. Then ask God to lead you into his new life.  Thought for the day: Sense of purpose.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for a renewed sense of mission in our church. Lord, help us, your church, to see how big the Gospel is and to let it lead us.

Personal Prayers:

Dedication: Lord, today I choose life abundant; lead me in your ways of life.

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: Each day thank God for something that you really enjoy about living. Thought for the day: Feelings.

Confession: Lord, in my own strength I fail; you have the words of life!  This week reflect on your list of failed attempts at new life.  Then ask God to lead you into his new life.  Thought for the day: Boldly taking hold of life.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for a renewed sense of mission in our church. Lord, give us, your church, boldness for living the good news of Christ.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord, today I choose life abundant; lead me in your ways of life.

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: Each day thank God for something that you really enjoy about living. Thought for the day:  Making things, creating.

Confession: Lord, in my own strength I fail; you have the words of life!  This week reflect on your list of failed attempts at new life. Then ask God to lead you into his new life.  Thought for the day: Life- giving service.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for a renewed sense of mission in our churches. Lord, lead us, your church, in sacrificial service for the sake of the mission of the church.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord, today I choose life abundant; lead me in your ways of life.

Friday:

Adoration Focus: Each day thank God for something that you really enjoy about living. Thought for the day: Friendships.

Confession: Lord, in my own strength I fail; you have the words of life!  This week reflect on your list of failed attempts at new life. Then ask God to lead you into his new life.  Thought for the day: a sense of being called.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for a renewed sense of mission in our churches. Lord, help us, your church, to grasp the length, depth and height of your call upon us.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord, today I choose life abundant, lead me in your ways of life.

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: Each day thank God for something that you really enjoy about living. Thought for the day: Forgiveness.

Confession: Lord, in my own strength I fail, you have the words of life!  This week reflect on your list of failed attempts at new life.  Then ask God to lead you into his new life. Thought for the day: a Kingdom of God vision.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for a renewed sense of mission in our churches. Lord, give us, your church, a vision for the Kingdom of God in all its fullness as it transforms every facet of life.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord, today I choose life abundant; lead me in your ways of life.

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: Each day thank God for something that you really enjoy about living. Thought for the day: Worship.

Confession: Lord, in my own strength I fail, you have the words of life!  This week reflect on your list of failed attempts at new life. Then ask God to lead you into his new life. Thought for the day: a heart of worship.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week we pray for a renewed sense of mission in our churches. Lord, help us, your church to worship you in Spirit and in Truth.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord, today I choose life abundant; lead me in your ways of life.