Daily Devotional Diary

Apologies for the break. Moving house is an entirely disruptive experience! Have posted a prayer diary this week. From next week the blog will be up and running proper. Hope you had a good Christmas and all the best for the new year! god bless. James

Prayer Diary 30 Dec – 5 Jan 2014

Lectionary Readings for Sunday 5 January 2014 (Thanks to gbod.com)
(Epiphany Sunday/Second Sunday After Christmas Day)

Isaiah 60:1-6 Isaiah prophesies to a people just returning from exile that the day would come when all nations would stream to their light, and the wealth of the nations would come to them.
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14.
In praise of the righteous king who would receive tribute from all nations.
Ephesians 3:1-12. Paul’s imprisonments have enabled the Gentiles and their leaders to know the mystery and receive an invitation to become fellow heirs in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 2:1-12 Magi see a sign in the heavens leading them to inquire and bring gifts for the birth of a new king. They later cooperate with God to subvert Herod’s plan to destroy the king they came to seek.

Monday:
Adoration Focus: How big is a mountain? …God?
Confession: Nurturing the seed. Your life is a precious seed. How will you nurture this gift? Small steps (2 degrees at a time). Acknowledge your failings and ask God to guide you in choosing your next 2 degree change.
The Word: See readings above or use your own devotional guide/readings.
Seeking the Kingdom
Shared Focus: Praying for the year ahead. This is it, we are having it! Life abundant is God’s gift. Each day pray for different ways that this life can find its expression in your life and in the community and world around you.
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: Deuteronomy 6:4-6 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.[a] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. (New International Version, ©2010)

Tuesday:
Adoration Focus: How powerful is a wave? …God?
Confession: Nurturing the seed. Your life is a precious seed. How will you nurture this gift? Small steps (2 degrees at a time). Acknowledge your failings and ask God to guide you in choosing your next 2 degree change.
The Word: See readings above or use your own devotional guide/readings.
Seeking the Kingdom:
Shared Focus: Praying for the year ahead. This is it, we are having it! Life abundant is God’s gift. Each day pray for different ways that this life can find its expression in your life and in the community and world around you.
Personal Prayers:

Dedication: Deuteronomy 6:4-6 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.[a] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. (New International Version, ©2010)

Wednesday:
Adoration Focus: How mysterious is the wind? …God?
Confession: Nurturing the seed. Your life is a precious seed. How will you nurture this gift? Small steps (2 degrees at a time). Acknowledge your failings and ask God to guide you in choosing your next 2 degree change.
The Word: See readings above or use your own devotional guide/readings.
Seeking the Kingdom:
Shared Focus: Praying for the year ahead. This is it, we are having it! Life abundant is God’s gift. Each day pray for different ways that this life can find its expression in your life and in the community and world around you.
Personal prayers:

Dedication: Deuteronomy 6:4-6 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.[a] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. (New International Version, ©2010)

Thursday:
Adoration Focus: How awesome is an ant?…God?
Confession: Nurturing the seed. Your life is a precious seed. How will you nurture this gift? Small steps (2 degrees at a time). Acknowledge your failings and ask God to guide you in choosing your next 2 degree change.
The Word: See readings above or use your own devotional guide/readings.
Seeking the Kingdom:
Shared Focus: Praying for the year ahead. This is it, we are having it! Life abundant is God’s gift. Each day pray for different ways that this life can find its expression in your life and in the community and world around you.
Personal prayers:

Dedication: Deuteronomy 6:4-6 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.[a] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. (New International Version, ©2010)

Friday:
Adoration Focus: How tall is a giraffe? …God?
Confession: Nurturing the seed. Your life is a precious seed. How will you nurture this gift? Small steps (2 degrees at a time). Acknowledge your failings and ask God to guide you in choosing your next 2 degree change.
The Word: See readings above or use your own devotional guide/readings.
Seeking the Kingdom:
Shared Focus: Praying for the year ahead. This is it, we are having it! Life abundant is God’s gift. Each day pray for different ways that this life can find its expression in your life and in the community and world around you.
Personal prayers:

Dedication: Deuteronomy 6:4-6 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.[a] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. (New International Version, ©2010)

Saturday:
Adoration Focus: How regular are the seasons?…God?
Confession: Nurturing the seed. Your life is a precious seed. How will you nurture this gift? Small steps (2 degrees at a time). Acknowledge your failings and ask God to guide you in choosing your next 2 degree change.
The Word: See readings above or use your own devotional guide/readings.
Seeking the Kingdom:
Shared Focus: Praying for the year ahead. This is it, we are having it! Life abundant is God’s gift. Each day pray for different ways that this life can find its expression in your life and in the community and world around you.
Personal prayers:

Dedication: Deuteronomy 6:4-6 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.[a] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. (New International Version, ©2010)

Sunday:
Adoration: “Let everything that has breath praise the lord!”
Confession: Nurturing the seed. Your life is a precious seed. How will you nurture this gift? Small steps (2 degrees at a time). Acknowledge your failings and ask God to guide you in choosing your next 2 degree change.
The Word: See readings above or use your own devotional guide/readings.
Seeking the Kingdom:
Shared Focus: Praying for the year ahead. This is it, we are having it! Life abundant is God’s gift. Each day pray for different ways that this life can find its expression in your life and in the community and world around you.
Personal prayers:

Dedication: Deuteronomy 6:4-6 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.[a] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. (New International Version, ©2010)

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