Daily Devotional Readings
Welcome! Pause in this place, and rest and delight in God's Presence.
"Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you" (James 4:8a, ESV)
Dec 03-09 Morning Readings:
Sunday: Luke 2:10-12; Psalm 81
Monday: 1 John 4:9-11; Psalms 86-87
Tuesday: Ephesians 3:17-19; Psalm 89:19-34
Wednesday: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8,13; Psalm 90
Thursday: 1 Corinthians 13:1-3; Psalms 92-93
Friday: Romans 8:38-39; Psalm 102:1-14
Saturday: John 3:16-17; 1 John 4:19; Psalms 99-101
Dec 03-09 Evening Readings:
Sunday: Psalm 83
Monday: Psalm 89:1-18
Tuesday: Psalm 89:35-52
Wednesday: Psalm 91
Thursday: Psalms 97-98
Friday: Psalm 102:15-28
Saturday: Psalms 95-96
Dec 10-16 Morning Readings:
Sunday: 1 Peter 1:8; Psalm 103
Monday: Luke 2:10-11; Psalm 104:1-18
Tuesday: Matthew 2:10-11; Psalm 105:1-22
Wednesday: Psalm 51:12; Psalm 106:1-23
Thursday: Philippians 4:4; Psalm 107:1-22
Friday: John 15:9-11; Psalms 108,110
Saturday: Psalm 5:11-12; Psalm 109:1-15
Dec 10-16 Evening Readings:
Sunday: Psalm 94
Monday: Psalm 104:19-35
Tuesday: Psalm 105:23-45
Wednesday: Psalm 106:24-48
Thursday: Psalm 107:23-43
Friday: Psalms 111-112
Saturday: Psalm 109:16-31
A Formational Approach To Scripture Reading:
Sometimes we are tempted to read Scripture merely for information. Psalm 1 however tells us that we are blessed as we meditate on it - which brings formation to our hearts, minds and wills. Consider trying the following formational approach to Scripture as you read it:
Relax: Breathe deeply and relax, and be aware of God's Presence with you. As you breathe deeply, you may wish to pray silently, "Come Lord Jesus," or "Holy Spirit Come."
Read: Read the whole passage, or a portion of the passage aloud, then close your eyes and rest in silence with God for about 2 minutes.
Reflect: Reflect on the Scripture, reading it all again - or any parts which previously stood out to you. Ask yourself, "Is God inviting me in some way to respond to him, or his will, through his Word?" Rest in silence with God in reflection, for about 2 minutes.
Rest: Read the whole portion, or parts of the Scripture passage again, then simply rest with God - for about 2 minutes in silence - savoring the words he has given to you during this reading.
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