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)
GCC Scripture Readings
Mar 29 - Apr 04 Morning Readings:
Sunday: Mark 14:1-11; Psalm 118
Monday: Mark 14:12-26; Psalm 31
Tuesday: Mark 14:27-31; Psalms 120-123
Wednesday: Mark 14:32-42; Psalm 119:145-176
Thursday: Mark 14:43-52; Psalms 131-133
Friday: Mark 14:53-65; Psalms 95,22
Saturday: Mark 14:66-72; Psalms 137,144
Mar 29 - Apr 04 Evening Readings:
Sunday: Psalm 145
Monday: Psalm 35
Tuesday: Psalms 124-127
Wednesday: Psalms 128-130
Thursday: Psalms 140,142
Friday: Psalms 141,143
Saturday: Psalms 42-43
Apr 05-11 Morning Readings:
Sunday: Mark 11:1-11; Psalms 24,29
Monday: Mark 15:1-15; Psalm 51
Tuesday: Mark 15:16-20; Psalms 6,12
Wednesday: Mark 15:21-26; Psalm 55
Thursday: Mark 15:27-32; Psalm 102
Friday: Mark 15:33-41; Psalms 95,22
Saturday: Mark 15:42-47; Psalms 95,88
Apr 05-11 Evening Readings:
Sunday: Psalm 103
Monday: Psalm 69
Tuesday: Psalm 94
Wednesday: Psalm 74
Thursday: Psalms 142-143
Friday: Psalms 40,54
Saturday: Psalm 27
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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