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)
Jan 16-22 Morning Readings:
Sunday: Matthew 5:1-12; Psalms 46-47
Monday: Matthew 9:18-26; Psalms 42-43
Tuesday: Matthew 9:27-34; Psalm 48
Wednesday: Matthew 9:35-38; Psalm 50
Thursday: Matthew 10:1-8; Psalms 52-54
Friday: Matthew 10:9-20; Psalms 57,60
Saturday: Matthew 10:21-31; Psalm 59
Jan 23-29 Morning Readings:
Sunday: Matthew 5:1-12; Psalms 65,67
Monday: Matthew 10:32-42; Psalm 66
Tuesday: Matthew 11:1-10; Psalm 68:19-35
Wednesday: Matthew 11:11-19; Psalm 69:1-18
Thursday: Matthew 11:20-30; Psalm 72
Friday: Matthew 12:1-14; Psalm 74
Saturday: Matthew 12:15-21; Psalms 75-76
Jan 16-22 Evening Readings:
Sunday: Psalm 44
Monday: Psalm 45
Tuesday: Psalm 49
Wednesday: Psalm 51
Thursday: Psalm 55
Friday: Psalms 56,58
Saturday: Psalms 61-62
Jan 23-29 Evening Readings:
Sunday: Psalms 63-64
Monday: Psalm 68:1-18
Tuesday: Psalm 71
Wednesday: Psalms 69:19-26; 70
Thursday: Psalm 73
Friday: Psalm 77
Saturday: Psalm 80
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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