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:
Nov 10-16 Morning Readings:
Sunday: 2 Kings 23:1-28; Psalms 93,96
Monday: 2 Kings 23:36-24:20; Psalm 80
Tuesday: 2 Kings 25:1-24; Psalm 78:1-39
Wednesday: Lamentations 1; Psalm 119:97-120
Thursday: Lamentations 2; Psalms 23,27,83
Friday: Lamentations 4; Psalm 88
Saturday: Lamentations 5; Psalms 87,90
Nov 10-16 Evening Readings:
Sunday: Psalm 34
Monday: Psalms 77,79
Tuesday: Psalm 78:40-72
Wednesday: Psalms 81-82
Thursday: Psalms 85-86
Friday: Psalms 91-92
Saturday: Psalm 136
Nov 17-23 Morning Readings:
Sunday: Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalms 66-67
Monday: Isaiah 40:12-31; Psalm 89:1-18
Wednesday: Isaiah 43; Psalms 101,109
Thursday: Isaiah 44; 45:13; Psalm 105:1-22
Friday: Isaiah 49; 52; Psalm 102
Saturday: Isaiah 54-55,61; Psalms 107:33-43;108
Nov 17-23 Evening Readings:
Sunday: Psalms 19,46
Monday: Psalm 89:19-52
Tuesday: Psalms 94-95
Wednesday: Psalm 119:121-144
Thursday: Psalm 105:23-45
Friday: Psalm 107:1-32
Saturday: Psalm 33
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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