Daily Bible Readings – Saturday, December 14, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 30 Prayer Point. How did God turn “our wailing into dancing”? The moment that Jesus was raised from the dead. Pray today that we might know the hope of the resurrection so that it changes our outlook on life and causes us to worship God with our lives. Matthew 24:1-14 Pray. Ask the Holy Spirit …

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Daily Bible Readings – Thursday, December 12, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 37 Prayer Point. The wicked prosper in our world and that won’t change until Christ returns. What can change is our response. Psalm 37 lists several sinful responses to evil. Repent by confessing to God the ones you see in your life. Pray for the faith to trust God, delight in him, commit yourself …

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Daily Bible Readings – Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 38 Prayer Point. Will God save us from the consequences of our own sin? Psalm 38 is proof that he does. In this psalm God will save us not only from the suffering due to others’ sin, but also the struggles that come from our own failures. What are you struggling with today? Confess …

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Daily Bible Readings – Sunday, December 8, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 149 Prayer Point. New songs were sung when God intervened and saved his people by defeating their enemies.  God’s ultimate victory was Christ’s death and resurrection. Meditate on what that victory means for us and pray a prayer of thanksgiving to God. Matthew 22:15-22 Pray. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what you …

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Daily Bible Readings – Saturday, December 7, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 20 Prayer Point. Our greatest hope is  that Jesus will be victorious.  That’s why Jesus taught us to “pray, your kingdom come, your will be done.” Pray today that Christ will bring his kingdom into the broken places of our world. Pray for the faith to trust not in military and political power (chariots …

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Daily Bible Readings – Friday, December 6, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 16 Prayer Point. Where does our security, our future and hope come from? I’d like to say from God alone, but I am one who still clings to idols. My idols are control and the praises of other people. What are yours? Confess those to God and then pray that for the faith to …

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Daily Bible Readings – Thursday, December 5, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 18 Prayer Point. Although Psalm 18 arises out of David’s life experience, it belongs to his son, Jesus. It is Jesus who is suffering unjustly in our place. It is God the Father who rescues his Son from death and crowned him the King of Kings. Meditate on the love, forgiveness and power of …

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Daily Bible Readings – First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 113 Prayer Point. This psalm offers us some reasons to praise the name of the Lord.  Meditate on the ones that resonate with you and offer God your own prayer of thanksgiving. Luke 21:5-19 Pray. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what you are reading. Read. Read the passage slowly either alone or in …

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Daily Bible Readings – Sunday, December 23, 2012

Prayer Psalm: 8 Prayer Point: We gaze at the stars at night and are amazed that the God who made them knows our name, let alone cared enough to send his Son to earth. Take time today to meditate on and thank God for the miracle of Christmas. John 3:16-21 Background. A religious leader, Nicodemus, visits …

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