Devotional Guide

Monday
October 29

Bible Reading:

Ruth 1:1-18

Reflection:

Have you ever thought about how many people live with crushing disappointments in life?

Prayer Focus:

Pray for your neighbors today. Undoubtedly some of them are going through difficult times.

Response:

Reach out to a neighbor or friend facing hardship.

Tuesday
October 30

Bible Reading:

Ruth 1:15-18

Reflection:

Have you ever been uprooted from familiar surroundings and forced to move into an unknown future?

Prayer Focus:

Give thanks to the Lord for his providential care.

Response:

Do you know someone who is very lonely? Show them your interest and concern.

Wednesday
October 31

Bible Reading:

Psalm 146

Reflection:

The issues related to immigrants are very difficult. Think about the implications of verse 9.

Prayer Focus:

Pray for people who have been displaced from their homeland.

Response:

Do you know people who have come into your community from a foreign country? Show them grace.

Thursday
November 1

Bible Reading:

Psalm 24

Reflection:

Think about this statement: “Drink deeply of life: the love, hope, sorrow and pain of it all.”

Prayer Focus:

As you pray be mindful that God is present with you in every situation of life.

Response:

Look for the good things in life and find joy in them.

Friday
November 2

Bible Reading:

Hebrews 9:11-14

Reflection:

Think about the difference between external cleansing and internal cleansing.

Prayer Focus:

Give God thanks for the complete cleansing he provides through Jesus Christ.

Response:

Let go of any regrets, and the “coulda, woulda, shoulda,” feelings of life.

Saturday
November 3

Bible Reading:

Mark 12:28-34

Reflection:

What value is there in religious rituals?

Prayer Focus:

As you pray ask God if you are trapped in religious forms without their purpose.

Response:

Seek to apply the 2nd Great Commandment throughout the day.

Sunday
November 4

Bible Reading:

Mark 12:28-34

Reflection:

Think about the many dimensions implied by the truth that “The Lord in One…”

Prayer Focus:

As you pray immerse yourself in the fullness of God’s presence in your life.

Response:

Worship Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the services you attend today.