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Daily Devotions

  • Saturday, July 20th: Scripture – Acts 10:46b-48


    Then Peter said, 47 “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48 So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay for several days. Prayer Focus: Throughout the Acts of the Apostles, the…

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  • Friday, July 19th: Scripture – Acts 10:44-46a


    44 While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the gentiles, 46 for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Prayer Focus:…

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  • Thursday, July 18th: Scripture – Psalm 137:5-6


    5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem,     let my right hand wither! 6 Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth,     if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem     above my highest joy. Prayer Focus: To remember in the Hebrew tradition is to “make present” again.…

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  • Wednesday, July 17th: Scripture – Psalm 137:4


    4 How could we sing the Lord’s song     in a foreign land? Prayer Focus: In the midst of theological crisis, the psalmist asks how could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land. The Lord was supposed to be present in the temple in Jerusalem. Songs of praise are intended to be sung…

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  • Tuesday, July 16th: Scripture – Psalm 137:2-3


    2 On the willows there     we hung up our harps. 3 For there our captors     asked us for songs, and our tormentors asked for mirth, saying,     “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” Prayer Focus: The psalmist recounts an act of civil disobedience against their captors. The Babylonians call for them…

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  • Monday, July 15th: Scripture – Psalm 137:1


    1 By the rivers of Babylon—     there we sat down, and there we wept     when we remembered Zion. Prayer Focus:  Our hymn for this week is “There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit” and our daily devotions follow verses from Psalm 137 and Acts 10. We begin with the Psalm, which recalls the people of…

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  • Sunday, July 14th: Scripture – Be Thou My Vision


    Prayer Focus: Be Thou My Vision is what we might call an ancient hymn with both the words and the tune dated to Ireland around A.D. 700. set to an Irish tune from the 700’s. This particular version captures some of the folklorish feel to the words and tune with an acapella group accompanied by…

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  • Saturday, July 13th: Scripture – Exodus 13:22


    22 Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people. Prayer Focus: The pillar of cloud and the pillar of fire do not leave its place in front of the people. God continually leads God’s people. Pray that you might have faith…

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  • Friday, July 12th: Scripture – Exodus 13:21


    21 The Lord went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so that they might travel by day and by night. Prayer Focus: Think about our hymn for this week, “Be Thou My…

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  • Thursday, July 11th: Scripture – Exodus 13:19-20


    19 And Moses took with him the bones of Joseph, who had required a solemn oath of the Israelites, saying, “God will surely come to you, and then you must carry my bones with you from here.” 20 They set out from Succoth and camped at Etham, on the edge of the wilderness. Prayer Focus:…

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