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October 2011

Devotion Time October 10 – 22, 2011

Here are the DT Packets for October 10 – 22, 2011 on Prayers of the Bible. 1. Prayers-of-the-Bible-DT-Oct10-Oct22 2. Prayers-of-the-Bible-DT-Oct10-Oct22_questions-only 3. Prayers-of-the-Bible-DT-Oct17-Oct22-Chinese 4. Prayers-of-the-Bible-DT-Oct17-Oct22-Chinese-Questions

October 17, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Matthew 6)

Write a personal prayer in response to the verses in the Lord’s Prayer. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Dear Heavenly Father, please help me to see that if your name is to be honored and your will done […]

October 14, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Nehemiah 1)

Submitted by David W. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church Nehemiah 1:1-4 “In 586 B.C. Jerusalem had fallen to the Babylonians. Besieged, attacked and burned, Jerusalem was left in ruins. … When the Persian Empire succeeded the Babylonians, the exiled Jews were allowed to return home to resettle their homeland. Nehemiah is one of the children of […]

October 13, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Daniel 9)

Submitted by Anonymous Daniel 9:1–19 Write your personal Daniel 9:4-5 and 17-19 that you can start your prayer with when you are in some desperate situation where you are asking God for his mercy and intervention. Lord, you are great and awesome. You are the ruler of the universe. You never change and you are […]

October 11, 2011 Devotion Sharing (1 Chronicles 29)

From Gracepoint Berkeley Church member Praise be to you, O LORD… The God who is true, in whom there is no falsehood. You bring hope to a hopeless world that is deceived, discouraged and defeated by its lies and false promises. You pluck people out of our endless cycles of striving or our delusional bubbles […]

October 10, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Psalm 40)

From Gracepoint Austin Church member He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Lord, you have indeed lifted me out of the slimy pit of my sin.  And oh how slimy my sins have […]

Devotion Time October 3 – 8, 2011

Here are the DT Packets for October 3 -8, 2011 on Prayers in the Bible: 1. Prayer-DT-Oct3-Oct8 2. Prayer-DT-Oct3-Oct8_questions-only 3. Prayer-DT-Oct3-Oct8-Chinese 4. Prayer-DT-Oct3-Oct8-Chinese-Questions

October 7, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Psalm 51)

Submitted by William S. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church What characteristics of God give David the confidence to appeal to Him for mercy? David has committed sin because he has committed adultery with Bathsheba. Nathan has confronted him about not just Bathsheba, but also with the blood of Uriah the Hittite. David is sharply aware that […]

Excerpt on Prayer from Engaging the Powers by Walter Wink

As we go through our DT’s on the topic of prayers, here is an excerpt that was read during our prayer meeting last night from the book, Engaging the Powers by Walter Wink:  EngagingThePowers_WalterWink_Excerpt_20111004

October 5, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Numbers 11)

Submitted by Timothy R. from Gracepoint Minneapolis Church Numbers 11:4-17 What can I learn about Moses’ relationship with the Israelites from this incident? Moses deeply cared about the Israelites as evident in this prayer to God. He wasn’t simply carrying out some job. He didn’t have the mindset that this was just something he was […]