Thursday, November 26

Opening Prayer: Almighty God, You are my only King. Teach me to be obedient in service and devotion to You, that I will please you with all that I am. Amen

Read: Colossians 1:11-20

Reflect: How does Paul use the truth about Jesus to encourage his readers? How does Jesus’ exaltation help us to live as better Christians? What does Jesus’ true identity mean for our hope as his followers?

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.

Hymn: “Come, Thou Almighty King”
Come Thou Almighty King,
Help us Thy name to sing.
Help us to praise.
Father all-glorious,
O’er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.

Come, Thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword.
Our prayer attend.
Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success.
Spirit of holiness,
On us descend.

Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour.
Though, who almighty art,
Now rule in ev’ry heart
And ne’er from us depart,
Spirit of pow’r.

To Thee, great One in Three,
Eternal praises be
Hence evermore.
Thy sov’reign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.

Closing Prayer: Loving God, do not hide your face from us or we will be lost. Speak to our longing spirits with your sustaining Spirit. Show us through the scriptures how we are to live, for we lift our attentive souls to you. Instruct us in the way of your will, and lead us as only your Spirit can lead. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Wednesday, November 25

Opening Prayer: Almighty God, You are my only King. Teach me to be obedient in service and devotion to You, that I will please you with all that I am. Amen

Read: John 18:28-40

Reflect: What is the basis of Jesus kingdom if it is not of this world? Who would fight for Jesus if his kingdom was to fight against his arrest? What does it mean to be on the side of truth? How can this be a message of hope in our world?

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.

Hymn: “Come, Thou Almighty King”
Come Thou Almighty King,
Help us Thy name to sing.
Help us to praise.
Father all-glorious,
O’er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.

Come, Thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword.
Our prayer attend.
Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success.
Spirit of holiness,
On us descend.

Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour.
Though, who almighty art,
Now rule in ev’ry heart
And ne’er from us depart,
Spirit of pow’r.

To Thee, great One in Three,
Eternal praises be
Hence evermore.
Thy sov’reign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.

Closing Prayer: Loving God, do not hide your face from us or we will be lost. Speak to our longing spirits with your sustaining Spirit. Show us through the scriptures how we are to live, for we lift our attentive souls to you. Instruct us in the way of your will, and lead us as only your Spirit can lead. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Tuesday, November 24

Opening Prayer: Almighty God, You are my only King. Teach me to be obedient in service and devotion to You, that I will please you with all that I am. Amen

Read: Psalm 132:1-12

Reflect: Why is there such and emphasis on the dwelling place of God in this passage? What does the dwelling place of God have in common with the kingship of David, why are they so connected in the psalm? How does Jesus fulfill the promise of a king from David’s family to sit on the throne?

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.

Hymn: “Come, Thou Almighty King”
Come Thou Almighty King,
Help us Thy name to sing.
Help us to praise.
Father all-glorious,
O’er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.

Come, Thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword.
Our prayer attend.
Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success.
Spirit of holiness,
On us descend.

Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour.
Though, who almighty art,
Now rule in ev’ry heart
And ne’er from us depart,
Spirit of pow’r.

To Thee, great One in Three,
Eternal praises be
Hence evermore.
Thy sov’reign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.

Closing Prayer: Loving God, do not hide your face from us or we will be lost. Speak to our longing spirits with your sustaining Spirit. Show us through the scriptures how we are to live, for we lift our attentive souls to you. Instruct us in the way of your will, and lead us as only your Spirit can lead. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Monday, November 23

Opening Prayer: Almighty God, You are my only King. Teach me to be obedient in service and devotion to You, that I will please you with all that I am. Amen

Read: 2 Samuel 23:1-7

Reflect: How is David the ideal king of God’s people? In what ways are Jesus and David similar? Why does Jesus identify so closely with David? How does Jesus’ similarity with David inform how we should serve Jesus?

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.

Hymn: “Come, Thou Almighty King”
Come Thou Almighty King,
Help us Thy name to sing.
Help us to praise.
Father all-glorious,
O’er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,
Ancient of Days.

Come, Thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword.
Our prayer attend.
Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success.
Spirit of holiness,
On us descend.

Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour.
Though, who almighty art,
Now rule in ev’ry heart
And ne’er from us depart,
Spirit of pow’r.

 

To Thee, great One in Three,
Eternal praises be
Hence evermore.
Thy sov’reign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity
Love and adore.

Closing Prayer: Loving God, do not hide your face from us or we will be lost. Speak to our longing spirits with your sustaining Spirit. Show us through the scriptures how we are to live, for we lift our attentive souls to you. Instruct us in the way of your will, and lead us as only your Spirit can lead. In Jesus’ name. Amen.