Great Plains Daily Devotional for 12/11/2019

Today please be in prayer for

Roxbury United Parish
Hutchinson District
South Hutchinson UMC
Hutchinson District
Antrim UMC
St. John: First UMC
Stafford: First UMC
Hutchinson District
Sterling, KS: First UMC
Hutchinson District

Today's Lectionary Text

Throughout Advent, we will read the book of Luke together.  You are invited to pause for a few minutes, quite your soul and read contemplatively Luke 11.

Today's Devotional

After reading the entire chapter, pause and read the highlighted verses below for further reflection.
Today‘s focus is on verses Luke 11:1-4:
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”  He said to them, “When you pray, say:
“‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.’”

  1. As we hear these familiar words of Jesus, we remember the way Jesus taught us to pray.  Pause and ponder the words of the Lord’s Prayer.  What phrase do you hear anew today?
  2. The Lord’s Prayer was an answer to one of the disciples who said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray.”  Christ taught us to pray for God’s kingdom to come, for daily bread, forgiveness, and no temptation.  How are you praying this Advent?
On social media — either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram —share an image and/or your reflections on today’s chapter. Please share only images that you have taken or for which you own the rights.  Be sure to include the hashtags #GPUMCAdvent and #Luke11 as we reflect together in community.

Prayer for Reflection

O God, teach us how to pray. We pray as your Son taught us to pray: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.


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