Reading, Reflection & Prayer: Fri, 14 July – Luke 19-20 ~ all about Jesus

Reading, Reflection & Prayer

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening(Northumbria Community)

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

Reading: Luke 19-20 (NLT) – click here

Reflection & Prayer

Lord Jesus: Give me eyes to see and ears to hear your word to me today that I may faithfully love and serve you and bear witness to your name.

Seek and save the lost

Luke 19:5, 9-10 (NLT)When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today….”

“Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”

+ Give me a passion for the lost – that I might recognize those whom you have prepared to receive you.
+ Give me a love for the lost – that I might engage them at their point of need with your loving-kindness.
+ Give me clarity with the lost – that I might speak into their lives Good News, leading to repentance and redemption.

Use it or lose it

Luke 19:26 (NLT) – “‘Yes,’ the king replied, ‘and to those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away….'”

+ Thank you for all that you have entrusted into my care; your generosity knows no bounds.
+ Give me wisdom to use these resources wisely, investing them in your kingdom work and reaping a rich harvest of changed lives.
+ And if I err, may it be on the side of generosity, mercy and grace.

Praise God

Luke 19:37 (NLT)When he reached the place where the road started down the Mount of Olives, all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen.

+ Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.
+ Thank you for making me a citizen of of your kingdom.
+ May your kingdom come and your will be done here and now.

Missed opportunity

Luke 19:41 (NLT)But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep. “How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes.

+ Open doors and prepare hearts to welcome you.
+ Teach me to seize the moment that I may not miss an opportunity to bring the Good News of peace.
+ Fill me with compassion for those who reject you.

House cleaning

Luke 19:45-46 (NLT)Then Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the people selling animals for sacrifices. He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves.”

+ I pray for your church that she might truly be a house of prayer.
+ Purify your church with the cleansing fire of your Word and Spirit of all false teachers and schemers who profit at the expense of your people.
+ Raise up shepherds with servant hearts who will lead your people in the paths of righteousness.

All about Jesus

Luke 20:17-18 (NLT)Jesus looked at them and said, “Then what does this Scripture mean?

‘The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’

Everyone who stumbles over that stone will be broken to pieces, and it will crush anyone it falls on.”

Lord Jesus: you created all things; in you, all things hold together. You are the giver of life – abundant and eternal. I pray that you would become, once again, the cornerstone on which all the hopes and aspirations of our country are built.  Draw me close to your heart that I may faithfully love and serve you, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God, the Father. Amen.
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“There Is No Other Name” – Robin Mark


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Blessing – (Northumbrian Community)

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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