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summer devotional readings 2015

There are three sets of readings, each lasting 2 weeks. If you want to follow along on Instagram, start with the WORK readings on July 20th, followed by REST and then PRAY. But of course you can do them in any order you like, or just pick one set to take on holiday with you.

Download a printable version of the readings.

Download doodle sheets for each set of readings:
work doodle sheet | rest doodle sheet | pray doodle sheet
Don’t know how to use a doodle sheet? Have a look here.

For more resources including playlists, book suggestions and visual devotions, go to the main devotional resources post.

WORK

• Read, reflect and pray on each passage.
• How do these passages challenge your attitude to your work – what you do and how you do it?
• Pray for God’s help with your work.
• Use the doodle sheets or colouring pages to help you meditate.

God made us to work but work is hard
1. Genesis 2:8-15
2. Genesis 3:17-24
3. Exodus 1:1-14
4. Exodus 20:8-11
5. Proverbs 31:10-31
6. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
7. Proverbs 6:6-11

Working as for the Lord

8. Ecclesiastes 2:17-26
9. Colossians 3:22-25
10. 1 Peter 2:17-25
11. Psalm 128

The most important work: believe and obey

12. John 6:25-40
13. Deuteronomy 28:1-14
14. Isaiah 65:17-23

REST
Read, reflect and pray on each passage.
• Think about how it challenges your attitude to rest. Why do we need to rest?
• Do you find it hard to rest?
• How do you obey God’s command to rest?
• Use the doodle sheets or colouring pages to help you meditate.


God gave us rest

1: Matthew 11:27-30
2: Mark 2:23-28
3: Genesis 2:1-3
4: Exodus 20:8-11
5: Exodus 31:14-17

Rest is an expression of faith

6: Exodus 16:22-30
7: Leviticus 25:1-7
8: Psalm 3
9: Psalm 4
10: Psalm 127

Rest is found in Christ
11: Matthew 12:1-13
12: Hebrews 4:1-11
13: Isaiah 40:27-31
14: Matthew 11:27-30

PRAY
• Read, reflect and pray on each passage.
• What does it say about how, why and what to pray?
• Use the doodle sheets or colouring pages to help you meditate.
• Think of someone to pray for every day and use the passage as a starting point for your prayers.

Jesus teaches us to pray
1. Matthew 6:5-8
2. Matthew 6:9-15
3. Luke 11:9-13
4. James 5:13-18
5. Matthew 21:18-22
6. Luke 18:1-8
7. Matthew 26:36-46

What to pray and who to pray for
8. Matthew 5:43-45
9. Colossians 1:9-12
10. Philippians 1:9-11
11. Colossians 4:2-6
12. 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
13. James 1:5-8
14. Philippians 4:6-7