DEVOTIONS

Small Group Devotionals

Every week, Pastor Brad will post a simple devotional exercise for small groups, church committees, ministry teams, or family devotionals (Home Huddles).  The scripture verse that is provided is a passage that will be used in the next Sunday’s worship service at Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church.

 

Word - Share - Prayer
for Church Meetings, Small Groups, and Home Devotions

Week of March 6- March 22

Word – Matthew 7:7-11

7“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 9Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? 10Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? 11If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

  Share – with a partner or as group

  a) What personal joys or concerns are on your mind? 

 

  b) What is one way this passage speaks to you personally?  

 

Prayer – specifically pray for each other by name with a partner or as a group

Loving God, bless __________________ (name of partner or people in the group) and we lift up to you __________________________ (list their joys or concerns) in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Sending out with a Blessing

As you close your time together, one person on behalf of the whole group or each person in the group may share with one another some words of encouragement with a blessing.  (Look in their eyes, say their name(s) and send them out with this wonderful reminder from God.)   

 

______, “one does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.                                                              – Deuteronomy 8:3

 

Other Devotional Resources:

Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study

Daily Lectionary Readings

Devotions 365

Children's Chapel Family Devotionals
This downloadable resource includes the story from the week’s Children's Chapel gathering at Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church. This devotional includes age-appropriate activities for children to do at home with their parents or caregivers.