Conexion A Mediano

 

Silencio y Centrado

Compite tu camino hacia el Señor; Confía en él, y él actuará.
-Salmo 37: 5

Confesión:

Dios santo, venimos a ti confesándote que nunca tenemos suficiente. Nunca estamos satisfechos con lo que nos has dado. Miramos a los demás con envidia y queremos más, incluso cuando nuestras casas están llenas de cosas. Pensamos que estamos en necesidad cuando realmente estamos en necesidad. Nos aferramos fuertemente a nuestras cosas, con la esperanza de que nos traigan seguridad. Ayúdanos a darnos cuenta de que nuestras vidas privilegiadas son a menudo una carga y un obstáculo para la vida del Reino. Muéstrenos lo que significa vivir en sumisión completa a Usted y sus propósitos. Que podamos abrazarte fuerte solo a ti. Eres todo lo que necesitamos. En el Nombre de Jesús, Amén.

PAUSA DE 2 MINUTOS DE SILENCIO

Lectura y devocional:

“Pero, cuando venga el Espíritu de la verdad, él los guiará a toda la verdad, porque no hablará por su propia cuenta, sino que dirá solo lo que oiga y les anunciará las cosas por venir”. Juan 16:13.

Dios desea hablar directamente contigo. Como buen padre, él desea entablar una conversación continua. Tan grande fue su anhelo de comunicación que te ha dado el don del Espíritu Santo. Ahora tienes acceso al corazón de Dios a través del Espíritu. Puedes conocer su voluntad, escuchar su voz y vivir con el conocimiento de su amor.

Juan 16:13 dice: ““Pero, cuando venga el Espíritu de la verdad, él los guiará a toda la verdad, porque no hablará por su propia cuenta, sino que dirá solo lo que oiga y les anunciará las cosas por venir”. Si eres cristiano, el “Espíritu de verdad” ha venido sobre ti. Él mora dentro de ti. Él anhela decirte lo que Dios siente por ti. Él anhela guiarte a los planes perfectos, llenos de esperanza y agradables del Padre (Jeremías 29:11). Su voz es perfecta, llena de amor, y siempre sincera. Él nunca te guiará hacia algo que no sea lo mejor para ti. Él nunca te hablará de odio o condena. Tal como lo promete Juan 16:13, él te declarará lo que oye decir al Padre.

Deja que la verdad de que Dios desea tener conversaciones reales y transformadoras contigo penetre en tu corazón por un minuto. Piensa en lo que significa para tu propia vida tener comunicación con Dios. Tu Creador anhela ayudarte con tus decisiones, relaciones, trabajo, finanzas e identidad. Dios mismo quiere hablar contigo sobre tu vida, conocerte plenamente y que lo conozcas.

Al igual que cualquier buen padre ama hablar con sus hijos, tu Padre celestial ama hablar contigo, su hijo. Verás, el hecho de que Dios te hable tiene poco que ver con tu habilidad para escuchar su voz, pero mucho sí tiene mucho que ver con su deseo de que lo conozcas. Su voz en tu vida es solo otro producto de la gracia, el favor no merecido de Dios para aquellos que creen. Como en cualquier conversación, solo lo escucharás cuando estés atento. Y al igual que en cualquier buena conversación, Dios también desea escucharte a ti.

Hebreos 11:6 dice: “En realidad, sin fe es imposible agradar a Dios, ya que cualquiera que se acerca a Dios tiene que creer que él existe y que recompensa a quienes lo buscan”. Ten fe en que Dios desea hablarte. Acércate a él con la seguridad de que ya está lleno de amor por ti. El Espíritu Santo anhela tener una relación comunicativa contigo. Deja que el peso de la conversación con Dios descanse sobre sus hombros, confía en su palabra y en su carácter, y escucha lo que sea que te diga hoy.

Al entrar en la guía de oración, tómate un tiempo para aquietar tu corazón y escuchar la voz del Espíritu.

Guía de Oración

1. Tómate un momento para tranquilizar tu mente y tu alma.Recibe la presencia de Dios y medita sobre la importante verdad que dice el Espíritu.

“Pero, cuando venga el Espíritu de la verdad, él los guiará a toda la verdad, porque no hablará por su propia cuenta, sino que dirá solo lo que oiga y les anunciará las cosas por venir.” Juan 16:13

2. Ahora escucha a Dios. Si tienes una situación, pregunta o cualquier cosa que quieras preguntarle, ¡ahora es el momento! Dios anhela que le digas con qué necesitas ayuda. Si solo quieres saber lo que él siente por ti, ¡pregúntale! Una vez más, el peso de la conversación está sobre él. Confía en Dios y en sus tiempos. Dios desea hablar contigo.

3. Escribe lo que Dios te diga. Descansa en la bondad de lo que ha dicho.

Devocional Por First15

PAUSA DE 2 MINUTOS DE SILENCIO

El Padre Nuestro (reza lentamente esto)
Padre nuestro que estás en los cielos, santificado sea tu nombre. Venga tu reino, hágase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo. Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día. Y perdona nuestras ofensas, como nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden. Y no nos dejes caer en la tentación, sino líbranos del maligno. Porque tuyo es el reino, el poder y la gloria para siempre, Amén.

Midweek Connection-

Silence and Centering     

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
-Psalm 37:5

Confession:

Holy God, we come to You confessing that we never have enough. We are never satisfied with what You have given us. We look at others with envy and we want more, even when our homes are overflowing with stuff. We think we are in need when really we are just in want. We cling tightly to our things, hoping they will bring us security. Help us to realize that our privileged lives are often a burden and a hindrance to Kingdom living. Show us what it means to live in complete submission to You and Your purposes. May we hold tightly only to You. You are everything we need. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

PAUSE FOR  2 MINUTES OF SILENCE

Reading & Devotional:

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”John 16:13

God desires to speak directly to you. As a good Father, he longs to engage with you in continual conversation. So great was his longing for communication that he’s given you the gift of the Holy Spirit. You now have access to the heart of God through the Spirit. You can know his will, hear his voice, and live with the knowledge of his love.

John 16:13 says, “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” If you are a Christian, the “Spirit of truth”has come. He dwells within you. He longs to tell you how God feels about you. He longs to guide you to the Father’s perfect, hopeful, and pleasing plans (Jeremiah 29:11). His voice is perfect, full of love, and always truthful. He will never guide you into something that isn’t best for you. He will never speak hate or condemnation to you. As John 16:13 promises, he will declare to you what he hears the Father say.

Let the truth that God desires to have real, life-transforming conversations with you sink into your heart for a minute. Think about what it means for your own life to have communication with God. Your Creator longs to help you with your decisions, relationships, work, finances, and identity. God himself wants to talk with you about your life—to fully know you and be known by you.

Just as any good parent loves talking with their children, your heavenly Father loves talking to you, his child. You see, God speaking to you is so little about your ability to hear his voice and so much more about his desire for you to know him. His voice in your life is just another product of grace, God’s unmerited favor for those who believe. Like any conversation, you will only hear him when you are listening. And just like any good conversation, God longs to hear from you as well.

Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Have faith that God longs to speak to you. Draw near to him in the assurance that he is already filled with love for you. The Holy Spirit longs to have a communicative relationship with you. Let the weight of conversation with God rest on his shoulders, trust in his word and his character, and listen to whatever he would speak to you today.

As you enter into guided prayer, take time to quiet your heart and listen to the voice of the Spirit.

Prayer

1. Take a moment to quiet your mind and soul. Receive God’s presence and meditate on the important truth that the Spirit speaks.

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”John 16:13

2. Now listen to God. If you have a situation, question or anything you want to ask him, now is the time! God longs for you to tell him what you want help with. If you just want to know how he feels about you, ask him! Again, the weight of God speaking is on him. Trust him and his timing. God does desire to speak to you.

3. Write down whatever God tells you. Rest in the goodness of what he’s spoken.

Devotional By First15 

PAUSE FOR 2 MINUTES OF SILENCE

The Our Father (slowly pray this)
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, Amen.

Weekend Worship – 2/10/19

SILENCE AND CENTERING (2 MINUTES)

Psalm 46:10 (NLT)

“Be still, and know that I am God  I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

Confession:

Dear Lord, we rejoice that in You we find our hope. We have tried and failed to manage our lives. We have tried to guard what we say and don’t say. We have tried to serve selflessly. We have tried to contain our appetites and desires. We have tried not to judge or condemn. We have tried to control our thoughts. The harder we try, the more obvious it becomes we cannot attain perfection. We confess our brokenness and weakness to You. We humbly thank You for forgiving our sins and washing us clean through the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Jeremiah 17:5-10

5 Thus says the Lord: Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength, whose hearts turn away from the Lord. 6 They shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when relief comes. They shall live in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. 7 Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. 8 They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit.  9 The heart is devious above all else; it is perverse — who can understand it? 10 I the Lord test the mind and search the heart, to give to all according to their ways, according to the fruit of their doings.

Let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.

 

Brief silence

 

Eternal God, You are holy and mighty, and great is the majesty of Your glory. As once You cleansed the guilty lips of Isaiah and sent him forth to call Your people to repentance and to speak hope in Your name, cleanse us and send us forth with Your Word, that many may hear and believe. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Glorious Father, in Your great mercy You sent forth Your Son to atone for the sins of the whole world, and He established a Church by His blood. Renew Your Church and strengthen the resolve of Your people in difficult and dangerous times, that they may be faithful in every circumstance. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

O merciful Lord, You have called Your pastors and missionaries to become fishers for men by proclaiming the whole counsel of Your Word. Guard them in their task, and give them courage and zeal. Bless us through their faithful preaching of Your Law and Gospel, that we may be set free through forgiveness to serve You with our whole heart, mind, body and strength. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Blessed Lord, through Your Word preached and taught, You equip Your people for the fulfillment of their baptismal vocations. Bless especially the young men, that they may hear Your call to the pastoral office, and sustain those who are now being trained for this holy calling. Bless the young women, that they may hear Your call to be deaconesses, teachers, directors of Christian education or to serve as they are able to do the noble work of Your Kingdom, and sustain those now being educated for these paths. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Almighty God, all things are Yours and all authority has its source in You. Bless us with good leaders in government and enable us to be good citizens, both working together for the common good of all people. Bring Your peace to bear where war, violence and terrorism threaten, and protect those who defend us. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Loving God, as Your Son bestowed the healing gifts of Your grace, so bestow upon the sick, the suffering, the wounded in spirit and the dying the fullness of Your grace. Especially do we pray on behalf of _____________ and those named in our hearts. Give to the suffering relief and the sick healing, according to Your will, and give them patience under the burden of their afflictions until that day when we shall no more be troubled by the weakness of flesh and shall see our bodies made new as Christ’s own glorious flesh in the resurrection of the dead. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Holy Lord, though we are sinners, You have granted us new birth in Baptism and have forgiven our sins. By this grace bestowed, enable us to worthily receive His most precious body and blood in this blessed Sacrament. Nourish us for Your Kingdom, and sustain us in this faith and life until we feast together on high with the blessed apostles, prophets, saints and all who have died in faith. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Luke 6:17-26

17 He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. 18 They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.

20 Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. 22 Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. 23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.

24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. 25 Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and weep. 26 Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.”

 

Pray The Our Father – Slowly

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name, 

thy kingdom come, 

thy will be done, 

on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread. 

And forgive us our trespasses, 

as we forgive those

who trespass against us. 

And lead us not into temptation, 

but deliver us from evil. 

For thine is the kingdom, 

and the power, and the glory, 

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

PAUSE FOR 2 MINUTES OF SILENCE