Daily Devotions for JANUARY 2021

Call to me and I will answer you,
and will tell you great and hidden things
that you have not known.

Jeremiah 33 verse 3

During 2020 we were looking at standing on the promises of God in the Bible – as well as dipping into the Psalms some weekends – pausing in prayer at our times of Midday Devotion for others in our church family, our city and our world at this time of the year.

In 2021 we will be looking daily into our Bibles and the theme of PRAYER.

In January we therefore start by considering THE GOD WE PRAY TO.

We are all encouraged to listen for God’s voice and make our response as we journey together in our ‘rhythm of devotion’ during this new year of 2021.

These Devotions are but one way to feed on God’s Word in the morning, at midday, in the evening… to pray with Him continually through the day and even to share with others the treasures or hurdles you discover.
The Church website and Facebook page (even on a handy mobile) provide a fuller daily devotional page. However it all follows the pattern below which the information provided fits into, based on the Kirk’s origins of the Celtic and Northumbrian traditions which we started as a church family in 2015.

Reading and Meditation on the content and Prayer of response
Prayer – mostly for others
Verse(s) from the morning reading
Reflection and Prayer at the end of the day

A Prayer for the Month of January

Thank you, our Lord and God most high,
for your constant love every morning and your faithfulness each night,
for all you have done that rejoices our hearts:
you have taught us your wisdom, you have blessed us in our worship,
you have given us happiness, you have kept us safe,
you have strengthened us through the passing years.
Lord, we trust in your mercy and protection:
thank you, Lord. Amen

(based on the words of Psalm 92)

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be Your Name.
Your kingdom come
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory.
Now and for ever

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