Daily Devotions for Thursday 30th November, 2023

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Father God

Reading : JOHN chapter 20 again
Resurrection appearances!

What words stay with you?
What is your response to verses 30 and 31?

And then pray in response – as your day starts

Pray your own words of faith and trust to the LORD our God.

I believe
Help my unbelief
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Pray God’s blessing on the wider SEECOS Church Family
Father God…hear our prayers and bless each and all we ask.

Reading : read this passage again from JOHN 20
Reflect on these amazing events and words spoken at the end of your day
and Pray in response to this Jesus – with your own words of faith and trust

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Wednesday 29th November, 2023

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Three in One

Reading : JOHN chapter 16 again
Meditation : prayerfully consider these words this morning
The work of the Holy Spirit
Sadness and Gladness

What words stays with you?
What is God teaching/reminding you about Himself today?
Who is the Holy Spiri to you in your daily living?

Then pray in response to this God of ours
Holy Spirit

In Jesus’ name
Amen and amen.

Pray God’s blessing on John and Lindsay and their family.
O LORD, hear our prayers and bless them all real good we ask.

Reading : read the verses again from JOHN 16
Reflect on these words of Jesus you read and then pray in response

LORD God, merciful God, our God, hear our evening prayers
As we thank you for all you have provided this day
As we thank you for your Church worldwide
Telling others of this Jesus
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Midday Prayer with Others

On this last Tuesday in November – you are invited to pause and pray where you are with those gathered in the Upper Room today……

P-ause with God
R-ejoice in His blessings given
A-sk for the needs of our church family, the SEECoS churches, our nation and our world at this time – especially the people and leaders of Israel, Gaza, Ukraine, Yemen, Somalia and other countries in need
Y-ield to His Kingdom ways

Daily Devotions for DECEMBER 2023

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9 verse 6

During 2022 we were looking daily at the theme of GOOD NEWS as we journeyed with Paul through his letter to the ROMANS.
In 2023, we have been looking at TELLING OTHERS THE GOOD NEWS with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and pausing at our times of Midday Devotion to pray for others in our church family, our city and our world.

In December we journey through ADVENT together.

We are all invited to listen for God’s voice and make our response as we journey together in our ‘rhythm of devotion’ in 2023.

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

Prayer for the Month of DECEMBER

Wonderful Counsellor
Prince of Peace
Son of God
Son of Man

Be born afresh in us
Live in us
Live through us
Living Lord Jesus

Amen and Amen we pray.

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