Daily Devotions for Tuesday 7th July, 2020

Upper Room day – time out with God

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Father God

Reading : PSALM 17 verses 6 and 7

Meditation : consider all that is said here… at the start of your day.
Are you the apple of God’s eye??
What is God saying to you from His Word?

And then Pray in response to what you have read
Taking time to wait before God

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
In Jesus’ name.

Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
…..and respond to His voice….
Father God…thank you.

Reading : read the words again from PSALM 17 verses 6 and 7
Reflect prayerfully on these verses…. And then pray as your day closes

LORD God, our great God,
For all of today
I thank You,
Even for those things that have caused me fear and concern.
Help me to rest in Your unfailing love and on Your faithful Word
As I wait for tomorrow.
As I look around at this world
In these days.
Have mercy O Lord!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Time-Out Rhythm for JULY

As a Church we set aside a Tuesday each week and provided a place with space – the UPPER ROOM – a place for time-out. However in these times sadly it is not possible to open and run this space….at the moment. July would normally be our sabbatical month however from this rhythm.

But…..our Tuesdays – and every day – can still be an opportunity for time out…..with God…..where we are at home or work

You are invited to pause at some time during July and be still with God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

You are encouraged to speak with Him….to listen to Him.…to receive from Him…especially at this time as we seek to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church in our times.

You are encouraged to visit the PATHWAY of PEACE around the Kirkyard which is open 8am-8pm during July and August and visit the prayer stations as you walk and think and reflect and pray in these days.

Peace Pathway Poster 2020

You are invited to share in the Midday Prayers and Evening Prayers that will be posted online at 12noon and 9pm on various days on the Kirk website and on our social media pages. We are also encouraged to pray with others in our city and across our land at 5pm….focussing on all those affected by the coronavirus.

You are invited to pray with others in our Church family as we journey through this week together…..and to listen for what God is saying to us in these particular days of 2020….You may wish to visit the Kirk for Private Prayer when the building is open 2-4pm on a Sunday afternoon.

Daily Devotions for Monday 6th July, 2020

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from the LORD God, the Eternal One

Reading : PSALM 15

Meditation : take time to consider these words this morning.
A psalm of David.
Which words or images stay with you?
What is God saying to you today?

Then take time to Pray in response to this God

Have mercy on us and our world we ask.
Cleanse us from the inside out
And make us more like Jesus we ask.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Pray God’s blessing on your medical centre at this time
O LORD, hear our prayers at this time of day and give blessings we ask.

Reading : read the verses again from PSALM 15
Reflect on their meaning for you and pray in response…to this holy God of ours

O Living and True God, our heavenly Father, hear our evening prayers
And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sinned against us even today.
O pour out a blessing on those we name before you
In Jesus’ name, Amen.