Daily Devotions for DECEMBER 2022

This very day in David’s town your Saviour was born – Christ the Lord!
Luke 2 verse 11

During 2022 we have been looking daily at the theme of GOOD NEWS as we journeyed with Paul through his letter to the ROMANS
– and pausing at our times of Midday Devotion to pray for others in our church family, our city and our world.

In December, as the year closes, we focus on ADVENT and CHRISTMAS with the Prophets and Matthew and Luke.

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

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 DECEMBER

Dear Lord, help us to remember at this time of
Presents and Puddings,
Cards and Chocolates,
Paper hats and Limericks
With all the Glitz of Christmas celebration
That the King of Glory came Humbly into our world.
In Jesus’ name

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

Thy Kingdom Come – at this time

As a Church we followed the venture of prayer – Thy Kingdom Come – earlier this year. This prayer continues.

Each Sunday at midday we have been pausing to remember the 11 daily themes and videos that were posted.

On this particular Sunday…we pause to pray with others…for our nation…for the members of the Royal Family….as we turn our eyes upward…

Our Father in heaven
Hallowed is Your name
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy will be done
On earth
As it is in heaven
Give us today our daily bread
Forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who have sinned against us
For Yours is all the power and the glory
For ever and ever

Amen and Amen

(Thanku Church of Scotland for this image)

Daily Devotions for Thursday 2nd June, 2022

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Father God

Day 8 of Thy Kingdom Come prayer venture
This is a global venture as Christians around the world
Pray for up to 5 friends to meet with Jesus
Pray for evidence of God’s Kingdom on earth
As it is in heaven
Pray for God’s Kingdom will to be done
In our lives
In our community where we live
In His Church
In our nation
In our world

Reading : REVELATION 1 verses 9-18

Meditation : take time and carefully consider these particular words.
What do they mean to you?
Which words stay with you as you turn to prayer?

Then pray in response to the LORD as your day starts
Using words from this passage as they become your own

O LORD our God
This is our morning prayer of adoration
In Jesus’ name. Amen and Amen.

Pray God’s blessing on those recently come to faith in Jesus in SE Edinburgh
Lord, hear our prayers and bless each and all real good we ask.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in lives changed

Reading : read these particular verses again from REVELATION 1
Reflect on the words here – and what God is saying to you now.
Pray in response to this God who is the God we believe and trust in

O LORD, hear our evening prayers as this day closes
As we praise you for who You are
As we return our thanks to You.
As we humbly confess our sins
As we lay all we are and have before You
In Jesus’ name. Amen.