Daily Devotions for Saturday 24th December, 2022

Christmas Eve

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Holy Spirit

Reading : LUKE 1 verses 67-80

Meditation : take the time to consider these words of praise this particular morning.
Zechariah praises the Lord!
Which words stay with you as your day starts?
What is your song of praise today?

And then take time to Pray with Praise in response to this God
Make these words your own

Praise the LORD!
It is good to sing praise to our God;
it is pleasant and right to praise him.
The LORD is restoring Jerusalem;
he is bringing back the exiles.
He heals the broken-hearted
and bandages their wounds.
He has decided the number of the stars
and calls each one by name.
Great and mighty is our Lord;
his wisdom cannot be measured.
He raises the humble,
but crushes the wicked to the ground.

Amen we pray with praise together this new day!

Pray the Prayer for the Month as your own midday prayer

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


Reading : read the verses again from LUKE 1 verses 67-80
Reflect on the words…. and then Pray with Praise in response to what you have read
This is our God!

Sing hymns of praise to the LORD;
play music on the harp to our God.
He spreads clouds over the sky;
he provides rain for the earth
and makes grass grow on the hills.
He gives animals their food
and feeds the young ravens when they call.
His pleasure is not in strong horses,
nor his delight in brave soldiers;
but he takes pleasure in those who honour him,
in those who trust in his constant love

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Friday 23rd December, 2022

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus

Reading : LUKE 1 verses 57-66

Meditation : take time and consider all that is said here about God’s ways.
The birth of John the Baptist.
Elizabeth and Zechariah

What images or words stay with you?
What is God teaching/reminding you?

And then Pray to this God of ours in response

Happy are those who have the God of Jacob to help them
and who depend on the LORD their God,
the Creator of heaven, earth, and sea,
and all that is in them.
He always keeps his promises;
He judges in favour of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry

And so we bring our sacrifice of praise to you, our God Most High.
Amen – we pray together.

Pray God’s blessing on those who are rejoicing at a new birth at this time.
Father God, hear our prayers and bless them real good we ask

Reading : read this passage again from LUKE 1 verses 57-66
Reflect on the words written here and pray in response to the LORD our King.

Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD, my soul
I will praise him as long as I live;
I will sing to my God all my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!