Daily Devotions for Wednesday 27th October, 2021

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God

Reading : 1 CORINTHIANS 15

Meditation : take time to consider what these verses teach us.
What are you challenged and encouraged by this morning?

Then take the time to Pray with rejoicing to this God, our God of eternal life.

LORD God
I do not understand it all
But turn my unbelief
Into a lasting hope

In Jesus’ Name
Amen!


Midday

We give thanks for our Communications Group
O LORD God, have mercy on this work and bless them we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from 1 CORINTHIANS 15
Reflect on the truths behind the words…. And then pray to the LORD our God

O LORD God
Eternal One
I do not understand it all
But turn my unbelief
Into a lasting hope

In Jesus’ Name
Amen!

A Call to Tuesday Evening Prayer with Others

As your Tuesday closes you are invited to pause and pray with others in our Church Family as we journey through this week

You may want to revisit the Daily Devotions for today from ROMANS 8

You are encouraged to follow the pattern of A-C-T-S which many have found to be a blessing and a help

A doration … taking a few moments to bring your evening words of praise and worship to our God

C onfession … of the sins of this day

T hanksgiving … for the blessings of this day … and for forgiveness received

S upplication or Asking … for a situation…or another person in need at this time

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 26th October, 2021

Upper Room day and Evening Gathering for Prayer

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus, Saviour and Lord

Reading : ROMANS chapter 8

Meditation : take time and consider this chapter afresh this morning.
What words stay with you?

Pray in response to what you have read
Taking time to pause and rejoice in the blessings God gives from Romans 8

Father God
Saviour Jesus
Holy Spirit
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

Midday
Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
Ask, seek, knock….hear!
Father God…thank you.

Evening
Reading : read ROMANS 8 again – in another version?
Reflect on the truths behind the words…. and then Pray….to the LORD our God

Father God
Saviour Jesus
Holy Spirit
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

A Call to Prayer with Others

As your Monday closes you are invited to pause and pray with others in our Church Family as we journey through this week

You may want to revisit the Daily Devotions for today from ROMANS 5 verses 1-11

You are encouraged to follow the pattern of A-C-T-S which many have found to be a blessing and a help

A doration … taking a few moments to bring your evening words of praise and worship to our God

C onfession … of the sins of this day

T hanksgiving … for the blessings of this day … and for forgiveness received

S upplication or Asking … for a situation…or another person in need at this time

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

October Tuesday

As a Church we usually set aside a Tuesday each week and provide a place with space – the UPPER ROOM – a place for time-out in our busy days above the Kirkgate Cafe. This is a safe place, and COVID-19 guidelines are carefully followed.

This Tuesday the Upper Room will be open 7.30am-7.30pm – and perhaps this will be a place for you to visit – for the first time?

* To find space to be still in a busy world
** To pause and pray with God – for yourself and for others
* To listen to God – Father Son and Holy Spirit – in these slower days and moments

There will be opportunities to pause and pray with others – at 8am – 12 noon – 7pm – and John and others will be glad to share these with you.

In the evening we gather as a Church for our monthly Gathering for Prayer.
We take time to bring our prayers of thanksgiving, to wait and listen with God, to focus prayers on COP26 and to pray for others and each other. This will happen on Zoom at 7.30.

You are also invited to take a meaningful walk around the Kirk building…….starting at the Offering House….which is open for you to visit….and has an interesting exhibition inside about our Prayer life as a Church Family!
You are invited to use the bench at the top left of the Kirkyard (under the large tree) to pause and pray – to be still with God – to ask, seek, knock, wait and receive.

You are also reminded of the Prayer Wall available on the Kirk website under the Prayer tab – a place you can bring your prayers – and ask for prayer from the Prayer Team if appropriate.

The Daily Devotions have been taking us to a daily time of pausing to rejoice with God’s written Word in October – and you may want to pause to pray at the start of each day. This is available on the Kirk website blog and our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter from 7am- and in the church magazine.
And – don’t forget the brief Sunday morning Reflection at 8am…

Daily Devotions for Monday 25th October, 2021

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

Reading : ROMANS 5 verses 1-11

Meditation : As we pause with God this morning
we take time to consider the truths in these verses.

Then Pause to Rejoice in Prayer in response to the LORD our God

Pray your own words at the start of this day
Of praise and thanksgiving for God’s amazing grace
Of confession and trust
For our nation
For our world

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
We give thanks for our Prayer Ministry Team
God of grace and mercy and rich blessing, hear our prayers we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from ROMANS 5 verses 1-11 – in another version?
Reflect prayerfully on what you read and then pray to our God in response

Eternal and Gracious One,
Hear my evening prayer
As I return my evening praise to you
As I lay myself and this world before you at the end of today
In Jesus’ name, Amen.