Daily Devotions for Thursday 2nd February, 2023

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Father God

Reading : MATTHEW 7 verses 12-14

Meditation : take time and carefully consider these words from Jesus
The Narrow Gate.
What do they mean for you at this time?
Which road are you on?

Then pray in response to the LORD as your day starts
Looking again at verse 14
Naming others on their road at this time

In Jesus’ name. Amen and Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on those on our church prayer list
Lord, hear our prayers and give help we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these particular verses again from MATTHEW 7 verses 12-14
Reflect on the words spoken here – and what God is saying to you now.
Pray in response to this God who is the Creator God all travellers

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 for help received today
As we humbly confess our sins
As we name others on their journey in life
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for Wednesday 1st February, 2023

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

Reading : MATTHEW 7 verses 7-11

Meditation : consider all that is said here by Jesus as your day starts.
Ask, Seek, Knock
What is your response to God’s written Word today?
Is there a prayer of asking and seeking on your lips?

Then turn to pray to God in response
Ask
Seek
Knock
For yourself
For others

In Jesus’ name we ask
Amen

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on those on our personal prayer lists
O LORD, we ask and seek and knock this day.

Evening
Reading : read this passage again from MATTHEW 7 verses 7-11
Reflect on the words you have read and then pray in response – to this God, our God

LORD God, our God,
God who deserves our thanks
Hear the evening prayers of your people
As we ask…seek…knock
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 31st January, 2023

Upper Room day and Evening Gathering for Prayer

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

Reading : MATTHEW chapter 7 verses 1-6

Meditation : take time and consider these words from Jesus this morning.
Judging others.
Specks. Planks.

What words or images stay with you?
What is your response to God’s Word today?

Pray in response to what you have read
Taking time to pause and listen for God’s answer to you

I call to the LORD for help;
I plead with him.
I bring him all my complaints;
I tell him all my troubles.

Forgive my sins
As I forgive those who have sinned against me
Even today
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 MATTHEW chapter 7 verses 1-6 again
– in another version?
Reflect on the words…. and then Pray….to the LORD our God

I call to the LORD for help;
I plead with him.
I bring him all my complaints;
I tell him all my troubles.

In Jesus’ name.
Amen and Amen.

Daily Devotions for Monday 30th January, 2023

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

Reading : MATTHEW chapter 6 verses 25-34

Meditation : take time and consider this passage this particular Sunday morning.
Do not Worry.
But seek first…

What words stay with you?
What is God teaching/reminding you today?
What is your response?

Then Pray with honest and humble words in response to the LORD our God

Praise the LORD!
Sing a new song to the LORD;
praise him in the assembly of his faithful people!
Be glad, Israel, because of your Creator;
rejoice, people of Zion, because of your king!
Praise his name with dancing;
play drums and harps in praise of him.

O LORD our God
Teach us
Help us
Strengthen us
Guide us
Even this day
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on the Church in Scotland
O God of grace and mercy and rich blessing, hear our prayers we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from MATTHEW chapter 6 verses 25-34

Reflect on what you read and then pray to our God in response

The LORD takes pleasure in his people;
he honours the humble with victory.
Let God’s people rejoice in their triumph
and sing joyfully all night long.

And so to you, O God, we bring our evening words of prayer
As we thank you for the blessings of this day
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Sunday Evening Prayer with Others

As we step into a new week….. with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from MATTHEW chapter 6 verses 16-24– as we start to consider TELLING OTHERS THE GOOD NEWS about Jesus through 2023.

We PAUSE with the Lord in prayer as the day closes

We REJOICE in the help and blessings He has given this particular Sunday – to us and to others in our SEEPG group of churches

We ASK for His presence, peace and strength – for ourselves and for others in our church family, and our nation and in our world at this time

We YIELD – say Yes – to His Kingdom ways for tomorrow