Daily Devotions for Saturday 21st May, 2022

Church of Scotland General Assembly starts

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

Reading : ROMANS 7 verse 15

Meditation : take the time to consider these words this Saturday morning.
Honest words from Paul.
What are you encouraged and challenged by today?

And then take time to Pray in response to this God
Honestly
Humbly

Examine me, O God, and know my mind;
test me, and discover my thoughts.
Find out if there is any evil in me
and guide me in the everlasting way

Amen

Midday
Pray the Prayer for the Month as your own midday prayer

Thy Kingdom Come
O Living God
In my life

Thy Kingdom Come
O Loving God
In my family

Thy Kingdom Come
O Merciful God
In our nation

Thy Kingdom Come
O Sovereign God
In our world

In Jesus’ name
Amen we call out together


Evening

Reading : read the words again from ROMANS 7 verse 15
Reflect on the truths behind the words…. and then Pray in response to what you have read

Examine me, O God, and know my mind;
test me, and discover my thoughts.
Find out if there is any evil in me
and guide me in the everlasting way

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Friday 20th May, 2022

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus

Reading : ROMANS 7 verses 7 and 8

Meditation : take time and consider all that is said here.
The Law.
What images or words stay with you?
What is God saying to you today from His Word?

And then pray in response – as your day starts
including for others feeling distant from God at this time

Pray your own honest words to the LORD God.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on refugees and migrants from Somalia
Father God, hear our prayers and bless each and all real good we ask

Evening
Reading : read this short passage again from ROMANS 7
Reflect on the words written here and pray in response to this God we trust in

O LORD, hear our evening prayers
As we return our thanks to you
For those you have brought back home
And for those you are drawing nearer to at this time
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer Journal

Thy Kingdom Come 2022 is coming – 26th May – 5th June
Have you picked up your booklet from the Welcome Desks in the Kirk or the Offering House?

Thy Kingdom Come is explained in this way on the website…..www.thykingdomcome.global
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus.

Since its start in May 2016 God has grown Thy Kingdom Come from a dream of possibility into a movement. Christians from 172 countries have taken part in praying ‘Come Holy Spirit’, so that friends and family, neighbours and colleagues might come to faith in Jesus Christ.

This praying together has been across our diversity and differences as every person, household and church are encouraged to pray in their own way. According to our annual survey findings an astonishing percentage of people said they were praying for family and friends to come to faith in Jesus, and a significant number of people join in for the first time, we recognise there is much more we can do together to help Thy Kingdom Come be fully in the lifeblood of the Church.

During the 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:
• Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
• Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
• Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness

After the very first Ascension Day the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing.

Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ picks up this tradition. Over the years more and more worshipping communities have dedicated the days between Ascension and Pentecost to pray ‘Come Holy Spirit’.’

Daily Devotions for Thursday 19th May, 2022

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

Reading : ROMANS 7 verses 5 and 6

Meditation : take time and consider this part of the Bible this morning.
A Human nature. Sinful desires.
Living in the way of the Spirit.

What do these words mean for you today?
What encourages and challenges you?

And then pray in response – as your day starts

Pray your own words of confession and of faith to the LORD God.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on God’s people in Somalia.
Father God…hear our prayers and bless your Church we ask.

Evening

Reading : read this short passage again from ROMANS 7
Reflect on the words behind the truths at the end of your day
and Pray in response to God as your day ends

O LORD, hear our evening prayers
As we return our thanks to you
For all your good gifts to us!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.