Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus
Reading : ISAIAH chapter 38
Meditation : consider this chapter this morning.
King Hezekiah’s illness and recovery.
What is God saying to you today as your day starts?
Is there someone in need you can pray for – now?
And then pray in response – to this God of ours
Looking again at verses 19 and 20 as you turn to prayer
O LORD our God,
Hear our morning prayers
Give healing and recovery we ask.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen and amen!
Pray God’s blessing on women persecuted in Kyrgyzstan
LORD, hear our prayers and give help real good we ask.
Reading : read these set verses again from ISAIAH chapter 38
Humbly reflect on what you read and then pray in response –
for yourself and for others seeking God’s healing at this time
LORD God, Father God, hear our many different prayers
As we thank you for your power to heal and to help
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
As August has arrived…
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 for you to be.
As we journey through 2022, in this summer break, the Upper Room will not be open this Tuesday…but you are encouraged to take time-out with God at some point…
You may therefore find a quiet place a help…..
* A space for yourself to be still in a busy world
** To pause and pray with God – the God of all comfort, wisdom, mercy and hope
* To listen to God – Father Son and Holy Spirit – in these times
You are invited to visit the Peace Pathway as you walk the grounds around the Kirk building whatever day of the week you choose 8am-8pm – there are several helpful reflections and prayers – starting at the Offering House.
You are also invited to use the bench at the top left of the Kirkyard (under the large tree – weather permitting) 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. At this time of war in Ukraine you may want to add your own prayer for our world at this time.
The Daily Devotions are taking us to a daily time of considering God’s Good News with God’s written Word in the book of ROMANS during 2022 – and you may want to pause to pray with others at the start of each day as we consider the truths behind the words of ISAIAH for the summer weeks of July and August. 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…….and you can still revisit Thy Kingdom Come global prayer venture daily reflections on our YouTube channel…..from our Prayer Ministry Team providing a reflection over the recent 11 days
May we each and all experience time-out with the Living and True God – whenever – wherever – as we journey through these refreshing days of Summer 2022.
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Father God
Reading : ISAIAH chapter 37 verses 1-20
Meditation : consider this passage … at the start of your day.
The king asks Isaiah’s advice.
Who are you helping at this time?
And then Pray in response to what you have read
Naming those in need known to you
Asking God for His advice and help
In Jesus’ name.
Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
…..and respond to His voice….
Father God…thank you.
Reading : read the verses again from ISAIAH chapter 37 verses 1-20
Reflect prayerfully on these words…. And then pray as your day closes
Naming others in need known to you
LORD God, our great God,
Thank you for being there with me
For all of today
I thank You,
Even for those things that have caused me fear and concern.
Help me to rest in Your unfailing love and on Your faithful Word
As I wait for tomorrow.
As I name others before you
As I look around at this world
In these days.
Give help O Lord!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Holy Spirit
Reading : ISAIAH chapter 36
Meditation : take the time to consider this passage today.
The Assyrians threaten Jerusalem.
What words or images stay with you?
What is your response to God’s Word today?
Pray in response – to our God , the God who is with us
Pray for those in our world under threat and persecution at this time
Pray your own words at the start of this day
Of praise and worship
Of confession and trust
Of need – for yourself and others
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Pray God’s blessings on women persecuted in North Africa
O LORD, have mercy we call out and give help to each and all
Reading : read the passage again prayerfully at the end of your day
Reflect….. and then pray to God in response
LORD God, the LORD Almighty, hear my prayer this evening.
As I thank you for the blessings of this day
As I call out to you for others in need in our world
As I lay myself and tomorrow before you
In Jesus’ name. Amen.