Daily Devotions for Sunday 24th December, 2023

Christmas Eve

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from the Living God

Reading : ISAIAH chapter 66 verses 1-16
Meditation : take time and consider this part of the chapter this Sunday morning.
Judgment and Hope

What do these words mean for you today?
What is your response to God’s written Word?

And then pray in response – as we step into Christmas Day!

O God of grace-giving-Life
We bow before you
We believe in you
We trust in you
We offer you our songs of praise
This new day
In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Pray the Prayer for the Month as your own Midday Prayer

Wonderful Counsellor
Prince of Peace
Son of God
Son of Man

Be born afresh in us
Live in us
Live through us
Living Lord Jesus

Amen and Amen we pray

Reading : read these particular verses again from ISAIAH chapter 66 verses 1-16
Reflect on the words and images
and then Pray in response to this God
as we step into CHRISTmas Day

O LORD, hear our evening prayers we ask
As we thank you for the blessings of this Sunday
As we believe and trust in you
As we pilgrimage on towards tomorrow –
Saviour’s Day
With hope and confidence in You above all others
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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.