Pause to Pray for Others

On this last Sunday of the month…as the nation and the world wrestles with the virus and vaccine supplies…and the crisis in Ukraine is a major concern before us in our world … you are invited to pause and continue to pray with others in our city and across the nation…to the LORD our God, our Father God.

You are encouraged to continue to pray for all those affected by the coronavirus – in our community, in our nation and in our world – and for all those in need on our Church Prayer List at this time – and for parts of the world in turmoil at this time

For family and friends and neighbours

For Church leaders across the world to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus

For NHS and Care Home staff across the nation

For our country and world leaders at this time

Daily Devotions for Saturday 30th October, 2021

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

Reading : COLOSSIANS 1 verses 1-14

Meditation : take the time to consider these words of thanksgiving this Saturday morning.
Which words stay with you as your day starts?
What is God teaching/reminding you today?

And then take time to Pray with Praise in response to this God
Make Paul’s words your own

Give thanks for others in God’s Church
Pray for the Good News being shared around the world
Pray God’s blessing on a believer you have recently spoken with
Pray for God to rescue someone in need known to you

Amen we pray together this new day!

Midday
Pray the Lord’s Prayer as your midday prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be Your Name.
Your kingdom come
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory.
Now and for ever
Amen

Evening
Reading : read the set verses again from COLOSSIANS 1
Reflect on the truths behind the words….
and then Pray with Thanksgiving with Paul in response to what you have read

Give thanks this evening for others in God’s Church
Pray this evening for the Good News being shared around the world
Pray God’s blessing this evening on a believer you have recently spoken with
Pray for God to rescue someone in need known to you at this time

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Friday 30th April, 2021

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus

Reading : JAMES 5 verses 13-20

Meditation : take time and consider all that is said here about Prayer.
What images or words stay with you?
What is God saying to you today from His Word?
What is your response to Him?

Pray to this God of ours in response
Including for others in need known to you

O Living LORD,
I read these words.
Help me let the Holy Spirit work out these truths
Even today.
May you guide and bless and heal others
At this time in their lives
Amen – we pray together.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on OPEN DOORS staff at work in our world at this time
Father God, hear our prayers and bless them real good we ask
Protect. Provide.

Evening
Reading : read this passage again from JAMES 5
Reflect on the words and events here and pray in response to the Master Planner

Living LORD, hear our evening prayers and receive our praise
As we believe and trust in you
For the large and the small things in our lives
For the world we live in.
For those in need of your healing touch this evening
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Wednesday 28th April, 2021

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God

Reading : 1 TIMOTHY 2 verses 1-8

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

Then take the time to Pray to this God, our God
Using Paul’s words to Timothy as a guide

In Jesus’ Name
Amen!

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on OPEN DOORS at work in Malaysia in these days
O LORD God, have mercy on each and all and hear our prayers this day.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from 1 TIMOTHY 2
Reflect on the words…. And then pray to the LORD our God

Hear our evening prayers, O God, as this day ends.
We believe and trust in You and lay ourselves before You.
We do not understand all the ways prayer works
But we pause and lift others up to you at this time
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 27th April, 2021

Upper Room day and Evening Gathering for Prayer

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

Reading : 2 THESSALONIANS 3 verses 1-5

Meditation : take time and consider this passage this morning.
What words stay with you?
What are you encouraged and challenged by today?

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

O Lord
Speak to us
Speak to me
By name
And help me hear
What the Spirit is saying in these days
Even today
To me
To my family
To my Church
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 the set verses again 2 THESSALONIANS 3
Reflect on the words…. and then Pray….to the LORD our God

God of Paul and the church at Thessaalonica, our God,
We bring our evening worship to you
As we lay ourselves and our families before you
As we acknowledge what you are saying to us at this time
In Jesus’ name.
Amen and Amen.

Daily Devotions for Monday 26th April, 2021

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

Reading : 1 THESSALONIANS 5 verses 25-28

Meditation : take time to consider these words as your day starts.
What do they teach/remind you about Paul and prayer and the Early Church?

Then Pray with honesty in response to the LORD our God

Pray your own words at the start of this day
Of praise and thanksgiving
Of confession and trust
For others
For our nation
For our world

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on OPEN DOORS at work in Laos in these days
God of grace and mercy and rich blessing, hear our prayers we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from 1 THESSALONIANS 5
Reflect prayerfully on what you read and then pray to our God in response

Eternal and Faithful One, hear my evening prayers
As I lay myself and this world before you at the end of today
In Jesus’ name, Amen.