Daily Devotions for Wednesday 16th September, 2020

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

Reading : JOSHUA 21 verses 43-45

Meditation : consider what is said here as your day starts.
Israel and the good promises of the LORD.
How would you describe God’s relationship with His people?
What is your response to God’s written Word today?

Then turn to pray to God in response….
As you consider is this how your life looks at this time?

O LORD our God,
Thank you for these words
And all they teach me.
May we be a people
Who ever seek good and not evil.
O teach us to rest in your good promises
In our lives
In our community
In our world.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Pray God’s blessing on the land and people of Iraq at this time
O LORD, have mercy on each and all and hear our prayers we ask this day.

Reading : read this passage again from JOSHUA 21
Reflect on the words you have read and then pray in response – to this God, our God

LORD God, our God, God of faithful promise, hear the evening prayers of your people
For we are indeed in need of your help and provision.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 15th September, 2020

Upper Room day – time-out with God

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

Reading : JOSHUA chapter 20

Meditation : take time and consider these verses this morning.
Cities of Refuge.
What images and words stay with you?
What is God saying to you today from His Word and what is your response to these cities?

Take time to Pray in response – including for others known to you in need of refuge

In Jesus’ name, Amen we say together.


Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
Ask and seek and knock……and hear
Father God…thank you.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.


Reading : read these verses again from JOSHUA 20
Reflect…. and then Pray as your day closes

God of Joshua and the God of today,
My God, our God,
The God who gives refuge,
Hear our evening prayers
As we journey from today to tomorrow
As we name others in need known to us
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Time Out Tuesday

As a Church we set aside a Tuesday each week and provide a place with space – the UPPER ROOM – a place for time-out. However in these recent weeks and months sadly it was not possible to open and run this space….BUT IT IS NOW!!

You are invited to….

* A place with space
** For time-out
* Private prayer
** With God

Above the Kirkgate Cafe…..7.30am-7.30pm

Opportunites to pray with others will be possible at 8am…12 noon and 7pm

There are guidelines to follow…..including wearing a face covering.

But…..our Tuesdays – and every day – can still be an opportunity for time out…..with God…..where we are at home or work

You are invited to pause regularly at some time during SEPTEMBER and be still with God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

You are encouraged to speak with Him….to listen to Him.…to receive from Him…especially at this time as we seek to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church in our times.

The PATHWAY of PEACE around the Kirkyard is now closed but you can still walk around the Kirk and as you walk and think and reflect and pray in these days know that God is still walking with you.

You are invited to share in the Midday Prayers and Evening Prayers that will be posted online at 12noon and 9pm on various days on the Kirk website and on our social media pages. We are also encouraged to pray with others in our city and across our land at 5pm….focussing on all those affected by the coronavirus…..and during this particular week you are invited to join with others and pray for all those affected afresh by the new coronavirus restrictions.

You are invited to pray with others in our Church family as we journey through September 2020 together…..and to listen for what God is saying to us in these particular days.

Daily Devotions for Monday 14th September, 2020

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

Reading : JOSHUA 18 verses 1-10

Meditation : take the time to consider this passage as your day starts.
Allotting the Remaining Land.
What is God saying to you this morning from these verses?
What is your response to God’s Word today?

Pray in response – to this God of yesteryear, our God

Pray your own words at the start of this day
Of praise and worship
Of confession and trust and need

O LORD our God,
God of provision
Hear our prayers this day
As we lay ourselves before you
As we name others in need before you
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Pray God’s blessings on the land and people of Cambodia
O LORD, have mercy on all we call out and pour rich blessings


Reading : read the passage again prayerfully from JOSHUA 18 at the end of your day
Reflect….. and then pray to our God in response

Father God, hear my prayer this evening.
As I humbly name others before you.
As I lay myself and this world before you
In Jesus’ name. Amen.