Praise the LORD, O my soul; All my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Psalm 103 verse 1
During 2020 we have been looking at standing on the promises of God – as well as dipping into a Psalm most weekends – pausing in prayer at our times of Midday Devotion for others in our church family, our city and our world at this time.
In August we continue to consider words from the PSALMS – including the words of Psalm 101 each weekend.
We are all encouraged to listen for God’s voice and make our response as we journey together in our ‘rhythm of devotion’ during this particular year of 2020.
These Devotions are but one way to feed on God’s Word in the morning, at midday, in the evening… to pray with Him continually through the day and even to share with others the treasures or hurdles you discover.
The Church website and Facebook page (even on a handy mobile) provide a fuller daily devotional page. However it all follows the pattern below which the information provided fits into, based on the Kirk’s origins of the Celtic and Northumbrian traditions which we started as a church family in 2015.
Reading and Meditation on the content and Prayer of response
Prayer – mostly for others
Verse(s) from the morning reading
Reflection and Prayer at the end of the day
A Prayer for the Month
A Prayer for August….from Denis Turner
I’d like you to look at your hands. Have you ever thought about them? Are they big and strong or are they fine and delicate? And do you ever think about our children’s hands? When newly born their hands are not much bigger than a 50 pence piece, the amazing thing is they already have 27 bones.
So, I’m thinking we are indeed “fearfully and wonderfully made” Ps 139 v 14.
But this is only the start, what about our senses, we have five right, hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touching. Yes, those are the physical senses but what about the two we’ve forgotten? Common sense, which the bible often refers to as understanding and combines it with wisdom. Also, there is the greatest sense of all Love.
Consider these verses before we pray.
Wisdom & understanding Psalm 49 v 1,2,3 Proverbs 3 v 13&14 19&20
Love Ephesians 5 v 25 1Corinthians 13 v 13 John 3 v 16
As we consider being “fearfully and wonderfully made” in Your image God, we think of what makes us special. Our five physical senses which enable us to experience joy, pleasure, and wonderment, at your creation Also, we, like you, have knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Most of all our heavenly father you have imbued us with love, that deep sense of care and empathy which raises us above your creation, We receive your love to dispense your love, may we continue to do so in Jesus name. Amen
The Lord’s 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