Thursday Evening Prayer – with Others

As we journey through Advent….. with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from ISAIAH chapter 7 verses 1-17– as we consider the GOOD NEWS about Jesus this December 2022 – and those we journey with

We PAUSE with the Lord in prayer as the day closes

We REJOICE in the help and blessings He has given this particular Thursday – to us and to others

We ASK for His presence, peace and strength – for ourselves and for others in our church family and our nation and in our world at this time

We YIELD – say Yes – to His Kingdom ways for tomorrow

Daily Devotions for Thursday 1st December, 2022

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Father God

Reading : ISAIAH chapter 7 verses 1-17

Meditation : take time and consider these words of promise given here.
The Sign of Immanuel.
What does this promise fulfilled mean to you?
Is there a message you have recently received –
A message to give thanks for?
A person to pray for?
A situation/country in need?

Then pray in response to the LORD as your day starts
With thanksgiving for Jesus, God with us

In Jesus’ name. Amen and Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on those who live in your street
Lord, hear our prayers and give blessing we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these particular verses again from ISAIAH chapter 7
Reflect on the words spoken here – and what God is saying to you now.
Pray in response to this God who is the God of sending messages/messengers

O LORD, hear our evening prayers as this day closes
As we praise you for who You are
As we return our thanks to You for help received today
As we humbly confess our sins
As we lay all we are and have before You
As we step into this new month
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for Wednesday 31st August, 2022

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God

Reading : ISAIAH chapter 66

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

What has God been saying to you through Isaiah these past weeks?

Then take the time to Pray to this God, our God of Hope.
Look again at verses 12-16 as you turn to prayer

I go to you for protection, LORD;
rescue me from my enemies.
You are my God;
teach me to do your will.
Be good to me, and guide me on a safe path.
Rescue me, LORD, as you have promised;
in your goodness save me from my troubles!

In Jesus’ Name
Amen!

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on family members and neighbours
O LORD God, have mercy on each and all and hear our prayers this day we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from ISAIAH chapter 66 – in another version?
Reflect on the truths behind the words…. And then pray to the LORD our God

I go to you for protection, LORD;
rescue me from my enemies.
You are my God;
teach me to do your will.
Be good to me, and guide me on a safe path.
Rescue me, LORD, as you have promised;
in your goodness save me from my troubles!

Hear our evening prayers, O God, as this day ends.
We believe and trust in You and lay ourselves before You.
As we step into a new month – with you – together
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 30th August, 2022

Upper Room day and evening Gathering for Prayer

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

Reading : ISAIAH chapter 65

Meditation : take time and consider this psalm this morning.
Judgement and Salvation.
What words or images stay with you?
What is your prayer today?

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

I call to the LORD for help;
I plead with him.
I bring him all my complaints;
I tell him all my troubles.

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 ISAIAH chapter 65 again – in another version?
Reflect on the words…. and then Pray….to the LORD our God

I call to the LORD for help;
I plead with him.
I bring him all my complaints;
I tell him all my troubles.

In Jesus’ name.
Amen and Amen.

Daily Devotions for Monday 29th August, 2022

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

Reading : ISAIAH chapter 63 v15 – ch.64 v 12

Meditation : take time and consider this psalm of praise this particular Sunday morning.
Praise and Prayer.
What words stay with you?
What is your song of prayer and praise to God today?

Then Pray with words and songs of praise in response to the LORD our God

Praise the LORD!
Sing a new song to the LORD;
praise him in the assembly of his faithful people!
Be glad, Israel, because of your Creator;
rejoice, people of Zion, because of your king!
Praise his name with dancing;
play drums and harps in praise of him.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on children and families in China
God of grace and mercy and rich blessing, hear our prayers we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from ISAIAH chapter 63 v15 – ch.64 v 12
Reflect on what you read and then give praise to our God in response

Praise the LORD!

The LORD takes pleasure in his people;
he honours the humble with victory.
Let God’s people rejoice in their triumph
and sing joyfully all night long.

And so to you, O God, we bring our evening words of prayer
In Jesus’ name, Amen!