Thy Kingdom Come #Praise

As a Church we recently took part in the global prayer venture of Thy Kingdom Come.

Each Saturday at 12 noon we are continuing to ask and seek and knock on Heaven’s door…..Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done…..and to pray for up to 5 people we know to meet with Jesus and to experience God’s Kingdom reign in their lives.

This week we focus on the theme of PRAISE as we pause to pray.

Praise God – for who He is!

Praise God – for His kingdom blessings to you!

Daily Devotions for Saturday 13th June, 2020

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

Reading : REVELATION 2 verses 8-11

Meditation : take time to consider this part of the Bible.
The message to the Church in Smyrna.
What are you encouraged and challenged by?
Which part of the message stays with you?

And then Pray in response to what you read – to this God of ours.

In Jesus’ name
Amen and Amen!

Midday
Pray the Prayer for the Month as your midday prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, live in me and transform my life.
You are a most precious gift, the breath of the living God.
You bring certainty to my trembling uncertainties, focus to my disorientation.
You bring companionship in my loneliness, comfort in my sadness,
strength for my weakness, courage for my fearfulness, hope in my despair.

Come, Holy Spirit, live in me and transform my life.
You have the power to change my mundane into your special,
the power to lift my earthbound self to your glory,
the power to change my monochrome to glorious technicolour,
the power to make me, even me, your light in the world.

Come, Holy Spirit, live in me and transform my life.
Amen.

Evening
Reading : read this part of REVELATION 2 again
Reflect on this God, your God, our God…. and then Praise Him in your evening Prayer

LORD God, our God, receive our praise
For who You are!
For all you have done for us!
And as we give it all back to you
May you continue to reach and save people
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done across our world
In our community, in our city.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for Friday 12th June, 2020

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus

Reading : ROMANS 8 verses 26-30

Meditation : consider these great words from Paul this morning
The help of the Holy Spirit.
God works everything for good.
What are you encouraged and challenged by?

And then Pray in response – as God leads you
Pray with confidence to this God, our God
Looking again at verses 26 and 27

Amen and Amen – we pray together.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on the churches in the SEECAT group
Father God, hear our prayers, have mercy and bless them real good we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from ROMANS 8
Reflect on the words you have just read and pray in response

Lord Jesus, hear our evening prayers as we respond to these words
As we thank you for so much
And bring a blessing to those in need of hope we ask.
Amen.

Daily Devotions for Thursday 11th June, 2020

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

Reading : ROMANS 8 verses 18-25

Meditation : take time and carefully consider these words.
The future glory!
What is God saying to you today from His Word today?
Which words will you hold onto?

Then pray in response to the LORD as your day starts
Looking again at verses 24 and 25

(Pray your own words of hope this morning to the LORD our God……..)

In Jesus’ name. Amen and Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on your Link Group members
Or members of a small group in church you are a part of
Lord, hear our prayers and bless each and all real good we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these particular verses again from ROMANS 8
Reflect on the words written here – and what God is saying to you now.
Pray in response to this God who has a future ahead for all in Christ

O LORD, hear our evening prayers as this day closes
As we return our thanks to You.
As we humbly confess our sins
As we look ahead to a future glory!
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 9th June, 2020

Upper Room day – time out with God

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

Reading : ROMANS 8 verses 9-11

Meditation : consider all that is said here… at the start of your day.
‘The Spirit gives you life.’
What is God teaching you this morning ?
What is your response to His Word?

And then Pray in response to what you have read
Taking time to wait before God

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
I have read these words
And now I pray for you to work them out
as a living reality in my life – even today
as I thank you that you are with me
on my journey through life.
In Jesus’ name.
Amen.

Midday
Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
…..and respond to His voice….
Father God…thank you.

Evening
Reading : read the three verses again from ROMANS 8
Reflect prayerfully on these words…. And then pray as your day closes

LORD God, our great God,
For all of today
I thank You,
Even for those things that have caused me fear and concern.
Help me to rest in Your unfailing love and on Your faithful Word
As I wait for tomorrow.
As I look around at this world
In these days.
Have mercy O Lord!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Monday 8th June, 2020

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from the LORD God, the Eternal One

Reading : ROMANS 8 verses 1-8

Meditation : take time to consider these words this morning.
Life in the Spirit.
What are you challenged and encouraged by?
Which words will you hold onto today?

Then take time to Pray in response
Looking again at verses 1 and 2

O LORD our God,
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on Jacqui and Colin Tait and their family at this time.
O LORD, hear our prayers at this time of day and bless them we ask.

Evening
Reading : read the set verses again from ROMANS 8
Reflect on their meaning for you and pray in response…to Father God

O Living and True God, our heavenly Father, hear our evening prayers
And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sinned against us even today.
O pour out a blessing on those we name before you
For we believe and trust in You above all others.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.