Daily Devotions for MARCH 2024

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 5 verse 1

During 2023 we were looking daily at the theme of TELLING OTHERS THE GOOD NEWS as we journeyed with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John through their gospels.

In 2024 we consider BEFORE THE GOOD NEWS – GOD’S PLAN BEGINS – as we step back into the Old Testament and pausing at our times of Midday Devotion to pray for others in our church family, our city and our world.

In March we journey through Lent and Easter together.

We are all invited to listen for God’s voice and make our response as we journey together in our ‘rhythm of devotion’ in 2024.

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

Prayer for the Month of MARCH

Our God
Father God
Thank you
For sending Jesus

Lord Jesus
Our Saviour
Thank you
For taking our place

Amen and 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

Daily Devotions for Wednesday 28th February, 2024

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

Reading : JOSHUA chapter 24 verses 19-28
Meditation : prayerfully consider these words this morning
A jealous God.
“We will serve the LORD.”

What words stays with you?
What is God teaching/reminding you about Himself today?
What is your response to Joshua’s call to serve the LORD?

Then pray in response to this God of ours
Pray with confidence
Pray with honesty
Pray with humility
Pray for those struggling with this call.

In Jesus’ name
Amen and amen.

Pray God’s blessing on OPEN DOORS at work in Niger.
O LORD, hear our prayers and bless this work real good we ask.

Reading : read the verses again from JOSHUA chapter 24 verses 19-28
Reflect on these words you have read and then pray in response

LORD God, merciful God, our God, hear our evening prayers
As we bow before You
As we respond to your call on our lives
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Midday Prayer with Others

On this last Tuesday in February 2024 – you are invited to pause and pray where you are with those gathered in the Upper Room today……

P-ause with God
R-ejoice in His blessings given
A-sk for the particular needs of our church family, the SEECOS church family, our nation and our world at this time – especially the people and leaders of Russia, Israel, Gaza, Ukraine, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and other countries in need
Y-ield to His Kingdom ways

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 27th February, 2024

Upper Room day and evening Gathering for Prayer

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

Reading : JOSHUA chapter 24 verses 14-18
Meditation : prayerfully consider these words this morning
Fear the LORD and serve Him.

What words or images stay with you?
What is God asking of you today?

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

In Jesus’ name,

Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
Ask, seek, knock….hear!
Father God…thank you.

Reading : read JOSHUA chapter 24 verses 14-18 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.