Daily Devotions for Thursday 2nd February, 2023

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

Reading : MATTHEW 7 verses 12-14

Meditation : take time and carefully consider these words from Jesus
The Narrow Gate.
What do they mean for you at this time?
Which road are you on?

Then pray in response to the LORD as your day starts
Looking again at verse 14
Naming others on their road at this time

In Jesus’ name. Amen and Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on those on our church prayer list
Lord, hear our prayers and give help we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these particular verses again from MATTHEW 7 verses 12-14
Reflect on the words spoken here – and what God is saying to you now.
Pray in response to this God who is the Creator God all travellers

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 name others on their journey in life
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for Wednesday 1st February, 2023

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

Reading : MATTHEW 7 verses 7-11

Meditation : consider all that is said here by Jesus as your day starts.
Ask, Seek, Knock
What is your response to God’s written Word today?
Is there a prayer of asking and seeking on your lips?

Then turn to pray to God in response
Ask
Seek
Knock
For yourself
For others

In Jesus’ name we ask
Amen

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on those on our personal prayer lists
O LORD, we ask and seek and knock this day.

Evening
Reading : read this passage again from MATTHEW 7 verses 7-11
Reflect on the words you have read and then pray in response – to this God, our God

LORD God, our God,
God who deserves our thanks
Hear the evening prayers of your people
As we ask…seek…knock
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 31st January, 2023

Upper Room day and Evening Gathering for Prayer

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

Reading : MATTHEW chapter 7 verses 1-6

Meditation : take time and consider these words from Jesus this morning.
Judging others.
Specks. Planks.

What words or images stay with you?
What is your response to God’s Word 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.

Forgive my sins
As I forgive those who have sinned against me
Even today
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 MATTHEW chapter 7 verses 1-6 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.

Sunday Evening Prayer with Others

As we step into a new week….. with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from MATTHEW chapter 6 verses 16-24– as we start to consider TELLING OTHERS THE GOOD NEWS about Jesus through 2023.

We PAUSE with the Lord in prayer as the day closes

We REJOICE in the help and blessings He has given this particular Sunday – to us and to others in our SEEPG group of churches

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 FEBRUARY 2023

Everyone was amazed. “What kind of man is this?” they said.
“Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

Matthew 8 verse 27

During 2022 we were looking daily at the theme of GOOD NEWS as we journeyed with Paul through his letter to the ROMANS.

In 2023, we are looking at TELLING OTHERS THE GOOD NEWS with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

And pausing at our times of Midday Devotion to pray for others in our church family, our city and our world.

We are all invited to listen for God’s voice and make our response as we journey together in our ‘rhythm of devotion’ in 2023.

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.

Morning
Reading and Meditation on the content and Prayer of response
Midday
Prayer – mostly for others
Evening
Verse(s) from the morning reading
Reflection and Prayer at the end of the day

A Prayer for the Month of FEBRUARY

Dear Lord,
Matthew teaches us that You care intensely about people.
Most notably those who are on the margin of society; the aged, the blind, the infirm, the psychotic, and even those whom we would naturally distrust.
Give us encouragement and grace to follow Your example, that we may show Your Glory in our lives.
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
Amen