Daily Devotions for Wednesday 12th August, 2020

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

Reading : PSALM 106 verse 12

Meditation : consider what is said here in this one verse as your day starts.
Which promises by God do you hold onto at this time?
What is your response to God’s written Word today?

Then turn to pray to our Faithful God of promise in response

O LORD our God,
Thank you for these words
And all they teach me.
May we be a people
Who ever believe your promises
In our lives
In our community
In our world
In these days of 2020
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on the City Council in our city
O LORD, give wisdom and hear our prayers we ask this day.

Evening
Reading : read this verse again from PSALM 106
Reflect on the words you have read and then pray in response – to this God, our God

LORD God, our God, God of wonderful promises,
Hear the evening prayers of your people
For we believe and trust in You
Today and tomorrow.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 11th August, 2020

Upper Room day – time-out with God

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

Reading : PSALM 105 verses 1-7

Meditation : take time and consider these verses this morning.
God and His People
Which words stay with you?
What is God saying to you today about Himself and what is your response?

Take time to Pray in response
including for others known to you at this time in our Church Family

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
Ask and seek and knock……and hear
Father God…thank you for what you are saying to me at this time

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from PSALM 105

Reflect…. and then Pray as your day closes

God of Abraham and Jacob and the God of today,
My God, our God,
Hear our evening prayers
As we journey from today to tomorrow
Lead us
Guide us
Bless us
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for Monday 10th August, 2020

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

Reading : PSALM 103

Meditation : take the time to consider this Psalm this Monday morning.
‘Praise the LORD, O my soul!’
‘Do not forget how kind he is’
‘He fills my life with good things’
‘The LORD is merciful and loving,
slow to become angry and full of constant love’
‘Praise the LORD, my soul’

Pray in response – to this God, our God, your God.
Use the verses as part of your morning prayer.

O LORD our God,
God of wonders
Hear our prayers this day
As we lay ourselves before you
As we praise you for SO much!
In Jesus’ name, Amen and Amen!

Midday
Pray God’s blessings on those who live near the Kirk
O LORD, have mercy on all we call out and pour rich blessings!

Evening

Reading : read the passage again prayerfully at the end of your day
PSALM 103

Reflect….. and then pray to God in response as your day closes
Use verses 1-5 as you turn to prayer

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
This is my prayer
This is my song
You are my God
Today and tomorrow.
Amen.

Daily Devotions for Sunday 9th August, 2020

Summer Buzz on TV comes to an end today!

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from the Living God

Reading : PSALM 101 verse 3

Meditation : take time and consider these words this Sunday morning.
What do they mean for you at this time?
Where do you see evil in our world in these days?

And then pray in response to the LORD our God who is Holy and Right
Use the verse as you turn to pray in praise.

O LORD our God,
Good and Holy One,
Great and so worthy of praise.
We bow before You.
We lay our lives before You.
O fill us with your Spirit afresh
For of ourselves we get it so wrong
Today and every day.
Have mercy on our world we call out.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Midday
Pray the Lord’s Prayer as your own midday prayer
As you give thanks for Summer Buzz TV this past week

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

Evening
Reading : read this verse again from PSALM 101

Reflect on what is said here in this one verse and then Pray in response to our God

O LORD, our Holy and Right God,
hear our evening prayers we ask
As we thank you for who you are
As we look back over our day
As we look ahead to tomorrow
As we name before you those we are concerned about.
As we pray for justice and mercy to be evident in our world
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Saturday 8th August, 2020

Pray for Summer Buzz on TV!

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

Reading : PSALM 101 verse 2

Meditation : take time to consider these words this morning.
What do they mean for you?
What is God asking of you at this time in your life?

And then Pray in response to what you read – to this God of ours.
Ask
Seek
Knock
Receive

In Jesus’ name
Amen

Midday
Pray the Prayer for the Month as your midday prayer

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

Evening
Reading : read this part of PSALM 101 again

Reflect on your God, our God…and your life at this time…..
and then Pray to Him in response

LORD God, our God, my God,
Thank you
For who You are
For all you have done for us, for me.
O hear my evening prayer
Be near me
Help me
Purify me afresh
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Call to Midday Prayer

Lord, hear my prayer!
Listen to my plea!
Don’t turn away from me
in my time of distress.
Bend down to listen,
and answer me quickly when I call to you.

Together we say Amen – as we pray for others known to us in need at this time

Words from this morning’s Daily Devotions – Psalm 102