Thy Kingdom Come – at Midday – Youth

As a Church we were part of the global prayer venture last year in the 11 day run up to Pentecost – Thy Kingdom Come.

This prayer continues around the world throughout the year!

Each Sunday at Midday we are re-visiting one of the daily themes….and this time we revisit the Youth videos and the theme of JESUSas we watch and listen on this Sunday in January 2023….

Daily Devotions for Sunday 29th January, 2023

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

Reading : MATTHEW chapter 6 verses 16-24

Meditation : take time and consider this passage this Sunday morning.
Fasting.
Treasures in Heaven.

What is God teaching/reminding you about His Kingdom ways?
What words stay with you?

And then pray in response

O God of greatness
We bow before you
We believe in you
We trust in you
Teach us your Kingdom ways even today

We offer you our songs of praise
This new day
In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Midday
Pray the Lord’s Prayer as your own midday 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

Evening
Reading : read these particular verses again from MATTHEW chapter 6 verses 16-24
Reflect on the words and images and then Pray in response to this God

O LORD, hear our evening prayers we ask
As we thank you for the blessings of this Sunday
For we believe and trust in you
As we pilgrimage on into a new week
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Saturday 28th January, 2023

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

Reading : MATTHEW chapter 6 verses 5-15

Meditation : take the time to consider these words from Jesus this Saturday morning.
When you Pray.
The Lord’s Prayer
.
Which words stay with you as your day starts?
What is God teaching/reminding you about Prayer today?

And then take time to Pray in response to this God, our God
Make these words your own

Amen we pray together this new day

Midday
Pray the Prayer for the Month as your own midday prayer

Dear Jesus, to each other we have given our gifts of love
When we celebrated your birth.
But the wise men brought gifts
Showing Your Kingship,
The bitterness of life,
And the embalming in death.
Help us to remember that You came Purposefully
To exchange Your Life for ours.
Amen

Evening

Reading : read the verses again from MATTHEW chapter 6 verses 5-15
Reflect on the words…. and then Pray in response to what you have read
This is our God, Father God

Sing hymns of praise to the LORD;
play music on the harp to our God.
He spreads clouds over the sky;
he provides rain for the earth
and makes grass grow on the hills.
He gives animals their food
and feeds the young ravens when they call.
His pleasure is not in strong horses,
nor his delight in brave soldiers;
but he takes pleasure in those who honour him,
in those who trust in his constant love

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Friday 27th January, 2023

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus

Reading : MATTHEW chapter 6 verses 1-4

Meditation : take time and consider all that is said here by Jesus
Give to the needy…but…
What images or words stay with you?
What is God teaching/reminding you today?

And then Pray with your own words to this God of ours in response

Amen – we pray together.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on Calum, our church organist
Father God, hear our prayers and bless him real good we ask

Evening
Reading : read this passage again from MATTHEW chapter 6 verses 1-4
Reflect on the words written here and pray in response to the LORD our God

Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD, my soul
I will praise him as long as I live;
I will sing to my God all my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

Daily Devotions for Thursday 26th January, 2023

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

Reading : MATTHEW chapter 5 verses 38-47

Meditation : take time and consider these words this morning.
Eye for eye. Tooth for tooth.
Love your enemies.

Which words stay with you?
What is your response to God’s Word today?

Then pause to pray to this God, our God

And so we bring our morning prayers to you, our God
Forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on Jenny Thomasi and her family
God of grace…hear our prayers and pour a blessing we ask

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from MATTHEW chapter 5 verses 38-47
Reflect on the words and images – at the end of your day
and Pray with honest words in response to this God – our God

People will speak of your mighty deeds,
and I will proclaim your greatness.
They will tell about all your goodness
and sing about your kindness.
The LORD is loving and merciful,
slow to become angry and full of constant love.
He is good to everyone
and has compassion on all he made.

O LORD, hear our evening prayers
Forgive us our sins of this day
As we forgive those who have sinned against us – even today
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Wednesday 25th January, 2023

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God

Reading : MATTHEW chapter 5 verses 33-37

Meditation : take time to consider what these verses teach us about our God’s Kingdom ways.
Yes.
No.

What are you challenged and encouraged by this morning?

Then take the time to Pray to this God, our God of Yes and No.

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 Gary Ross as he serves us
O LORD God, have mercy on him and hear our prayers this day we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from MATTHEW chapter 5 verses 33-37
– 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.
Forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who have sinned against us
Even today
In Jesus’ name, Amen.