Daily Devotions for Saturday 21st May, 2022

Church of Scotland General Assembly starts

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

Reading : ROMANS 7 verse 15

Meditation : take the time to consider these words this Saturday morning.
Honest words from Paul.
What are you encouraged and challenged by today?

And then take time to Pray in response to this God
Honestly
Humbly

Examine me, O God, and know my mind;
test me, and discover my thoughts.
Find out if there is any evil in me
and guide me in the everlasting way

Amen

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

Thy Kingdom Come
O Living God
In my life

Thy Kingdom Come
O Loving God
In my family

Thy Kingdom Come
O Merciful God
In our nation

Thy Kingdom Come
O Sovereign God
In our world

In Jesus’ name
Amen we call out together


Evening

Reading : read the words again from ROMANS 7 verse 15
Reflect on the truths behind the words…. and then Pray in response to what you have read

Examine me, O God, and know my mind;
test me, and discover my thoughts.
Find out if there is any evil in me
and guide me in the everlasting way

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Friday 20th May, 2022

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus

Reading : ROMANS 7 verses 7 and 8

Meditation : take time and consider all that is said here.
The Law.
What images or words stay with you?
What is God saying to you today from His Word?

And then pray in response – as your day starts
including for others feeling distant from God at this time

Pray your own honest words to the LORD God.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on refugees and migrants from Somalia
Father God, hear our prayers and bless each and all real good we ask

Evening
Reading : read this short passage again from ROMANS 7
Reflect on the words written here and pray in response to this God we trust in

O LORD, hear our evening prayers
As we return our thanks to you
For those you have brought back home
And for those you are drawing nearer to at this time
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Thursday 19th May, 2022

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

Reading : ROMANS 7 verses 5 and 6

Meditation : take time and consider this part of the Bible this morning.
A Human nature. Sinful desires.
Living in the way of the Spirit.

What do these words mean for you today?
What encourages and challenges you?

And then pray in response – as your day starts

Pray your own words of confession and of faith to the LORD God.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on God’s people in Somalia.
Father God…hear our prayers and bless your Church we ask.

Evening

Reading : read this short passage again from ROMANS 7
Reflect on the words behind the truths at the end of your day
and Pray in response to God as your day ends

O LORD, hear our evening prayers
As we return our thanks to you
For all your good gifts to us!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Wednesday 18th May, 2022

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

Reading : ROMANS 6 verse 23

Meditation : prayerfully consider these words this morning
Wages of Sin.
God’s free gift.

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

Then pray in response to this God of ours
Praying honestly…..humbly……

In Jesus’ name
Amen and amen

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on the government of Somalia
O LORD, hear our prayers and bless this land real good we ask.

Evening
Reading : read the closing verse again from ROMANS 6
Reflect on the words you read and then pray in response

LORD God, merciful God, our God, hear our evening prayers
As we pause in your presence
As we confess our sins
As we receive from you forgiveness and cleansing
As we name others before you
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Tuesday Midday Prayer with Others

On this Tuesday in May you are invited to pause and pray with those gathered in the Upper Room today

P-ause with God
R-ejoice in His blessings given
A-sk for the needs of our world at this time – especially in Ukraine, Russia and Afghanistan
Y-ield to His Kingdom ways