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 peace and justice in our world and vaccine supplies to all corners
Y-ield to His Kingdom ways
Upper Room day and Gathering for Prayer
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus, Saviour and Lord
Reading : JAMES 5 verses 13-20
Meditation : As we pause with God this morning…
We consider these words from James to other believers.
What is God saying to you today from them?
Pray in response to what you have read
Taking time to pause and listen for God’s answer to you
Speak to us
Speak to me
And help me hear
What the Spirit is saying in these days
To my family
To my Church
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 the passage again from JAMES 5
Reflect on the words…. and then Pray….to the LORD our God
God of James, our God,
We bring our evening worship to you
As we thank you for who you are
And your good gifts to us today.
As we lay ourselves and our prayer requests before you
As we acknowledge what you are saying to us at this time.
In Jesus’ name.
Amen and Amen.
May your Kingdom come;
May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6 verse 10
During 2021 we have been looking daily at the theme of PRAYER – and pausing at our times of Midday Devotion to pray for others in our church family, our city and our world at this time.
From September to December we have been looking at P-R-A-Y
Pause – Rejoice – Ask – Yield
And so this month we shall be taking the time to YIELD (say YES) to God in His written Word.
As well as taking time to focus on Advent and Christmas of course!
We are all encouraged to listen for God’s voice and make our response as we journey together in our ‘rhythm of devotion’
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
A Prayer for the Month of DECEMBER
O LORD our God
At the close of this year
We pause with you
And remember who you are
In all the blessings you have given
To lead and guide us through the days ahead
To your Kingdom will
As it is in heaven
In Jesus’ name
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
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Holy Spirit
Reading : 1 THESSALONIANS 5 verses 16-24
Meditation : take time to consider these words this morning as we pause with Father God.
What is God teaching/reminding you today from His written Word?
Then Pause to Pray in response to our Father God
Pray your own words at the start of this day
Of praise and thanksgiving
Of confession and trust
For yourself and for another
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Pray God’s blessing on the work of Open Doors in Bangladesh
God of grace and mercy and rich blessing, hear our prayers we ask.
Reading : read these verses again from 1 THESSALONIANS 5
Reflect prayerfully on what you read and then pray to our God in response
P ause and wait before Father God
R ejoice in His goodness to you
A sk for His help in praying for others
Y ield to His ways
In Jesus’ name, Amen.