Daily Devotions for Monday 17th January, 2022

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

Reading : ROMANS 1 verses 1-7

Meditation : we take time to consider these words this morning as we start to unpack Romans bit by bit.
Paul – preacher of the Good News
What is God teaching/reminding you today from His written Word?

Pray in response to what you have read

O God, our God
Hear our morning prayers we ask
As we thank you for the Good News of Jesus
As we thank you for all those we know
Who are preachers of this Good News
Oh give saving grace in our day
To hearers and followers!
In and through Christ Jesus we pray together, Amen.


Midday

Pray God’s blessing on Bethany Christian Trust in 2022
O LORD, hear our prayers and bless this work real good we ask – even today.

Evening

Reading : read these words again from ROMANS 1 verses 1-7

Reflect on the words written here and then Pray in response

O God, our God
Hear our evening prayers we ask
As we thank you for the Good News of Jesus
As we thank you for all those we know
Who are preachers of this Good News
Oh give saving grace in our day
To hearers and followers!

In and through Christ Jesus we pray together, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Monday 3rd January, 2022

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from the LORD God, the Eternal One

Reading : ROMANS chapter 3

Meditation : as we pause with God, we take time to consider these words as the day starts.
What is God saying to you today from His written Word?
What is your response?

Then take time to Pray in response

O LORD God,
Thank you
For Amazing grace
That saved a wretch like me
For loving the world so much
That you gave Your only Son
For Good News
For all
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on our City Council in 2022
O LORD, hear our prayers at this time of day and give wisdom and justice we ask.

Evening
Reading : read the verses again from ROMANS chapter 3 – in another version?
Reflect on their meaning for you and pray in response…
to this God we believe and trust in

O Living and True God, our heavenly Father, hear our evening prayers
As we pause to worship You for who You are
O forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sinned against us even today.
We ask
Pour out a blessing on those we name before You
Send saving grace to every corner of our world
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Sunday 2nd January, 2022

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

Reading : ROMANS chapter 2

Meditation : take time to pause with the Living God on this first Sunday morning of the new year and consider these words from the Bible.
What words/truths stay with you?

Pray in response to what you have read and considered
For others on your prayer list as well as yourself

In Jesus’ name
Today this is my morning prayer
Amen.

Midday
Pray the Lord’s Prayer as your 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 ROMANS chapter 2 again as your day ends
Reflect on the truths beyond the words and then Pray to this God …our God

O Father, Son and Holy Spirit, hear our evening prayers
As we praise You for who You are
As we return our thanks to you for the blessings of this day.
As we name others in need before You.
Thy Kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Saturday 1st January, 2022

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

Reading : ROMANS chapter 1

Meditation : take time to consider these opening words of Paul’s letter to the Church in Rome.
What is God teaching/reminding you today?
What words stay with you?

And then Pray in response to what you read – to this God of ours.
Pray for God’s blessing today for yourself and for another in the Church family

In Jesus’ name
Amen and Amen!

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

Thank you our God
For sending Jesus
The Good News
In our world

Thank you Jesus
That you came
From heaven to earth
As our Good News

Holy Spirit
Inspire us
Enable us
To share this Good News

In our street
In Liberton
In Scotland
In our world

In Jesus’ name
Amen and Amen.

Evening
Reading : read ROMANS chapter 1 again – in another version?
Reflect on this God, your God, our God…. and then Call on Him in your evening Prayer

LORD God, our God, receive our praise
For who You are
For your blessings given even today
And as we give it all back to you
May you continue to reach and save people
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done across our world
In our community, in our city.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for JANUARY 2022

From Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus and an apostle chosen and called by God to preach his Good News.
Romans 1 verse 1

During 2022 we will be looking daily at the theme of GOOD NEWS as we journey with Paul through his letter to the ROMANS – and pausing at our times of Midday Devotion to pray for others in our church family, our city and our world.

We will also focus on ISAIAH in the Summer weeks and make time for Lent, Easter, Thy Kingdom Come, Advent and Christmas 2022!

It is all about JESUS in 2022!

So take time…make time…and chew over God’s written Word with Him as we consider God’s Good News with Paul and the Romans. We are all encouraged to listen for God’s voice and make our response as we journey together in our ‘rhythm of devotion’ through this coming year.

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 JANUARY

Thank you our God
For sending Jesus
The Good News
In our world

Thank you Jesus
That you came
From heaven to earth
As our Good News

Holy Spirit
Inspire us
Enable us
To share this Good News

In our street
In Liberton
In Scotland
In our world

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
Amen

Daily Devotions for Monday 29th November, 2021

Morning
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.

Midday
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.

Evening
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.