As a Church we took part in the global prayer venture of Thy Kingdom Come earlier this year.
This ran during the 11 days between Ascension and Pentecost.
Each Saturday at 12 noon we are continuing to ask and seek and knock on Heaven’s door…..’Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done’…..and to pray for up to 5 people we know to meet with Jesus and to experience God’s Kingdom reign in their lives.
This week we focus on the theme of SORRY as we pause to pray with others.
We are invited to spend time with the LORD our Father God….bringing our prayers to Him
For things done we shouldn’t have…
For things undone we should have…
For things spoken we shouldn’t have…
For things unspoken we should have…
For things thought we shouldn’t have…
For things thought we should have…
For being unlike Jesus…..
And we receive His forgiveness and cleansing and peace….
As we spend time in the Father’s arms and know afresh that He loves us…
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Holy Spirit
Reading : PSALM 119 verse 96
Meditation : take time to consider this one verse this morning.
What encourages and challenges you?
What is God saying to you today from His Word?
And then Pray in response to what you have read and considered
O God, my God,
Hear my morning prayer
As I respond to your written Word
And have mercy
As I lay myself
And this day
In Jesus’ name.
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
Reading : read these words again from PSALM 119 at the end of your day
Reflect on these words as you look back over the day and then Pray in response
LORD God, our God, hear our prayers this evening
As we return our thanks to You and count our blessings
And trust you for tomorrow
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
At this time of the day and in these changing times you are invited to pause and pray with others in our city and across the nation
You are encouraged to pray for all those affected by the coronavirus
For our community in Liberton
For our country
For our world
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus
Reading : JOSHUA 24 verses 1-28
Meditation : take time to consider these verses this morning.
Joshua speaks to the People.
Imagine the scenes and the people described here.
What are you encouraged and challenged by?
What is your response to God’s Word today?
Take time to Pray in response
O God of faithfulness and changing leaders,
As I read these words
Help me believe
And trust in You
In good times and in hard times.
May Your Holy Spirit work in and through me.
As You were doing through Joshua
As You are doing across the world.
O show mercy in these days we call out!
In Jesus’ name.
Amen – we pray together.
Pray God’s blessing on the land and people of Rwanda
Father God, hear our prayers, have mercy and pour out blessings we ask
Reading : read these verses again from JOSHUA 24
Reflect on the way God has led you in your life
and pray in response to Him – with humility
and for others known to you in need at this time
Lord Jesus, hear our evening prayers
As we return our sacrifice of praise
And consider how you have led us in our lives – even today.
As we bring ourselves to you at the end of this day.
As we name others before You.
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Father God
Reading : JOSHUA chapter 23
Meditation : take time and consider what is said here – as your day starts.
Joshua’s farewell address.
How would you describe his relationship with the LORD God and with His people?
How would you describe your relationship with Him today?
And then pray in response as your day starts
Pray your own words to the LORD God
In worship and thanks for what you have read,
In confession and need to be more like Jesus,
And for others known to you at this time in a place of farewell.
O LORD of perfect timing and best planning,
Receive our morning praise and hear our prayers.
We ask in Jesus’ name.
Pray God’s blessing on the land and people of Ethiopia
O LORD, hear our prayers and pour out a blessing we ask on each and all
Reading : read the verses again from JOSHUA 23
Reflect on these words again at the end of your day
and Pray in response to this God of ours, the God of Joshua
O LORD God, hear our evening prayers as we thank You for Your call on our lives.
O have mercy we ask
On our Church
On our world
And guide our steps in these days.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
As you ponder the verses from this morning’s Daily Devotions in Joshua 23…you are invited to pause and pray with others
You are encouraged to give thanks to God for His good promises to you