Daily Devotions for Sunday 13th September, 2020

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

Reading : PSALM 119 verse 94

Meditation : take time and consider these words this Sunday morning.
What stays with you?
What encourages and challenges you today?

And then pray in response to the LORD our God

O LORD our God,
Good and majestic One,
Creator God,
Great and so worthy of praise.
We bow before You on this Sunday morning.
We lay our lives before You.
O fill us with your Spirit afresh
For of ourselves we get it so wrong
Today and every day.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Pray the Prayer for the Month as your own Midday Prayer

In Joshua we see Israel in the wilderness and the lesson that fullness of your will in us is through Jesus and not the law.
Lord, just as your people Israel experienced swollen rivers and walled cities, so do we today with viruses and sickness, people lost in darkness, man’s inhumanity to man, poverty and hardship close to home. Equip us in your strength to overcome. Bring us into your fullness; deliverance, healing and abundant living; and plant in us the fruit of your Spirit. Help us face the future with courage and keep us fixed on your Word.
Lord, your people had to wait faithfully and patiently to enter the promised land; they suffered loss when Moses, their leader, was taken from them but you met them in their loss and provided for them a new leader to take them through. When we become impatient in waiting for you to act we need to remember that you operate on a whole different level to our understanding. Please help us to trust and feel your presence with us as we wait on you.
Thank you for your promise that you will never leave us alone.

Reading : read these words again from Psalm 119.94
Reflect on what is said here in this one verse and then Pray in response to God

O LORD, our Great Creator God,
hear our evening prayers we ask
As we thank you for what we read
As we look back over our Sunday
As we look ahead to the week coming
As we name before you those we are concerned about.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.