Daily Devotions for Wednesday 27th October, 2021

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God

Reading : 1 CORINTHIANS 15

Meditation : take time to consider what these verses teach us.
What are you challenged and encouraged by this morning?

Then take the time to Pray with rejoicing to this God, our God of eternal life.

LORD God
I do not understand it all
But turn my unbelief
Into a lasting hope

In Jesus’ Name
Amen!


Midday

We give thanks for our Communications Group
O LORD God, have mercy on this work and bless them we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from 1 CORINTHIANS 15
Reflect on the truths behind the words…. And then pray to the LORD our God

O LORD God
Eternal One
I do not understand it all
But turn my unbelief
Into a lasting hope

In Jesus’ Name
Amen!

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 26th October, 2021

Upper Room day and Evening Gathering for Prayer

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

Reading : ROMANS chapter 8

Meditation : take time and consider this chapter afresh this morning.
What words stay with you?

Pray in response to what you have read
Taking time to pause and rejoice in the blessings God gives from Romans 8

Father God
Saviour Jesus
Holy Spirit
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

Midday
Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
Ask, seek, knock….hear!
Father God…thank you.

Evening
Reading : read ROMANS 8 again – in another version?
Reflect on the truths behind the words…. and then Pray….to the LORD our God

Father God
Saviour Jesus
Holy Spirit
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

COP26 Prayer Wall

You are invited to post a prayer on the Kirk Prayer Wall as we journey towards the COP26 in Glasgow.

The Wall is situated on the Prayer tab on our website and each post is monitored before being posted for public viewing.

You are encouraged to pray for all those attending, for world leaders discussing and deciding together and those not attending, for the people of Glasgow affected by the conference arrangements and for God’s Good Earth to be cared for and given its proper stewarding by all of us.

You are encouraged to pray for God’s Kingdom will and purposes to be evidenced.

October Tuesday

As a Church we usually set aside a Tuesday each week and provide a place with space – the UPPER ROOM – a place for time-out in our busy days above the Kirkgate Cafe. This is a safe place, and COVID-19 guidelines are carefully followed.

This Tuesday the Upper Room will be open 7.30am-7.30pm – and perhaps this will be a place for you to visit – for the first time?

* To find space to be still in a busy world
** To pause and pray with God – for yourself and for others
* To listen to God – Father Son and Holy Spirit – in these slower days and moments

There will be opportunities to pause and pray with others – at 8am – 12 noon – 7pm – and John and others will be glad to share these with you.

In the evening we gather as a Church for our monthly Gathering for Prayer.
We take time to bring our prayers of thanksgiving, to wait and listen with God, to focus prayers on COP26 and to pray for others and each other. This will happen on Zoom at 7.30.

You are also invited to take a meaningful walk around the Kirk building…….starting at the Offering House….which is open for you to visit….and has an interesting exhibition inside about our Prayer life as a Church Family!
You are invited to use the bench at the top left of the Kirkyard (under the large tree) to pause and pray – to be still with God – to ask, seek, knock, wait and receive.

You are also reminded of the Prayer Wall available on the Kirk website under the Prayer tab – a place you can bring your prayers – and ask for prayer from the Prayer Team if appropriate.

The Daily Devotions have been taking us to a daily time of pausing to rejoice with God’s written Word in October – and you may want to pause to pray at the start of each day. This is available on the Kirk website blog and our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter from 7am- and in the church magazine.
And – don’t forget the brief Sunday morning Reflection at 8am…

Pause to Pray for Others

On this Sunday in October…as the nation and the world still wrestles with new cases and vaccine supplies…and other points of crisis and concern… you are invited to pause and continue to pray with others in our city and across the nation…to the LORD our God, our Father God.

You are encouraged to pray for all those affected by the coronavirus – in our community, in our nation and in our world – and for parts of the world in turmoil at this time

For family and friends and neighbours

For the Church in our world at this time – to be salt and light

For NHS and Care Home staff across the nation

For our country and world leaders at this time of decision making as COP26 approaches

Thy Kingdom Come at Midday

As a Church we were part of the global prayer venture – Thy Kingdom Come.

This prayer continues around the world!

Each Sunday at Midday we will re-visit one of the 11 daily themes.
This week it is THY KINGDOM COME – as we are encouraged to seek first the Kingdom of God in our lives, in our community, in our nation, in this world.