Daily Devotions for August 2018

‘Your word, O LORD, will last for ever; it is eternal in heaven.’
Psalm 119 verse 89

As the summer months approach and the season of Looking INWARD together moves toward Looking OUTWARD this Autumn, so we are travelling through the Bible in June, July and August – (yes from Genesis to Revelation!) – and pausing in prayer at our times of Midday Devotion for others in our church family, our city and our world.
Please do remember to keep BIG ALPHA on your prayer list as we move together towards this venture in the Autumn…. the weeks are counting down now to the Taster Evening at the end of August!

We are all encouraged to listen for God’s voice as we continue together in our ‘rhythm of devotion’ during 2018.

A Prayer for the Month of August

Spirit of God
Continue
To Speak
To us
To teach us
To lead us
From the Bible
That we might
Keep in step with You
And
Know God better
Love Him more
In Jesus’ name
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 30th July, 2018

Summer BUZZ until August 5th

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Holy Spirit
Reading : JOHN 9

Meditation : take time to consider these words and events as your day starts.
What do they say to you today about Jesus, yourself, others?

Then Pray in response to this Jesus

(Pray your own words at the start of this day
Of praise and worship
Of confession and trust
For others and for yourself)

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
Pray the Prayer for the Month as your midday prayer
(See in the magazine or online under the Prayer tab on LK website)
God of grace and mercy…in You we trust…hear our prayers.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from John 9
Reflect on what you read and then pray to this Jesus in response
Lord Jesus, hear my evening prayers
And receive my evening praise
Amen.

#Silence ThyKingdomCome

In our land and across our world during the 10 days in May leading to Pentecost believers and followers of Jesus were invited to pause and pray for the Kingdom of God to be experienced and evidenced anew. This was a venture created by God through the Archbishop of Canterbury and others.

As part of our daily devotional rhythm we are re-visiting the 11 posts on our website and social media pages – each Saturday morning at 8am – on the themes brought to us by the Thy Kingdom Come prayer venture leaders.

Today we are invited to pause in God’s presence – and to be still – listening.

Please take a few minutes with God – when you are able now or during the day – to be still in a time of silence.

Listen.

Expect.

Receive.

Celebrate #ThyKingdomCome

In our land and across our world during the 10 days in May leading to Pentecost believers and followers of Jesus were invited to pause and pray for the Kingdom of God to be experienced and evidenced anew. This was a venture created by God through the Archbishop of Canterbury and others.

As part of our daily devotional rhythm there are 11 posts on our website and social media pages – each Saturday morning at 8am – on the 11 themes brought to us by the Thy Kingdom Come prayer venture leaders.

Today we are invited to pause in God’s presence – and bring Him our prayers and songs of celebration – for who He is as our Creator and Father and in particular for all He has done for us and given in Christ Jesus!

Please take a few minutes to celebrate God’s goodness and grace to you this morning.
Celebrate a gift He has recently given to you!
Pray that when we gather together as a Church family we will experience and evidence His kingdom blessings!

O Father God
Thank You
Thank You
Thank You!
In Jesus’ name
Amen!em>

Daily Devotions for Saturday 21st July, 2018

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Holy Spirit
Reading : LUKE 2

Meditation : take time to consider this chapter this morning.
What is God saying to you today from His Word?

And then Pray in response to this Jesus, Son of God, Son of Man

O Jesus my Lord,
Hear my morning prayer
As I thank you for coming to earth
As a baby
As a child
As a man
And by Your Spirit’s help
Make me a person who loves you
More than any other.
Amen we pray together this new day.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on the work of Young Life, and Andy and Nyree Chittick and their family
Father God, hear our prayers and bless them each and all real good we ask

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from Luke at the end of your day
Reflect on his words and then Pray in response
LORD God, our God, hear our prayers at the end of this day
As we thank you for sending Jesus into our world.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.