Daily Devotions for Tuesday 15th September, 2020

Upper Room day – time-out with God

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

Reading : JOSHUA chapter 20

Meditation : take time and consider these verses this morning.
Cities of Refuge.
What images and words stay with you?
What is God saying to you today from His Word and what is your response to these cities?

Take time to Pray in response – including for others known to you in need of refuge

In Jesus’ name, Amen we say together.


Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
Ask and seek and knock……and hear
Father God…thank you.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.


Reading : read these verses again from JOSHUA 20
Reflect…. and then Pray as your day closes

God of Joshua and the God of today,
My God, our God,
The God who gives refuge,
Hear our evening prayers
As we journey from today to tomorrow
As we name others in need known to us
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Time Out Tuesday

As a Church we set aside a Tuesday each week and provide a place with space – the UPPER ROOM – a place for time-out. However in these recent weeks and months sadly it was not possible to open and run this space….BUT IT IS NOW!!

You are invited to….

* A place with space
** For time-out
* Private prayer
** With God

Above the Kirkgate Cafe…..7.30am-7.30pm

Opportunites to pray with others will be possible at 8am…12 noon and 7pm

There are guidelines to follow…..including wearing a face covering.

But…..our Tuesdays – and every day – can still be an opportunity for time out…..with God…..where we are at home or work

You are invited to pause regularly at some time during SEPTEMBER and be still with God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

You are encouraged to speak with Him….to listen to Him.…to receive from Him…especially at this time as we seek to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church in our times.

The PATHWAY of PEACE around the Kirkyard is now closed but you can still walk around the Kirk and as you walk and think and reflect and pray in these days know that God is still walking with you.

You are invited to share in the Midday Prayers and Evening Prayers that will be posted online at 12noon and 9pm on various days on the Kirk website and on our social media pages. We are also encouraged to pray with others in our city and across our land at 5pm….focussing on all those affected by the coronavirus…..and during this particular week you are invited to join with others and pray for all those affected afresh by the new coronavirus restrictions.

You are invited to pray with others in our Church family as we journey through September 2020 together…..and to listen for what God is saying to us in these particular days.

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 8th September, 2020

Upper Room day – time out with God

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Father God

Reading : JOSHUA chapter 6

Meditation : consider all that happens here… at the start of your day.
The Fall of Jericho!
What images or words stay with you?
What is God saying to you from His Word?
Is there a Jericho in your life?

And then Pray in response to what you have read
Taking time to wait before God
Invite the Holy Spirit to knock down walls
In your life
In the lives of others
In our world

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
I have read these words
And now I pray for you to work them out
as a living reality in my life – even today
Thy Kingdom come
Thy why will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
In Jesus’ name.

Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
…..and respond to His voice….
Invite Him to point out any Jericho in your life at this time
And ask His help to knock them walls down!
Father God…thank you.

Reading : read the verses again from JOSHUA 6
Reflect prayerfully on these words…. And then pray as your day closes

LORD God, our great God,
For all of today
I thank You,
Even for those things that have caused me fear and concern.
Help me to rest in Your unfailing love and on Your faithful Word
As I wait for tomorrow.
As I look around at this world
In these days.
Have mercy O Lord!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.