Daily Devotions for Wednesday 16th September, 2020

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Three in One

Reading : JOSHUA 21 verses 43-45

Meditation : consider what is said here as your day starts.
Israel and the good promises of the LORD.
How would you describe God’s relationship with His people?
What is your response to God’s written Word today?

Then turn to pray to God in response….
As you consider is this how your life looks at this time?

O LORD our God,
Thank you for these words
And all they teach me.
May we be a people
Who ever seek good and not evil.
O teach us to rest in your good promises
In our lives
In our community
In our world.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Pray God’s blessing on the land and people of Iraq at this time
O LORD, have mercy on each and all and hear our prayers we ask this day.

Reading : read this passage again from JOSHUA 21
Reflect on the words you have read and then pray in response – to this God, our God

LORD God, our God, God of faithful promise, hear the evening prayers of your people
For we are indeed in need of your help and provision.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for Wednesday 9th September, 2020

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus

Reading : JOSHUA chapter 7

Meditation : consider these particular words this morning.
Achan’s sin.
What words and images stay with you?
What is God saying to you today as your day starts?
Is there a response God is asking of you?

And then pray in response – to this God of ours
Looking again at verses 20 and 26 as you turn to prayer

O LORD our God,
Hear us
Forgive us
Clean us
In Jesus’ name,

Pray God’s blessing on the land and people of Bangladesh at this time
LORD, hear our prayers and bless them real good we ask.

Reading : read these set verses again from JOSHUA 7
Humbly reflect on what you read and then pray in response – for yourself and
for others you have met during this day

LORD God, Father God, hear our many different prayers
As we receive your forgiveness again
As we name others we are concerned about at this time
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Kirkgate Cafe and B Y O C and Macmillan’s

Macmillan Coffee Morning, Wednesday 23rd September.

‘Don’t just sit there, do something!’ ‘Don’t just do something, sit there!’ (From John’s sermon on 23rd August.)

Now’s your opportunity to do both at the same time, and all in the good cause of supporting the Macmillan Coffee Morning. The BYOC and Kirkgate Café teams invite you to join them in (physically distanced) person at the café or online on Zoom in support of Macmillan Cancer Support on Wednesday 23rd September. All we ask is that you make a donation to Macmillan. To help you, there’s a direct weblink below to their ‘donate’ page.

During the pandemic, charities that people count on in the difficult times of life are finding their income falling, and they need our help. Many of us will know families that have benefitted from the support and care that Macmillan nurses have brought in the darkest of hours. Cancer hasn’t stopped during the pandemic and neither has Macmillan. We can help them continue that vital support.

During the BYOC Zoom sessions, there will be a special greeting from the Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt. Rev. Dr. Martin Fair, recorded at our invitation.

Kirkgate Café:
Open from 9am to 2pm
Take away facilities and outside seating available….and donations can also be handed in here on the day.

Zoom BYOC (bring Your Own Cuppa):
Morning: From 10.30am to 12 noon hosted by Alastair and Barbara Cameron

Afternoon: From 2pm to 3.30pm hosted by Jane and Jared Hay

Gary Ross will circulate the usual Zoom links, and please share them with people you know who may be interested in supporting Macmillan. Come when you can and leave when you wish.

Macmillan donation weblink:


Thank you.
Jared, Alastair and Norma

Call to Midday Prayer

At this time of the day together we are invited to pause and pray – for the Big Idea Drive-In event on Sunday evening at Morrisons

Pray for those involved in the final preparations

Pray for those planning to attend

Pray for Mike Parker as he prepares to speak

Pray for staff and customers who will be at Morrisons at that time

Pray for the name of Jesus to be lifted higher than any other!