Sunday 3rd May
Call to worship:
“Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker, for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care. Psalm 95v 6-7
Remember that God is Sovereign. Ask that we would have the heart of the Psalmist who “stilled and quietened his soul” before the Lord. Bring your worries, guilt, lack of trust confessing them before Him. Remind yourself of His grace and forgiveness through His Son and our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ who loved us and gave himself for us, and so our hope is not in our own righteousness but His. Pray the devotional today will draw us closer to the Lord as my Shepherd.
John Ch 10 v11-21
Listen to: He Leadeth Me sung by Kirsty, Ian. Margaret, Theresa, Debbie, Gary, and Frances
The 23rd Psalm: Singing the Lord’s Song in our tumultuous times:(4) “He leads, I follow.”
Pray over what you have heard today. Pray for a deeper love and humility asking the Lord to lead us. He would be our Guide as Shepherd and that we will follow and obey, listening to his voice through His Word (The Bible). Pray that our life will seek to honour Him in every way. Pray for our leaders who are making decisions, and to take the right paths (for the greater good) for others to follow in this pandemic. Pray for those who have been furloughed. Pray for friends and family who are anxious about their job. Pray for all who are struggling with the lockdown. Pray for the family of Chrissie Lees who died during the week. Pray for one another, that our unity in Christ and our love for one another may grow stronger through this crisis until we can gather again safely.
“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God the Father who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” 2 Thessalonians 2 v16-17
For thinking over:
Read John Ch 10 v11-21 again: What do you think it means that God leads us rather than forces us to do things? Can you think of any examples of what that looks like?
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Family friendly daily Bible readings April-June from the Scottish Bible Society