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Home Worship

 

This page has resources to help you worship at home during the coronavirus lockdown. The entries, selected for their accessibility during the current restrictions, encourage Bible reading, Prayer, and Praise for young and old.

 

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Click “More” when hovering over Bible references to hear David Suchet reading the chapter on Bible Gateway.

While there you can also read the passage in the easy to understand New International Reader’s Version (NIRV).

 

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“Bible 2020 is a global movement reading God’s Word aloud across the world.”

Their Reading Plan and app are freely available.

“The Scottish Bible Society has produced a series of fun-filled and easy to use daily activities, to enable families to get the most out of [Bible 2020].”

They give more information along with their free family resource covering the Bible 2020 readings from 4th April to 6th June.

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The Christian Classic Ethereal Library is a treasure trove of works in a variety of formats including pdf, eBook, and mp3. E. M. Bounds peerless writings on prayer and the great Reformer John Calvin‘s insightful Commentaries are available. The Prince of Preachers, C. H. Spurgeon‘s much admired devotional “Morning and Evening” can also be easily accessed through their app.

 

The following is the current entry from “Morning and Evening”:-

Monday, July 13th - Evening

When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. - Psalm 56:9

— Morning & Evening, with Charles Spurgeon Devotionals

It is impossible for any human speech to express the full meaning of this delightful phrase, "God is for me." He was "for us" before the worlds were made; He was "for us," or He would not have given His well-beloved son; He was "for us" when He smote the Only-begotten, and laid the full weight of His wrath upon Him—He was "for us," though He was against Him; He was "for us," when we were ruined in the fall—He loved us notwithstanding all; He was "for us," when we were rebels against Him, and with a high hand were bidding Him defiance; He was "for us," or He would not have brought us humbly to seek His face. He has been "for us" in many struggles; we have been summoned to encounter hosts of dangers; we have been assailed by temptations from without and within—how could we have remained unharmed to this hour if He had not been "for us"? He is "for us," with all the infinity of His being; with all the omnipotence of His love; with all the infallibility of His wisdom; ed in all His divine attributes, He is "for us,"—eternally and immutably "for us"; "for us" when yon blue skies shall be rolled up like a worn out vesture; "for us" throughout eternity. And because He is "for us," the voice of prayer will always ensure His help. "When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies be turned back." This is no uncertain hope, but a well grounded assurance—"this I know." I will direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up for the answer, assured that it will come, and that mine enemies shall be defeated, "for God is for me." O believer, how happy art thou with the King of kings on thy side! How safe with such a Protector! How sure thy cause pleaded by such an Advocate! If God be for thee, who can be against thee?

 

Pray for Scotland encourages a weekly prayer pattern modelled on the Apostoles’ prayers for the Church. The advice is taken from their helpful Praying for the Church leaflet:-

Simply read [the following] verse(s) and turn it into your prayer, first for your own life, then for the church…the heart of each prayer is highlighted in bold.

On Mondays use Ephesians 1:17-19.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.

 

They also encourage a weekly prayer pattern for our communities and nation. The following advice is taken from their helpful Praying for our Communities guide:-

On Mondays:-

pray for parliament, local government, those in authority, the police and justice system.

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trypraying has a good seven-day guide to help get you started available as a free app or booklet.

You can try day one on their site to get started straight away.

They also have children and youth editions that you can preview online by exploring their resources section.

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SU Scotland have great resources including this leaflet to help children pray and this video of the Lord’s prayer in Makaton.

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explorers can read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and try making something like this:-

Thank you God for...

Vineyard Worship have released the following boxset of worship for kids of all ages:-

Their youtube channel features songs with lyrics including the popular “Great Big God” below:-

Doug Horley has released a collection of 50 Awesome Action Songs – Fun and Funky Praise and Worship for Kids available through Apple, Google Play, and amazon.

Keith & Kristyn Getty have songs available through Apple, Google Play, and amazon.

Their youtube channel features a playlist of songs with lyrics including the popular “O Church Arise” below:-

Matt Redman has songs available through Apple, Google Play, and amazon.

His youtube channel features songs with lyrics including the popular “Blessed by your name” below:-

All popular hymns, old and new, are available to stream and download from Apple, Google Play, and amazon. With the usual safety caveats, most hymns with lyrics can be found by searching youtube.

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