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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”:-

Wednesday, March 3rd - Morning

I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. - Isaiah 48:10

— Morning & Evening, with Charles Spurgeon Devotionals

Comfort thyself, tried believer, with this thought: God saith, "I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction." Does not the word come like a soft shower, assuaging the fury of the flame? Yea, is it not an asbestos armour, against which the heat hath no power? Let affliction come—God has chosen me. Poverty, thou mayst stride in at my door, but God is in the house already, and He has chosen me. Sickness, thou mayst intrude, but I have a balsam ready—God has chosen me. Whatever befalls me in this vale of tears, I know that He has "chosen" me. If, believer, thou requirest still greater comfort, remember that you have the Son of Man with you in the furnace. In that silent chamber of yours, there sitteth by your side One whom thou hast not seen, but whom thou lovest; and ofttimes when thou knowest it not, He makes all thy bed in thy affliction, and smooths thy pillow for thee. Thou art in poverty; but in that lovely house of thine the Lord of life and glory is a frequent visitor. He loves to come into these desolate places, that He may visit thee. Thy friend sticks closely to thee. Thou canst not see Him, but thou mayst feel the pressure of His hands. Dost thou not hear His voice? Even in the valley of the shadow of death He says, "Fear not, I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God." Remember that noble speech of Caesar: "Fear not, thou carriest Caesar and all his fortune." Fear not, Christian; Jesus is with thee. In all thy fiery trials, His presence is both thy comfort and safety. He will never leave one whom He has chosen for His own. "Fear not, for I am with thee," is His sure word of promise to His chosen ones in the "furnace of affliction." Wilt thou not, then, take fast hold of Christ, and say—

"Through floods and flames, if Jesus lead,
I'll follow where He goes."

 

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 Wednesdays use Romans 15:5-6.

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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 Wednesdays:-

pray for businesses, shops, offices, factories and other work places, for integrity, truth and compassion.

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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:-

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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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