Time-Out Tuesday in Lent

As we journey through these closing days of March 2023…in this season of Lent…

At Liberton Kirk we usually set aside a Tuesday each week and provide a place with space – the UPPER ROOM – a place for time-out in our busy days above the Kirkgate Cafe. This is a safe place for you to be.

The Upper Room will be open once again this Tuesday…..and you are invited to take time-out with God at some point…7.30am – 7.30pm….and to pause with Him….reflecting…praying….

This is a quiet place…..a safe place for you and God to take time-out together

* A space for you to be still in a busy world
** To pause and pray with God at this time – the God of all comfort, wisdom, mercy and hope
* To listen to God – Father Son and Holy Spirit – in these times

There are opportunities to pause and pray with others at 8am, 12 noon and 7pm….and John and others gathered then will be happy to see you at any of these times…..or you can arrange to pray with the Prayer Team at some point suitable for you….

In the evening….we gather on Zoom for our monthly church family Gathering for Prayer – 7.30-8.30pm…..when we take time to give thanks for blessings received….wait and listen with God….focus on the Church in need in our world….and pray for each other. All are invited!

You are also invited to walk round the Kirk, pondering some of the words laid out at the various stations…from PSALM 139….or to visit the Offering House – beside the gates – 8am-5pm each day – there are several helpful reflections and prayers – and helpful leaflets and booklets about our faith and our Kirk. There is also a Prayer Request Box situated here for you to leave your own personal requests – our Prayer Team will prayerfully support those you name.

The Daily Devotions have been taking us to a daily time of considering God’s Good News with God’s written Word – and you may want to pause to pray with others at the start of each day as we consider the truths behind the words of this part of the Bible. During March our focus continues on the theme of Telling Others the Good News from Matthew’s Gospel and dipping into Psalms at the weekends. This is available on the Kirk website blog and our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter from 7am- and in the church magazine.

And – don’t forget the brief Sunday morning Reflection at 8am…….and you can still revisit Thy Kingdom Come global prayer venture daily reflections on our YouTube channel…..from our Prayer Ministry Team providing a reflection over the 11 days period

May we each and all experience time-out with the Living and True God – whenever – wherever – as we step into the month of April 2023.

Daily Devotions for DECEMBER 2022

This very day in David’s town your Saviour was born – Christ the Lord!
Luke 2 verse 11

During 2022 we have been looking daily at the theme of GOOD NEWS as we journeyed with Paul through his letter to the ROMANS
– and pausing at our times of Midday Devotion to pray for others in our church family, our city and our world.

In December, as the year closes, we focus on ADVENT and CHRISTMAS with the Prophets and Matthew and Luke.

We are all encouraged to listen for God’s voice and make our response as we journey together in our ‘rhythm of devotion’

These Devotions are but one way to feed on God’s Word in the morning, at midday, in the evening… to pray with Him continually through the day and even to share with others the treasures or hurdles you discover.
The Church website and Facebook page (even on a handy mobile) provide a fuller daily devotional page. However it all follows the pattern below which the information provided fits into, based on the Kirk’s origins of the Celtic and Northumbrian traditions which we started as a church family in 2015.

Reading and Meditation on the content and Prayer of response
Prayer – mostly for others
Verse(s) from the morning reading
Reflection and Prayer at the end of the day

A Prayer for the Month of DECEMBER

Dear Lord, help us to remember at this time of
Presents and Puddings,
Cards and Chocolates,
Paper hats and Limericks
With all the Glitz of Christmas celebration
That the King of Glory came Humbly into our world.
In Jesus’ name

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be Your Name.
Your kingdom come
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory.
Now and for ever

Thy Kingdom Come – at this time

As a Church we followed the venture of prayer – Thy Kingdom Come – earlier this year. This prayer continues.

Each Sunday at midday we have been pausing to remember the 11 daily themes and videos that were posted.

On this particular Sunday…we pause to pray with others…for our nation…for the members of the Royal Family….as we turn our eyes upward…

Our Father in heaven
Hallowed is Your name
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy will be done
On earth
As it is in heaven
Give us today our daily bread
Forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who have sinned against us
For Yours is all the power and the glory
For ever and ever

Amen and Amen

(Thanku Church of Scotland for this image)