Prayer

Liberton Kirk Celtic Daily Devotions for June 2017

‘Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable,
let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.’
Hebrews 12 verse 28            

As the year moves on and the season of Looking INWARD together moves from Pentecost towards summer, we continue considering the prayer venture THY KINGDOM COME which is being promoted in our world from the May 25th until Pentecost on June 4th (www.thykingdomcome.global) and then complete following the Sunday morning sermon themes on the book of 1 PETER – living as God’s people in this world.

 We are encouraged to listen for His voice as together we continue in our ‘rhythm of devotion’ during 2017.

The Devotions are but one way to feed on God’s Word in the morning, at midday, and in the evening… to pray with Him continually through your 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.

Morning
Reading and Meditation on the content and a Prayer of response

Midday
Prayer – mostly for others

Evening
Verse(s) from the morning reading
Reflection and Prayer at the end of the day 

A Prayer for the Month

A Prayer for the Month of June

Holy Spirit of God
Fall on us
Fall on us 

Cleansing Spirit of God
Flow through us
Flow through us 

Moulding Spirit of God
Shape us
Shape us 

Powerful Spirit of God
Fall on us
Fall on us 

Spirit of the Living God
Fall afresh on us
Break us
Melt us
Mould us
Fill us
Use us 

Holy Spirit of God
Fall on us 

Amen 

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

Amen

Liberton Kirk Celtic Daily Devotions for May 2017

 

‘But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.’                 1 Peter 2 verse 9

            

As the year moves on in the season of Looking INWARD together, so we travel between Easter and Pentecost. During the month we shall take the time to continue following the Sunday morning themes in the book of 1 PETER.

 We are encouraged to listen for God’s voice as we continue in our ‘rhythm of devotion’ during 2017…..and to consider the prayer venture THY KINGDOM COME which is being promoted in our world from the 25th until Pentecost.   (Have a look online at www.thykingdomcome.global?)

The Devotions are but one way to feed on God’s Word in the morning, at midday and in the evening… to pray with Him continually through your 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.

Morning
Reading and Meditation on the content and a Prayer of response

Midday
Prayer – mostly for others

Evening
Verse(s) from the morning reading
Reflection and Prayer at the end of the day 

 

A Prayer for the Month

A Prayer for the Month of May

O Lord,
For the hope
to which you call us,
imperfect though we are,
We thank you, Risen Christ.

For your willingness
to accept us
simply as we are,
We thank you, Risen Christ. 

Take these lives,
Transform us,
Bless us
And revive us
That we might better serve you
As our King. 

For the hope
to which you call us,
imperfect though we are,
We thank you, Risen Christ! 

Amen 

(Adapted from The Act of Prayer by John Birch – ‘Ascension Day’, page 69)

 

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.

Amen

 

‘He was painfully abused, but he did not complain. He was silent like a lamb being led to the butcher, as quiet as a sheep having its wool cut off.’         Isaiah 53 verse 7        

As the year moves on and the season of Looking UPWARD together moves into Looking INWARD, so we come to April and the season of celebrating Easter. We shall take time to complete following the Sunday morning themes on The Way of the Cross’ and then we start to consider the book of 1 PETER.  

We are encouraged to listen for His voice as we continue in our ‘rhythm of devotion’ during 2017, recognising the importance of daily spending time with God, walking and talking with Him and the need to make prayer a priority in our Christian  lives – individually and together.

The 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 your 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.

Morning
Reading and Meditation on the content
Prayer of response

Midday
Prayer – mostly for others

Evening
Verse(s) from the morning reading
Reflection and Prayer at the end of the day 

 

A Prayer for the Month

A Prayer for the Month of April

Suffering Saviour
Servant King
We bow before You 

Lamb of God
Son of Man
We owe You everything 

Prince of Peace
King of kings
We live to serve You 

Jesus, Name above all names
We love You
We adore You 

In this world and the next.
Amen

 

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.   Amen


Liberton Kirk Celtic Daily Devotions – March 2017

‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven… ………….Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.’                     Matthew 5 verses 3 and 7

As the year moves on and the season of Looking UPWARD together continues, so we come to March and the time of Lent. We shall take time to look at Jesus’ words in Matthew 5-7 before following the Sunday themes on ‘The Way of the Cross’ as we draw nearer to Easter.

 We are encouraged to listen for His voice as we continue in our ‘rhythm of devotion’ during 2017.

The Devotions are but one way to feed on God’s Word in the morning, at midday and in the evening…
to pray with Him continually through your 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.

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

 

A Prayer for the Month

A Prayer for the Month of March

O God
Our Strength and Redeemer
Our Comforter and Helper
Come to us

O Lord
Our Teacher and Master
Our Companion and Saviour
Come to us

O Holy One
Our Servant King
Save us!

Amen

 

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…Amen


Liberton Celtic Devotions – February 2017

‘You are my God. I worship you. In my heart, I long for you, as I would long for a stream in a scorching desert.’                Psalm 63 verse 1        

As the year moves on and the season of Looking UPWARD together continues, so it gives us another opportunity for a God-ward vision in the company of the book of PSALMS…..and to pray for the Church world-wide in our times of Midday Devotion.

We are all encouraged to listen for His voice as we continue in our ‘rhythm of devotion’ during 2017.

The 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 your 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.

Morning
Reading and Meditation on the content
Prayer of response

Midday
Prayer – mostly for others

Evening
Verse(s) from the morning reading
Reflection and Prayer at the end of the day 

 

A Prayer for the Month

A Prayer for the Month of February

“Lord, I have heard of your fame;
I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.
Repeat them in our day,
in our time make them known;
in wrath remember mercy.”

Our plans soon fail us, and our best intentions go awry;
We dare, when wisdom would delay;
Or dither, when you urge us: press on!
Impatiently we wait, in the space in-between,
all that we are and all that we will be,
when we see Him face to face.

“Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Saviour.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
He enables me to tread on the heights”

Amen

Quotations from Habakkuk 3:2,18-19.
Timothy Sinclair

 

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

Amen

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Liberton Kirk Celtic Daily Devotions – January 2017

Key Verse from the Bible

‘Give ear, O God, and hear…. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act!’              Daniel 9 verses 18-19

So a New Year begins! And a new season – of Looking UPWARD together.
It is an opportunity to start the year with a God-ward vision in the company of daring DANIEL and then briefly HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, JONAH, MICAH, NAHUM before we end the month in the company of good old complaining HABBAKUK – yes – all of them in the same month!!

We are encouraged to listen for His voice as these prophets start us off on our ‘rhythm of devotion’ in 2017.

The 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 your 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 given fits into, based on the Kirk’s origins of the Celtic and Northumbrian traditions.

Morning
Reading and Meditation on the content and Prayer of response

Midday
Prayer – mostly for others

Evening
Verse(s) from the morning reading
Reflection and Prayer at the end of the day

 

A Prayer for the Month

A Prayer for the Month of January 

Gracious God,
Where we are weak, show us.
Where we are complacent, challenge us.
Where we are faithless, rebuke us.
Where we are wrong, forgive us.
In this new year
Grant us a mind to know You,
A heart to love You,
A spirit to serve You
A voice raised in prayer to You
And a life to proclaim You.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
Amen!

Adapted from Prayer before Worship
Palmerston Place Church, 7th February 2016

 

 

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

Amen.

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Liberton Kirk Daily Devotions  –  December 2016

 

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

Amen.