Upper Room Tuesday Offering House

As we journey through these closing days of June 2024….and reflect on God’s walk with us…

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 this Tuesday – before taking a summer break until 2nd Tuesday in August – and you are encouraged to take time-out with God…..to find a quiet place with space at this busy time of year…..7.30am-7.00pm……with opportunities to pray with John and others at 8am… Midday and 7pm….

* A space for you to be still in your busy needy 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

You are also encouraged to visit the Offering House – beside the gates – 8am-5pm each day – where you can find more information 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. Have you walked the Word for Today round the church building? It takes about 20-30 minutes and is focussed on words from Matthew 14 verses 22-33…. The COVID-19 memorial is now in place, beside the Cairn, and you may want to visit and pause there.

You are also encouraged to use the bench at the top left of the Kirkyard (under the large tree – weather permitting!) to pause and pray – to be still with God – to ask, seek, knock, wait and receive.

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 June our focus is on the book of Proverbs and some Psalms. 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 the Thy Kingdom Come global prayer venture daily reflections on our YouTube channel….from members of our Church Family providing a Sunday reflection over the 11 days period. This year the venture ran 9-19 May. Will you still be praying for 5??

May we each and all experience time-out with the Living and True God – whenever – wherever – as we continue to journey through 2024.

Daily Devotions for Monday 24th June, 2024

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Holy Spirit

Reading : PROVERBS 11 verse 1
Meditation : take time and consider this verse this Monday morning.

What is your response to these words?

Then Pray with your own words in response to our God
Praying for local businesses near to your home

In Jesus’ name, Amen

Pray God’s blessing on believers in Morocco
God of grace and mercy and rich blessing, hear our prayers we ask.

Reading : read these words again from PROVERBS 11 verse 1
Reflect on what you read and then pause to pray to our God in response

The LORD takes pleasure in his people;
he honours the humble with victory.
Let God’s people rejoice in their triumph
and sing joyfully all night long.

And so to you, O God, we bring our evening words of prayer
With thanksgiving
With confession
With hope
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Bible Verse for the Week and Sunday Morning Reflection

A gossip betrays a confidence,
but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

Proverbs 11 verse 13

Do you follow our Sunday morning reflection on the Bible Verse for the Week?

It is found on our YouTube channel…and our Facebook page……..8am each Sunday morning.

The link to this morning’s – from John – is below….a gossip…..

Thy Kingdom Come – Cheeky Pandas – storybook time!

As we move onward from Thy Kingdom Come 2024 ……so we keep praying!!

Each Sunday at Midday we are re-visiting the daily themes – including the Cheeky Pandas and Youth Videos for the younger members of our Church Family!

Here was the Cheeky Pandas post from TKC with the Jesus Storybook….. telling a story for us to ponder afresh…..

Daily Devotions for Sunday 23rd June, 2024

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from the Living God

Reading : PSALM 71
We take time to consider these words of prayer this morning ….
An old man’s prayer

What words stay with you?

And then pray in response to this God, our God
Naming others known to you in a hard place at this time

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Pray the Prayer for the Month as your own midday prayer

O LORD our God

Teach us how
To trust You with all our heart
and lean not on our own understanding;

Help us
In all our ways to submit to You,
and know You will make our paths straight.

For we believe and trust in You
Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Amen and Amen

Reading : read these words again from PSALM 71
Reflect on these verses and then Pray in response at the end of your day

O LORD, our Great Protector,
We bring our evening sacrifice of praise to you
For who you are
As we acknowledge You our Help even this day.
As we name others in need
Give strength and peace and courage we ask
In His saving name, Amen.