Daily Devotions for Wednesday 24th April, 2024

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Three in One

Reading : NEHEMIAH chapter 6 v1 – chapter 7 v 7
Meditation : prayerfully consider these words this morning
More opposition
Completion of the wall

What words stays with you?
What is God teaching/reminding you about His ways today?

Then pray in response to this God of ours
Pray with confidence
Pray with honesty
Pray with humility
Pray for those struggling with completing a task

In Jesus’ name
Amen and amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on our Messy Church Team
O LORD, hear our prayers and bless them all real good we ask.

Evening
Reading : read the verses again from NEHEMIAH chapter 6 v1 – chapter 7 v 7
Reflect on the words you read and then pray in response

LORD God, merciful God, our God, hear our evening prayers
As we thank you for all you have provided this day
As we thank you for your Church worldwide
Telling others of this Jesus
Even in the face of opposition
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 23rd April, 2024

Upper Room day

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus, Saviour and Lord

Reading : NEHEMIAH chapter 5
Nehemiah helps the poor

What words or images stay with you?
What is God teaching/reminding you today?

Pray in response to what you have read
Taking time to pause and listen for God’s answer to you

I call to the LORD for help;
I plead with him.
I bring him all my complaints;
I tell him all my troubles.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

Midday
Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
Ask, seek, knock….hear!
Father God…thank you.

Evening
Reading : NEHEMIAH chapter 5
Read these words again – reflect and then pray in response to our God

I call to the LORD for help;
I plead with him.
I bring him all my complaints;
I tell him all my troubles.

In Jesus’ name.
Amen and Amen.

Tuesday Time-Out

As we journey through these days of April 2024….

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 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 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….

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 April our focus is on the words and events from the books of Ruth, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther. 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 reflection over the 11 days period. This year the venture will run 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 journey through 2024.

Daily Devotions for Monday 22nd April, 2024

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

Reading : NEHEMIAH chapter 4
Meditation : take time and consider this passage this Sunday morning.
Opposition to the rebuilding

What words stay with you?
Is there somewhere you are experiencing opposition

Then Pray with your own words in response to God
Honestly
Humbly

In Jesus’ name, Amen

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on our Hospitality Team
God of grace and mercy and rich blessing, hear our prayers we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from NEHEMIAH chapter 4
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
Forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Sunday Evening Prayer with Others

As we step into a new week….. with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from NEHEMIAH chapter 3 – as we consider BEFORE THE GOOD NEWS – GOD’S PLAN BEGINS through 2024.

We PAUSE with the Lord in prayer as the day closes….

We REJOICE in the help and blessings He has given this particular Sunday – to us and to others

We ASK for His presence, peace and strength – for ourselves and for others in our church family and our nation and in our world at this time – especially prayerfully supporting the people of Israel, Gaza, Iran, Ukraine, Russia, Yemen and other parts of our world in deep need at this time

We YIELD – say Yes – to His Kingdom ways for tomorrow

Bible Verse for the Week and Sunday Morning Reflection

Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!

Nehemiah 4 verse 20

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 Alastair – is below….Sound the Trumpet!