Time-out Tuesday

As we journey through these closing days of February 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

In the evening you are invited to join with others for our Church Family Gathering for Prayer – on Zoom – 7.30-8.30pm

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 around the Kirk building yet?

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 February our focus has been on the words and events from the books of EXODUS and JOSHUA as we begin the theme of Before the Good News – God’s Plan Begins . 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 26th February, 2024

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

Reading : JOSHUA chapter 24 verses 5-13
Meditation : take time and consider this passage this Sunday morning.

What words stay with you?
How has God led you over the years?

Then Pray with your own words in response to this faithful and merciful God

In Jesus’ name, Amen

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on OPEN DOORS at work in the Philippines
God of grace and mercy and rich blessing, hear our prayers we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from JOSHUA chapter 24 verses 5-13
Reflect on what you read and then pause to pray to this God in response

Praise the LORD!

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
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 JOSHUA 24 verses 1-4 – 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 Ukraine, Israel, Gaza, 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

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve……But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.

Joshua 24 verse 15

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….Who do you think you are?

Daily Devotions for Sunday 25th February, 2024

2nd Sunday in Lent

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

Reading : JOSHUA chapter 24 verses 1-4
Meditation : take time and consider this part of the chapter this Sunday morning.
Covenant renewal

What do these words mean for you today?

And then pray in response – to this God, our God

O God of faithful promise
We bow before you
We believe in you
We trust in you
We offer you our covenant promise
This new day
In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Midday
Pray the Prayer for the Month as your own midday prayer

O LORD our God
The God of Moses and Joshua
The God of miracles and signs
O LORD our God
Come near to us

O LORD our God
The God of miracles and signs
The God of holy things
O LORD our God
Be merciful to us

O LORD our God
The God of holy things
The God of battles and victories
O LORD our God
Help us we call out

In Jesus’ name
Amen and Amen

Evening
Reading : read these particular verses again from JOSHUA chapter 24 verses 1-4
Reflect on the truths behind the words and then Pray in response to this God

O LORD, hear our evening prayers we ask
As we thank you for the blessings of this Sunday
As we believe and trust in you
As we pilgrimage on towards tomorrow
With hope and confidence in You above all others
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Saturday Evening Prayer with Others

As we step into Sunday….. with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from JOSHUA chapter 23 – 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 Saturday – 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 Ukraine, Israel, Gaza, Yemen and other parts of our world in deep need at this time

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