On this Tuesday in July you are invited to pause and pray with others in our Church Family.
We use the Midday Prayers from the Northumbrian Community.
P-ause with God
R-ejoice in His blessings given
A-sk for those on our church family prayer list and the needs of our world at this time – especially in Ukraine and Russia
Y-ield to His Kingdom ways
As July has arrived…
As a Church 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.
As we journey through 2022, in this summer break, the Upper Room will not be open this Tuesday…but you are encouraged to take time-out with God at some point…
You may therefore find a quiet place a help…..
* A space for yourself to be still in a busy world
** To pause and pray with God – the God of all comfort, wisdom, mercy and hope
* To listen to God – Father Son and Holy Spirit – in these times
You are invited to visit the Peace Pathway as you walk the grounds around the Kirk building whatever day of the week you choose 8am – 8pm – there are eight helpful reflections and prayers – starting at the Offering House.
You are also invited 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.
You are also reminded of the Prayer Wall available on the Kirk website under the Prayer tab – a place you can bring your prayers – and ask for prayer from the Prayer Team if appropriate. At this time of war in Ukraine you may want to add your own prayer for our world at this time.
The Daily Devotions are taking us to a daily time of considering God’s Good News with God’s written Word in the book of ROMANS during 2022 – 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 ISAIAH for the summer weeks of July and August. 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 recent 11 days
May we each and all experience time-out with the Living and True God – whenever – wherever – as we journey through these refreshing days of Summer 2022.
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus, Saviour and Lord
Reading : ISAIAH chapter 12
Meditation : take time and consider this very short chapter this morning.
A Hymn of Thanksgiving.
What do the words mean to you at this time?
Is there a song of thanksgiving on your lips?
Take time to Pray in response – words of thanksgiving to our God
We can but worship you this day O LORD
Singing our hymns of thanksgiving
We can but ask for those in need or trouble this day O LORD
Those who are not in a place of thanksgiving
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
Ask and seek and knock……and hear
Father God…thank you.
Reading : read these verses again from ISAIAH chapter 12
Reflect…. and then Pray as your day closes
God of Isaiah and the God of today,
The God of strong love
The God of eternal faithfulness
My God, our God,
Hear our evening prayers
As we thank you for your help today
As we journey from today to tomorrow
As we name others we care about before you
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
As we step into this week – with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from ISAIAH chapter 11 – as we continue to consider the GOOD NEWS about Jesus through 2022
We PAUSE with the Lord in prayer as the day closes
We REJOICE in the blessings He has given this day – to us and to others
We ASK for His presence, peace and strength – for ourselves and for others in our world at this time
We YIELD – say Yes – to His Kingdom ways for tomorrow
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Holy Spirit
Reading : ISAIAH chapter 11
Meditation : take the time to consider this passage today.
The Peaceful Kingdom.
Exiles will return.
What words or images stay with you?
What is God saying to you this morning about His ways?
What is your response to God’s Word today?
Pray in response – to our God , the God who is with us
Pray your own words at the start of this day
Of praise and worship
Of confession and trust
Of need – for yourself and others
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Pray God’s blessings on the Church in our city
O LORD, have mercy we call out and pour rich blessings!
Reading : read the passage again prayerfully at the end of your day
Reflect….. and then pray to God in response
LORD God, the LORD Almighty, hear my prayer this evening.
As I thank you for the blessings of this day
As I call out to you for others
As I lay myself and this world before you
In Jesus’ name. Amen.