Evening Prayer with Others

As we step into a new week….. with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from EPHESIANS 4 verses 25-32 – as we consider TELLING OTHERS THE GOOD NEWS about Jesus through 2023.

We PAUSE with the Lord in prayer as the day closes

We REJOICE in the help and blessings He has given this particular Monday – 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 Sudan, Yemen, Ukraine and other parts of our world in deep need at this time

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


Daily Devotions for Monday 8th May, 2023

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

Reading : EPHESIANS 4 verses 25-32
Meditation : take the time to consider this passage today.
God’s People.
Living as light in the world.

What words or images stay with you?
What is God saying to you this morning about His Kingdom ways?
What is your response to God’s Word today?

Pray in response – to our God , the God of the Church.

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 those on your personal prayer list
O LORD, have mercy on each and all and give help we ask

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
Confessing the failures of Your Church even of this day
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Devotions for Sunday 7th May, 2023

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

Reading : EPHESIANS 4 verses 1-16
Meditation : take time and consider these words this Sunday morning.
Unity in the Church.
God’s People.

What words stay with you?
What encourages and challenges you today?

And then pray in response to the LORD our God
Pray your own prayer for the Church in these days.

O LORD our God,
Hear our prayers this morning.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Pray the Prayer for the Month as your own midday prayer

Dear LORD God,
As we witness the trials and the groaning of your beautiful creation,
which in large part we have caused, we ask You humbly
to grant us Your wisdom to try to put right all that we have done to foul it up.
We also ask You to bring about that new Kingdom with a
New Heaven and Earth to the end that we can see how Great is Our God!
We ask this of You, Mighty God, so that we may look forward to Your closer presence, through the blessings of Jesus our Saviour,
and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Reading : read these verses again from EPHESIANS 4 verses 1-16
Reflect on all that is said here in this particular passage and then Pray in response to our God

O LORD, our God,
Hear our evening prayers for Your Church
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Tuesday Tuesday

As we journey through these closing days of January 2023……

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 once again this Tuesday…..and you are invited to take time-out with God at some point…7.30am – 7.30pm….and to pause with Him….reflecting…praying….

This is a quiet place…..a safe place for you and God to take time-out together

* A space for you to be still in a busy world
** To pause and pray with God at this significant time – the God of all comfort, wisdom, mercy and hope
* To listen to God – Father Son and Holy Spirit – in these times

There are opportunities to pause and pray with others at 8am, 12 noon and 7pm….and John and others gathered then will be happy to see you at any of these times…..or you can arrange to pray with the Prayer Team at some point suitable for you….

In the evening, we gather on Zoom to pray together as a Church Family…..giving thanks, waiting and listening with God, asking for wisdom and guidance for the way ahead for the wider parish group of churches and to name others in need in our church at this time.

You are also invited to walk round the Kirk, pondering some of Paul’s words to the church in Ephesus at various stations…..or to visit the Offering House – beside the gates – 8am-5pm – there are several helpful reflections and prayers – 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.

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 January and February our focus on Telling Others the Good News from Matthew’s Gospel. 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 11 days period

May we each and all experience time-out with the Living and True God – whenever – wherever – as we journey through this January and February 2023.

A Call to Saturday Evening Prayer with Others

As your Saturday closes you are invited to pause and pray with others in our Church Family as we step into Sunday – the 1st Sunday in Advent

You may want to revisit the Daily Devotions for today from EPHESIANS 6 verses 10-20

You are encouraged to follow the pattern of P-R-A-Y which we have found to be a blessing from Lectio365/24-7 Prayer

P ause in God’s presence – acknowledge He is with you where you are

R ejoice in the blessings of this day He has given

A sk
for His help – for yourself and for a situation/person known to you at this time

Y ield to His Kingdom will for tomorrow – say yes!

Daily Devotions for Saturday 27th November, 2021

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus, Son of God

Reading : EPHESIANS 6 verses 10-20

Meditation : As we pause with Jesus this morning…
We slow down and take time to consider these words from Paul
What is God teaching/reminding you here?

And then take time to Pray in response to our God

P-ause as we consider our victorious King
R-ejoice in who Jesus is
A-sk to be more like Him – even today
Y-ield to follow Him closer today

Amen we pray together this new day.


Pray the Lord’s Prayer as your midday 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

Reading : read the verses again from EPHESIANS 6
Reflect on the words…. and then Pause to Pray in response to what you have read

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

In Jesus’ name, Amen.