Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God
Reading : HEBREWS 12 verses 28 and 29
Meditation : take time to consider what these verses teach us about the Kingdom of God.
What are you challenged and encouraged by this morning?
Then take the time to Pray to this God, our Eternal God
In Jesus’ Name
Pray God’s blessing on members of your family at this time
O LORD God, have mercy on each and all and hear our prayers this day.
Reading : read these verses again from HEBREWS 12
Reflect on the words…. And then pray to the LORD our God
Hear our evening prayers, O Eternal God, as this day ends.
We believe and trust in You and lay ourselves before You.
We thank you that Your Kingdom is unshakeable!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
After the Church Gathering for Prayer you are invited to pause and pray at this time of the evening
You may wish to revisit the Daily Devotions passage from Colossians 1.1-14
You may want to be still with Father God
You may need to name others before Him
Upper Room day and Evening Gathering for Prayer
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus, Saviour and Lord
Reading : COLOSSIANS 1 verses 1-14
Meditation : take time and consider this passage this morning.
Brought into the Kingdom of the Son.
What do these verses mean for you in your life?
Pray in response to what you have read
Taking time to praise in prayer for God’s grace to you
O God of amazing grace
In Jesus’ name,
Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
Ask, seek, knock….hear!
Father God…thank you.
Reading : read the verses again from COLOSSIANS 1
Reflect on the words…. and then Pray with Praise….to the LORD our God
God of Paul and the Colossians, our God,
We bring our evening worship to you
As we lay ourselves and our Church before you
As we acknowledge what you are saying to us at this time
In Jesus’ name.
Amen and Amen.
As a Church we set aside a Tuesday each week and provide a place with space – the UPPER ROOM – a place for time-out. In the early weeks and months of lockdown it was not possible to open and run this space….BUT IT IS THIS TUESDAY!!
You are invited to….
* A place with space
** For time-out
* Private prayer
** With God
Above the Kirkgate Cafe…..7.30am-7.30pm
Opportunites to pray with others will be possible at 8am…12 noon and 7pm
There are guidelines to follow…..including wearing a face covering.
But…..our Tuesdays – and every day – can still be an opportunity for time out…..with God…..where we are…at home or at work
You are invited to pause regularly at some time during the day and be still with God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
You are encouraged to speak with Him….to listen to Him.…to receive from Him…especially at this time as we seek to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church in our times.
The PATHWAY of PEACE around the Kirkyard is now closed but you can still walk around the Kirk and as you walk and think and reflect and pray in these days know that God is still walking with you. You will find that there are prompts to consider from the Bible as you prayerfully walk – the online church magazine has more information.
You are invited to share in the Midday Prayers and Evening Prayers that will be posted online at 12noon and 9pm on various days on the Kirk website and on our social media pages. We are also encouraged to pray with others in our city and across our land at 5pm….focussing on all those affected by the coronavirus…..and during this particular week you are invited to join with others and pray for all those affected afresh by the new coronavirus restrictions.
You are invited to pray with others in our Church family as we journey through 2020 together…..and to listen for what God is saying to us in these particular days.
You are therefore invited to the Church monthly Gathering for Prayer via Zoom…..Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. This month our evening together will include a time of waiting before God and bringing our Prayers of Lament as well as focussing on our country in these days and the national time of Remembrance. You are encouraged to be a part of this venture of faith.
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Holy Spirit
Reading : ACTS 1 verses 1-11
Meditation : take time to consider these words as your day starts.
Jesus is taken up to Heaven.
What is God teaching you today?
What is your response to His Word this morning?
Then Pray with honesty in response to the LORD our God
Pray your own words at the start of this day
Of praise and thanksgiving
Of confession and trust
For our nation
For our world
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Pray God’s blessing on your neighbours at this time
God of grace and mercy and rich blessing, hear our prayers we ask.
Reading : read these verses again from ACTS 1
Reflect prayerfully on what you read and then pray to our God in response
Eternal and Faithful One, hear my evening prayer
O help me to ever be an upward looking person
As I lay myself and this world before you at the end of today
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from the Living God
Reading : PSALM 119 verse 116
Meditation : take time and consider this part of the Psalm this Sunday morning.
What do the words mean for you today?
What is God teaching you this morning?
And then pray in response – using the verse as you turn to prayer
O God of truth
We bow before you
We believe in you
We trust in you
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Pray the Lord’s Prayer as your own 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 this particular verse again from Psalm 119
Reflect on the words written here and then Pray in response to this God of ours
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
In Jesus’ name we ask, Amen.