Evening Prayer with Others

As we step into a new week….. with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from ROMANS chapter 15 verses 18-21– 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 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

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

Advent Time-Out Tuesday

As we journey through the season of ADVENT……

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 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 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…..

In the evening we gather over Zoom for our monthly Church Family Gathering for Prayer – 7.30-8.30pm – when we take time to give thanks, to wait and listen to Father God and focus on the needs of our Church Family and elsewhere in our prayer time.

You are invited 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. There is a focus in the Offering House for you to visit and ponder on the theme of ADVENT.

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 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 this part of the Bible. During December we focus on Advent and Christmas with the Prophets and Matthew and Luke. 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 this season of Advent 2022.

Daily Devotions for Monday 28th November, 2022

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

Reading : ROMANS chapter 15 verses 18-21

Meditation : take time and consider this passage this Monday morning.
Paul’s Reasons.
What words stay with you?
What are your plans for today?

Then Pray with your own words in response to the LORD our God

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done

As you step into today
As you plan for tomorrow

In Jesus’ name, Amen

Pray God’s blessing on the Church in Scotland
God of grace and mercy and rich blessing, hear our prayers we ask.

Reading : read these verses again from ROMANS chapter 15 verses 18-21
Reflect on what you read and then pray to our 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
As we look back on today
As we step into tomorrow
In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Thy Kingdom Come – Offer revisited

As a Church we were part of the global prayer venture earlier this year – Thy Kingdom Come.

This prayer continues around the world!

Each Sunday at Midday we are re-visiting one of the 11 daily themes….and this time we revisit the theme of OFFERas we watch and listen with others on this Sunday….

Daily Devotions for Sunday 27th November, 2022

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

Reading : ROMANS chapter 15

Meditation : take time and consider these words written by Paul this Sunday morning.
Pleasing Others.
Paul’s Plans.

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

And then pray in response to this God of encouragement
– noting again the words of verses 1-6 as you turn to prayer
For yourself and for others

O God of patience and encouragement
We bow before you
We believe in you
We trust in you
We name others before you
In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Pray the Prayer for the Month as your own midday prayer

Lord, we thank You for our founder, Paul
We thank You for his wisdom and resolve
Help us to understand the intricacy
Of his message, and to follow You as a Christian Nation
Built from the ‘nations’.
In Jesus’ name


Reading : read these particular verses again from ROMANS chapter 15
Reflect on the words and images and then Pray in response to this God

O God of patience and encouragement
We bow before you
We believe in you
We trust in you
We name others before you
As we thank you for the blessings of this Sunday
In Jesus’ Name, Amen