Midday Prayers with Others

On this Tuesday in September – you are invited to pause and pray where you are with those gathered in the Upper Room today……

P-ause with God
R-ejoice in His blessings given
A-sk for the needs of our church family, the SEECoS churches, our nation and our world at this time – especially the people and leaders of Libya, Morocco, Ukraine and other countries in need
Y-ield to His Kingdom ways

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 19th September, 2023

Upper Room day

Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus, Saviour and Lord

Reading : JOHN chapter 5 verses 19-23 again
Meditation : take time and consider these words of Jesus again this morning.
The Father. The Son.

What words or images stay with you?
What is God saying to you afresh today?

Take time to pause and Pray in response to what you have read
Taking time to pause and listen for God’s answer to you

I call to the LORD for help;
I plead with him.
I bring him all my complaints;
I tell him all my troubles.

We believe
Help our unbelief

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 JOHN 5 verses 19-23 – in another version?
Reflect on these words of Jesus…. and then Pray….to the LORD our God
Father, Son and Holy Spirit

With thanksgiving

I call to the LORD for help;
I plead with him.
I bring him all my complaints;
I tell him all my troubles.

In Jesus’ name.
Amen and Amen.

Time-Out Tuesday

As we journey onwards through September 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 this Tuesday and you are encouraged to take time-out with God…..to find a quiet place with space…..7.30am-7.30pm……with opportunities to pray with John and others at 8am…Midday and 7pm

* A space for you to be still in a busy 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

You are also invited 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.

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 September our focus will be on words and events from THE GOSPEL OF JOHN as we continue on the theme of Telling Others the Good News . 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 ran 18-28 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 the month of September 2023.

Daily Devotions for Monday 18th September, 2023

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

Reading : JOHN chapter 5 verses 30-47
Meditation : take time to consider these words of Jesus as your day starts.

What words stay with you today?
Who is this Jesus to you?

Then Pause to Pray in response to this God we believe and trust in

Pray your own words at the start of this day

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Pray God’s blessing on our Buildings Team
God of grace and mercy and rich blessing, hear our prayers we ask.

Reading : read these verses again from JOHN 5 verses 30-47 – in another version?
Reflect prayerfully on what you read and then pray to our God in response

Eternal and Faithful One,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
Hear my evening prayer
As I lay myself and this world before you at the end of today
In Jesus’ name, Amen.