Daily Devotions for Thursday 20th January, 2022

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Father God

Reading : ROMANS 2 verses 1-16

Meditation : take time and consider this part of the Bible this morning.
God’s Judgment.
What do the words mean for you today?
What is your response to God’s Word this morning?

And then pray in response – as your day starts

Pray your own words to the LORD our God.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on the work of Christian Aid in 2022
Father God…hear our prayers and bless this work we ask.

Evening
Reading : read this passage again from ROMANS 2 verses 1-16
Reflect on the truths behind the words at the end of your day
and Pray in response to God – this God we believe and trust in

O LORD, hear our evening prayers
As we return our praise to you
For all your good gifts to us
Oh again we call out
In wrath, remember mercy!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Evening Prayer with Others

As we journey through this week – with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from ROMANS chapter 1 verses 16-32

We PAUSE with the Lord in prayer

We REJOICE in the blessings He has given this day

We ASK for His presence, peace and strength – for ourselves and for others

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

Daily Devotions for Wednesday 19th January, 2022

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Three in One

Reading : ROMANS 1 verses 16-32

Meditation : prayerfully consider these words this morning
The Power of the Gospel.
The Guilt of Mankind.

What words stays with you?
What is God teaching/reminding you today?

Then pray in response to this God of ours
Praying for ourselves
Our friends and neighbours
And our city
Our nation
And our world

In Jesus’ name
Amen and amen

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on Edinburgh City Mission in 2022
O LORD, hear our prayers and bless this work real good we ask.

Evening

Reading : read the verses again from ROMANS 1 verses 16-32
Reflect on the words you read and then pray in response

LORD God, merciful God, our God, hear our evening prayers
As we thank you for all you have provided this day
As we thank you for your Church worldwide
As we thank you for our Church Family at Liberton
Oh give saving grace in our day we call out!
In Jesus’ name, Amen

Tuesday Evening Prayer with Others

As we have stepped into a new week – with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from ROMANS chapter 1 verses 8-15

We PAUSE with the Lord in prayer

We REJOICE in the blessings He has given this day

We ASK for His presence, peace and strength – for ourselves and for others

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

Evening Prayer with Others

As we have stepped into a new week – with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from ROMANS chapter 1 verses 1-7

We PAUSE with the Lord in prayer

We REJOICE in the blessings He has given this day

We ASK for His presence, peace and strength – for ourselves and for others

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

Time-Out Tuesday

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, and COVID-19 guidelines are carefully followed.
Please do remember to take a lateral flow test before you come out…..face coverings and 2m social distancing please.

As we journey further into this New Year, the Upper Room will be open this Tuesday 7.30am-7.30pm – and perhaps this will be a place for you to visit – for the first time?

* To find space to be still in a busy world
** To pause and pray with God – for yourself and for others at this time of the year
* To listen to God – Father Son and Holy Spirit – in these slower days and moments

There will be opportunities to pause and pray with others – at 8am – 12 noon – 7pm – and John and those who gather will be glad to share these with you.

You are 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 new coronavirus cases 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 – and you may want to pause to pray with others at the start of each day. 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…

May we each and all experience time-out with the Living and True God – whenever – wherever – as we journey through these early days of 2022.