On Sunday morning in the Daily Reflection John reminded us to take time with Jesus..as he spoke of the tale of two sisters.
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 now still available for one and all…whether you belong to Liberton Kirk or not.
You are invited to come….perhaps for the first time…..
* A place with space in a busy world
** For time-out in these days
* Private prayer or with others
** With Jesus
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 around.
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.
We are all invited to pray with others in our Church family as we journey through the latter weeks of 2020 together…..and to listen for what God is saying to us in these particular days.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said,
“Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
John 1 verse 29
As a Church we took part in the global prayer venture of Thy Kingdom Come earlier this year.
This ran during the 11 days between Ascension and Pentecost….many weeks and months ago now!
Each Saturday at 12 noon we are continuing to ask and seek and knock on Heaven’s door…..’Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done’…..and to pray for up to 5 people we know to meet with Jesus and to experience God’s Kingdom reign in their lives.
This week we focus on the theme of JESUS as we pause to pray with others.
We give thanks that Jesus came from heaven to earth.
We name others we long to see meet with Jesus
We pray for the Name of Jesus to be lifted high in our nation
We ask these things together in Jesus’ name, Amen!
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Father God
Reading : MATTHEW 1 verse 23
Meditation : take time to consider these words this morning.
Jesus is Immanuel = God with us
What do these words mean for you in your life – even today?
Then pray in response to the LORD as your day starts
Praying to this God who is with us
Pray your own words this morning to the LORD God……Immanuel.
In Jesus’ name. Amen and Amen.
Pray God’s blessing on those doubting God’s nearness at this time
Lord, hear our prayers and bless each and all real good we ask.
Reading : read these particular words again from MATTHEW 1.23
Reflect on what is said here – and what God is saying to you now.
Pray in response to this God who sent Jesus into our world
O LORD, hear our evening prayers as this day closes
As we return our thanks to You for this day.
As we thank you for sending Jesus
As we name others far from you at this time
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God, the Holy Spirit
Reading : PSALM 119 verse 117
Meditation : take the time to consider these words this Saturday morning.
What are you encouraged and challenged by?
Which words stay with you as your day starts?
And then take time to Pray in response to this God of ours
Make these words your own
Amen we pray together this new day.
Pray the Prayer for the Month as your own midday prayer
O Great King of kings
Your kingdom come
Your will be done
In our lives
In your Church
In this world
As it is in heaven
For yours is the eternal kingdom
All the power and heavenly glory
Now and forever
Reading : read the verse again from Psalm 119
Reflect on the words…. and then Pray in response to what you have read
LORD God, our God, hear our evening prayers.
As we worship you for who you are
As we thank you for your help this day
And name others in need before you
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus
Reading : REVELATION chapter 5
Meditation : take time to consider these verses this morning.
Worthy is the Lamb!
Imagine the scene described here.
What is your response to God’s Word today about the future Kingdom?
Take time to Pray in Praise in response
O God of future glory
As I read these words
Help me believe
And trust in You
In good times and in hard times.
Lift my eyes heavenward
Until I see my Saviour face to face
Amen – we pray together.
Pray God’s blessing on those in need of seeing God as King at this time
Father God, hear our prayers, have mercy and pour out blessings we ask
Reading : read these verses again from REVELATION 5
Reflect on the words and images
and pray in response to the LORD our God, our Saviour
Lord Jesus, hear our evening prayers
As we return our sacrifice of praise for who You are
As we bring ourselves to you at the end of this day.
As we name others before You.