As August has arrived…
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 for you to be.
As we journey through 2022, in this summer break, the Upper Room will not be open this Tuesday…but you are encouraged to take time-out with God at some point…
You may therefore find a quiet place a help…..
* A space for yourself to be still in a busy world
** To pause and pray with God – the God of all comfort, wisdom, mercy and hope
* To listen to God – Father Son and Holy Spirit – in these times
You are invited to visit the Peace Pathway as you walk the grounds around the Kirk building whatever day of the week you choose 8am-8pm – there are several helpful reflections and prayers – starting at the Offering House.
You are also 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 war in Ukraine 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 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 ISAIAH for the summer weeks of July and August. 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 these refreshing days of Summer 2022.
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
Then will the lame leap like a deer,
and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert.
Isaiah 35 verses 5 and 6
As a Church we were part of the global prayer venture – 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 seventh theme of HELP FORas we pause with God and watch and listen to a lovely short reflection….
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from the Living God
Reading : ISAIAH chapter 35.
Meditation : take time and consider this chapter this particular Sunday morning.
The Road of Holiness.
What is God teaching/reminding you today?
What is your response to Him?
And then pray in response – using some of the words as you turn to prayer
In Jesus’ Name, Amen
Pray the Lord’s Prayer as your 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 these particular verses again from ISAIAH chapter 35
Reflect on the words and images and then Pray in response to this God
Praise him, kings and all peoples,
princes and all other rulers;
young women and young men,
old people and children too.
Let them all praise the name of the LORD!
His name is greater than all others;
his glory is above earth and heaven
O LORD, hear our evening prayers of praise we ask
As we thank you for the blessings of this Sunday
As we believe and trust in you
As we pilgrimage into a new month
In Jesus’ name, Amen.