A Call to Tuesday Evening Prayer with Others

As your Tuesday closes you are invited to pause and pray with others in our Church Family as we journey through this week

You may want to revisit the Daily Devotions for today from PSALM 46

You are encouraged to follow the pattern of P-R-A-Y which we have found to be a blessing from Lectio365/24-7 Prayer

P ause in God’s presence – acknowledge He is with you where you are

R ejoice in the blessings of this day He has given

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for His help – for yourself and for a situation/person known to you at this time

Y ield to His Kingdom will for tomorrow – say yes!

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 12th October, 2021

Upper Room day – time-out with God

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

Reading : PSALM 46

Meditation : take time and consider what is written here as we pause with the psalmist.
What do the words mean to you at this time?

Take time to Pray in response – rejoicing and giving thanks to the LORD

We can but worship you and give you our thanks this day O LORD
We can but ask for those in need or trouble this day O LORD
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday
Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
Ask and seek and knock……and hear
Father God…thank you.

Evening

Reading : read these verses again from PSALM 46
Reflect…. and then Pray as your day closes

God of the psalmist and the God of today,
The God of strong love
The God of eternal faithfulness
My God, our God,
Hear our evening prayers
As we thank you for your help today
As we journey from today to tomorrow
As we name others we care about before you
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

A Call to Evening Prayer with Others

As your Monday closes you are invited to pause and pray with others in our Church Family as the new week has begun

You may want to revisit the Daily Devotions for today from PSALM 33

You are encouraged to follow the pattern of P-R-A-Y which we have found to be a blessing from Lectio365/24-7 Prayer

P ause in God’s presence – acknowledge He is with you where you are

R ejoice in the blessings of this day He has given

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for His help – for yourself and for a situation/person known to you at this time

Y ield to His Kingdom will for tomorrow – say yes!

Pause to Pray for Others

On this Monday in October…as the nation and the world still wrestles with new cases and vaccine supplies…and other points of crisis and concern… you are invited to pause and continue to pray with others in our city and across the nation…to the LORD our God, our Father God.

You are encouraged to pray for all those affected by the coronavirus – in our community, in our nation and in our world – and for parts of the world in turmoil at this time

For family and friends and neighbours

For the supply of vaccines to reach those still unvaccinated in our world

For NHS and Care Home staff across the nation

For our country and world leaders at this time of decision making

Tuesday 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.

This Tuesday the Upper Room will be open 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
* 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 others will be glad to share these with you.

You are also invited to take a meaningful walk around the Kirk building…….starting at the Offering House….which is open for you to visit….and has an interesting exhibition inside!
We would invite you to take a walk around the Kirkyard and consider what God is saying to you at this time from the words displayed at various locations from Psalm 25.
You are invited to use the bench at the top left of the Kirkyard (under the large tree) 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.

The Daily Devotions have been taking us to a daily time of pausing to rejoice with God’s written Word in October – and you may want to pause to pray 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…

Daily Devotions for Monday 11th October, 2021

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

Reading : PSALM 33

Meditation : take the time to consider this psalm today as your week starts.

Pray with praise in response – to our God , the God who is with us

Pray your own words at the start of this day
Of praise and thanksgiving
Of confession and trust
Of need – for yourself and others

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Midday

We give thanks for those serve us in the Kirkgate Cafe
O LORD, have mercy on them we ask and pour rich blessings

Evening
Reading : read the set passage again prayerfully at the end of your day
Reflect….. and then pray with rejoicing to God in response

LORD God, the LORD Almighty, hear my prayer this evening.
As I thank you for the blessings of this day
As I call out to you for others
As I lay myself and this world before you
In Jesus’ name. Amen.