Upper Room Tuesday Offering House

As we journey through these closing days of June 2024….and reflect on God’s walk with us…

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 – before taking a summer break until 2nd Tuesday in August – and you are encouraged to take time-out with God…..to find a quiet place with space at this busy time of year…..7.30am-7.00pm……with opportunities to pray with John and others at 8am… Midday and 7pm….

* A space for you to be still in your busy needy 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 encouraged 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. Have you walked the Word for Today round the church building? It takes about 20-30 minutes and is focussed on words from Matthew 14 verses 22-33…. The COVID-19 memorial is now in place, beside the Cairn, and you may want to visit and pause there.

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 June our focus is on the book of Proverbs and some Psalms. 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 Sunday reflection over the 11 days period. This year the venture ran 9-19 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 continue to journey through 2024.

Daily Devotions for Sunday 23rd June, 2024

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from the Living God

Reading : PSALM 71
We take time to consider these words of prayer this morning ….
An old man’s prayer

What words stay with you?

And then pray in response to this God, our God
Naming others known to you in a hard place at this time

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Midday
Pray the Prayer for the Month as your own midday prayer

O LORD our God

Teach us how
To trust You with all our heart
and lean not on our own understanding;

Help us
In all our ways to submit to You,
and know You will make our paths straight.

For we believe and trust in You
Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Amen and Amen

Evening
Reading : read these words again from PSALM 71
Reflect on these verses and then Pray in response at the end of your day

O LORD, our Great Protector,
We bring our evening sacrifice of praise to you
For who you are
As we acknowledge You our Help even this day.
As we name others in need
Give strength and peace and courage we ask
In His saving name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Saturday 22nd June, 2024

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

Reading : PSALM 61
A Prayer for Protection

And then take time to Pray in response to this God
Praying for those struggling in life at this time
Be honest with God

O LORD our God
Hear our cries this morning
Amen we pray together this new day.

Midday
Pray the Lord’s Prayer as your own 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
Amen

Evening
Reading : read the verses again from PSALM 61
Reflect on the truths behind the words…. and then Pray in response to what you have read
For yourself and for others at this time

Examine me, O God, and know my mind;
test me, and discover my thoughts.
Find out if there is any evil in me
and guide me in the everlasting way

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Tuesday Time-Out

As we journey through these days of June 2024….and pause to take time-out with God…

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 at this busy time of year…..7.30am-7.00pm……with opportunities to pray with John and others at 8am… Midday and 7pm….

* A space for you to be still in your busy needy 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 encouraged 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. Have you walked the Word for Today round the church building? It takes about 20-30 minutes and is focussed on words from Matthew 14 verses 22-33…. The COVID-19 memorial is now in place, beside the Cairn, and you may want to visit and pause there.

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 June, our focus is on the book of Proverbs as well as some Psalms. 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 Sunday reflection over the 11 days period. This year the venture ran 9-19 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 continue to journey through 2024.

Daily Devotions for Sunday 16th June, 2024

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from the Living God

Reading : PSALM 53
Meditation : take time and consider this part of the Bible this Sunday morning.
God looks down from heaven…

What do these words mean for you today?
How would you describe your walk with God at the moment?

And then pray in response – using the words of verses 2 and 3 as you turn to prayer

O God of grace-giving-Life
We bow before you
We believe in you
We trust in you
We call out to you for those we know
In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Midday
Pray the Prayer for the Month as your own midday prayer

O LORD our God

Teach us how
To trust You with all our heart
and lean not on our own understanding;

Help us
In all our ways to submit to You,
and know You will make our paths straight.

For we believe and trust in You
Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Amen and Amen

Evening
Reading : read these particular verses again from PSALM 53
Reflect on the words and images and then Pray in response to this God
Looking again at verse 1

O LORD, hear our evening prayers we ask
As we thank you for the blessings of this Sunday
Forgive us our sins
Even today
As we forgive those who have sinned against us
Even today
As we believe and trust in you
As we pilgrimage on towards tomorrow
With hope and confidence in You above all others
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Saturday 15th June, 2024

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

Reading : PSALM 47
Meditation : take the time to consider these words this Saturday morning.
Clap your hands!!

Which words stay with you as your day starts?
What is God teaching you about Himself today?

And then take time to Pray with Praise in response to this God
Looking again at verses 5 and 6

Praise the LORD!
It is good to sing praise to our God;
it is pleasant and right to praise him.
The LORD is restoring Jerusalem;
he is bringing back the exiles.
He heals the broken-hearted
and bandages their wounds.
He has decided the number of the stars
and calls each one by name.
Great and mighty is our Lord;
his wisdom cannot be measured.
He raises the humble,
but crushes the wicked to the ground.

Amen we pray with praise together this new day!

Midday
Pray the Lord’s Prayer as your own 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
Amen

Evening
Reading : read the verses again from PSALM 47
Reflect on the words…. and then Pray with Praise in response to what you have read
This is our God!

Sing hymns of praise to the LORD;
play music on the harp to our God.
He spreads clouds over the sky;
he provides rain for the earth
and makes grass grow on the hills.
He gives animals their food
and feeds the young ravens when they call.
His pleasure is not in strong horses,
nor his delight in brave soldiers;
but he takes pleasure in those who honour him,
in those who trust in his constant love

In Jesus’ name, Amen.