Saturday Evening Prayer with Others

As we step into Sunday….. with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from LUKE chapter 1 verses 5-25– as we continue to consider the GOOD NEWS about Jesus through 2022

We PAUSE with the Lord in prayer as the day closes

We REJOICE in the help and blessings He has given this particular Saturday – to us and to others

We ASK for His presence, peace and strength – for ourselves and for others in our church family and our nation and in our world at this time

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

Time-Out Advent Tuesday

As we journey through the season of ADVENT……

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 invited to take time-out with God at some point…7.30am – 7.30pm….and to pause with Him….reflecting…praying….

This is a quiet place…..a place for you and God to take time-out together

* A space for you to be still in a busy world
** To pause and pray with God at this significant time – the God of all comfort, wisdom, mercy and hope
* To listen to God – Father Son and Holy Spirit – in these times

There are opportunities to pause and pray with others at 8am, 12 noon and 7pm….and John and others gathered then will be happy to see you at any of these times…..

You are invited to visit the Offering House – beside the gates – 8am-5pm – there are several helpful reflections and prayers – 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. There is a focus around the Kirkyard for you to visit and ponder on the theme of ADVENT.

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 December we focus on Advent and Christmas with the Prophets and Matthew and Luke. 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 this season of Advent 2022.

Daily Devotions for Friday 3rd June, 2022

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus

Day 9 of Thy Kingdom Come prayer venture
This is a global venture as Christians around the world
Pray for up to 5 friends to meet with Jesus
Pray for evidence of God’s Kingdom on earth
As it is in heaven
Pray for God’s Kingdom will to be done
In our lives
In our community where we live
In His Church
In our nation
In our world

Reading : PSALM 150

Meditation : consider these words this morning.
CELEBRATE!
What is God teaching/reminding you today?

And then Pray in response – as God leads you
Pray in celebration – of who God is and what He has done for you!

Amen – we pray together!

Midday
Pray with thanks with those in our church family celebrating an event
Father God, hear our prayers, have mercy and bless them good we ask.

Evening
Reading : read this passage again from PSALM 150
Reflect on the words you have just read and pray in response

O LORD our God
We celebrate your loving gifts this day
We celebrate your amazing grace to us
We celebrate your world-wide love for others
Amen and Amen!

Daily Devotions for Wednesday 1st June, 2022

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Jesus

Day 7 of Thy Kingdom Come prayer venture
This is a global venture as Christians around the world
Pray for up to 5 friends to meet with Jesus
Pray for evidence of God’s Kingdom on earth
As it is in heaven
Pray for God’s Kingdom will to be done
In our lives
In our community where we live
In His Church
In our nation
In our world

Reading : PSALM 40

Meditation : consider this psalm this morning.
Words of HELP.
What words stay with you?

And then pray in response – to this God of ours
Asking for God’s help…for yourself…for another

O LORD our God,
Hear our morning prayers
Asking
Seeking
Receiving
In Jesus’ name,
Amen and amen

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on those on your own prayer list
LORD, hear our prayers and give help real good we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these set verses again from PSALM 40
Reflect on what you read and then pray in response –
for yourself and for others seeking God’s help at this time

LORD God, Father God, hear our many different prayers
As we thank you for your help in our lives
Even today
In Jesus’ name, Amen.