Daily Devotions for Sunday 29th January, 2023

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

Reading : MATTHEW chapter 6 verses 16-24

Meditation : take time and consider this passage this Sunday morning.
Fasting.
Treasures in Heaven.

What is God teaching/reminding you about His Kingdom ways?
What words stay with you?

And then pray in response

O God of greatness
We bow before you
We believe in you
We trust in you
Teach us your Kingdom ways even today

We offer you our songs of praise
This new day
In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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 these particular verses again from MATTHEW chapter 6 verses 16-24
Reflect on the words and images and then Pray in response to this God

O LORD, hear our evening prayers we ask
As we thank you for the blessings of this Sunday
For we believe and trust in you
As we pilgrimage on into a new week
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daily Devotions for Wednesday 25th January, 2023

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Morning
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from God

Reading : MATTHEW chapter 5 verses 33-37

Meditation : take time to consider what these verses teach us about our God’s Kingdom ways.
Yes.
No.

What are you challenged and encouraged by this morning?

Then take the time to Pray to this God, our God of Yes and No.

I go to you for protection, LORD;
rescue me from my enemies.
You are my God;
teach me to do your will.
Be good to me, and guide me on a safe path.
Rescue me, LORD, as you have promised;
in your goodness save me from my troubles!

In Jesus’ Name
Amen!

Midday
Pray God’s blessing on Gary Ross as he serves us
O LORD God, have mercy on him and hear our prayers this day we ask.

Evening
Reading : read these verses again from MATTHEW chapter 5 verses 33-37
– in another version?
Reflect on the truths behind the words…. And then pray to the LORD our God

I go to you for protection, LORD;
rescue me from my enemies.
You are my God;
teach me to do your will.
Be good to me, and guide me on a safe path.
Rescue me, LORD, as you have promised;
in your goodness save me from my troubles!

Hear our evening prayers, O God, as this day ends.
We believe and trust in You and lay ourselves before You.
Forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who have sinned against us
Even today
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Midday Prayers with Others

On this Tuesday you are invited to pause and pray with those gathered in the Upper Room today

P-ause with God
R-ejoice in His blessings given
A-sk for the needs of our church family, the SEEPG churches, our nation and our world at this time
Y-ield to His Kingdom ways

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 24th January, 2023

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Upper Room day

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

Reading : MATTHEW chapter 5 verses 31 and 32

Meditation : take time and consider these verses this morning.
Divorce.
What words or images stay with you?
What is your response to God’s Word today?

Pray in response to what you have read
Naming others before Father God
Taking time to pause and listen for God’s answer to you

I call to the LORD for help;
I plead with him.
I bring him all my complaints;
I tell him all my troubles.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.


Midday

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

Evening

Reading : read MATTHEW chapter 5 verses 31 and 32 again – in another version?
Reflect on the words…. and then Pray….to the LORD our God

I call to the LORD for help;
I plead with him.
I bring him all my complaints;
I tell him all my troubles.

In Jesus’ name.
Amen and Amen.

Time-Out with God

As we journey through these early days of 2023……

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 once again 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 safe 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…..or you can arrange to pray with the Prayer Team at some point suitable for you….

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.

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 January we begin to focus on Telling Others the Good News from Matthew’s Gospel. 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 11 days period

May we each and all experience time-out with the Living and True God – whenever – wherever – as we journey through this January 2023.