You are invited to post a prayer on the Kirk Prayer Wall as we journey towards the COP26 in Glasgow.
The Wall is situated on the Prayer tab on our website and each post is monitored before being posted for public viewing.
You are encouraged to pray for all those attending, for world leaders discussing and deciding together and those not attending, for the people of Glasgow affected by the conference arrangements and for God’s Good Earth to be cared for and given its proper stewarding by all of us.
You are encouraged to pray for God’s Kingdom will and purposes to be evidenced.
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.
In the evening we gather as a Church for our monthly Gathering for Prayer.
We take time to bring our prayers of thanksgiving, to wait and listen with God, to focus prayers on COP26 and to pray for others and each other. This will happen on Zoom at 7.30.
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 about our Prayer life as a Church Family!
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…
On this Sunday 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 Church in our world at this time – to be salt and light
For NHS and Care Home staff across the nation
For our country and world leaders at this time of decision making as COP26 approaches
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 will re-visit one of the 11 daily themes.
This week it is THY KINGDOM COME – as we are encouraged to seek first the Kingdom of God in our lives, in our community, in our nation, in this world.