Creative Midday Prayer with Others

On this Tuesday during Thy Kingdom Come – you are invited to pause and pray where you are 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 SEECofS churches, our nation and our world at this time – especially the people and leaders of Sudan, Ukraine, Turkey and Syria
Y-ield to His Kingdom ways

Daily Devotions for Tuesday 23rd May, 2023

Upper Room day and evening Gathering for Prayer in Kirk
‘Thy Kingdom Come on earth, as it is in heaven’

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

Reading : JOHN 1 verses 1-14

Meditation : take time and consider this passage this morning.
The Word.
Becomes flesh.
Lives among us.

What words or images stay with you?
What is God saying to you today?
Where will you take Jesus with you today?

Pray in response to what you have read
Pray with Hope.
Pray for 5 to meet with Jesus.
Pray for evidence of Jesus walking with people in our world.

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,

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

Reading : read JOHN 1 verses 1-14 – in another version?
Reflect on the words…. and then Pray….to the LORD our God
Pray with Thanksgiving.
Pray for 5 to meet with Jesus.
Pray for evidence of Jesus walking with people in our world.

In Jesus’ name.
Amen and Amen.

Thy Kingdom Come Tuesday

As we journey through these days of May 2023….and the global prayer venture of Thy Kingdom Come….

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…with a creative flavour….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
There will be art work from our children on display……posters and images to ponder…and Meg Milne’s Kingdom artwork……and space for you to creatively pray!

* A space for you to be still in a busy 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

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 also invited to walk round the Kirk, pondering some of the words laid out at the various stations from the Bible……or to visit the Offering House – beside the gates – 8am-5pm each day – 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.

Our Prayer Team also invite you to Prayer for Healing – a safe place with a small trained team – each Tuesday in May and June. This will be available in the McDonald Room (near the cafe foyer) 1-2pm and 6.30-7.30pm.

In the evening we gather in the Kirk to pray – Thy Kingdom Come – with others from SE Edinburgh. 7.30-8.30pm

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 May our focus will be on Thy Kingdom Come as we continue on the theme of Telling Others the Good News . 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 reflection over the 11 days period. This year the venture runs 18-28 May. Will you be praying for 5??

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