On this Tuesday in May 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 world at this time – especially in Ukraine, Russia and Afghanistan
Y-ield to His Kingdom ways
Upper Room day – time-out with God
Look Upward and Pray to hear and receive from Father God
Reading : ROMANS 6 verse 22
Meditation : consider this verse as your day starts.
Slaves of God.
What do the words mean for you in your life at this time?
Take time to Pray in response to the LORD our God
In Jesus’ Name
Take time to listen for God to speak with you at this time of day
‘Thy Kingdom come’ Father God
LORD our God…thank you.
Reading : read the set verse again from ROMANS 6
Reflect on the words…. And then pray to this God in response
Lord Jesus, Son of God, Giver of rest,
Hear our evening prayers,
As we return our thanks to you.
As we look back on our day
As we trust you for tomorrow
As we now rest in You this evening
Amen and Amen.
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 for you to be.
As we journey further into 2022, the Upper Room will be open this Tuesday 7.30am-7.30pm – and perhaps this will be a place for you to visit – as a place to pause and pray in particular for the situation in Ukraine and our world at this time. We are joining with 24-7 Prayer across the nation and the world in this venture.
* To find a quiet space for yourself to be still in a busy world
** To pause and pray with God – the God of all comfort, wisdom, mercy and hope
* To listen to God – Father Son and Holy Spirit – in these times
There will be opportunities to pause and pray with others – at 8am – 12 noon – 7.30pm – and John and those who gather will be glad to share these with you as we turn in prayer with others.
You are invited to visit the Word for Today as you walk the grounds around the Kirk building – the focus these days is on the Lord’s Prayer and there are helpful posters – starting at the Offering House.
You are also invited 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.
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. At this time of war in Ukraine you may want to add your own prayer for our world at this time.
The Daily Devotions are taking us to a daily time of considering God’s Good News with God’s written Word in the book of ROMANS during 2022 – and you may want to pause to pray with others 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…..and the upcoming Thy Kingdom Come prayer venture.
May we each and all experience time-out with the Living and True God – whenever – wherever – as we journey through these days of May 2022.
You are invited to the Church Gathering for Prayer
Tuesday 31st May, 7.30-8.30pm in the Kirk
An evening to come together and Pray as a Church Family
Praying for others and each other around the Cross
As we focus on seeking God’s Kingdom ‘On earth as it is in heaven’
As we journey through this week – with God – together – you may want to revisit today’s Daily Devotions from ROMANS 6 verses 3 and 4 – 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 blessings He has given this day – to us and to others
We ASK for His presence, peace and strength – for ourselves and for others in our world at this time
We YIELD – say Yes – to His Kingdom ways for tomorrow