Call to Prayer - Sunday 19th July 2020

Candle 3Church groups across Scotland are asking Christians to join in prayer at 7pm on 19th July 2020.

14 Scottish Church organisations join together to pray at the same time this Sunday in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

A Gaelic translation of the prayer can be downloaded here.


The past months have reminded us of the precious nature of human life and of our dependence, in part, on others for the sustaining of life. As we acknowledge this to be so, we recognise that ultimately the gift of life is a gift given by God. Our ultimate dependence is on the giver of this gift. In this, we are reminded of the fragile nature of life and of creation of God and of the need to care for all that is gifted to us.

In the midst of the life we share, God creates, through Christ and by the Spirit, a community in which we are affirmed as children of God. Within this community we are invited to name the living God, share in the inheritance of Christ and to receive the Spirit of God. (Romans 8: 12-25)


As the children of God, who have received the gift of God, we pray:

We praise you, living God
And cry: 
‘Abba’, Father!
For you are the One who creates life And loves all that your hand has made. Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We praise you, living Christ
And confess that Jesus is Lord!
For you are the crucified and risen One Through whom we have peace with God. Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

We praise you, Spirit of the living God
And thank you that we are adopted as children of God. For you are the One who shares in all our struggles And inspires in us hope.
Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

We praise you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
And worship and glorify your name.
We cry: ‘Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory.’
Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Signed by:

  • Rt. Rev. Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly, Church of Scotland

  • Most Rev. Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Roman Catholic Church

  • Most Rev. Mark Strange, Primus, on behalf of the College of Bishops, Scottish Episcopal Church

  • Rev. John Fulton, Moderator, United Free Church of Scotland

  • Rev. Dr David Pickering, Moderator, United Reformed Church (Scotland)

  • Rev. Martin Hodson, General Director, Baptist Union of Scotland

  • Rev. Mark Slaney, District Chair, Methodist Church (Scotland)

  • Rev. May-Kane Logan, Chair, Congregational Federation in Scotland

  • Lt. Col. Carol Bailey, Secretary for Scotland, Salvation Army

  • Adwoa Bittle, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

  • Rev. Jim Ritchie, District Superintendent, British Isles North District,

    Church of the Nazarene

  • Pastor Chris Gbenle, Provincial Pastor, Province of Scotland, Redeemed

    Christian Church of God

  • Bishop Francis Alao, Church of God (Scotland)/Minority Ethnic Churches

    Together in Scotland (MECTIS)

  • Rev Fred Drummond, Director, Evangelical Alliance (Scotland)

 

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