Call to Prayer - Sunday 12th July 2020

Candle 3Church groups across Scotland are asking Christians to join in prayer at 7pm on 12th 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.

Our human experience is shaped, in part, by our past and by our present situation. Our identity is shaped, in part, by all that we have inherited and by how we affirm and are affirmed in our present situation.
Over time, our experience and our identity are shaped by a multiplicity of influences. As the people of God, our experience and our identity are shaped by the community created by Jesus Christ and sustained and renewed by the Holy Spirit.
Within that community, where the Spirit of God dwells, we find that our experience and our identity are shaped, not only by past and present, but, by the future.
As we face the future, we hear the words of Scripture within the community of the people of God: 'There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.' (Romans 8: 1 (NRSV).
Whatever the past has been and whatever the challenges of the present are, we are liberated to face the future with the assurance that nothing can separate us from the love of God.



We pray:
Living God, you are our Creator and our Maker. You have made us in your image
And sustained us in past days.
Guard us and keep us as we remember those days. Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God, you are our Redeemer and our Deliverer. You reconcile all things through Christ Jesus,
The image of the invisible God.
Hold our lives in your safe keeping at this present time. Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God, you are the giver of the gift of the Spirit.
You breathe into us the very breath of life
And renew us by your Holy Spirit.
Lead us into the future, through Christ and by your Spirit. Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Living God, as you have been with us in past days,
Be with us today and in all the days to come.
Grant that we may face the future
Assured that nothing can separate us from the love of God. 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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