The Moderator of the General Assembly is encouraging Christians to come together in prayer at 7pm this evening.
"Living God, the God who loves,you offer us good gifts and invite us to receive them." Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair said: "I’m delighted to have read that in the last couple of months online searches for ‘prayer’ have increased dramatically.
"And what better than to join with brothers and sisters from across the nation at 7pm on Sunday to pray our way through this ongoing crisis."
Living God, the God who creates, You have made us in your image That, in our giving and receiving, We might better reflect your image. For this gift we praise and thank you. Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.
Living God, the God who gives, Your gift to the world Is revealed in your Son, The image of the invisible God. For the renewing presence of your Son, we praise and thank you. Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.
Living God, the God who renews, You call us to renew our relationships with one another That, in so doing, We might renew our relationship with you. For the welcome you offer in renewal, we praise and thank you. Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.
Living God, the God who welcomes, You welcome us when we return to you Weary and heavy laden. Receive us as we are and forgive us when we stumble. For the love we experience as we are welcomed, we praise and thank you. Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.
Living God, the God who loves, You offer us good gifts And invite us to receive them. In response, we offer our lives and all that we are. For the sure promise of your love, we praise and thank you. Lord, hear us. Lord, graciously hear us.
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)