Church Moderator invites all to take part in 'Light for Lives' this evening

Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, invites people to light a candle at 7pm as we remember those we have lost over the last year and those who have been left bereaved.

The 'Light for Lives' event was created by members of the Presbytery of Hamilton.

Rev Robbie Hamilton, minister of The New Wellwynd Parish Church in Airdrie, explained that it was a chance to acknowledge a "collective sense of loss" both within local communities and at a national level.

You can join in online using the hashtag #lightforlives.


Lord of light and life,
where there is darkness,
let your light shine, the light that brings new life.
As we remember those who have lost their lives,
we pray...let your light shine.
As we remember those who are left, whose lives have changed,
we pray...let your light shine.
As we remember these difficult times,
we pray...let your light shine on all of us and before us to see a way through and beyond.
Let your light shine on the whole of creation today,
tomorrow and forever.
In the name of Jesus who is light and life for all.