Prayer is the foundation for our relationship with God and we offer a wide range of prayer resources to support individuals, churches and communities.
There are many ways to engage in prayer or encourage others to pray, whether privately or as part of a group or congregation. Below are prayer resources suitable for individuals, ministers or groups, including special prayers to reflect on current or world events, as well as information on annual prayer events such as Thy Kingdom Come and World Day of Prayer.
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. This year, the event will be held from Ascension Day on 18 May until Pentecost Sunday on 28 May. More information is available on Thy Kingdom Come's website.
Prayers for Ukraine
The Church of Scotland has joined other denominations in calling for peace following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As the conflict continues, many are looking for ways to offer support, be it through humanitarian aid or prayer and acts of worship. Our Prayers for Ukraine page includes a prayer for individuals and ministers to use to encourage a ceasefire and peace in the region. We will be updating this page with further resources shortly.
How we pray videos
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to prayer. But we can guide people to shape their prayers, consider the rhythm of their prayer lives and ask people to come together with a special focus in prayer.
The following videos explore different, inspiring ways to approach prayer.
Together We Pray booklet
Together We Pray is an inspiring collection of prayers and prayer meditations that can be used by individuals, prayer groups and leaders of worship in large and small, formal and informal settings. It offers multiple ways into prayer and is an imaginative aid for deepening people's understanding and experience of prayer. Each section includes: a scripture quote, prayers for morning and evening, a short meditation, and a blessing.
Together We Pray can be purchased in hard copy or Kindle version from the St Andrew Press website.
Days of Prayer
The Church of Scotland encourages observance of the World Day of Prayer on the first Friday of March as well as other prayer events year round.
We have downloadable cards with short prayers that you can slip into a pocket or pass on to a friend.