Prayer

Prayer is the foundation for our relationship with God and we offer a wide range of prayer resources to support individuals, churches and communities.

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The Church of Scotland continues its work on the agreed Radical Action Plan voted for by the General Assembly, and has installed the Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair as the new Moderator.

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. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, has joined the Scottish Church Leaders Forum in encouraging everyone to take part in Thy Kingdom Come, which will run from 21-31 May 2020. Dr Fair says, “It gives us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our togetherness as Christians and, as the movement has become more global, to celebrate that we are part of a worldwide family.”

For 2020, Thy Kingdom Come has been radically reshaped to ensure we can all take part no matter what restrictions each of us faces due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Prayers in challenging times

We are facing difficult times, as we manage the challenges of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, as well as divisions over Brexit and our changing position within Europe and beyond. Now, the comfort and strength we draw from prayer is more important than ever, and with churches closed for public services, we are all having to adapt our worship.

Our prayer and worship during COVID-19 page includes prayers, sermons, support and resources to help you continue to worship during these unprecedented times.

Our worship during Brexit page offers ideas and material to support respectful dialogue and healing the divisions within our communities.

We have also created a series of prayers designed for congregations and communities seeking to “come together” in prayer and reflection. Churches Together in Britain and Ireland have also written a selection of prayers about Brexit which you can download and use for reflection.