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Sunday services in the Kirk
are suspended at present.

Prayers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Prayer for Sunday 20 September 2020 at 7 pm


A Message from Leaders of Christian Organisations in Scotland


At present, we are experiencing an extended exit from Lockdown to which there is no immediate end in sight. Allied to this, there are now increased restrictions on our movement. Taken together with our collective memory of the last six months, there is an uncertainty as to the direction to be taken. The impact of this on our personal and collective well-being is a matter of concern within Church and community.


We pray:

God who provides,

Hear the cry of your people in their distress

And answer them in the desert places.

    Lord, in your mercy,

    Hear our prayer.


God who provides,

Guide your people in barren lands

And hold us safe when we are weak.

    Lord, in your mercy,

    Hear our prayer.


God who provides,

May we receive your gracious gifts in the morning

And in the evening discover those gifts renewed.

    Lord, in your mercy,

    Hear our prayer.


God who provides,

Give direction to us when we were are lost

And renew our purpose when we are uncertain.

    Lord, in your mercy,

    Hear our prayer.


God who provides,

Renew the faith of your people

And equip us to serve you in the place that you have called us to.

    Lord, in your mercy,

    Hear our prayer.


God who provides,

On this day, may we receive bread from heaven

And know the glory of the Lord revealed.

    Lord, in your mercy,

    Hear our prayer.

Amen


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)