Join “Thy Kingdom Come” starting today

From The Church of Scotland Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that calls on Christians of all denominations to join together in prayer from Ascension to Pentecost. 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 … More Join “Thy Kingdom Come” starting today

The UK Blessing — Churches sing ‘The Blessing’ over the UK

By The UK Blessing submitted by Roger Sturrock At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing a blessing over our land. Standing together as one, their desire is that this song will fill you with hope and encourage … More The UK Blessing — Churches sing ‘The Blessing’ over the UK

Thy Kingdom Come invites us to pray from Ascension to Pentecost

From The Church of Scotland  Rt Rev Colin Sinclair is encouraging everyone to join in prayer from Ascension Day on 21 May to Pentecost on Sunday 31 May through the ecumenical prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come. In a letter mailed to congregations across Scotland the Moderator says, ” If there is one thing that is … More Thy Kingdom Come invites us to pray from Ascension to Pentecost

The Lord is my shepherd – a lockdown sermon by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland

In a short sermon that focuses on Psalm 23, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair said the Lord will protect and provide through whatever people are called to endure.He acknowledged that many people were frightened and feeling unsettled but reminded them that the “Lord is my Shepherd”. Click on the image below to watch the 11-minute video: … More The Lord is my shepherd – a lockdown sermon by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland

They grumbled and we grumble

We pray:
Living God, speak into the depths of our experience,
Speak the word that stills our fears
And calms our anxieties:
‘Peace be with you.’
Speak your word to the lonely and to the broken,
To the bereaved and to those whose world has crumbled:
‘Peace be with you.’

Faithful God, speak to us behind locked doors
As we remember others, who risk their own safety,
In order to serve others:
Peace be with them.
Carers and nurses, doctors and ambulance drivers,
Delivery drivers and shop assistants:
Peace be with them.

God who inspires Hope, speak to us in the present
And speak to us of the future,
For though the doors are locked, in time they shall be open:
Peace shall be renewed.
For those who lead the life of our Nation: Our Queen Elizabeth,
First Minister and Prime Minister, and all who shape our common life,
For us all: Peace shall be renewed.

God whose name is love and whose gift is love,
Open our hearts to know you and to love you,
To love you and to love our neighbour
And as we do, to hear again: ‘Peace be with you.’
May we find our strength in you,
And hear again:
‘Peace be with you.’ … More They grumbled and we grumble

“We are always kept in that same precious love.” Julian of Norwich

If you  live in our parish (broadly speaking the Glasgow G12 area) and need any assistance during the current Corona Crisis, may it be pastoral, spiritual, or pratical, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us through the contact form on our website here Contact  or message us on Facebook or Twitter. … More “We are always kept in that same precious love.” Julian of Norwich

COURAGE

A meditation from Pray Now 2011 – submitted by Maureen Small St.John of the Cross offers a simple insight from the metaphor of faith as a journey. There are times on the journey when our road. drops down into a valley. At such times, we lose sight of our destination. This does not mean that … More COURAGE

From our neighbours at St Mary’s Cathedral: A reflection on Ernst Barlach’s The Reunion

Our neighbours in Great Western Road, St Mary’s Cathedral have run a podcast series during Holy Week and Easter. One of the contributions is a very powerful reflection on Ernst Barlach’s The Reunion, Mahogany, 1926 by Dr. Deborah Lewer, Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow. Lewer is a specialist in … More From our neighbours at St Mary’s Cathedral: A reflection on Ernst Barlach’s The Reunion

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. (Ephesians 6:18, NIV)

During the online service on Sunday 26 April, we will be including prayers by name for people who are sick or in particular need at this time. If you wish to have a name included in these prayers, please send brief details (name and short description, e.g. ‘Jane, with coronavirus’, or ‘John, especially isolated at … More And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. (Ephesians 6:18, NIV)

Joint Prayer by Christians in Scotland today 7pm

We pray:
Living God, speak into the depths of our experience,
Speak the word that stills our fears
And calms our anxieties:
‘Peace be with you.’
Speak your word to the lonely and to the broken,
To the bereaved and to those whose world has crumbled:
‘Peace be with you.’

Faithful God, speak to us behind locked doors
As we remember others, who risk their own safety,
In order to serve others:
Peace be with them.
Carers and nurses, doctors and ambulance drivers,
Delivery drivers and shop assistants:
Peace be with them.

God who inspires Hope, speak to us in the present
And speak to us of the future,
For though the doors are locked, in time they shall be open:
Peace shall be renewed.
For those who lead the life of our Nation: Our Queen Elizabeth,
First Minister and Prime Minister, and all who shape our common life,
For us all: Peace shall be renewed.

God whose name is love and whose gift is love,
Open our hearts to know you and to love you,
To love you and to love our neighbour
And as we do, to hear again: ‘Peace be with you.’
May we find our strength in you,
And hear again:
‘Peace be with you.’ … More Joint Prayer by Christians in Scotland today 7pm

Christians in Scotland join in prayer tomorrow 7pm

from the Church of Scotland  This Sunday marks four consecutive weeks of joint calls by Scottish churches to pray at the same time in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Thousands of people across Scotland have been answering the call to join in prayer during this time of sacrifice, difficulty and bereavement. For the fourth consecutive … More Christians in Scotland join in prayer tomorrow 7pm

Circle me, Lord

Circle me, Lord. Keep protection near And danger afar. Circle me, Lord Keep hope within. Keep doubt without. Circle me, Lord. Keep light near And darkness afar. Circle me, Lord. Keep peace within. Keep evil out. David Adam