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Call to prayer

7th June – Day of Prayer and Fasting

Pastor Jim has asked us all to read this letter from Board of General Superintendents of the Church of Nazarene. The letter calls the global Nazarene family to a day of prayer and fasting on Sunday 7th June (also known as Trinity Sunday). Click here to read full letter.


We are familiar with the words of Scripture that remind us that ‘now we see in a mirror dimly’ and we might think that these words are especially applicable to our present times. As our society continues in the journey out of Lockdown, there are many things that we know only in part. We trust that greater clarity will be given in times to come. That said, there are some things that are clear and which our faith affirms to be so. In the Gospel of Matthew (28: 16-20), the disciples gather in the presence of the Risen Lord who assures them that in all they now face: ‘I am with you always, to the very end of the age’. The Gospel affirms that the life of God has been shared with us in the revelation of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and that our lives are to be lived out in the enduring presence of God. Knowing this to be so, we pray:

God whose name is Love,

You make yourself known to us

As the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sustain us in the knowledge of your love through the times in which we live.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

God whose love endures,

May we hear the words of your Son

That echo down the ages:

I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

God whose love is generous,

You gift to us your Holy Spirit,

The very giver of Life.

Renew our lives and the life of the community in which we share.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

God whose love is steadfast,

You know us as we are for you have made us.

In your compassion, be with all who struggle and grieve at this time.

Remember them and hold them safe in your keeping.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

God whose love is from everlasting to everlasting,

Give strength to the weary and power to the weak,

That we might renew our strength

And soar on wings like eagles.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

God whose love inspires,

May we love you with all that we are

And love our neighbour in response to your love.

Through our service of others, may your love be revealed.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

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)

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