PRAYER GROUP

We can, and should, all pray alone but it is also biblical that we should pray together in groups. It is the privilege of a small, but dedicated, group of people here at Kilsyth Burns & Old Parish Church to fulfil that purpose by praying for our church family, our town and our world and giving thanksgiving and praise to God.

Prayer Group

Due to the present Covid restrictions, the Prayer Group is communicating via telephone on a Thursday at 7.05pm. If you would like to join us, either to say a prayer or just listen, then please call 0333 2666999 and type in pin no 838144 when asked. Prayer requests, which are treated confidentially, can be sent to Sandra Farrington. If you do not have her phone number, it can be obtained from Janette McFarlane, Session Clerk.

May 2022

Loving God, teach us to recognise how much we have been forgiven and so, help us to reach out to others in turn, ready to show mercy, to forgive and to forget. And may Christ, Our Risen Saviour, be our guide.

Amen

Easter Prayer Table

The prayers on the prayer table during May are all based on different psalms.

  • Thanking our Good Shepherd - Psalm 23

  • Thanking God for his ever-present presence - Psalm 46

  • Focusing on God - Psalm 121

  • Be Jesus cantered - Psalm 1

  • Praising God for his creation - Psalm 19

April 2022

You'll have received details of the request, from Christian Aid, for concerted prayer by joining together in an act of witness to pray and light candles for Ukraine, for an end to the conflict and for all those affected by the terrible impact of war, on 3 April.  A suitable prayer is:

God of all peoples and nations,

Who created all things alive and breathing,

United and whole,

Show us the way of peace that is your overwhelming presence.

We hold before you the peoples of Ukraine and Russia,

Every child and every adult.

We long for the time

When weapons of war are beaten into ploughshares

When nations no longer lift up sword against nation.

We cry out to you for peace;

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Protect those who only desire an deserve to live in security and safety

Comfort those who fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones

Be with those who are bereaved

Change the hearts of those set on violence and aggression

And fill leaders with the wisdom that leads to peace.

Kindle again in us a love of our neighbour,

And a passion for justice to prevail

an a renewed recognition that we all play a part in peace.

Creator of all, hear our prayer

And bring us peace; make us whole.

Amen

Prayer for April

When evereything was dark and it seemed

that the sun would never shine again

your love broke through.

Your love was too strong, too wide,

too deep for death to hold.

The sparks cast by your love dance

and spread and burst forth 

with resurrection light.

 

Gracious God, we praise you for the

light of new life made possibe through Jesus. 

We praise you for the light of new life

that shone on the first witnesses of resurrection.

We praise you for the light of new life

that continues to shine in our hearts today.

We pray that the Easter light of life, hope and joy

will live in us each day; and that we will be

bearers of that light into the lives of others.

Amen

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March 2022

Lord, Prince of Peace, we ask for Your healing among the nations of our broken and divided world. Banish the desire for war in the hearts of some and let Your spirit of love dwell there instead.

We remember the people of Ukraine and all who fear what could happen. Grant them courage and strength. Shine your light into their darkness.

May all decisions made by governments be guided by You. Turn despair into hope, fear into trust; hate to love and war to peace. 

 

Amen 

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February 2022

Feb Prayer

Dear Lord, teach us to love each other the way You first loved us. As we build relationships with others, let them see You in the extent of our generosity, the authenticity of our kindness and the depths of our love. All of these things are only possible through You, the God who abides with us and calls us friend, Amen.

February Prayer

January 2022

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Thank You, Lord, for a New Year, a time to take stock and begin anew. As we look to the futue which, during this pandemic, is not without anxieties, may we remember Your unfailing love and Your ever present presence with us. As we journey through this year, may we demonstrate Your love and compassion to all we meet and so bring glory to Your name. Amen