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.

December 2021

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"The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14

Holy Jesus, by being born one of us and lying humbly in a manger, you show how much God loves the word. Let the light of your love always shine in our hearts, until we reach our home in heaven, and see you on our throne of glory. Amen

November 2021

O God of truth and justice, we hold before you those men who have died in active service throughout the years, right up to the present day.

As we honour their courage and cherish their memory, may we put our faith in your future, for you are the source of life and hope, now and for ever.

Amen

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October 2021

Autumn Leaves

We bless you, God of seed and harvest

And we bless each other

That the beauty of this world

And the love that created it

Might be expressed through our lives

And be a blessing to others,

Now and always, Amen

John Birch

September 2021

Learn to do good; seek justice; rescrue the oppressed; defend the orphan; plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1: 17

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Lord,guide the people of this land and of all the nations,

in the ways of justice and peace;

that we may honour one another and serve the common good

surrounded by Your blessings and love, Amen

(Pray Now Group, Church of Scotland 2015)

August 2021

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In You, Lord, I put my tust and ask for Your guidance and strength in the problems I face in life, both personally and generally. May Your spirit sweep, not only this nation, but the world, touching the hearts of mankind so that Your kingdom may truly come and Your will be done on earth.

Amen

July 2021

The blessing of the Lord rest and remain upon all His people,

In every land, of every tongue.

The Lord meet in mercy all who seek Him.

The Lord comfort all who suffer and mourn.

The Lord hasten His coming and give us, His people,

        peace by all means, now and for ever,

                                                                              Amen                    

                                                           (Handley C G Moule)

June 2021

Loving God, creator of all times and places, we thank you for the gift of summertime, the days of light, warmth and leisure.

Thank you for the beauty that surrounds us everywhere we look.  As we open our eyes and ears to the landscape of nature and people, open our hearts to receive all as a gift and let all the gifts we enjoy this summer deepen our awareness of your love so that we may share this with others and enjoy a summertime of re-creation.

Amen.

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The swan family at Auchinstarry Quarry, taken 31 May 2021.

May 2021

Sunrise Tour

For sight to see beyond the here and now,

For faith transcending, bittered why and how

For ears to hear the song of hope ring out

Above the present dirge of fear and doubt.

For wisdom of the heart to know the sun

Will rise again when this dark day is done.

By Helen Lowrie Marshall

Loving Father, we give You thanks for the progressng vaccination programme here in Britain leading to less cases of Coronovirus and subsequently fewer deaths. Comfort those throughout the world who are still ill and struggling from this virus. We especially remember the people of India. Heal and comfort them while protecting and strengthening the health professionals on the front line.

Amen

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April 2021

Lord of all time, You reveal to us our fragility,

You uncover in us our treachery.

Renew us and restore us to walk with You to

Golgotha and keep watch by Your side

until that Easter moment of triumph when 

You will overcome our despair and turn the groaning of Your Church into a steadfast love, that we may leave what is past in peace and embrace the future in hope.

Amen

Easter Sunday

The Lord is Risen; He is risen indeed!

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March 2021

For every disappointment,

For every broken heart,

For everyone in darkness,

A light

For every wounded person,

For every tired mind,

For hopeless situations,

A hope.

For everyone who's desperate,

For everyone who's lost,

For everyone who's fearful,

A shelter.

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For every painful question,

For everyone's regrets,

For every cry of "Why God",

An answer.

The cross still stands.

The cross still towers.

His blood still cleanses.

Eternally the same.

And I bow down,

Lord I run, to the cross again,

I bow down, I bow down.

By David Hind

February 2021

What a friend we have in Jesus,

all our sins and griefs to bear,

What a privilege to carry

everything to God inprayer.

Oh, what peace we often forfeit,

Oh, what needless pain we bear

all because we do not carry

everything to God in prayer.

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Lord Jesus, dearest friend, I come within the loving shelter of your arms, while just like a child, I tell You now of all my concerns, great and small. I believe you will hear me and answer as I trust in You and allow You to comfort me. Amen

January 2021

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Almighty God, in this month of a new year, fill us with winds of renewal and direction.

We don't know what lies ahead in the months to come, indeed what tomorrow will bring; but help us to remember whether we are joyful or in our darkest hour that You are with us and will never forsake us.

May we faithfully worship and serve You in the year ahead.

Amen.