Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Stirling

Prayer and Prayer Diary

There's so much about our church that we can pray for. Please build these suggestions into your own prayers, day by day.

Prayer Diary for May 2021

27 Thu for Helen Kemp, HT Safeguarding and PVG Officer

28 Fri for Amnesty International, founded in London sixty years ago

29 Sat Ember Day, for Vocations to Christian Ministry

30 TRINITY SUNDAY, for the Church of Holy Trinity and its “house” in Stirling

31 Mon Visit of Mary to Elizabeth, for Forth Valley Branch of Mother’s Union

Prayer Diary for June 2021

1     Tue Justin of Rome, Martyr c165, Altar Servers, Brian, Mike & Suzanne

2 Wed for Rachel Campbell, Secretary & Vestry Members

3 Thu Uganda Martyrs, 1886 & 1977, for Christian leaders in Uganda today

4 Fri John XXIII, Bishop of Rome, Reformer 1963, for Pope Francis

5 Sat Boniface, Missionary & Martyr, 754, for Revd Christoph Wutscher, our Rector

6 Sun TRINITY 1, that we do not ignore the spiritual footprints that we and others

make

7 Mon, pray how HT will contribute to the SEC Resolution on Climate Change

8 Tue Ephrem, Deacon & Teacher, 373, for peace, relief & recovery in Syria

9 Wed Columba of Iona, Abbot, 597, for the Mission of the Iona Community

10 Thu for all involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

11 Fri Barnabas, Apostle, for encouragement rebuilding lives post - Covid-19

12 Sat John Skinner, Bishop, 1816, for Bishop Anne Dyer of Aberdeen & Orkney

13 TRINITY 2 for the ministry of the Stirling Street Pastors

14 Mon ‘Refugee Week’ begins today

15 Tue, for ‘Start-Up Stirling’ and the Food Bank

16 Wed Richard of Chichester, Bishop 1253, for Cathy Johnston, our Lay Rep.

17 Thu for our Director of Music Alistair Warwick, Choir & Music Group

18 Fri, for the Stirling Fire & Rescue Service

19 Sat Sundar Singh of India, 1929 for the people of India still suffering from Covid

20 TRINITY 3 for Alistair, Sarah, Gen and Youth and Children’s ministries

21 Mon for the continuing valuable fellowship of “Tiny Tots Café”

22 Tue Alban, Martyr, c209, for The Revd Graham Willey

23 Wed for Robert Nellist, our Treasurer & Diocesan PVG Officer

24 Thu Birth of John the Baptist, for Forth Valley Branch of Mother’s Union

25 Fri Moluag of Lismore, Bishop, c592, for Bishop Keith of Argyll & the Isles

26 Sat Robert Leighton, Bishop, 1684, for the ‘Magazine Team’

27 TRINITY 4, for the mental health of people of all ages

28 Mon Irenaeus of Lyons, Bishop & Teacher, 202, for The Revd Val Nellist

29 Tue Peter & Paul, Apostles, for our Bishop Ian & all the College of Bishops

30 Wed for Helen Kemp, HT Safeguarding & PVG Officer


Saints and Heroes inspiring our prayers in June

1st Justin of Rome, Martyr, c165 discovered the Christian Faith through studying

philosophy and bravely expounded it in a hostile climate. In his “Apologies” we

have an early description of Christian Worship.

3rd Martyrs of Uganda The first martyrdom in 1886 was of 22 staff of the court of

the Kabaka (King) and mainly of young page boys. In 1974 Janani Luwum was

installed as the Archbishop of Uganda. Along with other Christians he bravely

spoke out up against the growing atrocities of President Idi Amin. In 1977, shortly

after returning from a Church Leaders conference in England he was murdered.

The crowd who gathered at his graveside sang “Daily, daily sing the praises . . “,

echoing the funeral of the first martyrs. His bust can be seen above the west

door of Westminster Abbey along with other martyrs of the 20th century.

11th Barnabas, Apostle, was a Jewish Christian from Cyprus and his name

means “Son of Encouragement” and he did live up to his name. His most

important act was to welcome Paul, previously the great persecutor of the

Church, who subsequently claimed to have encountered the Risen Jesus, been

baptised and become a Christian Apostle. Barnabas introduced Paul to the Apostle

Peter and the Church who were most wary and suspicious.

16th Wed Richard of Chichester, Bishop, 1253. Many people express how much

God means to them when they pray St Richard’s Prayer “to know God more clearly,

to love him more dearly and follow him more nearly . . .” .He wanted to honour God

in all he did, and for others to do the same.

19th Sundar Singh of India, 1929. Born to wealthy Sikh parents he became a

convert to Christianity. He was very good at presenting Christianity in a way that

touched chords with people of a Hindu background. He was a mystic and saw the

way that Christianity could affect the world around them just as sandalwood

affects surroundings with its scent.

26th Robert Leighton, Bishop, 1611 - 84 educated at Edinburgh University,

ordained in 1641, Bishop of Dunblane in 1661 and Archbishop of Glasgow in 1670.

Amidst all the controversies of the time he devoted his ministry to reconciliation.

In his opinion, he failed and resigned. His Library in Dunblane reflects the breadth

of his reading.




Prayer anthology

A selection of our favourite prayers, to help you express your feelings to God and to draw comfort and support from Him.

Saints and Heroes