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 February 2020

22 Sat for Helen Kemp, Safeguarding and PVG Coordinator  
23 SUNDAY BEFORE LENTChristians against Poverty” and other debt counsellors
24 Mon for those who use our Church Hall & Sarah Shaw, Convener  
25 Shrove Tuesday for those seeking and finding forgiveness
26 ASH WEDNESDAY, may we learn to love God and all creation much better
27 Thu for Cathy Johnston, our Lay Representative
28 Fri for those who keep our streets and public places safe and secure
29 Sat for those who work in ‘home care’ and residential care 

Prayer Diary for March 2020

1 LENT ONE, for all caught up in the Coronavirus epidemic

2 Mon David ‘Dewi Sant’, for Faith & Political leaders in Wales

3 Tue John & Charles Wesley, for those attending the Lent Groups

4 Wed Adrian of Isle of May, Martyr 875, for Holy Trinity Vestry members

5 Thu, for good mental health care and practice for people of all ages

6 Fri Baldred, c700, hermit on the Bass Rock, for the safety of RNLI Crews

7 Sat Perpetua & Companions, Martyrs, 203, for the Revd Val Nellist

8 LENT TWO, for Marie Curie Nurses and a generous response to the Daffodil Appeal

9 Mon, for the ‘Tiny Tots Café’ in the Church Hall today

10 Tue, Kessog, Bishop, c700, for the Revd Graham Willey

11 Wed, for the welfare and recovery of UK flood victims

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

13 Fri, for our Muslim friends and neighbours meeting today for prayer

14 Sat, for our Jewish friends attending synagogue today

15 LENT THREE, for HT Kidz & leaders Sarah, Gen & Alistair

16 Mon Boniface of Ross, Bishop 8th C. For our Altar Servers: Jim, Brian, Mike & Suzanne

17 Tue Patrick, Patron of Ireland, for Faith & Political leaders in Ireland

18 Wed, Cyril of Jerusalem, 386, for Revd Christoph Wutscher, our Rector

19 Thu, Joseph of Nazareth, for foster-parents and families

20 Fri Cuthbert, Bishop, 687, for Rachel Campbell, Vestry Secretary & Alt Lay Rep

21 Sat Thomas Cranmer, Bishop, 1556, for news reporters in dangerous places

22 MOTHERING SUNDAY, For CHAS and very sick children and their parents

23 Mon, for Robert Nellist, our Treasurer, Diocesan PVG Officer

24 Tue, Oscar Romero, Bishop, Martyr, for those who bravely expose injustice

25 Wed, THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD, for Mothers Union world-wide

26 Thu, for Cathy Johnston, our Lay Representative

27 Fri, for those attending and leading the HT Youth Fellowship

28 Sat Patrick Forbes, Bishop, Teacher1635, for Ian our Bishop

29 LENT FIVE for the Peace Makers and Peace Builders across the Middle East

30 Mon, for Helen Kemp, Safeguarding and PVG Coordinator at Holy Trinity

31 Tue, for those who use our Church Hall and Sarah Shaw, its Convener 


This year's Lent Book will be Evelyn Underhill's The School of Charity, Meditations on the Christian Creed. Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) was a prolific Christian writer and teacher and a sought-after retreat leader of her time. Indeed, some of her writing on Christian mysticism remains highly influential to this day. Her book The School of Charity was published as the official Lent Book for the Diocese of London in 1934. Although the book's language may be a bit dated, the content is certainly not as it provides sharp insight into the spiritual meaning of some of Christianity's key teachings and provides us with practical help for our own Christian Way.

Two Lent Groups will run in parallel: Wednesday mornings at 10.30 am (4, 11, 18, 25 March and 1 April) and Thursday evenings 8.15 pm (5, 12, 19, 26 March and 2 April).

Prayer anthology

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