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