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 October 2020 

1 Thu Gregory the Illuminator, c332, for the Armenian Church

2 Fri for Cathy Johnston our Lay Representative

3 Sat for those separated from sick loved ones because of Covid 19

4 TRINITY 17 may we be good “stewards” of ‘God’s Vineyard’

5 Mon Francis of Assisi, 1226, may we see God’s Glory in the natural world

6 Tue William Tyndale, Martyr 1536, sharing the Gospel during Covid 19

7 Wed, for the 1 million Myanmar Rohinga refugees in Bangladesh Camps

8 Thu Alexander Penrose Forbes, Bishop, for the poor, so vulnerable to Covid 19

9 Fri for those across the world seeking and testing a Covid 19 Vaccine

10 Sat, for those teaching & studying at all levels at this difficult time

11 TRINITY 18 for Alistair Warwick, Choir & Music Group

12 Mon Elizabeth Fry, 1845, for prisoners, prison officers & support staff

13 Tue Congan, Bishop, Consecration of Mark as Bishop of Moray 2007

14 Wed for PM Boris Johnson and FM Nicola Sturgeon and their advisers

15 Thu Theresa of Avila, Teacher of the Faith 1582, for the Revd Val Nellist

16 Fri Hugh Latimer & Nicholas Ridley, Martyrs 1555, those seeking work

17 Sat Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr, c115, the Revd Graham Willey

18 TRINITY 19 for Libby, Liza, Mike, & Ann and all who produce HT Magazine

19 Mon Luke, Evangelist & Physician, for the staff at my local medical practice

20 Tue for Ian our Bishop consecrated on this day in 2018

21 Wed for Robert Nellist our Treasurer & Diocesan PVG Officer

22 Thu that generous giving to charities and those in great need is sustained

23 Fri James of Jerusalem, Martyr, 62, for Revd Christoph Wutscher, our Rector

24 Sat for HT Kidz & leaders Sarah, Gen & Alistair

25 TRINITY 20 for Helen Kemp, Safeguarding and PVG Coordinator at Holy


26 Mon, for the continuing fellowship of the Tiny Tots Café’

27 Tue, for Rachel Campbell, Secretary & Alt Lay Rep and Vestry Members

28 Wed Simon & Jude, Apostles, for our Altar Servers: Jim, Brian, Mike & Suzanne

29 Thu James Hannington & Companions, Martyrs 1885, for the Church in Uganda

30 Fri for boat migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

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

Some Saints & Heroes to direct our prayers in October

5th Francis of Assisi, Deacon, 1181-1226. (trans from 4th) He lived a simple life

devoted to the service of others and celebrated nature as witnessing to the

presence of God. The great peril we are in for exploiting and destroying God’s gifts

and each other makes the radical message of Francis the message so relevant for


6th William Tyndale, Translator, Martyr 1494-1536 When thwarted in England

he travelled to Germany to make translations of the Bible for the “ordinary”

people to hear and read. These became the foundation of the AV (1611).

He was burnt to death for heresy. Because of Covid 19 we have by necessity had

to use the ‘translations’ of new technologies and skills to put the message across.

8th Alexander Penrose Forbes, Bishop, 1817-1875. At Brasenose College Oxford

he found a vocation to the priesthood under the influence of the Tractarian

Movement. After a short time as a vicar in Leeds he was elected Bishop of Brechin

and pastor of the poor in Dundee where he built St Paul’s Cathedral. Although at

some point his theological pronouncements were the cause for his being called to

account by his fellow bishops, he has had a growing influence on the SEC.

12th Elizabeth Fry, 1785 -1845. She was from a prosperous Quaker family and

remained a committed member of the Society of Friends all her life. Her Christian

Faith prompted her to visit women in Newgate Prison. The squalid and degrading

conditions haunted her and she worked to influence Government policy in penal

matters. She became involved in many other aspects of social distress, including

night shelters for men sleeping rough.

19th Luke, Physician & Evangelist (trans from Sunday). Several facts of his life

can be gathered from Acts and Paul’s Epistles. By tradition he is the author of

the Gospel bearing his name where he shows a clear interest in the healings

by Jesus, and Acts, parts of which read like a travel journal with Paul (the “we”

passages). He was a Gentile physician from Antioch and is the patron of doctors.