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 2021

26 Fri, for the unemployed and those who have lost businesses 

27 Sat, for the health & well-being of Ambulance Service staff 

28 LENT 2, for medical practices and local pharmacies

Prayer Diary for March 2021

1 Mon David, Bishop, c 544 Patron of Wales, “that we attend to the small things”
2 Tue Chad of Lichfield, Bishop, 672, for all at Lichfield Cathedral Vaccination Centre
3 Wed John & Charles Wesley, for Stirling Methodists & Mary Patterson their minister
4 Thu Adrian of Isle of May, Abbot, & Companions, Martyrs, 875, for The Revd Val Nellist
5 Fri for Covid 19 patients and their families
6 Sat Baldred, Bishop, 608, for those delivering and administering Vaccines
7 LENT 3 for carers who are physically, mentally & emotionally exhausted
8 Mon Duthac, Bishop, 1068, for Bishop Mark, our Primus
9 Tue for Cathy Johnston, our Lay Representative
10 Wed Kessog, Bishop, c 700, for Ian our Bishop
11 Thu for our Director of Music Alistair Warwick, Choir & Music Group
12 Fri for Robert Nellist, our Treasurer & Diocesan PVG Officer
13 Sat for Alistair, Sarah, Gen and Youth and Children’s ministries
14 LENT 4 MOTHERING SUNDAY, for all mothers during this very difficult time
15 Mon for the continuing valuable fellowship of “Tiny Tots Café”
16 Tue Boniface of Ross, Bishop, 8thc, for Revd Graham Willey
17 Wed Patrick, Bishop, Patron of Ireland, 461, for Irish political and church leaders
18 Thu Cyril of Jerusalem, 386, for teachers preparing both online and live lessons
19 Fri Joseph of Nazareth, for the care & protection of vulnerable children
20 Sat Cuthbert, Bishop, 687, for Rachel Campbell, Secretary & Vestry Members
21 LENT 5 for those suffering, often hidden, physical and mental health
22 Mon Thomas Ken, Bishop, 1711, for Revd Christoph Wutscher, our Rector
23 Tue for our Altar Servers: Brian, Mike and Suzanne
24 Wed Oscar Romero, Martyr 1980, for “Start Up Stirling” (Bishop Ian’s Lent Appeal)
25 Thu THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD, for The Mothers Union
26 Fri Harriet Monsell, 1883, for the Sisters of the Society of St John the Baptist & “The
Clewer Initiative” (See Saints and Heroes)
27 Sat for Helen Kemp, HT Safeguarding and PVG Officer
28 PALM SUNDAY, say “Hosanna!” through a mask and spread God’s love around
29 MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK, for the health & well-being of Ambulance Service
staff.
30 TUE IN HOLY WEEK, for victims of domestic abuse & for Stirling Women’s Aid
31 WED IN HOLY WEEK, may we have the gift of patience while lockdown is eased



Saints and Heroes inspiring our prayers in March

1st David, Bishop, c 544, Patron of Wales. David is the best known and

chief of the many saints of Wales and he gives his name to one of the

dioceses. He chose a life of austerity and works of mercy and the stories

told and the songs sung show that he was a great inspiration in

his lifestyle and in his sayings, such as, “pay attention to the small things”.

2nd Chad of Lichfield, Bishop, 672. A disciple of Aidan, he came from

Northumbria and was appointed Bishop of Mercia with his cathedral in

Lichfield in Staffordshire. The present 13th c. three-spired building is

impressive and a place of worship for large gatherings of people, but

because of Covid 19 Christmas services were cancelled and the doors

remained locked to exclude the public. But the offer was made by the Dean

Adrian Dorber that the vast building could be used as a Vaccination Centre

and the doors are open again as a sanctuary of protection and healing.

24th Oscar Romero 1980. He was the RC Archbishop of San Salvador who

campaigned ceaselessly against the violence and gross poverty in his

country and he prayed for God’s peace and justice. His message was so

disliked by those benefitting from the situation that he was assassinated

whilst presiding at the Eucharist .

26th Harriet Monsell. Following a very happy marriage, after her husband’s

death she decided to live the rest of her life dedicated to God. She moved

to Clewer, near Windsor and met a group helping prostitutes. She formed

the Society of St John the Baptist in 1852 to carry on this work. With her

original thinking and enthusiasm they helped marginalised and homeless

young women drawn into sex work, by providing shelter and teaching

them a trade. Today it is estimated there are 40.3 million men, women and

children trapped in slavery, and up to 136,000 potential victims in the UK

alone. They are much “hidden in plain sight”, on building sites and at car

washes. The present day “Clewer Initiative” is drawing attention to this

problem and provides strategies to expose and end it. Recently “The

Archers” (Radio 4) ran a storyline of exposing slavery in a rural setting.




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