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 November 2020 

1 ALL SAINTS DAY, to follow the example of the Saints

2 Mon All Souls, for the grief and many lives Covid 19 has claimed

3 Tue The US Election: for Donald Trump, Joe Biden & those who vote

4 Wed for the continuing fellowship of the ‘Tiny Tots Café’

5 Thu for Director of Music Alistair Warwick, Choir & Music Group

6 Fri that generous giving to charities and those in great need is sustained

7 Sat for SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity for serving & veterans & families

8 REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY for The Royal British Legion

9 Mon George Hay Forbes, Priest, 1875, for better recognition of Carers

10 Tue Leo the Great, Bishop & Teacher, for Revd Christoph Wutscher, our Rector

11 Wed Martin of Tours, Bishop, those caring for War Cemeteries across the world

12 Thu Machar, Bishop, c600 , for the victims of scams and fraud

13 Fri for veterans and carers at the Erskine Homes

14 Sat Consecration of Samuel Seabury, Bishop, for the Anglican Communion

15 TRINITY 23 for those teaching & studying at all levels at this difficult time

16 Mon Margaret of Scotland, for the Faith and good Governance of Scotland

17 Tue Hilda of Whitby 680, for those in isolation and unemployment because of Covid

18 Wed Fergus, Bishop, c750, for Ian our Bishop

19 Thu, for those across the world seeking and testing a Covid 19 Vaccine

20 Fri for Robert Nellist our Treasurer & Diocesan PVG Officer

21 Sat Columban, Bishop, 615, for the Revd Graham Willey

22 CHRIST THE KING, may we reflect on the good things learned through Covid

23 Mon Clement of Rome, Bishop c100, for Altar Servers: Brian, Mike & Suzanne

24 Tue Lucy Menzies, 1954 for the Revd Val Nellist

25 Wed for Jim Shanks as he retires as Prior of Servers and Sacristan

26 Thu for Helen Kemp, Safeguarding and PVG Coordinator at Holy Trinity

27 Fri for good mental health and the well-being of people of all ages

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

29 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT may we seek and live the Hope of Advent

30 St Andrew, Apostle, may we use opportunities to introduce others to Jesus

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 November

1st ALL SAINTS DAY At this time when we are ordered not to gather together

or mix in small groups let alone large crowds shouting, cheering or singing, it is

good to reflect on the words from the Revelation of St John 7:9 ‘I beheld, and lo, a

great multitude which no one could number . . . . stood before the throne and before the Lamb’ This is the Communion, the great Fellowship of the great variety of

souls of Heaven. But however different each is there are three marks common to

all: humility, prayer & a life of sacrifice. We are not playing the game in a vast

empty stadium behind closed doors but cheered on by the vast numberless

crowd of devoted supporters!

14th Consecration of Samuel Seabury, Bishop 1784. Following the War

of Independence clergy serving in America were still ordained in London.

When the clergy of Connecticut elected Samuel Seabury as their bishop,

consecration by bishops of the Church of England was not possible as it

included an Oath of Allegiance to King George III. He came to Scotland and

in Aberdeen on this date he was consecrated. As the first Anglican bishop

to serve outside the British Isles this marked the beginning of the world wide

Anglican Communion of Churches. When once again we can linger in the porch

at HT, then look at the illustration of this historic moment that hangs there.

24th Lucy Menzies, 1882 -1954 Her father was a Church of Scotland Minister and

Professor of Biblical Criticism at St Andrews University. She became an

Episcopalian but her life was an epitome of Ecumenism. A scholar and translator

she published many books on the lives of the saints, including St Columba. A

plaque in All Saints, St Andrews describes her as a Scholar and Mystic.

30th St Andrew, Apostle. Like his brother Simon Peter he was a Galilean

fisherman. He introduced Simon Peter to Jesus, the first of a wide variety of

people he “brought” to Jesus. There was the lad who offered his loaves and

fishes to Jesus at the Feeding of the Five Thousand. And he responded to the

request of some inquiring Greeks to meet Jesus. So he is the best example of

being a missionary for all of us to follow.