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 June 2020
26 Fri Robert Leighton, Bishop of Dunblane 1684, for Ian our Bishop
27 Sat Alexander Jolly, Bishop of Moray 1838, for Bishop Mark & our Primus
28 TRINITY 3, thanksgiving for the rich discovery of other ways of worshipping together
29 Mon Ss Peter & Paul, Apostles & Martyrs, that giving to charities is sustained
30 Tue for exposure of domestic abuse and for places of refuge for victims
Prayer Diary for July 2020
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
3rd Thomas the Apostle. The term, “A Doubting Thomas” is used widely without
knowing the full story. He was certainly not alone in his doubts as the disciples
were told to believe in the impossible! Thomas believed so much in the teaching
and healing mission of Jesus that when it looked like he was going to be in great
danger in Jerusalem he said they should all go there and die with him. Jesus rec-
ognised this faith and loyalty and granted him an appearance. His doubts were
replaced by a blossoming faith.
6th Palladius, Bishop 450. Sent to evangelise Ireland a generation before Patrick,
he was met with a succession of setbacks resulting in a failed mission. Returning to
Scotland he settled in Galloway and died soon after. He is remembered for his per-
severance in the face of discouragement.
11th Benedict of Nursia, Abbot c 480- c 550. He studied in Rome followed by a pe-
riod as a solitary before creating small communities of twelve monks under an ab-
bot. In c 525 he moved to Monte Cassino which has remained the home of the Ben-
edictine Order ever since. ‘The Rule’ he drew up of “laborare et orare” – “ is the
basis of rules of all subsequent religious orders of a balanced life of prayer, reading
and manual labour.
21st William Wilberforce, MP, 1833. His Christian life became important to him
when he was influenced by distinct evangelical religious and social ideals led by
the vicar of Clapham. William believed God loved all people equally and that this
should influence our laws. As MP for Hull he entered the struggle (with many
others) to abolish the slave trade and slave ownership.
29th Martha & Mary of Bethany. Jesus was the welcome guest into the
home they shared with their brother Lazarus. Martha is presented as
over-concerned with details of good housekeeping in contrast to her sister
Mary who listens attentively to the words of Jesus. The gentle words of rebuke
from Jesus should not be over -exaggerated into a condemnation, as the be built
upon to form a sharp contrast between the ways of life exemplified by the two