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 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          

1 Wed Serf, Bishop, c500, for Revd Christoph Wutscher, our Rector

2 Thu for Rachel Campbell, Vestry Secretary & Alt Lay Rep

3 Fri Thomas, Apostle, may we experience the presence of the Risen Jesus

4 Sat USA Independence Day, for dignity and equality of all, regardless of race

5 TRINITY 4, Thanksgiving for the National Health Service

6 Mon Paladius, Bishop, 450, for perseverance to live a ‘New Normal’

7 Tue for Cathy Johnston our Lay Representative

8 Wed for Robert Nellist, our Treasurer & Diocesan PVG Officer

9 Thu for Music Director Alistair Warwick, Choir & Music Group

10 Fri for the recovery of lost businesses and people out of work

11 Sat Benedict of Nursia, Abbot, c550, for Holy Trinity Vestry Members

12 TRINITY 5 Sea Sunday for sea farers exposed to Covid 19

13 Mon for the fellowship of HT Tots Café

14 Tue for Helen Kemp, Safeguarding and PVG Coordinator at Holy Trinity

15 Wed for John Stuart & General Synod staff working from home

16 Thu, that clapping becomes practical recognition for carers

17 Fri for Funeral Directors, Crematorium & Cemetery staff.

18 Sat, for those providing ‘home’ (including family members) and ‘residential’ care

19 TRINITY 6 that domestic abuse is exposed and for places of refuge for victims

20 Mon for the poorest people unable to escape from Covid 19

21 Tue William Wilberforce ,MP, 1833, for the end of all human exploitation

22 Wed Mary Magdalene, may we share widely the news of the Risen Jesus Christ

23 Thu for those who keep Holy Trinity in the public eye

24 Fri for peace and relief for the suffering people in Yemen

25 Sat James, Apostle, for Ian our Bishop

26 TRINITY 7 for our Altar Servers: Jim, Brian, Mike & Suzanne

27 Mon John Comper, Priest, 1903, for the Revd Val Nellist

28 Tue for migrants making dangerous sea journeys

29 Martha & Mary of Bethany, that homes are places of love, care and welcome

30 Thu Silas, Companion of St Paul, for the Revd Graham Willey

31 Fri Ignatius of Loyola, Priest & Religious, for those seeking a COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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

sisters.