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 March 2020

25 Wed, THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LORD, for Mothers Union world-wide

26 Thu, for Cathy Johnston, our Lay Representative

27 Fri, for those attending and leading the HT Youth Fellowship

28 Sat Patrick Forbes, Bishop, Teacher1635, for Ian our Bishop

29 LENT FIVE for the Peace Makers and Peace Builders across the Middle East

30 Mon, for Helen Kemp, Safeguarding and PVG Coordinator at Holy Trinity

31 Tue, for those who use our Church Hall and Sarah Shaw, its Convener 

Prayer Diary for April 2020

1 Wednesday -  Gilbert of Caithness, Bishop 1245, for Ian our Bishop 

2 Thursday, for all caught up in the COVID 19 Pandemic 

3 Friday, those in great difficulty to keep safe, warm and fed in this crisis. 

4 Saturday, those on the front line in the NHS 

5 PALM SUNDAY, may God give us strength and guidance on our journey ahead 

6 MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK, urgent care for homeless people exposed to COVID 19 

7 TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK for continuing welfare and recovery of UK flood victims 

8 WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK for SSAFA and veterans’ mental and physical health 

9 MAUNDY THURSDAY that we learn and practice Christ-like love and service 

10 GOOD FRIDAY for those who risk all to expose injustice and cruelty 

11 HOLY SATURDAY that Foodbank supplies are maintained 

12 EASTER DAY that we recognise examples of ‘life out of death’ in daily life 

13 EASTER MONDAY for those who care for frail and vulnerable people 

14 EASTER TUESDAY for those seeking a Vaccine against Covid 19 Virus 

15 Wed for Rachel Campbell, Vestry Secretary & Alternate Lay Representative 

16 Thu Magnus of Orkney, for Music Director Alistair Warwick, Choir & Music Group

17 Fri Donnan & Companions, Martyrs, Altar Servers: Jim, Brian, Mike & Suzanne 

18 Sat for Cathy Johnston our Lay Representative 

19 EASTER 2 for HT Kidz & leaders Sarah, Gen & Alistair

20 Monday - Maelrubba of Applecross, 722, for the Revd Graham Willey 

21 Tuesday - Anselm of Canterbury, for The Revd Christoph Wutscher, our Rector 

22 Wednesday for Robert Nellist, our Treasurer & Diocesan PVG Officer 

23 Thursday - We celebrate St. George, Martyr, for those defending exploited and abused women and for Scouting Worldwide

24 Friday, for good mental health provision and practice in all age groups 

25 Saturday we commemorate St Mark the Evangelist, for imaginative ways to proclaim the Easter Gospel 

26 EASTER 3 for the Peace Makers and Peace Builders across the Middle East 

27 Mon, thanksgiving for the fellowship of Tiny Tots Cafe mums and their children 

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

29 Wednesday - We remember St Catherine of Sienna, Mystic & Teacher, and pray for the Reverend Val Nellist 

30 Thursday - we pray for Holy Trinity Vestry members 


This year's Lent Book is Evelyn Underhill's The School of Charity, Meditations on the Christian Creed. Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) was a prolific Christian writer and teacher and a sought-after retreat leader of her time. Indeed, some of her writing on Christian mysticism remains highly influential to this day. Her book The School of Charity was published as the official Lent Book for the Diocese of London in 1934. Although the book's language may be a bit dated, the content is certainly not as it provides sharp insight into the spiritual meaning of some of Christianity's key teachings and provides us with practical help for our own Christian Way.

Lent Groups are not meeting, in order to comply with Government guidance concerning the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak. However, please read this book if you can during Lent. If you don't have a copy and would like to order one, see https://www.amazon.co.uk/School-Charity-Meditations-Christian-Creed/dp/0819215481 

Prayer anthology

A selection of our favourite prayers, to help you express your feelings to God and to draw comfort and support from Him.