Prayer is a key part of our life together. Prayer occurs in various places and times as people gather.
We now have a new email address for any prayer requests for the prayer chain.:
As always all prayer requests will be treated confidentially.
Each Sunday, as part of our worship, the congregation are invited to take one or more prayer cards from the basket as they leave, and use these to pray for an individual (first name only), a situation or world issue. The following Sunday these are placed in a basket as our offering prayers and the cycle begins all over again. This is a key part of our prayer rhythm together.
This is currently not taking place on a Monday but is being held, by Zoom, at 8pm on a Thursday evening. If you would like to join olease contact the church office.
This month on the 8th & 9th October, Mark our Minister will spend time at the Session Conference with the congregation and the elders looking at the way forward for us as a church. Together as God’s people we are seeking God’s vision for us in our community in Stonehaven.
Last month we saw that before Jesus began his work he first sought God in prayer. As we seek to discern the way forward together it is therefore vital that we too first earnestly seek God in prayer.
“Then you will come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5,6.
How are our hearts doing? Are we ready to go all out for God, seek his face, trust him with all our hearts, humble ourselves before him and submit to his plans?
The last 18months have been hard. The world is in great distress and in need of a Saviour and the Father’s love. The Church of Scotland has laid before us a radical plan to revive the church. Part of that plan encourages us to ’a season of prayer and preparation.’
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 2 Chronicles 7:14,15.
We are also being asked to become more ‘mission shaped’.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:14,15
As his disciples, Jesus tells us to go and make disciples of all nations. We are to make him known wherever we are. There will be much to do but we do not do it on our own.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
Nor do we do it in our own strength. “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,”says the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 4:6
Together we pray.
Sovereign God hear our prayer as we cry to you
Heavenly Father forgive us when we
have not followed you with all our hearts,
nor done as you have asked
Jesus help us to trust in you,
love as you would love,
and do as you would do
Holy Spirit come fill us anew,
make us a people of prayer,
and set our hearts ablaze
Father God, we seek and hope in you
Lord Jesus, we place our hands in yours
Holy Spirit, revive and lead us in
our Fantastic Adventure In Trusting Him