The General Assembly of 2017 issued a call to the Church of Scotland to come together in prayer, and this call was reissued by the 2018 Assembly. Together We Pray is a national initiative to support the Church in responding to that call to prayer. The intention is that people will join together in praying for each other, our communities and for the future of the Church of Scotland within the changing spiritual, political and cultural landscapes of Scotland and beyond.
As part of this initiative, a National Day of Prayer is planned for 3 November and downloadable resources are available online at Together We Pray including:
- a Themes and Prayers booklet with easy-print handout;
- a Prayer for the Church prepared by the Moderator, the Rt Rev Susan Brown;
- a publicity poster to advertise your local prayer events; and
- a Prayer Diary for use at any time of year.
Over the next few weeks further material to help you will be posted online that aims to encourage Conversations in Prayer and includes extracts from the forthcoming Pray Now – Together We Pray book. This book will be launched on 3 November and one copy will be distributed to every minister (and to Session Clerks in vacant congregations) by that date, along with a selection of printed resource material to back up that which is online.
If you are planning a special event around the National Day of Prayer, we would appreciate hearing from you – so that we might share your creative ideas with others. This way we can encourage each other to try different things. Furthermore, please let us know if any themes emerge from your prayers together so that, together, we might discern God's voice and leading for the Church of Scotland.
Council of Assembly
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