Prayer

Prayer is the foundation for our relationship with God and we offer a wide range of prayer resources to support individuals, churches and communities.

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Prayers in challenging times

We are facing difficult times, as we manage the challenges of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, as well as divisions over Brexit and our changing position within Europe and beyond. Now, the comfort and strength we draw from prayer is more important than ever, and with churches closed for public services, we are all having to adapt our worship.

Our prayer and worship during COVID-19 page includes prayers, sermons, support and resources to help you continue to worship during these unprecedented times.

Our worship during Brexit page offers ideas and material to support respectful dialogue and healing the divisions within our communities.

We have also created a series of prayers designed for congregations and communities seeking to “come together” in prayer and reflection. Churches Together in Britain and Ireland have also written a selection of prayers about Brexit which you can download and use for reflection.

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. For 2021, the event will be held online from Ascension Day on 13 May until Pentecost Sunday on 23 May.

Free materials that include a Prayer Journal written by the Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell, a family adventure map and fun videos for children as well as inspiring videos for young adults are available on the Thy Kingdom Come website. Congregations are encouraged to use and adapt these materials.

Conversations in Prayer

This Conversations in Prayer booklet is designed to support and deepen your connection to prayer and can be used in small groups. You can also download the Conversations in Prayer handout

Days of Prayer

The Church of Scotland encourages observance of the World Day of Prayer on the first Friday of March as well as other prayer events year round.

Prayer resources

The following resources are available for download as PDF files: