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 for Ukraine

The Church of Scotland has joined other denominations in calling for peace following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As the conflict continues, many are looking for ways to offer support, be it through humanitarian aid or prayer and acts of worship. Our Prayers for Ukraine page includes a prayer for individuals and ministers to use to encourage a ceasefire and peace in the region. We will be updating this page with further resources shortly.

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.

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 2022, the event will be held from 26 May- 5 June. More information and a review of this year's event are available on Thy Kingdom Come's website.

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: