Prayer Wall

Prayer Wall

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Prayer Cycle

Building on our earlier prayers of intercession, we are incorporating the Prayer Cycle issued by the World Council of Churches, which seeks to pray for every country in the world throughout the year, thus reminding us we are part of the global church and not just working in isolation in this little corner of North East Fife. Each week we will pray for a different group of countries.

We are also including the Prayer Cycle issued by the organisation Open Doors, which supports Christians, both practically and spiritually, in countries where people are persecuted for their faith. Open Doors recently published a World Watch List which lists the top 50 countries in the world where this is the case, four of which are mentioned above.

We also pray regularly for our Mission partners Keith and Ida Waddell based in Malawi.

We are reminded in scripture that we are the body of Christ, and if one part suffers, every part suffers with it, so by standing alongside our brothers and sisters in prayer, this can be one small contribution towards Christian Unity and a reminder not to take our freedom to worship for granted.


Prayers from the Iona Community

God of our lives, You are always calling us to follow You into the future,
inviting us to new ventures, new challenges, new ways to care, new ways to touch the hearts of all.
When we become fearful of the unknown, give us courage.
When we worry that we are not up to the task, remind us that You would not call us if You did not believe in us.
When we get tired, ore feel disappointed with the way things are going,
remind us that You can bring change and hope out of the most difficult situations.



A Prayer Calling for Justice

by Chris Polhill 

Living God,

may we hear you calling for justice:
through the poor in a world of plenty; 
through those oppressed by harsh regimes;
in the voices of the victims of religious legalism;
in the cries of the earth polluted by human greed;
in places where economies downgrade talent;
and efficiency outweighs care;
in the voices of the vulnerable in our hamlets and cities. 

May the peace we seek
reflect your justice 
and express your compassion and care.
Through Jesus Christ, who refused to bow to despots and deals.



Prayer for Ukraine

Lord Wallace, former Moderator of the General Assembly, and Very Rev Dr Susan Brown, convener of the Faith Impact Forum have asked all of us to join them in praying for the people of Ukraine.

The news can be difficult to listen to and to read.
When that news relates to faces we know
and to voices familiar to us,
it becomes all the harder to hear.
Lord God,
We ask you to hold the people of Ukraine deep in your heart.
Protect them, we pray;
from violence,
from political gamesmanship,
from being used and abused.
Give, we pray,
the nations of the world the courage
and the wisdom
to stand up for justice
and the courage too,
to dare to care―generously.
Lord, in your mercy,
take from us all
the tendencies in us
that seek to lord it over others:
take from us those traits
that see us pursuing our own needs and wants
before those of others.
Teach us how to live in love
and dignity
and respect―following your example.
In your name and for your sake,