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Sunday 20th May 2018

Cometh the day and spread your wings; 
the wings of peaceful love;
spread divine, 
attend our prayers and make this house our home.

* Remember, with gratitude, the beauty of creation surrounding us throughout the town, the almost overnight blossoming of trees and shrubs to brighten our lives. Bless and be with all those who spend time in their gardens, sharing with us the flowers, fruits, plants and vegetables.
* Pray for all who dedicate time and effort in the organizing of
Christian Aid Week. Let the knowledge of the work, which will continue to be undertaken throughout the areas of need in the world,be their reward.
* Pray for all who have, throughout the 70 years of the NHS,recognised and progressed the understanding of health and wellbeing to be of the whole person, both physical and mental. May they continue to be blessed in the future.
* Pray for those, within our community, who work as volunteers for the local Foodbank. Bless and be with them as they meet and share time with those most in need.


Sunday 13th May 2018

Humbly in your sight, we come together, Lord.
Grant us now the blessing of your presence here.

     *Pray in thanksgiving for the blessings we receive in Christ’s name here with our church family, for the fellowship, fun and enthusiastic participation by all who attended the Fashion & Bee on Friday evening. At worship on Sunday, Janice Russell was welcomed in faith to membership. Later, during worship we had the privilege of joining the parents for the baptism of baby Lilli Ritchie where we shared the love, the joy and affection among us all.
     *Pray for the message of stewardship to be understood among us that we may seek to find new ways to fulfill our vows and commitment and service to undertake and progress God’s work in this place.
     *Pray for those who provide services of care for those suffering with a mental illness as they seek to support and meet their complex needs. Grant comfort and peace to those who are grieving with mixed emotions, the death of a family member, partner or friend who have taken their own life.
     *Pray for all who will be attending the General Assembly of Church of Scotland. God grant those in roles of authority, wisdom, respect and understanding in discussion for the future of the church. Bless and be with the many youth members who will be at the event on Saturday – may they have an enjoyable and safe evening.


Sunday 6th May 2018

He who, a little child, began to show the world God’s loving plan,
proclaims from Heaven the message “let little children come to me”.


  • Pray for all new-born children in our town.  May Christ’s blessing be with each one, the grace of God guard and protect all who share their care through infancy to maturity.

  • Pray for all students in our local high schools and colleges who are undertaking national and career-dependent exams this month.  May they be blessed with good health, patience, understanding and success following months of study.

  • Pray for those known to us who suffer from domestic violence caused by alcohol, seeking safety, guidance and support for all the family.

  • Pray for the staff working for Police Scotland as they seek to meet the ever increasing needs of their restructured organization and the overwhelming demand of innovative technology in communications while guarding the community they serve.



Sunday 29th April 2018

In the just reward of labour, in the help we give our neighbour, 
in our world-wide task of caring for the hungry and despairing, God’s will is done.

   *Pray for the community of Toronto as they come to terms with the deaths and severe injuries of so many people in the deliberate and reckless traffic incident this week. May they be surrounded with loving care and comforting prayers of Christian communities throughout the world.
   *Pray for the family, friends and neighbours in Inverness whose worst fears have been realised in the recovery, from a river in Germany, of the young man who has been missing for many weeks whilst attending his brother’s pre-wedding weekend May they gather strength, comfort and peace from the love and caring which has surrounded them in their darkest days.
   *Pray for the dependents of the many people who have been in our country for years and acknowledged in so many ways to be British and belonging here - recently their residency has become uncertain. May they receive support, understanding and justice.
   *Pray with thanksgiving for those who have successfully organized recent fundraising events and for the enthusiasm of the church family who have attended and give their continued support.




Sunday 22nd April 2018

The one who longs to make us whole is waiting to embrace our broken lives so we can know the power of healing grace.
God’s love surrounds our suffering and keeps us through the night till we see morning light.

   *Pray with gratitude for the many we meet daily who have chosen a vocation of service for their lifetime work. As exam time approaches in all areas of education, we acknowledge the dedication of lecturers, teachers, support staff, invigilators and the experienced team of markers throughout the region.
   *Pray for families, friends and members of communities whose lives have been devastated with random attacks of violence with knives and guns resulting in critical injury or loss of life. May the healing grace of Christ’s comforting presence bring them peace.
   *Pray for our church family, guide and be with our elders as they visit their members prior to our stewardship service to give us all time to acknowledge and reflect on the true meaning of stewardship, a way of life; an inspiration for our Christian fellowship here in St. Ninian’s.
   *Pray for the team planning the summer mission for all children in early August. Be with those who are preparing to undertake the many different roles needed to make this valuable time of fellowship and spiritual learning for them to have fun and an enjoyable time with our church family.

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