Week of Prayer, 17-22 August – Getting Involved

The Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, has invited us to take part in a week of prayer. We hope you can join.

There will be a “live” Zoom evening gathering across Scotland from 8:30pm each evening. To take part in the evening Zoom gathering, please contact our minister or session clerk for Zoom meeting details: their contact details are on this website.  

At 8am each morning a pre-recorded reflection will go live on the Church of Scotland website and on the CofS Facebook page. These will include contemplative music, Scripture readings, a brief ‘thought for the day’, a prayer and blessing. Additionally there will be a suggested prayer activity that you can choose to take up at some point during the day. Each of these activities has been designed for all ages but certainly with children and families in mind.

Further details are below.


Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair is inviting everyone to join him for a week of prayer starting on Monday 17 August and finishing on Saturday 22.

The initiative will include contributions from the Church of Scotland’s ecumenical partners as well as youth workers, ministers and others from across the church.

The Moderator said the week of prayer will be a chance to “sense where God is leading us.”

“We’ve come through the most challenging of times and though there are glimmers of hope and possibilities, at least now the chance to open our buildings again, none of us can be entirely confident that we are out of the woods and that there are still many challenges ahead of us,” he said.

“And when I say that I mean for the church and for the country as a whole.

“It seems to me right therefore that at such a moment as this it would be good for us as a church across the whole nation and beyond to come together to pray.

“We believe in a God who has both map and compass, a God who knows the way, and a God who will lead us in the right way.”


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