The Need for Prayer
The Mission of the Church is not difficult; it is impossible. The resources are too few, the enemies are too strong and the avenues of potential service are too many. We don’t just need more people, more training or more resources – we need the power of God. Nothing less and nothing else will do. God promises both to hear and to respond to prayer. We do now know what prayer is but we know what prayer does. Prayer connects us with the one who alone can give life, hope and peace. Prayer expresses our faith and prayer expresses our hope in God.
William Carey, the father of Modern Missions, exhorts us: “Expect great things from God; attempt Great things for God.” With faith, hope and love, nothing is beyond our reach because nothing is beyond his reach.
Scotland is a post-Christian nation. Many have no understanding of the good news of Jesus, and making the Gospel known can seem like an impossible task. But we believe the brave new world of Scotland is not a reason for us to panic; rather it is a reason for us to pray. As Os Guinness states, “The ultimate factor in the church’s engagement with society is the church’s engagement with God”
What a privilege we have in prayer! We can approach the throne of grace with utmost confidence that we are coming before a God who knows us perfectly and loves us endlessly.
Each week we send out a prayer calendar, via email, with prayer points for the week ahead. We pray for the church locally, nationally and globally. It is a real encouragement to see all that God is doing in our communities.
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Free Church of Scotland Day of Prayer
Wednesday 29th November 2023
Every year we set aside a day to pray for our nation and the work of our denomination in sharing the gospel. We would be delighted if you were able to join us.
This year, our Day of Prayer will take place on Wednesday 29th November 2023. Each congregation is encouraged to arrange time for prayer in a way that is suitable for their own situation. To help guide our prayers on the day we will prepare some prayer points.
More details coming soon!
Resources for Prayer are organised as part of the remit of the Mission Board of the Free Church of Scotland.