People across Scotland will join together in prayer at 7pm tomorrow (Sunday) for the tenth consecutive week.
The statement and prayer for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is signed by leaders from 14 Scottish churches and Christian organisations, including Archbishop Cushley.
It reads: "On this Day of Pentecost we give thanks for the gift of the Holy Spirit, believing that it is by the Spirit that God guides us."
Let us pray
Almighty God, by your Spirit,
you equipped and gifted
and led our ancestors to know you
and to serve you and to glorify you.
Continue to equip and enable us, we pray.
And then, Almighty God,
as promised by the prophets and as never before,
you poured out your Spirit on these first believers
on men and women, on the old and the young;
and they were transformed and made alive,
as dry bones brought to life.
Pour out your Spirit on us, we pray.
Almighty God, in these turbulent and uncertain times,
send us the Comforter, that we might know you to be near.
Grant us your healing touch
and help us to know the rest that comes from resting in you.
For the loving touch of your Spirit, we pray.
Almighty God, by what seemed as a rushing wind
and as tongues of fire you brought your Church to life.
Come to your Church now, we pray, that by the same Spirit we might be renewed
and refreshed and remade and revived.
Yes, Lord, grant us a fresh outpouring of your Spirit, we pray.
And all our prayers we offer
in the name of our Lord and Saviour,
none other than Jesus Christ. Amen.
- Rt. Rev. Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly, Church of Scotland
- Most Rev. Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Roman Catholic Church
- Most Rev. Mark Strange, Primus, on behalf of the College of Bishops, Scottish Episcopal Church
- Rev. John Fulton, Moderator, United Free Church of Scotland
- Rev. Dr David Pickering, Moderator, United Reformed Church (Scotland)
- Rev. Martin Hodson, General Director, Baptist Union of Scotland
- Rev. Mark Slaney, District Chair, Methodist Church (Scotland)
- Rev. May-Kane Logan, Chair, Congregational Federation in Scotland
- Lt. Col. Carol Bailey, Secretary for Scotland, Salvation Army
- Adwoa Bittle, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
- Rev. Jim Ritchie, District Superintendent, British Isles North District, Church of the Nazarene
- Pastor Chris Gbenle, Provincial Pastor, Province of Scotland, Redeemed Christian Church of God
- Bishop Francis Alao, Church of God (Scotland)/Minority Ethnic Churches Together in Scotland (MECTIS)
- Rev. Fred Drummond, Director, Evangelical Alliance (Scotland)