Church of Scotland ------------

For Prayer

Joint Prayer Event Wednesday 27th November 7.45pm at Daviot Church, Inverness - all welcome

Readings from the Psalms and some thoughts to assist your prayers.


Readings: (Week 1) Psalm 100 (Week 2) Psalm 23 (Week 3) Psalm 135 (Week 4) Psalm 150 (Week 5) Psalm 15

Prayer thought: Thank God for Worship. That He has made himself known to us. That we have the freedom to come into his presence. That he calls us to be His own. He wants us to know him. He made us to know him. Thank God that we are precious to him. He created us to be like Christ. Thank God for the gift of faith. For His Spirit's presence within. For His Word of life. For the fellowship we share as part of his body the Church. Psalm 100v3 : "we are his people we are his flock".


Readings: (Week 1) Psalm 104 (Week 2) Psalm 33 (Week 3) Psalm 136 (Week 4) Psalm 40 (Week 5) Psalm 103

Prayer thought: Praise God for Life. His gracious gift to us. For its variety and wonder. That we are wonderfully made. Unique and special to Him. Praise God for all his goodness to us. That His will is to bless us. That He wants us to know abundant life. To know that fulness of life which comes through faith in Him. Praise God for sight, hearing, touch and taste. For the world we live in. For hills and seas, for rivers and trees. For all living creatures, for plants and flowers. For all that gives us reason to praise God. Psalm 104v33: " I will sing to the Lord all my life as long as I live I will sing praises to my God."


Readings: (Week 1) Psalm 115 (Week 2) Psalm 117 (Week 3) Psalm 133 (Week 4) Psalm 1 (Week 5) Psalm 67

Prayer thought: Glorify God for Blessings. For His love and faithfulness to us. That He is truly worthy of our adoration. That we should give Him all the honour and praise that is due His name. That we should acknowledge Him as our Lord and God. That we should give him first place in our lives and in our thoughts. That we should put our trust in Him day by day. Trusting Him to provide. Trusting Him to protect. Trusting Him to prosper our lives both spiritually and physically. Count your blessings, count them one by one. Count your many blessings and see just what the Lord has done. Give glory to God for He is good. Lean on Him and live for Him. Psalm 115v12: "The Lord remembers us and will bless us"


Readings: (Week 1) Psalm 51 (Week 2) Psalm32 (Week 3) Psalm 26 (Week 4 ) Psalm 86 (Week 5) Psalm 56

Prayer thought: Seek God's mercy and forgiveness. Ponder His great goodness, his purity, his love. Recognise your failings, your longing to be more like Christ. Bow before him. Confess your wrongdoing and wrong being. Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Be contrite for your sins. Repent. Seek His help and strength to change your ways. To turn from wrong and do good. To live a life that is truly worthy of His name. Don't dwell upon your sin, rather dwell upon God's mercy, his readiness to forgive His desire to cleanse and restore us, to make us more like Jesus. Open your life to the working of His Holy Spirit within. Be renewed. Be remade. Let His life rule in your heart. Psalm 51v10: " Create a pure heart in me, O God, and put a new and loyal spirit in me."


Readings: (Week 1) Psalm 63 (Week2) Pslam 42 (Week 3) Psalm 139 (Week 4) Psalm 24 (Week 5) Psalm 84

Prayer thought: Thirst for God. Long to know God. Take and make time to be holy. Practise the presence of God. Recognise His greatness, His majesty. Tell Him your thoughts, your hopes, your longings. Seek his help and his counsel. Ask God to open up his Word to you. Listen. Learn and Live. Seek His will in all things. Come into his presence with thanksgiving. Bring before His throne of grace your cares and your woes. Acknowledge Him as your Father and as your Friend. Remember his goodness and seek to walk in His ways. Dwell in his presence and live knowing His Spirit's dwelling and leading within. Walk in the Spirit. Be filled and be fruitful. Ask and receive. Seek and find what is God's will for your life. Psalm 63v1: " O God, you are my God, and I long for you. My whole being desires you; like a dry, worn out, and waterless land, my soul is thirsty for you."


Readings: (Week 1) Psalm 20 (Week 2) Psalm 74 (Week 3) Psalm 40 (Week 4) Psalm 72 (Week 5) Psalm 41

Prayer thought: God is with us. Always ready to help. He wants to know our concerns and our burdens. Bring to him your prayers. The needs that he has laid upon your heart. Interceed for the world, our land, your family, your friends, your neighbours, the Church, those who rule over us, God's work in our days etc. Pray for the young and the elderly, the sick and the sorrowing, the rich and the poor. Be specific. Be bold. Be expectant. Believe. Agree with God. Accept that God knows best. Trust God to act in accordance with His purposes. Move with God and see God move. But we warned God may move you too! Psalm 20v10,11: " You are mighty and do wonderful things; you alone are God. Teach me what you want me to do..."


Readings: (Week 1) Psalm 27 (Week 2) Psalm 110 (Week 3) Psalm 8 (Week 4) Psalm 19

Prayer thought: God is our salvation. God alone can meet our every need. Ask him to be your guide and your protector. Put on the whole armour of God. His grace is sufficient. Seek his truth, his comfort, his equipping of your life. Ask God to give you assurance of salvation. To give you the gifts you need to serve Him. To impart the power of the Risen Christ into your life. To annoint His Church that it may show and make known the Good News of the Gospel in Word and deed such that many others will be drawn to put their faith in the Risen Christ and come to rejoice in Him and marvel in His goodness. Psalm 27v1,v4: The Lord is my light and my salvation." " I have asked the Lord for one thing; one thing only do I want: to live in the Lord's house all my life, to marvel there at his goodness, and ask him for his guidance."