Moncreiff Parish Church
“… How much more, then, will the Father in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Luke 11 v 13
May your Spirit soothe our hurts,
May your Spirit cradle us in your love.
May your Spirit grant us rest and healing sleep.
1st “I will praise you Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the wonderful things you have done.” Psalm 9 v 1
2nd Caring God, we hold before you all who will be confined to their homes over the next months due to the winter weather. May they have company and friendship.
3rd Dear Lord, as we come together this morning be a living presence among us and with those who are unable to be with us.
4th We thank you, Lord, that there are people working to keep our on-line transactions safe and secure.
5th We pray today for the work done by those who run food and clothing banks. May the day come when these institutions are no longer needed.
6th Caring God, strengthen and encourage those who care for the sick and injured in our hospitals and in their homes, and be especially close to those first responders who answer emergency calls.
7th May all who are grieving the loss of someone close be comforted and find peace in their hearts.
8th We hold before you, Lord, all who suffer abuse due to their race, skin colour, religion or style of dress.
9th We remember all who work in the retail sector as the shops get busier and tempers get shorter.
10th Bless the words of all who are preaching in your name today and the hearing and understanding of all who listen.
11th Heavenly Father, we thank you for loving homes and caring friends; for the comfort and safety within those walls and the warmth of being loved.
12th We pray today for the person who will be called to minister to this congregation. May they be guided towards us.
13th “It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2 v 6
14th Someone once said that those who wish to sing will always find a song. Someone else said recently that singing was good for mental and physical health. Thank you for the therapy of singing.
15th “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” J R R Tolkien
16th Loving Lord, we thank you for the work of Street Pastors among those in distress in our cities and particularly those who are vulnerable at weekends.
17th Thank you, Lord, for the work done by all who prepare our church for worship in the morning and for the social fellowship afterwards.
18th “My deepest and heartfelt prayer for you: that you, too, will call upon the grace and mercy of God and in doing so, you will find lasting peace, joy and satisfaction.” R Howard
19th Bless to us our own personal quiet time of prayer.
20th Dear Lord, we live in a broken world where violence and pollution are prevalent. Grant us the ability to work in our own environment for the change that is needed.
21st MINI MEDITATION: Take a moment of quiet to think about the blessings in your life, and thank God for them.
22nd We pray today for all who are casualties of war, wherever they may be.
23rd In the busy days ahead may we each find moments of tranquillity and peace.
24th Bless all who participate in your worship today.
25th Healing Lord, we hold before you all who suffer mental health problems and all who work with them.
26th We thank you, Lord, for the ongoing work of our Moncreiff Development Group. Bless them individually and as a group and continue to prosper their work.
27th May the adults and children who use our halls feel welcome and safe within our doors.
28th Heavenly Father, we pray for the workings of your Church of Scotland. May members of Boards, Sessions and Presbyteries be uplifted and strengthened as they go about their business.
29th We hold before you, Lord, all who are living under restrictive regimes, where human rights and personal dignity are not respected.
30th As our patron saint, Andrew, joined with Jesus’ other disciples may we come closer to each other as your congregation of Moncreiff. Bind us together in this time of vacancy.