Prayer Link for June
Please pray for Rev Jim Meighan,
Chaplain at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow.
Rev Isobel Neal, Chaplain, Robin House,
Children’s Hospice. It has been a year of
change for chaplaincy and that, along with
other things, has brought its challenges. We
are in the middle of the recruitment process
for a new chaplain to work alongside me in
Robin House and I would value prayers for
the process, and for the person who is
appointed, that we would work well as a
team. I would also value prayers for myself,
that I will have the physical, emotional and
spirtual energy to honour God in the work he
has called me to do.
Wigtown: Rev Stephen McGarva. Thank
you for praying for us. Although we are a
small fellowship in a very rural location we
are situated only 11 miles from where St
Ninian built the first Christian church in
Scotland (Whithorn) in the 4th Century, and
from where he travelled the length and
breadth of the nation taking the good news of
Jesus. We are also only a few hundred yeards
from the site where the ‘Wigtown Martyrs’
were drowned in 1685 for their faith in
Christ. Pray for us as we draw inspiration
from these brave local predecessors and also
make their faith known today in missional,
relational and creative ways.
Wishaw: Rev Colin Mackenzie.
Over the past 16 months the fellowship has
had to go through more than a dozen deaths
including two members of the church
leadership – the latter being the treasurer.
This has been a blow to the fellowship, but
God is good and sustaining us. Pray for
A Way Ahead Group has been formed and
is currently exploring some serious
considerations, including employing a youth
worker. Pray for clear guidance as we seek
God’s will at this time.
Abbeyhill, Edinburgh: Rev Gordy MacKay.
Gordy Mackay was ordained and inducted as
the Pastor of Abbeyhill on 23rd February
2013. Gordy's ministry since has been very
much appreciated. Julie his wife is expecting
a 2nd baby in September.
Please pray that the Pastor, Deacons and
all the Church folk may be clearly led in the
days ahead as to the ways God wants us to
move forward in His will to serve Him, to
help our people and help the community
around us in this part of Edinburgh. Many
people round about need to know of the love
of Christ and hear of His great news. We
give God thanks and the glory for all He has
done and trust Him for all that is to come.
Thanks for praying for us.
Aberdeen Christian Fellowship: Please
pray for the church and its pastor Rev Vijay
Adelaide Place, Glasgow: Revs Jack
Quinn and Stephen Crothers. We are in an
exciting season at Adelaide Place Baptist
Church with lots of opportunities ahead.
Recently, we have begun a 2 year journey
with a Learning Community hosted and led
by Central in Edinburgh and an organisation
called 3DM. Our desire is to learn much
about reigniting a missional form of
discipleship as well as re-learning in many
ways what it means to participate in the
mission of God in city centre Glasgow.
There seem to be the usual challenges of
managing time in a busy fast paced city,
however, our big prayer point would be that
Jack and I prioritise well during this season
and keep in step with what God's Spirit is
Airdrie: Rev Ross Murphy. Please give
thanks to the Lord for his faithfulness to our
Fellowship for 170 years. Pray for us as we
adopt a mission statement encouraging us to
reach each generation of Airdrie with the
Gospel. Give thanks for unity within the
Fellowship and increasingly strong Gospel
partnership with other Churches.
Pray for our young people, and new
attendees, give thanks to the Lord for their
connections with the Church and ask that we
would see more coming to faith in the Lord
Jesus Christ followed by baptism,
membership and fruitful service for Him.
Give thanks for our pastor's continued
good health (his last MRI scan showed no
change and he's now on 6 monthly scans).
Pray for Edwin Gunn who is currently
working two days a week for the church.
Alexandria (Vale of Leven): Rev Robert
Sharp. Pray for our preparations for our children
and young people's summer club in July. We
have a group from America coming to
support us, please pray for them as they
prepare to come.
Pray that some of our older members, who
have some challenges with their health would
know God's healing presence.
Pray for the contact we have with young
people through SU in the local high school,
that there would be more opportunities to
convey the gospel.
Pray the Out of School Club that uses the
church would continue to grew in joy and
Pray for the church leadership as they meet
and deal with the challenges that go with
leading a church.
Alloa: Rev Jimmy King. Give thanks for the
faithfulness of the fellowship and the way
they support each other, for the relationships
built up through the recently wound up lunch
club, for opportunities afforded the pastor in
the local secondary school and for a number of
new people attending the services.
Please pray for the visit of a Step Out team
in July and for the team from the church and
Ludgate Parish Church that will be working
with them running a holiday club. Pray, too,
for the many people in the fellowship
recovering from operations or confined to care