Prayer Link for May

Sunday 4th

Rev Al Nicoll: Forces Chaplain - RAF. Thank God for growth in faith, numbers and maturity in the congregation. Pray for those moving on from our congregation to serve elsewhere in the Armed Forces, and for boldness in mission and courage in our wide-ranging ministry of prayer, presence and proclamation to the community at RAF Benson.

Dedridge, Livingston. As the church enters a vacancy, please pray that the whole fellowship will seek God’s will in prayer. We give God thanks for the many people from our community coming into the church building each weekday. Pray for boldness and wisdom in using these opportunities to speak of Jesus.

Dennistoun Baptist Church, Glasgow: We give thanks that God is watching over us and has good plans for us. Please pray for our charity shop, that it continues to demonstrate God's love to our community and that the ladies serving stay fit and in good health. We also ask that you would pray as we progress our plans to host an English language cafe.

Sunday 11th

Rev Adam Plenderleith: Healthcare Chaplain, Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Our guest speaker at Bearden Baptist Church challenged us with the words, 'Whose voice are you listening to?' taking Genesis Chapter 3 as his text. And as a Baptist Minister currently serving in NHS Healthcare Chaplaincy, my prayer would be 'Lord enable me to listen to all that is being said and to ensure that my lifestyle and practice honours the voice of the One that is worth hearing.'
     Secondly I would encourage the Baptist family to give thanks for the countless opportunities that I have to journey with people of all backgrounds. Jesus Christ is alive and well in our hospitals.

Denny: Rev Norman Graham. We want to give thanks for the children’s and youth work which continues to grow and have an impact on the lives of 100+ young people. We give thanks for the young people who have recently committed their lives to be followers of Jesus and those who have been baptised. Please pray for our team going over to Romania to help in building the Baptist church in Turnu (literally). Please pray for our ongoing contacts and involvement with the local community council, and especially our Teddy Bear’s Picnic and More than Gold events at the local Gala Day in May

Drumchapel, Glasgow. Drumchapel would very much value prayer that God’s man would be revealed to us during our time of vacancy. Give thanks to God for our ongoing weekly children’s work (AWANA) for Primary 1 – 7 children; over the years a number have come to faith in Christ and we regularly have over 30 children attending.

Sunday 18th

Rev Jack Quinn, Regional Organiser, Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland.  As Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland continues to extend its influence in many work places in Scotland pray for more willing volunteers offering themselves to be trained as chaplains to be sent out into the marketplace as servants of Jesus Christ.
     Give thanks for the privilege of being able to  encourage and train the growing number coming forward for this ministry and the openness of many businesses to request a chaplaincy placement.

Dumbarton: Rev Brian Mulraine. Please pray for …
• a continued move of the Spirit among us as a result of our recent Alpha Holy Spirit day at a local Carmelite Monastery in Dumbarton.
• those who are really beginning to feel the limitations of becoming elderly, and are struggling with big changes.
• the congregation as well as the leaders will be given wisdom in relation to the ongoing maintenance and repair of the building, which is showing its age.
• Please give thanks for the personal growth many are experiencing among us, for the hunger they display for the word and a deepening desire to serve.

Dumfries: Rev Alistair Purss. Here at Dumfries Baptist Church we’re giving thanks for planning permission for the plans we’ve had drawn up for the new church centre. We’re now praying and working hard on the building warrant and raising the finances for the next stage.
     Please join us in remembering our new Associate Pastor, Rev David White, and his wife Paula as they join us at the end of June.  We are very encouraged by all the potential we see for the development of our pastoral care and small group ministry as David takes up his role.

Duncan Street, Edinburgh: Rev Mark Schenk.  We thank the Lord for blessing the preaching of His life-giving Word. We thank him for growth in discipleship.  Pray as we introduce the church’s
first eldership and as we seek to grow in our evangelistic endeavours. Pray that all we do is done to the glory of God.

Sunday 25th

Rev Jim Simpson: Healthcare Chaplain, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen. Sunday worship services in hospital can be a hit or a miss, depending on who is there at the time and the escorts available. Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, had a good problem! The chapel is too small for those attending; since Christmas upwards of 25 people. In consultation with the General Manager, the service relocated to a reception area providing space to breathe more easily. Join us in giving thanks for this encouragement; that patients, relatives and staff might find support in being together; and that chaplains will continue to provide what is helpful and appropriate.

Dundee Central: Revs Jim Turrent and Angus Morrison. For prayer - plans to plant a new church in Lochee. For thanksgiving - 11 people baptised on Easter Sunday morning, with 15 in all coming into membership.

Dunfermline West: Rev Douglas Whyte. We are grateful to God for a deepening spirit of love and togetherness in the ranks, and for a desire to maximise relationships with non-Christians on the periphery of the church. Pray especially for the growing number of young people under our care that they may be well discipled.

Dunoon: Rev Dr Alan Wright. Point for prayer:  
We’re working towards building ‘Gateway’ - a youth and community centre. We believe that God
has this all in hand but it is such a huge amount of money and needs such a blessing from Him.
For Thanksgiving:
     We’re seeing such a variety of people finding hope in the church, thank God for His diversity.