Weekly Prayer Diary

Prayer Diary

Supplementary Notes for w/c 22 September

Autumn: Wednesday is technically the first day of autumn with the prospect of autumnal colours. We should give thanks to God for the changing seasons and appreciate the beauty of His creation, particularly in this year when” Climate Change” hits the headlines.

Climate Change: Virtually every week, this claims the headlines. We pray for those in government who have to deal with the outcome of rising gas prices, shortage of carbon dioxide, empty shelves in supermarkets, protests on the M25.

Extract from Psalms - David

Life for David, was fairly turbulent at times, but he trusted in God to get him through every situation. This is his experience in Psalm 18:28,29. “You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. With Your help, I can advance against a troop; with my God, I can scale a wall.” There are times in life when we feel that we are up against a brick wall. Take encouragement from David to scale that wall with God’s help.

Helpful Hymns: Up against a brick wall; then -

“Are we weak and heavy ladened, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Saviour, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness – take it to the Lord in prayer.”

Kinlochleven: The Sunday morning service celebrates Harvest Thanksgiving. The earth faithfully provides us with food throughout the seasons. We thank God for all those in the “food chain” who richly provide us with our daily food.

Elders: Churches are blessed with those who work with the Minister to look after the spiritual affairs of the church, provide services of worship, and pastor and support members of the congregation – and indeed, those in the community. On Sunday, Ella Headden is ordained to serve as an Elder in Kinlochleven.

This coming winter: We pray for all NHS staff as they prepare for whatever situation arises over the winter months.




Prayer Diary

Kinlochleven and Nether Lochaber Parish Churches

Wednesday 22 September

We thank You O God, for the changing seasons. We give thanks for the many summer days of warm sunshine and we look forward to the beauty of autumn colours.

Thursday 23 September

Lord God, we thank You for our daily food as we celebrate Harvest. We thank You for all those in the “food chain” who provide us with what we need day by day. At the same time, we pray for the many parts of the world where food is in short supply and people go hungry.

Friday 24 September

Eternal God, we thank You for who serve in churches up and down the country. We thank You for those who are serve as Elders and we pray for Ella Headden as she is ordained to serve in Kinlochleven.

Saturday 25 September

Lord Jesus, there are times in life when we feel that we are up against a brick wall. You are our strength and companion to get us over these walls. You are the Light of the World to lead us through times of darkness.

Sunday 26 September

“Are we weak and heavy ladened, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Saviour, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness – take it to the Lord in prayer

Monday 27 September

Our Father, we pray for world leaders as they grapple with the effects of climate change and the need to find achievable solutions to the problem. We pray for all the plans and arrangements for the Conference to be held in Glasgow in November.

Tuesday 28 September

Gracious God, it’s been a difficult 18 months grappling with the effects of the virus. We pray for all those involved in medical care as they prepare for the coming winter months with the uncertainty of what may arise. We pray that schools, colleges and all places of education, will be able to function normally.