By prayer you can unburden yourself (and more …).
Links to Coronavirus-prayers:
- from around the world (this link takes you to the World Council of Churches)
- thanks, for others, and for the afraid: (this link takes you to Christian Aid).
- Coronavirus / covid-19 prayer: here by the moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
- Freedom and fullness of life – a prayer: here.
Auchtertool Kirk offers:
1. “What is prayer?” on youtube here.
2. ‘prayer – letter box’: We will pray for you and yours; in the Village Green you can post your prayer request confidentially in a white ‘prayer – letter box’.
3. Open air prayer space – at the cross (‘tree of life’): outside the kirk car park; you can bring your own stone or pick from the bucket a stone as a prayer and lay it at the foot of the cross.
3. Online prayer: share or ask for prayer and be inspired by others on Pray 4 Kirkcaldy . We’re involved with it, anyone can join this group .
Who prays? cartoon video
Why do Christians pray? video interview
How? Any ideas? examples, ideas (Church of Scotland)
by Mary Oliver, from Thirst (2006)
It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.
YouVersion is U.S.-based with mixed content. As app on your phone you canaccess bible and “plans” (=short input/reflection points, in text, audio, or video formats). Here is a ‘plan’ on prayer.
Click on image to watch video clip by Christian Aid. Find out more on the Climate Change campaign here .
More on Climate Change (from Christian Aid):
Ahead of ‘The Time is Now’ Mass Lobby, seventeen year-old Quaker Anya Nanning Ramamurthy issued this urgent call for climate justice. At the end of her speech she reminded us that faith groups in the movement for climate justice have a vital opportunity to come together to bring about our vision for a just world.
The youth strike movement – find out more about events near you on the global climate strike website.
We’ve put together a short guide highlighting other ways churches can support the young strikers, including ideas for prayer and worship. And we offer this theological reflection: ‘climate change: with whom do we stand?’
A prayer in challenging times—by Wendy Lloyd