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Monthly Prayer Meeting - Monday 1st February

Our monthly prayer meeting takes place on Monday 1st February at 8pm on Zoom.  Please join us if you can as we pray for God's intervention. The link is the same as previous monthly meetings but do get in touch if you need it: stornowayfreechurch@outlook.com

This meeting ties in with the Presbytery's designated hour of prayer.

The Bible passage and prayer points for Monday 1st February 2021 have been prepared by Rev. Murdo Campbell, minister of the Barvas congregation.

Bible Passage for consideration: Isaiah 64 – Penitence, Prayer & Praise
In this passage Isaiah reminds us about the need for penitence, prayer & praise. As the Covid-19 death toll exceeds 100,000 souls, it should be a cause for penitence as a nation. Similar to Isaiah’s day, our nation is not only in financial ruin, but, more importantly, in spiritual ruin. We need to possess penitent hearts, pleading that the Lord would rend the heavens and come down. This is possible, for Isaiah affirms that we are the children of God and we have the privilege of coming before our Heavenly Father in prayer to intercede for all who are serving, suffering or sorrowing. Lastly, Isaiah calls us to praise the Lord for His covenant faithfulness towards us. Despite our many failures, the Lord has remained faithful to His covenant promises and His covenant people. This should give us confidence when doing business with our God. Let us pray Isaiah 64.


Prayer Points:
Congregational:

  1. Continue to pray for unity and harmony within our congregations, as many can feel distant and detached due to the ongoing isolation.
  2. Continue to pray for those who are mourning in our congregations. Many have struggled to grieve properly due to this strange season in their lives.
  3. Continue to pray for those who are receiving treatment, or have had treatment postponed due to the pandemic.

Community:

  1. Continue to pray for our island communities, thanking the Lord for the protection we have received.
  2. Continue to pray for those who are blinded by the god of this world that this season would convict and challenge them about their urgent need of a Saviour.
  3. Continue to pray that we would see this period in our history, not as an obstacle for the Gospel, but as an opportunity for the Gospel.

Country:

  1. Continue to pray for our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, that he would be given the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom.
  2. Continue to pray for our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, that the Lord would open her heart like He opened Lydia's.
  3. Continue to pray for out NHS staff as the vaccine is rolled out in our country, thanking the Lord for His provision and protection.

‘For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for Him.’ Isaiah 64:4