AUGUST PRAYER CALENDAR 2021 Week 1

AYR ST COLUMBA PARISH CHURCH Another new month is on the horizon with a fresh opportunity for praising the God we love and serve and bringing to Him our intercessions for others as well as ourselves. Our friend, Laurence Twaddle currently the minister in the Church of Scotland, Geneva, wrote this for his Wednesday service … Read more

JULY PRAYER CALENDAR 2021 Week4

AYR ST COLUMBA PARISH CHURCH Thursday 22 July Give thanks today for the beautiful summer weather most of us have been enjoying but at the same time pray for those who find the heat trying and difficult when working and sleeping. Many of us have been concerned by the sight in our news bulletins of … Read more

JULY PRAYER CALENDAR 2021 Week 3

AYR ST COLUMBA PARISH CHURCH Thursday 15 July: Something to reflect on as we begin another week of prayer. “Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful and praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise”. Richard Rohr As we pray may we find gratitude … Read more

JULY PRAYER CALENDAR 2021 Week 2

AYR ST COLUMBA PARISH CHURCH Thursday 8 July Despite our high vaccination rate the Covid situation in Scotland is causing serious concern. Code black status has been declared at two more hospitals in Inverness and Elgin which means that they have reached capacity in terms of being able to cope with Covid patients and other … Read more

JULY PRAYER CALENDAR 2021 Week 1

AYR ST COLUMBA PARISH CHURCH Another new month which means that we are halfway through the year 2021 already! This Prayer Calendar has been offered as a resource to the congregation for two years now and as usual at the start of a new month, a reflection is included along with the suggestions for prayer. … Read more

JUNE PRAYER CALENDAR 2020 Week 3

JUNE PRAYER CALENDAR   2020   Week 3 AYR ST COLUMBA PARISH CHURCH4 Thursday 17 June This is one of the two days when Irene, the Church Secretary, takes bookings for seats at the two services each Sunday in the Sanctuary, especially the service at 10 a.m. Pray for all the preparations which have to be made … Read more

JUNE PRAYER CALENDAR 2021 Week 2

AYR ST COLUMBA PARISH CHURCH Thursday 10 June Yesterday was the feast day of St, Columba and this would have been a special year in which to celebrate St. Columba as in 2021 it is  1500 years since he was born. Had the times been normal, the plan in our congregation was to have marked … Read more

JUNE PRAYER CALENDAR 2021 Week 1

AYR ST COLUMBA PARISH CHURCH At the beginning of another new month and almost at the half way point of another difficult year for so many, it is good to pause and reflect on the value we place on the role of prayer in our congregational life and work. Few people in the congregation appear … Read more

MAY PRAYER CALENDAR 2021 Week 4

AYR ST COLUMBA PARISH CHURCH Thursday 27 May Today is the closing day of our Church’s General Assembly when one of the major annual reports from the Committee on Chaplains is received and a senior member of military personnel is invited to speak. This year that person is from the Royal Air Force. Give thanks … Read more

MAY PRAYER CALENDAR 2021 Week 3

AYR ST COLUMBA PARISH CHURCH Thursday 20 May At the request of an anxious mother, we are asked to continue to pray for all the young people in our households, families, churches and communities who should be sitting SQA exams just now. Although her own youngster has an unconditional place for the university of choice, … Read more