I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. (1 Timothy 2.1-6)
If there was ever a time for praying together across the nation for all people this is it. Churches around the UK have designated this coming Sunday a day of prayer, calling on God in the midst of the fear, uncertainty and disruption caused by Coronavirus.
There will be a livestream National prayer gathering for Scottish Baptist Churches at 7.00pm on Sunday and I hope you Andy many others from your church will join in with this. We are still finalising the technology arrangements and we will release details of how to join as soon as we can.
You may also wish to join with Christians across the country who will be placing a lighted candle in their window at 7.00pm on Sunday as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, who is our source of hope in these days and in the whole of life.