Praying Together

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David Vogan (Chaplain, Nethervale Care Home, MHA Auchlochan) – Please pray today for David Vogan as he seeks to support, strengthen and provide spiritual comfort to both the residents and staff at the Nethervale Care Home at Auchlochan, near Lesmahagow.

Please pray for Frances Bloomfield as she represents our Union at the Church of Scotland Assembly this week. Please pray for the week-long Assembly and the discussion and decisions that will be taken during the week.

Dingwall Baptist Church – We thank God for increased use of our facilities and for good relationships with the community groups who use them. Give thanks for our pastor being invited to deliver teaching about the meaning of Easter in the local primary school. However, we face challenges in the days ahead, due to people […]

Please pray for the Continuing Ministry Development workshops taking place in Larbert today on the topics of school chaplaincy and thanksgiving and dedication services for children. Pray for those people delivering the workshops and also for the ministers attending.

Denny Baptist Church – We praise God for the growing sense of vision and purpose for the church’s future, for the number of not-yet-Christians who come each week and the many opportunities we have to connect with and work alongside groups within our community. We woud value prayer at this stage in our journey, as […]

Dennistoun Baptist Church – We praise God for His grace; the opportunities to reach people are numerous and God is bringing together a worshipping community of different ages, backgrounds and nationalities. We long to see a healthy discipleship pattern within the life of the Church where we multiply through disciples making disciples. We continue to […]

Rebekah Sharp (Chaplain, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow) – Pray for further opportunities for staff support with my role as VBRP Lead for the board, that good working relationships and reflective work practices can be fostered. Pray for me as a chaplain, as God uses me in offering support and peace to people in spiritual […]

Rebekah Sharp (Chaplain, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow) – Please pray for the staff and patients of the QEUH, as ongoing negative media attention impacts staff morale who, on the whole, do an incredible job on tight resources.

We pray for the Congregational Church in Scotland as they hold their annual Assembly in Dundee today. We pray for Rev Dr Brian Talbot as he represents our Union at this gathering and give thanks for the opportunity to bless and support the work of other denominations.

Give thanks for all the young leaders in our churches across Scotland. Please pray for the Young Leaders Training Hub that meets this weekend – pray that it will be a stimulating and stretching time for them, as well as good fun!

Please pray for the Extra Council meeting being held in Perth today to discuss, pray and appoint a selection group to look for the new General Director for BUS. Give thanks that God goes before us in this appointment process and that the person of God’s choosing will be found for the role.

Dedridge Baptist Church – We praise God for the slow but steady growth of worshippers on a Sunday and the air of expectation that God is working among us to build us up in our love of Jesus and His gospel. Give thanks for people keen to help develop youth work in the church. Please […]

Dalkeith Baptist Church – We give thanks to God for the recent growth we have seen in young families coming among us to worship the Lord, which is a wonderful answer to our many prayers. Please pray for us as a fellowship, subsequent to our involvement with Lead Academy (a BUS initiative), as we seek […]

Dalbeattie Baptist Church – Praise God for a worshipful, united and caring fellowship ready to move on from the past and look optimistically to the future as different ways of reaching out to the community are explored. We pray that the helpful contacts made last year when Faith Mission workers spent a week with us, […]

Please pray for Alan Donaldson as he preaches in Dunrossness Baptist Church this morning and as he takes part in the Shetland Regional Prayer Gathering at Lerwick Baptist Church this evening. Please pray that this gathering of the Baptist churches in Shetland will be a time of powerful intercession for the island.

Give thanks for the men and women who often work in dangerous situations as firefighters across Scotland. Please pray for God’s protection and guidance as they tackle fires. Pray also for safety for the teams sent out to tackle moorland fires over the summer months.

Pray for the young people in our churches who are sitting exams just now. Please pray that they will know the peace of God as they revise and prepare for their exams.

Please pray for the people of Sri Lanka following the recent bombings of Christian churches and hotels in different parts of the country. Pray that those who have lost loved ones will know the presence of Christ amidst their grief.

Please pray for Martin Hodson as he speaks at the Scottish Baptist College Thanksgiving Service in Paisley today. Give thanks for the students who have completed their studies and are preparing themselves for various areas of ministry.

Cupar Baptist Church We praise God for a sense of unity within the fellowship and with churches in the town as we seek to bring others to Christ. We pray for discernment, wisdom and grace as we seek His will in being responsive to the needs of all. Especially thinking of the joint Holy Week […]

Cumbernauld Baptist Church We give thanks for God’s guidance these past few years without a minister, and for the recent election of new Trustees/Leaders. We are thankful that the mainly elderly congregation is willing to face new challenges and ask that we may be renewed and energised for our continued witness in the area. We […]

Tayside Regional Prayer Gathering Give thanks for the many churches coming together for prayer during our 150th anniversary year. Pray for the Regional Prayer Gathering taking place at Broughty Ferry Baptist tonight, that it will be an encouraging time of worship and prayer.

loden-Balloch Baptist Church Please pray for the church as they seek to live for Jesus and bring others to Him. Pray in particular for the football ministry as well as the regular café for the local community and various outreach events that take place. Give thanks that the church can serve as a hub for […]

Andrew Oliver (Chaplain, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards) Give thanks for my wife getting a job that she enjoys in a local Primary School. Please pray for my children making new friends and settling into a new school each time we move. Pray also for the salvation of service personnel and family members at Leuchars Station […]

Culduthel Christian Centre Give thanks for the many opportunities we have to share the gospel and serve the community, including our recently launched ‘listening ear’ ministry, messy church, and a marriage course. We also give thanks for a growing sense of unity amongst the churches of Inverness and a desire to pray together. Please pray […]

Please pray for Alan Donaldson as he meets our colleagues from the European Baptist Federation who are in Scotland today to make preparations for the EBF Council being held in Glasgow in September.

Please pray for the work of our Mission Initiative Group as they meet today to discuss current and future opportunities for mission and outreach in our nation and the various ways BUS can support our churches in this area.

Crown Terrace Baptist Church We give God the praise for the Pop Up Cafe on Tuesday lunchtimes and especially the relationships being built up with local people who are regulars at it. We would value prayer for our enough church support for our new cafe worship on a Friday evening for the homeless who come […]

We give thanks for the hope that we have in Jesus’ resurrection and we celebrate Jesus’’ victory over death and the powers of darkness. Please pray that this Easter people across Scotland will come to know this resurrection hope for themselves and the power of Jesus, which can transform lives and communities.

Crookston Baptist Church Please pray for Crookston Baptist as they continue to meet in the local secondary school on Sundays and for they various outreach activities they have week by week in their local area.

As we remember the work of the Cross and Jesus the Lamb who was slain for us, pray for our churches that will be holding Good Friday services today. As we journey to the Cross, we give thanks that the darkness of that day was not the end of the story – it might be […]

Al Nicoll (RAF Chaplain) Please pray for the personnel of my current unit, the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, as we prepare to move location sometime in the coming year.

Crieff Baptist Church We give thanks our sanctuary is now suitable to worship and glorify our great and generous God again, after a time of repair work. Pray for us as we seek new ways to reach and encourage our communities to come and know the Lord Jesus as a wonderful saviour and friend.

Cowdenbeath Baptist Church We give thanks to God for a great church vision day. Meeting together to talk and pray about the future direction of our worship, discipleship and witness in the town was both encouraging and challenging. We are praying for our children’s work that has been growing over the last year. Praying that […]

Cowal Baptist Church Pray for Cowal Baptist as they seek to keep Jesus as the center of all that they do. Pray for their outreach into the local community and for Margaret Millar as she continues to lead.

Stuart Murdoch (Chaplain, Strathcarron Hospice) I praise God for the many lessons He has taught me through the journeys with the many staff and families He has called me to serve, support and minister to over the last 6 years. Please pray for me as I seek to develop the role of Chaplaincy within the […]

Give thanks for the work of Police Scotland within our towns, cities and rural communities. Pray for the men and women in our police force as they face many hazardous and challenging situations as they work among our communities. Pray for protection and wisdom for them as they both tackle and seek to prevent crime.

Cornton Baptist Church We give thanks for God’s goodness to us and for the growing number of young families joining us. We rejoice in the work done among young people within the church and the community led by our youth worker. Please pray for us as we consolidate links and seek further ways to engage […]

Collydean Baptist Church Give thanks that church attendance has grown so much that Sunday meetings are now being held in the local community hall. Please pray for the ongoing work of Collydean Baptist as they seek to reach out into the community.

Please pray for the church leadership teams of Denny, Dalkeith, Leven and St Ninians, Stirling who are undertaking the Lead Academy training programme. Please pray that as they meet together today, they will have the space and time to reflect on what God’s vision is for their particular church community.

Coatbridge Baptist Church Later this year we celebrate our 150th Anniversary. We thank God for his faithfulness to the church over these years and praise him for the ways in which we have been blessed. We pray for His continued guidance as we look for ways in which we can share the love of Jesus […]

Jim Meighan (Chaplain, Royal Hospital for Children) Pray for the long term patients and families whose finances, relationships, and capacity to cope can be stretched to breaking point. Pray for the families whose children are palliative or have life limiting illnesses, that they are supported and in time learn to develop coping strategies. Pray for […]

Please pray for Martin Hodson as he is involved in the Induction of Rev Mark Jasper at Campbeltown Community Church today. Pray that the Induction service goes well and for the church as they look forward to welcoming and working alongside their new minister.

Give thanks for the various Christian organisations who run residential holidays for children and young people during the Easter holidays. Pray that these holidays will be times of fun and adventure for the young people as well as a place to learn more about Jesus.

Please pray for our ministers from across Scotland who are attending the Continuing Ministry Development workshops on Leading Change and Simple Church in Larbert today, and for those involved in leading the workshops.

Please pray for Alan Donaldson as he represents our Union at the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office committee meeting in Edinburgh today. Pray that all denominations can work together with members of the Scottish Parliament to highlight issues within our communities and work together for change.

Please pray for Martin Hodson as he attends the National Settlement Team meeting at the Baptist Union of Great Britain today, as the team seek to connect churches in pastoral vacancy with ministers seeking settlement.

Pray for those affected by recent atrocities and natural disasters around the world. Pray for the aid agencies, support workers and government departments working to support local communities. Pray for local churches as they seek to be places of comfort, refuge, help and spiritual support for those affected by trauma and tragedy.

Coastline Community Church – We thank God for the many blessings we have poured out here! We are looking for a youth and community worker to come alongside the growing community work. We would also like to pray for our sister churches in the area; many of whom are seeking a pastor.

Thurso Regional Prayer Gathering – Give thanks for the many churches coming together for prayer during our 150th anniversary year. Pray for the Regional Prayer Gathering taking place at Thurso Baptist tonight, that it will be an encouraging time of worship and prayer for our nation.

Cleland Baptist Church – We continue to thank God for His faithfulness and give thanks for the various outreach ministries. Pray for us as a fellowship that we may experience growth to ensure a continuing witness in the village.

BMS Council – Give thanks for the work of BMS World Mission. Pray for the BMS Council taking place in Birmingham today, that it will be a helpful time of discussion and discernment.

Gordon Jones (Lead Chaplain, NHS Orkney) – Give thanks that our move to Orkney and our transition to island life has gone very smoothly. We have made many new friends; settled into a local Baptist congregation and have found a lovely new home. Please pray that the Lord would grant me sufficient wisdom, creativity and […]

City Gates, Edinburgh – Pray for City Gates, Edinburgh who strive to be a community where we learn to care and share, challenge and support, confide and confess, forgive and be forgiven. Pray we will be a place of transformation.

Central Church, Edinburgh – We thank God for the vision he has given us as church to be missional, to see Jesus alive and impacting the city of Edinburgh. Pray that we would know unity, protection and favour as we consider Alpha, missional communities and other strategies to see Jesus change lives. Pray that we […]

Borders Regional Prayer Gathering – Please pray for the first of five Regional Prayer Gatherings in the Borders, tonight being hosted by Selkirk Baptist. Pray that as the Borders churches gather to worship and pray for the local area and our witness to the nation as a whole, that hearts will be ignited with a […]

John Jamieson (Army Chaplain) – Please pray for me and Jeannie as we continue in this challenging ministry to mainly unchurched serving personnel and their families over in Cyprus. Chaplaincy can be lonely and difficult. We are due to move post in October, please pray that we might end up where God wants us to […]

Castlemilk Baptist Church – Pray for Castlemilk Baptist as they continue to reach out into their local community. Pray that the support the church seeks to give asylum seekers and the homeless, particularly through the furniture ministry, will be a blessing to those receiving help and a witness to the local community.

BUS Trustees meeting – Please pray for our Trustees as they meet today to discuss areas of the ongoing work and ministry of BUS. Give thanks for the time, insight and valuable contribution the Trustees give to the work of BUS

Cathcart Baptist Church – We praise God for the expanding relationships that are developing across our community, through our community hub and a number of initiatives underway through the church. Please pray for our ‘Shed project’ which seeks to provide a ‘making space’ for people to be creative, build friendships and make a local difference […]

Preparing for Retirement Conference – Please pray for the ministers attending this conference, that they will have a good time of fellowship together as well as learn more about preparing for retirement.

Give thanks for the work of the NHS and the dedicated staff providing life-saving treatment to many people. Pray for the NHS workers in your local area who may be struggling with heavy workloads. Pray that solutions can be found to ease the burdens on both vital services and NHS staff.

Cliff Jackson (Regional Chaplain, Methodist Housing Association) – My patch as Regional Chaplain for MHA has been extended to include support for 28 Chaplains from Scotland to Cheshire, so please pray for safe travel and wisdom. MHA’s Chaplains do a marvellous job in offering spiritual and pastoral support to older people in care homes and […]

As we seek to pray ‘give me also springs of water’ (see Judges 1:12-15) this year to bless other Christian denominations and organisations across Scotland, we pray today for the United Reformed Church in Scotland Spring Synod being held this weekend. Please pray for Frances Bloomfield as she represents BUS at this gathering.

Pray for the devolved and national governments at this time of uncertainty within the UK, that they would have wisdom for the way ahead. Give thanks that even in uncertain times, we can trust God – He is our firm foundation.

Castlehill Baptist Church – Please pray for relationships to be formed and built up through our Toddler Group and Who Let the Dad’s Out group. Pray that we see more families coming among us. Praise God for open doors into the community in many ways and places. Please pray we enter in with vision and […]

BUGB Council – Pray for Alan Donaldson and Frances Bloomfield as they represent BUS at the BUGB Council in Swanwick today. Please pray that the Council meeting will be inspiring, engaging and a good time of discussion and discernment.

Scottish Baptist Ministers’ Fellowship – Please pray for the SBMF prayer gatherings that are taking place in various locations throughout Scotland today. Pray that this will be a time of refreshing for Ministers as they take time out to pray together.

Carnoustie Baptist Church – We praise God for much encouragement in the past year with further slow growth, God’s continued provision, growing links within the community, and a deepening commitment to one another as we adopted our Church Covenant. We pray that as we become more financially independent we would see his faithfulness; and that […]

George Hunter (PT Chaplain HM Forces) – Pray for the adult volunteers who put in many hours nurturing our cadets, many going above and beyond to impact the lives of these young people. Pray that I, alongside my chaplaincy colleagues, will minister to all with the grace and power of the Holy Spirit.

George Hunter (PT Chaplain, Lower Johnshill Care Home Auchlochan) – Please pray for our residents, many of whom are living with dementia, that they would be filled with the supernatural peace of God and know His hand upon them. Pray also for the staff, especially those recently bereaved and those experiencing difficulties and illness. Pray […]

Carluke Baptist Church – Give thanks for the outreach to the local community, including the Community Café on Mondays and the work with families in the community. Pray for the church that they will continue to be a place of hope and life to people as they seek to share the love of God with […]

Canonmills Baptist Church – Give thanks for Canonmills Baptist in Edinburgh. Pray for the church as they witness to their local community and to tourists.

Campbeltown Community Church – We thank God for the provision of a new pastor when Mark Jasper joins us from 1 April. Give thanks for The Ark, our mothers and toddlers group, which meets on Thursday mornings. Please pray for the mothers and carers who bring the children, that they might become open to the […]

BUS Council – Please pray for the BUS Council as they meet in Pitlochry over the next couple of days, that there would be a sense of anticipation and engagement as they seek to discern the mind of Christ together. Give thanks for the people from many different churches across our Union, who give of […]

Please pray for church communities that may be struggling at this time. Pray that in this season they will find hope, shoots of new growth and spiritual refreshment as they minister within their communities week by week.

Ron Flett – (Aberdeen City Centre Chaplain)2019 will be a challenging year with the restructuring of Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland. The opportunities continue to grow. Pray for wisdom that my chaplaincy makes the most of every conversation and situation in providing pastoral and spiritual care. Give thanks for the recognition that chaplaincy plays a part […]

Give thanks for the new growth we find in nature, reminding us of the new life and hope that we have in Jesus. Pray for nations impacted critically by climate chaos.

Chaplaincy Conference – Give thanks for all our Baptist Chaplains and the ministry and support they provide in different spheres of life. Please pray for the chaplains as they gather today at the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice for a time of learning and sharing together.

Cambuslang Baptist Church – Please pray for our fairly small and mostly older fellowship, that the practical challenges of a large building to maintain will not stop our work and witness in Cambuslang. We give thanks that, with the Lord’s help, we are still standing and for the support we have received from Newton Mearns […]

Calderwood Baptist Church – We give thanks and praise to God for the incredible growth in our young people’s devotion to Jesus and for their willingness to use their gifts. We pray that this year will be characterised by prayer and evangelism; and be fruitful in the salvation of many people.

Burra Isle Baptist Church – We thank God for a number of outreach events held over the summer and autumn including our annual “Soccer School” and a Tearfund Concert. Please pray for us as we seek to follow up those opportunities to share God’s love. Please pray for our Pastor who has had eye operations […]

Please pray for our churches across Scotland that are running Christian outreach and discipleship courses. Give thanks for these courses – tools that can be used as a way for people to be introduced to the good news of Jesus.

Leslie Edge (Chaplain, Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice) – Please pray that I will continue to meet the spiritual and religious needs of the patients, their families both within the Hospice and in the community together with those of the staff and volunteers. That God will bless the teaching opportunities He has given me […]

Buckie Baptist Church – Thank God for those who have professed faith in Christ in the last year. Please thank God for an increasing number of young families coming into the church. To God be the glory. 

Buckhaven Baptist Church – We praise God for our growing church, our partnerships with the community, including our Friday community cafe, and our various outreach projects which position us as a place of welcome to the stranger. We pray for our discipleship and evangelism programmes as we seek to be become a church which both recalls […]

Broxburn Baptist Church – As we look to the future, pray that: we will be sensitive to God’s leading; He will give a clear vision for the witness here in the coming years; He will refresh us with ‘springs of water’ and make this Christian community a source of refreshing for others.

Please pray for Alan Donaldson has he represents our Union at the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office committee in Edinburgh today.

Broxburn Baptist Church – We give thanks to God for: the continued faithfulness of the congregation; willing and able preachers; slow but steady growth and continued opportunities to reach out to our community.

Please pray for those in our churches and wider communities who are facing serious illness or bereavement at this time. Pray that even in their sorrow, they will know the peace and presence of Christ. May we share that peace and presence with those we comfort and support.

Philip Craven (Chaplain, RAF) – Please pray for my ongoing ministry in the RAF. I have found it to be a blessing, an honour, and a privilege. Please pray for our service personnel who are far from home, for their families who miss them, and for those who have sacrificed their lives and liberties in […]

Broughty Ferry Baptist Church – We thank God for new people joining us in worship both at our regular Sunday morning service and our new outreach venture ‘Sunday at 4’, together with opportunities to work in the wider community. We pray for wisdom to make the best use of our premises in two areas of […]

Bristo Baptist Church – We praise God for increased attendance at our weekly outreach groups, for the fact that many of these folks are now also coming along to Messy Church and for the many faith conversations we had at our Christmas events. We pray that these folks will come to our joint Comely Bank […]

Give thanks for the gift of love. Pray for those in our society who may feel unloved, unlovable and unseen. May they know the unconditional love of the Father. Please pray that as we go about our daily lives, we might share the love of Jesus with people in our communities and the hope that […]

Please pray for Martin Hodson today as he lecturers at the Scottish Baptist College on Pastoral Care.

Please pray for our Assembly Planning Meeting today as the group seek to create a special Assembly programme as we celebrate 150 years of the Baptist Union of Scotland. Please pray for inspiration and creativity!

Bridge of Don Baptist Church – Through our church cafe, two weekly toddler groups, Tea Time Together (Messy Church) and the Sunday gathering it has been good to welcome new local folk seeking community as well as those curious about faith into the church, as we seek to make Jesus known in our community. Join […]

John Craib (Chaplain, Low Moss Prison) – Please pray for those involved in recruiting a replacement chaplain(s) to cover the 15 hours we lost when a colleague was transferred fulltime to Polmont Young Offenders. Pray that people with a heart for the men and a desire to share the love of Jesus will be appointed.

John Craib (Chaplain, Low Moss Prison) – Give thanks for the two Alpha courses that ran concurrently during the summer and for the impact on the men who attended.  Give thanks also for the Sycamore Tree restorative justice course run by a Prison Fellowship team, which I have had the opportunity to support as chaplain […]

Please pray for the United Kingdom just now during this time of political, economic and societal uncertainty. Give thanks that even in times of great uncertainty, God is our rock and our refuge and we can trust in His unfailing love.

Brae Baptist Church – Please pray for Brae Baptist in Shetland

Bo’ness Baptist Church – Please pray for our ‘taste and see lunch’ every Monday at noon where anyone is welcome to enjoy food and a short devotion from God’s word. We would also value prayer during our vacancy that our Lord would continue to bless us and encourage our hearts during the days ahead.

Marion Carson (Pastoral Support Coordinator, Glasgow City mission) – Pray for those in the midst of asylum seeking procedures as we try to support them through this long and difficult process. Pray for those who use the night shelter, which is open from December to March, and for staff and volunteers who work there. Pray […]

Please pray for Jim Purves who will be preaching in both Aberdeen Christian Fellowship and Portlethen Christian Fellowship today.

Bellshill Baptist Church – Please continue to remember the outreach from the church, in particular the work of the cafe. We thank God for the gospel message that goes out each week at the cafe. Please pray that souls may be saved through this word.

Bellshill Baptist Church – Thank God for the provision of faithful preachers Sunday by Sunday over the past year, during our vacancy. Please pray for God’s guidance and wisdom for the fellowship at Bellshill and pray for the Pastor of God’s choosing for Bellshill. Please remember the leadership of the church at this time.

Pray for the Board of Ministry as it meets today as they work with ministry candidates in discerning God’s call into Baptist ministry.

Bearsden BC – Give thanks for the way that our new enlarged leadership team is bedding in and working well together as we continue to work out all the action points that we have taken from our time at Lead Academy. Please pray that we will be guided by the Holy Spirit in the development […]

Please pray for the BUS Mission Initiative Group which meets today, that they would have creative discussions on mission and how to best support our churches in mission to their local communities.

Ayr BC – We give thanks for God’s faithfulness and guidance, for His presence with us and opportunities to serve Him among the wider community.

Arran BC – We give thanks to God for the opportunities we have in our worship services to share fellowship with visitors to Arran; for our fortnightly Lunchbox outreach into the local community and Fellowship meals which are also a great outreach tool. We pray for those who come along but who do not as […]

Nick Blair (Chaplain, Merchiston Castle School) – Give thanks for a new Headship at the School. Please pray as the School assesses and sets some new directions, and pray for my part in that. Please pray for wisdom and spiritual strength in the many challenging pastoral situations encountered. For a small community these things resonate […]

Give thanks for our five Interns working with BUS and some of our churches. Pray for the Intern Training Hub taking place this weekend, that it would be a time of growth, development and fun!

Ardbeg (Rothesay) BC – We are beginning the year with a recommitment to prayer together across the church and a month of prayer for God’s vision of and for our church. Please pray that we will hear, ponder and obey what God has to say to us. Thank God for the developments in our work […]

Alva BC – Praise God for His hand upon our fellowship, as we continue to grow, in numbers of people in our community reached with the good news, some of whom are worshipping with us more regularly. Please keep us in prayer, as people from differing backgrounds are being transformed, and grow together in grace. We […]

Alness BC -Give thanks to God as we as a fellowship enter our 40th Anniversary year, and as we thank God for 40 years of faithful Gospel witness to the community of Alness. Pray as we seek God’s guidance for the life of our fellowship, as we look to impact our community for the Kingdom […]

Graham Bell (Chaplain, HMP Glenochil) – Please Pray for the Chaplaincy Team as they seek to support prisoners and staff; the new Alpha course starting in January. Prisoners to be leaving at the end of a sentence with lives transformed. Physical safety from harm for both prisoners and staff.  May the prison be a place […]

Graham Bell (Chaplain, HMP Glenochil) – Give thanks for God’s love, grace and presence which walls and bars can’t keep out; the good number of men who are attending church services and other chaplaincy groups – there is a real hunger, from some, for a God who is real. Many dedicated and caring staff members […]

Give thanks for the work of various Christian debt counselling agencies. Please pray for the volunteers from within our churches who work with these agencies to help people in debt and despair find freedom and hope.

Please pray for the Deep Impact 2019 Children’s and Youthworkers Conference as they meet together in Aviemore this weekend. Pray that the people attending Deep Impact will feel encouraged, equipped and energised as they go back to serve God in their own church and community.

Alloa BC – Please pray for the church fellowship in Alloa.

Alexandria BC – Give thanks that we have received much encouragement from our Sunday speakers. Please pray for our mid-week meetings and in particular our coffee and craft group as well as our Bible studies, that God would strengthen us and bless our times together.

Please pray for the weekly social media prayer meeting which Alan Donaldson is hosting on Tuesday nights at 9.45pm. Pray that these times of prayer would be powerful and encouraging for those who participate as we pray for our churches and our nation

Airdrie BC – Please give thanks to the Lord for his faithfulness to our Fellowship for 175 years and for the success of our anniversary celebrations in November. Please pray for us as some of our leadership team move to other ministries. Ask that the Lord would lead us, and that we would continue to be […]

Marylee Anderson (Chaplain, Aberdeen University) – Please pray for Marylee as she seeks to support both students and staff in her chaplaincy role. Pray for strength, wisdom and good opportunities to help people in time of need.

Adelaide Place BC – We would value prayer as we go into this new year as we attempt a fairly significant refurbishment of our building in the city centre. Please pray we don’t get distracted from our mission of being with Jesus, becoming more like him and joining in with God’s work of renewal across […]

Adelaide Place BC – We are so thankful that our church is growing and showing small signs of the kingdom breaking in. People are now more regularly coming to know Jesus and entering into a shared life together of discipleship. Our missional communities are maturing and reaching into the lives of people who wouldn’t naturally […]

Give thanks for the number of newly accredited ministers we have within our Union and please pray as some of them meet today in Pitlochry to encourage one another and learn together.

Aberfeldy Community Church – Pray for fruit from among the seemingly numerous friends bewildered by life’s turns but apparently looking ‘elsewhere’ as yet – may we be clear signposts/witnesses. Pray also for ‘tent makers’ to join the team in our beautiful Tay valley!

Aberfeldy Community Church – Give thanks for a sense of common purpose and joy – though still a handful of folk meeting together, our kids are walking with us. Our church meetings looking at Acts have been blessed. Give thanks also for a new after school club launch and ladies events.

Please pray for the Pre-Accredited Ministers Conference being held in Pitlochry over the next couple of days. Pray that they would have a good time of fellowship together.

Abbeyhill BC – We praise God for Simon Schofield who will become our new minister in February. We are thankful for God’s provision and strength during our vacancy. Please pray for the regular activities of the church where we seek to demonstrate the love of Christ to the city.

Aberdeen Christian Fellowship – Please pray for this church fellowship in Aberdeen.

Please pray for the churches within our Union who work with people experiencing poverty and homelessness, as they seek to provide practical support, help and hope.

As many people go back to work, pray that God would give us opportunities to share our faith in some way, however small, in our workplaces and with the people we meet.

Please pray at the start of this 150th Anniversary year for the Baptist Union of Scotland, that there would be a sense of excitement and anticipation as our churches join together at various points in the year to celebrate this milestone

Happy New Year! Please pray that many more people across Scotland would come to know Jesus in 2019. May our churches be beacons of hope and light and may we reflect the love of Jesus to others in our communities.

Father God, at this time of uncertainty and turmoil in our nation, we pray that in your sovereignty and grace, you would guide our nation through the challenging waters of Brexit. No matter how we voted, we pray for the leaders of our nation, for the British government and the EU leaders as they seek [...]
Whytes Causeway Baptist Church Please pray for the church as Ron Rye goes on sabbatical in January. Pray also for the new leadership team as they take on extra responsibilities during this time. Give thanks for the number of children now attending the church on a Sunday and pray for the church as they seek [...]
Uddingston Baptist Church Please pray for us as a small, faithful group of committed believers, as we look for opportunities to re-envision the church and bear witness to Christ in Uddingston. We are all committed to seeking God’s inspiration and guidance as to His way forward trusting that the Lord will build His church. Please [...]
Thurso Baptist Church We give thanks to God for amazing provision of our recently opened new building. We pray for God’s blessing and guidance as we start to reach out into a new part of the town where there are no other churches. Pray for us as we open the church to those who work [...]
Strathendrick Baptist Church We give thanks and praise for our newly established Youth Group ‘Xplore’ and for our growing links with Balfron High School, where we’ll be hosting our 3rd Prayer Space in December. We pray for the energy these commitments require – especially when those involved are young parents already busy with family life. [...]
Stirling Baptist Church Please pray for the church fellowship in Stirling. Stonehaven Baptist Church We are giving thanks for the way God is opening a door for us, so that we can have our own space for church and office. We are praying that we will be patient as we wait God’s timing for it [...]
St Andrews Baptist Church Though our main prayer point is for God to graciously guide us to a new pastor (after the retirement early September of Andrew Rollinson) the word ‘vacancy’ seems a bit anomalous. as there is a staff team of five remaining. Pray particularly for: Paulus de Jong who is leading the staff [...]
South Leith Baptist Church South Leith Baptist is presently in a period of transition, following pastoral changes. While we have been focussing on the way forward as a small fellowship the Rev Bill Cowie has been helping us over the last year, and we have been are greatly encouraged by a good number of new [...]
Sanquhar (St Ninians) Baptist Church Please pray for the church fellowship in Sanquhar Selkirk Baptist Church We’re excited about the many divine appointments and God given opportunities for deeper relationships with neighbours but we’re in need of more workers and greater financial resources to make good the harvest. Pray for God honouring resolutions to some [...]
Baptist World Alliance Give thanks for the many thousands of Baptist churches worldwide. Please pray for the work of the Baptist World Alliance as they seek to highlight justice issues and promote freedom of religion. Pray for Rev Dr Elijah Brown, the new General Secretary of BWA, that God would give him wisdom and creativity [...]
European Baptist Federation We give praise for the emergence of gifted men and women as younger leaders across the EBF, especially through the EBF’s TRANSFORM programme, and also for the recent appointment of Kieryn Wurts (Austria and USA) as part-time EBF Research Assistant for Religious Freedom. Please pray for the situation in occupied eastern Ukraine [...]
BMS World Mission Please pray for the ongoing work of BMS World Mission in many parts of the world. Pray in particular for the BMS Harvest Appeal, ‘Life’s First Cry’ which focusses on the thousands of mothers and babies in Afghanistan struggle to survive childbirth. Give thanks that the good news of Jesus is being [...]
Irish Baptist Networks More openness of heart and mind in Irish Baptists towards closer fellowship with our brothers and sisters across Europe and beyond. EBF leaders’ visit between 9-11 November - to share fresh insights into what God is doing in these days. Our plans to launch a refreshed website soon. We praise God for [...]
Baptist Union of Wales Praise God for connections with the wider Baptist family and for the Baptist Union of Wales BMS Insight Visit to Nepal earlier this year. Pray that those links will continue to bear fruit. Please pray for the new Action Wales Team currently on placement in Bangor, North Wales; that they will [...]
Baptist Union of Great Britain We give praise to our glorious God for a year of progress and the ways we are witnessing God at work across Baptists Together. Please join us in prayer that we continue to listen to God’s still small voice, not being afraid to step forward in faith, being confident of [...]
Scottish Baptist College At the beginning of a new academic year, we praise God for our students – those newly started and those returning. We pray they would learn, grow, and flourish as they discern their future calling. We also pray for the continued sustenance of the College as a whole and for a fruitful [...]
Scottish Baptist Women’s Fellowship We thank God for our new leadership group and that numbers attending our main events are encouraging. We are grateful to God that Andrea Voysey has accepted the position of President for the next two years. Pray that we will continue to seek the Lord's wisdom and guidance for the future [...]
Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers Association Give thanks for five years of Douglas Inglis’ (Newton Mearns) leadership, the appointment of new President, Andrea Mill (Bristo), an inspiring conference with Ian & Ruth Coffey, new committee members and our recent Retreat at Gartmore. Pray for our 2020 Vision to be realised, including bringing in more young, passionate [...]
Ivy Young (Ministry Administrator) As I reflect on 20 years of service I am grateful to God for the influence of valued colleagues/friends who have crossed my path, and that I enjoy the many facets of my work. Please pray for God's wisdom and strength as I plan ahead for various conferences including the Board [...]
Jenny Wilson (General Director’s PA) Please pray for the arrangements for our annual Assembly over the next couple of months. Please pray for God’s guidance and wisdom as I make final preparations and liaise with the venue, our speakers and exhibitors. Give thanks that we serve an amazing God and for the privilege of serving [...]
Lynn Scott (Administrator) Please pray for Lynn as she deals with all aspects of her work. Kilmarnock Baptist Church Praise God for five years of God’s faithfulness and provision through growth and baptisms in the church. Give thanks for the six young people who attended the Youth Alpha Kilmarnock BC ran in partnership with Kay [...]
Beatrice Anderson (Finance Administrator) Please pray for Beatrice as she helps Peter with Union finances and enquiries from our churches. Irvine Baptist Church We thank the Lord for His faithfulness throughout our pastoral vacancy, and for the faithful ministry of His word through various preachers. Also for a number of friends who have come into [...]
Jim Purves (Mission & Ministry Advisor) Give thanks to God for our churches’ desire to be relevant and serve others with the Gospel. Pray for sustained wisdom and effectiveness in offering counsel and pointers in working with developing churches across Scotland. Hopeman Baptist Church We recently had two ladies baptised on a Sunday morning, with [...]
Ali Laing (Next Generation Development Coordinator) Please pray for Soul Survivor - 1500 teenagers gathering at Lendrick Muir for 5 days of worship, fun, teaching and for many coming to know Jesus for the first time! Preparations for the Onelife young leaders’ conference at Queens Park in September. Preparations for our first interns arriving in [...]
Martin Hodson (Ministry Development Coordinator) Please pray for wisdom to help fellow ministers grow in devotion, joy and skill as they fulfill their calling in our churches. For the learning communities, the pre-accredited ministers' retreat day and the CMD workshops taking place in the autumn. For the Board of Ministry as we prepare to meet [...]
Alan Donaldson (General Director) Ruth and I are encouraged by the opportunities we have had to travel together over the last year to a variety of Baptist Churches and to see for ourselves the work God is doing in the nation. Please continue to pray for safety as we travel. Pray also that we may [...]
Peter Dick (Finance Director) Please pray for continued wisdom and grace to oversee the BUS finances, prepare the transition to a charitable company, and support churches through grants, loans, and appropriate advice. Granton Baptist Church We have been encouraged in recent days by new people coming and being part of the family here at Granton. [...]
Frances Bloomfield (Convenor, BUS) Please pray for further understanding of the law and good practice concerning Data Protection; insight into how BUS can smoothly transition into incorporation and wisdom in carrying out my duties around convening meetings for BUS. Gerrard Baptist Church Give thanks to God for the nearly completed "East Phase" of our building [...]
Chris Withers (Chaplain, 2ITB 2nd Infantry Training Battalion, Catterick) As I work at the Infantry training Centre Catterick, I thank God for the many opportunities to share Kingdom truth with recruits and staff. Thank God too for our team of Chaplains and SASRA rep (Soldiers and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association) Please pray for open hearts [...]
David Vogan (Chaplain, Nethervale Care Home, MHA Auchlochan) Erskine Baptist Church We give thanks as our community engagement expands through art and craft groups, school and nursery contacts, and the continuing baby and toddler group. Please pray as we look to run Alpha later in the year, to engage with the many people who come [...]
Jim Simpson (Chaplain, Values Based Reflective Practice Lead Facilitator, NHS Grampian) Please pray for NHS staff, working in the many health boards across Scotland. They often respond in going beyond the call of duty. Pray for resilience and reward in who they are. Please pray for Values Based Reflective Practice, as I facilitate groups or [...]
Rebekah Sharp (Chaplain, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow) Preaccreditation study and support is ongoing. Please pray that I continue to grow and develop through the process. Over the past 1.5 years we've seen massive loss in staff throughout GG&C chaplaincy for various reasons. This is a time to really work together, be an example of [...]
Jack Quinn (Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland) I'm grateful for the Baptist family's prayerful support at this time because it's a time of opportunity. I am entering a brand new sphere of chaplaincy service to over 3,000 workers who more than ever need the support of the Christian Church and I am your representative in that role. [...]
Andrew Oliver (Chaplain, Royal Highland Fusilliers, 2nd Battalion) Drumchapel Baptist Church Dumbarton Baptist Church We thank God that Dumbarton Baptist Church is enjoying some positive momentum. We would really welcome your prayers as we develop evangelistic Bible study groups in partnership with Big Life ministries, a Prospects group to welcome people with learning disabilities into [...]
Al Nicoll – (RAF Chaplain) Thank God for just over 2 years of ministry at RAF Coningsby, where we have seen encouraging answers to prayer and spiritual growth in the Christian community. Pray for my new post as Chief Instructor at the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, where I started in mid-April. Pray for [...]
Stuart Murdoch (Chaplain Strathcarron Hospice) Dalbeattie Baptist Church We are thankful to God for the arrival of a new pastor and for a fresh sense of unity, joy and optimism following the tensions of recent times. Please pray for us as we try to develop meaningful one-to-one relationships with people in the town and as [...]
Culduthel Christian Centre We thank God for the way he is graciously drawing seekers to our church. Please pray that we would provide appropriate pathways of discipleship for all ages and stages of faith. Please also pray that we will have wisdom in how best to grow our leadership and staff team. Culloden-Balloch Baptist Church [...]
Crieff Baptist Church We thank God for his continued faithfulness meeting our needs, giving us joy and believing prayers will be answered. Pray for Pastor Jim on Sabbatical after Easter Sunday. Pray as Rev Dr George Mitchell leads our worship the last 4 Sundays in April. We have just launched Discipleship Explored and are trusting [...]
Cole Maynard (Deputy Assistant Chaplain,HQ 51 Infantry & HQ Scotland) Cowal Baptist Church Cowdenbeath Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2018+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
Gordon Jones – (Chaplain: Royal Alexandria Hospital) Please pray that I and all Christians in healthcare chaplaincy would be sustained by love for Christ, compassion for each encountered neighbour and appropriate self-care. Praise God for new opportunities to serve and learn and grow. Collydean Baptist Church Cornton Baptist Church We praise God for growing numbers [...]
Coastline Baptist Church We are very thankful to the Lord for His encouragement we have seen an increase in folk come to the various meetings, with a hungry to know the Lord. Please keep us in prayer as we seek a new youth and community work & seek new outreaches into our local community. Keep [...]
Central, Edinburgh City Gates, Edinburgh Cleland Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2018+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
Castlehill Baptist Church Give thanks that we have been able to secure the lease of a shop unit near the school where we meet. We have named it The Bridge and hope to use it for mission into our neighbourhood. Please pray for the steering group we have appointed to organise things that we would [...]
Canonmills Baptist Church Canonmills Church rejoices in a corporate ministry in which we can share in a wide range of preaching from many denominations and we give thanks for the generosity and open-ness by which we are stimulated. In October we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in the fourth home of our congregation founded [...]
Calderwood Baptist Church Give thanks for the incredible opportunities for the Gospel that advent season brought. Give thanks for those who have found faith in Jesus Christ through our ongoing ministries amongst family and in our community. Pray for wisdom as we seek to expand our building to cope with the growing number of people [...]
Buckhaven Baptist Church Give thanks for the success of the Friday community cafe and its on-going children's work. Prayers are appreciated for future fundraising efforts to upgrade and modernise the kitchen and other parts of the church. This will enable us to further engage with our local community and advance the good news of Jesus. [...]
Bristo Baptist Church Give thanks for a real sense of God’s presence with us and guiding us, increased optimism, increased attendance, increased membership with more new applications being made and the possibility of new ministries reaching to the community beginning soon. Pray that we would continue to discern God’s will for us, that we would [...]
Brae Baptist Church The Bridge Community Church Join us in giving thanks for the new people who have come along recently, the opportunity to work with our local food bank and the opportunities God seems to be opening up in 2018. We’d love you to join us in prayer as we seek God for some [...]
Bellshill Baptist Church We praise God for the on-going witness and ministry of Bellshill Baptist. We have just gone into Pastoral vacancy and we thank God for the service and ministry of Rev Kieran Banks over the past 4 years. Please pray for wisdom and guidance as we seek God's will for the way ahead. [...]
Arran Baptist Church Praise God for our continuing ministry to holiday visitors, pray for us as we seek to welcome and be a blessing to those who join us for worship and fellowship whilst away from home. Give thanks for those who come to our fortnightly Lunchbox and for the various speakers who have come [...]
Alness Baptist Church Praise: Give thanks for the connections being built and for the relationships that are being made amongst the local community and churches, pray for a Gospel impact and deepening of these relationships. Prayer Points: Pray for discernment as we see God’s way forward in year ahead, as we seek to share the [...]
Airdrie Baptist Church Please give thanks for the strengthening of ties between ourselves and other local evangelical Churches in recent months. Please pray that we would continue to encourage one another as we seek to bear witness to Christ in our town together. Please pray that the Lord would be pleased to bless us with [...]
Abbeyhill Baptist Church Give thanks for much blessing by God and recent encouragements in the Fellowship. Please pray for continued blessing, for more outreach and for the Search Group and Congregation as we seek our next Pastor. Aberdeen Christian Fellowship Adelaide Place Baptist Church Please give thanks for our growing culture of discipleship and mission. [...]
Wick and Keiss Baptist Church Give thanks for continuing strong fellowship, new people coming along to our services, a strong Sunday School and the provision of preachers during our time of vacancy. Please pray for us during our time of vacancy, that God will lead us in our search for a new pastor, and give [...]
Westray BC We praise the Lord for the wide age range in the Baptist Kirk especially among our young families who are actively involved in Leadership, Worship and outreach. Pray for the leaders of the Sunday School with twenty children attending, Lighthouse outreach to Primary pupils, youth group and young folks involved in the music [...]
Tiree Baptist Church Uddingston Baptist Church Viewfield Baptist Church Give thanks for the church's ongoing ministries, for the possibility of new developments, for new people coming along, and for those who have been willing to minister to us each Sunday during the current vacancy. Please pray for us as we seek to find new ways [...]
Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church Thurso Baptist Church We give thanks to God for the commencement of a new ministry in the summer and for the way God has led us though our period of vacancy. Please pray for some of our young people who are leaving home for the first time to go to [...]
Stranraer Baptist Church We are currently in a period of vacancy. Pray for the church leadership at this time, for the vacancy committee and for possible prospective new pastors, that God's mind and will would be clear to all. Give thanks for the increased number at our fortnightly fellowship groups. Praise God for the recent [...]
St Ninians Community Church Stenhouse Baptist Church It’s been a year of transition as Central Church have ‘replanted’ a new group into our congregation. We are excited about this new expression of God’s family bearing fruit in the community of Stenhouse. In August we ordained our new pastor Thomas Dean with his wife Claudia. Pray [...]
Springburn Baptist Church St Andrews Baptist Church We have an almost entirely new staff team with two pastoral apprentices, a new youth and children’s worker (job share) and a new appointment of a part-time International Outreach Worker (to further our work on the fruit farms with migrant workers and international students). Please pray too for [...]
Shettleston BC Praise point; we give thanks to God that one of our regular attenders has come forward to seek baptism and membership of the church. Also that our pastor has successfully completed three years pre-accreditation and been accepted by the Union as a fully accredited minister. Prayer point; please pray for the leadership team [...]
Saltcoats (South Beach) BC We are refreshing our evening services by introducing a 4 weekly cycle; a time to learn - preaching & teaching; a time to celebrate - praise & worship; a time to reflect - communion and; a time to discuss - topical subjects. These changes are a result of our participation in [...]
Renfrew Baptist Church We are so very thankful for Jesus our rock and our redeemer! We would like to give God all the glory for the children that worship with us, the 90 year olds and the 9 year olds alike! We praise God for our recent new members and upcoming baptism. We ask God [...]
European Baptist Federation Please pray for European Baptist Aid which seeks to run aid and development projects in the EBF region as well as to co-ordinate a response to the requests for help which we receive from Baptist Unions and churches in Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. Give thanks for the many church [...]
BMS World Mission Please pray for: BMS new General Director, Dr Kang-San Tan, as he begins working with BMS this month. Pray that his house purchase will go through quickly and smoothly, whilst they settle temporarily in a BMS house in Didcot. Give thanks for: The arrival of the new mission trainees and Action Teams [...]
Irish Baptist Networks We give thanks for the encouragement of the wider Baptist family and BUS. Please pray for the relaunch of the IBN website in October and our November seminar on the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church and the believer. Please pray that this seminar will inspire and [...]
Baptist Union of Wales Give thanks for a wonderful 150th celebration of the Baptist Union of Wales and over 400 attending to celebrate together. Please pray for our small rural chapels that they might face the future with faith and hope; and pray for those seeking to engage in mission in new and creative ways. [...]
Baptist Union of Great Britain Please praise the Lord with us as we continue to see many of our churches being Beacons of Hope in their communities reaching out with the good news of Jesus. Lives and communities are being transformed! Please pray with us that we have the resources we need to be faithful [...]
Scottish Baptist College Give thanks for the new academic year at SBC and for the new and continuing students at SBC. Praise God for bringing them to this point and where He will lead them in the future. Pray for the on-going work of the College and for the resources to continue the development of [...]
Scottish Baptist Women’s Fellowship We give thanks to Almighty God for the way He has sustained the faith and commitment of SBWF over the years gone by and for an open mind as the ladies sense God's Spirit moving amongst them. We pray for the Lord's leading as we develop our organisation for a future [...]
Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers’ Association Pray for:- An embedding of our '2020 Vision' as we journey together, guidance for the Committee as they prayerfully discern future appointments and for new, younger members to join under our 'Investing in the Next Generation' initiative. Praise God for:- The way we've been able to systematically support Scottish Baptist [...]
Largo Baptist Church Larkhall BC Please pray for guidance regarding a second full time worker with emphasis on work in the community. We are giving thanks that after a two year battle, a missionary family in membership with us has been given permission to stay in Scotland - please join us in giving thanks. Leith [...]
Knightswood Please give thanks with us for the great things the Lord is doing among us and for everything to be grateful for in our church life. Please pray for the leadership as they go through the LEAD Academy programme. Pray too for the church as we look to the Lord to refresh our vision [...]
Jenny Wilson, PA to the General Director, BUS Please do pray for me as I help to organise the Assembly over the next couple of months. Please pray for God’s guidance and wisdom as I make final preparations and liaise with the venue, our speakers and exhibitors. I pray that God would be glorified as [...]
Ivy Young, Ministry Administrator, BUS Give thanks for God’s faithfulness and sustaining grace. Please pray for me as I make preparations for the Board of Ministry meeting end of August and Assembly preparations through September. Please pray that God would grant me health, strength and wisdom during this busy season. Islay Baptist Church We are [...]
Ali Laing, Next Generation Development Coordinator, BUS Appreciate prayer for my family, Jill, Joshua and Julia. I'd also appreciate prayer as I work with Churches across Scotland that we would see more young people engaged with communicating the good news of Jesus relevantly to their generation. Frances Bloomfield, Convenor, BUS I would love prayer for [...]
Peter Dick, Finance Director, BUS Hillhead Baptist Church Hillview Community Church We have much to give thanks for, not least the establishment of Kintore Community Church in January. At Hillview, we’re grateful to God for increasing momentum in reaching out with Jesus' love including a new ‘Goalside’ football club for primary children; a continuing, vibrant [...]
Martin Hodson, Ministry Development Coordinator, BUS Thanking God that several of our churches have been able to appoint new ministers in the last couple of months and praying for fruitful ministries to grow as church and minister discover how they can serve the Lord together. Praying for a number of churches that have recently entered [...]
Jim Purves, Mission and Ministry Advisor, BUS As many historic parts of the church in Scotland endure serious decline, join in giving thanks for the many signs of health and growth we see across our Union churches. Pray that congregations, holding to what is essential, face the challenge of being faithful to Christ in a [...]
Alan Donaldson – General Director, BUS Ruth and I give thanks for health and strength during the last 6 months to care for Ruth's Father and ask for continued prayer as we grieve his passing and support Ruth's Mum, Barbara. This has been a dramatic year of personal change and we give thanks for God's [...]
Chris Withers - Army Chaplain, Infantry Training Centre in Catterick Here I serve with two other Chaplains and a SASRA Scripture Reader. We deal with around 900 new recruits most of whom have no understanding of Christian faith. I thank God that in leading them through various classes looking at character development, morality, resilience etc [...]
Fort William Baptist Church We would be so grateful for prayer concerning the future Ministry of the church. To thank God for His faithfulness through a very difficult situation, and that He will lead us on into a new beginning within the fellowship. To thank God for the Unity within the church and for the [...]
Jim Simpson – Lead Chaplain, NHS Grampian Please pray, for special opportunities given to NHS chaplains: As I begin an extended secondment for the next two years using the Values Based Reflective Practice tools, enhancing staff experience across Grampian. Give thanks, for the richness of team experience in NHS Grampian: In Aberdeen city we are [...]
Rebekah Sharp – Chaplain, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow Prayer Point: experiencing a time of change in Chaplaincy, with team members leaving the future seems uncertain. Our hospital chaplaincy team are working at half capacity so prayer for God’s glory and guidance to take us to the people with real needs. For God’s wisdom and [...]
Dunoon Baptist Church Thank God for His unlimited kindness as we have seen Him bless so many different people and bring such a variety into our church, young and old people, new and experienced people and those with all sorts of skills. Pray for continued guidance with how we reach young people and particularly as [...]
Duncan Street Baptist Church Dundee Central Baptist Church We give thanks to God for his presence in every phase of church life. The last year has been particularly hard for the Central family, but we give glory to God in seeing a number of people come to faith and our second church plant in Lochee [...]
Drumchapel Baptist Church   Pray for "time out" (lunch club on Fridays) that those attending come to know and trust Jesus. Pray for children that come to Powerzone on Tuesday nights. For calm and salvation. Over 50 attend. Pray for Eden team and Marcos and Gwen, the leaders of this project, that the team gel [...]
Dennistoun Baptist Church Denny Baptist Church We give thanks for the steady increase in numbers of people attending, & for the impact of DNA groups in the lives of participants and for the impact of the BELLS missional model as it filters through our DNA groups this year. Pray for discernment as we seek to [...]
Stuart Murdoch - Chaplain, Strathcarron hospice Give thanks for the great opportunity to support patients, families, and Staff in the area of Palliative Care which is such a blessing. Touching sensitive areas of conversation such as anger, loss, denial, lost, acceptance, ‘Permission to Die’ conversations, apparitions makes for very deep and interesting conversations. Please pray [...]
David Middlemiss (Army Chaplain) Culduthel Christian Centre With grateful thanks to God please pray that we would: become fully devoted followers Making disciples who make a difference Sharing Good News in the whole of Life Also: For the body of Christ to function more effectively in love, where all the gifts are exercised in faith [...]
Jim Meighan - Chaplain, Royal Hospital for Children Please pray for the families at the hospital. Pray that they might be supported throughout their journey and experiience the length breadth and depth of love that will help keep them sane and focussed on the needs of their child and family. Pray for the staff that [...]
Cole Maynard - Army Chaplain Please pray for Cole Maynard who has been deployed as the chaplain for the United Nations Operation in South Sudan for 6 months and is due back in late July. Please pray for Cole as he sets up the chaplaincy structure for future Chaplains to continue with. His wife Fiona [...]
Gordon Jones - Chaplain Royal Alexandra Hospital Please pray that our good and gracious God will meet this chaplain's ongoing need for a heart of authentic compassion, lips which convey understanding and wisdom, and eyes which see both human need and - in each encounter - the way that he best can be an agent [...]
Central, Edinburgh At Central we’re giving thanks for 4 new church plants that were launched this year along with many new Missional Communities – many people in our community are living as family on mission together! Please pray for these new church plants; that their foundations would be established firmly and that they would flourish [...]
Castlehill Baptist Church We are thankfu for good attendances at recent Christmas events and excited to see how we can build on our relationships with those in the community. Please pray for our future planning, that God would show us his will and plan and that people would be added to the church. Castlemilk Community [...]
Carbrain Baptist Church Give thanks for a few new people attending and for the encouraging ministry of visiting speakers while we are without a minister. We thank God for His sustaining grace and provision at this time. We ask for prayer for the refreshment of God's Spirit as we seek the way forward at a [...]
Cambuslang Baptist Church Cambuslang We give thanks for the inspirational Preachers who have led our worship over the last few months since our Minister retired in July. Also for our Interim Moderator, Rev Brian More and Rev Deans Buchanan who will be leading us during the vacancy. As we are now in vacancy we would [...]
Leslie Edge (Chaplain, Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice) Buckie Baptist Thank God for the faithful members and adherents of Buckie Baptist Church. Thank God for his faithfulness towards us a church. Please continue to pray for all our ministries but especially our new mothers and toddlers group called little fishes. Please pray God will [...]
Philip Craven (Chaplain, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock) Hospital chaplaincy is a privilege. Praise God that I have the honour to walk with those who struggle, talk with those who despair, and rejoice with those who recover. Please for the work of my chaplaincy colleagues, that we might be sustained emotionally, physically, and spiritually through the [...]
John Craib - Low Moss Prison Give thanks for the good team we have providing chaplaincy in Low Moss prison. We are good friends and work easily together despite the variety of backgrounds. Pray that we might be open to pray more together despite those differences. Please pray also for our interaction with prisoners that [...]
Carol Campbell Praise point - God's grace, kindness and faithfulness. Prayer point - Have recently been appointed as Interim Head of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care for Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board. This is a significant change. Please pray for wisdom, and that I might reflect something of the beauty of God as stated in [...]
Nick Blair (Chaplain, Merchiston Castle School) Bathgate Baptist Church While we praise God for the safe arrival of 4 babies in Spring 2016, this has meant adjustments and experiments in our times and styles of meetings. We need to balance provision for young families, the needs and opportunities of the rapidly expanding towns of both [...]
Graham Bell (Chaplain, HMP Glenochil) Arran Baptist Church Give thanks for the increased numbers attending our Sunday service and for Lunchbox our fortnightly outreach into the community. We are grateful to God as we see a growing ministry to visitors to the island. Please pray that our fellowship continues to be a place where they [...]
Marylee Anderson (Chaplain, Aberdeen University) As a chaplaincy team we continue to praise God for the many university staff and students who we support and are encouraged in how we see God move in their lives. However there are many more who never find their way to us. Please pray that God will create more [...]
Airdrie Baptist Church Please give thanks for those who have been baptised recently and those preparing for baptism and membership early in the new year. Give thanks for Ross's improving health and for the sense of expectation and anticipation as we prepare for a new year. Please pray for clear leading from the Lord as [...]
Abbeyhill Baptist Church Praise Give thanks for the recent events we have held to reach out to families in our area such as our Light Party at Halloween and our Stable Trail at Christmas. It has been great to see new faces. Many of them have no other church connection. Prayer We would dearly love [...]
Whytes Causeway Baptist Church Wick and Keiss Baptist Church Wigtown Baptist Church Wishaw Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2017+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
Uddingston Baptist Church Viewfield Baptist Church Westray Baptist Church Westwood Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2017+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church Thurso Baptist Church Tillicoultry Baptist Church Tiree Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2017+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
Stonehaven Baptist Church Stranraer Baptist Church Strathendrick Baptist Church Stromness Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2017+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
St Mary's Community Church St Ninians Community Church Stenhouse Stirling Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2016+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
South Leith Baptist Church Southside Christian Fellowship Springburn Baptist Church St Andrews Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2016+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
Selkirk Baptist Church Sheddocksley Baptist Church Shettleston Baptist Church Shotts Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2016+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
Rutherglen Baptist Community Church Saltcoats (South Beach) Baptist Church Sanquhar (St Ninians) Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2016+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
Portobello Baptist Church Queen's Park Baptist Church Renfrew Baptist Church Rosyth Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2016+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
Perth Baptist Church Peterhead Baptist Church Pitlochry Baptist Church Pollok Baptist Church We continue to thank God for established ministries within the church that continue to engage and support the Pollok community. We pray for all the leaders that the will be refreshed after the summer break and give them all grace & peace as [...]
Oban Baptist Church Paisley Central Baptist Church Peebles Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2016+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
European Baptist Federation Prayer - for the churches who are involved with refugees, especially those fleeing the conflict in Syria; - for the EBF younger leaders programme TRANSFORM beginning in March 2017; - for the newly formed Turkish Baptist Alliance and their seven churches that are experiencing growth but also face many challenges and sometimes [...]
BMS World Mission Pray for BMS World Mission as they seek to transform one million lives by 2020 through seven ministries: church, education, justice, development, health, leadership and relief. BMS is seeking to work in ten of the world’s 20 most fragile states. Pray for creativity and wisdom for BMS leadership as they seek ways [...]
Scottish Baptist College Students return to their studies on 13th September so please pray for those who are starting out on the journey of theological education and preparation for ministry, and those who are continuing courses. We have a new group of learners from Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland who are beginning a course in ‘Chaplaincy [...]
Irish Baptist Networks Pray that Irish Baptist Networks can encourage more Baptists in Ireland to foster fellowship- beyond our shores Pray for the visit of Igor Bandura 4-7 November to share something of the challenges our brothers and sisters face in Ukraine. Pray for us seeking to find a next generation who will commit to [...]
Baptist Union of Wales Please prayer for Action Team Wales as they serve our welsh speaking and bi-lingual churches and also our planning meetings for 2017 Day of Celebration for all Baptists in Wales. We have also recently appointed two new Trustees, Francis and Bill as well as a new Treasurer, Glyndwr. Please do pray [...]
Rev Dr Andrew MacRae, Former General Secretary BUS Please pray for Andrew MacRae who has very serious health issues and is in hospital in Canada at present. Please pray for his wife and family at this difficult time, as well as the medical staff looking after him. Baptist Union of Great Britain Please pray with [...]
Ladywell Baptist Church Larbert Baptist Church Praise God for the arrival of a new Girls' Brigade Company this September Please pray for all those who would love to come out to worship together, but are confined to home by illness or infirmity. Largo Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2016+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
Jim Purves Mission & Ministry Advisor BUS Please pray refreshment for our pastors and accredited ministers as many take holidays and some recover from illness. Pray wisdom for leadership teams and congregations, as they together seek to discern the leading of the Holy Spirit, in developing ministry and witness in Jesus' name. Kirkintilloch Baptist Church [...]
Jacqueline Primrose Convenor BUS I want to give thanks for the privilege it has been to serve the churches over the last 7 years. Please pray that I will finish well - handing things over properly and that I will be diligent in all the preparations for Council and Assembly. Pray that I will manage [...]
Martin Hodson Ministry Development Coordinator BUS There are several churches seeking ministers and ministers seeking churches around the country. Pray that I will help both ministers and churches to hear what the Lord is saying about these important decisions. Islay Baptist Church We praise God for the opportunity to hold assemblies in the local primary [...]
Mo Gibbs, Youth Development Coordinator, BUS We shall pray for her as she leaves and settles in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. Inverkeithing Baptist Church Praise God for the congregation's willingness to review where we are going as a fellowship, with special focus on outreach. Pray for wisdom and guidance as to the way forward to make a [...]
Peter Dick, Finance Director, BUS Hillhead Baptist Church Hillview Community Church Hopeman Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2016+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
Ivy Young, Ministry Administrator, BUS Hawick Baptist Church Praise –We give thanks for the increase in attendance at our weekly “Drop In” (record attendance of 22 there last Thursday!) – this is run in partnership with the Church army and is for people struggling with addiction or other issues Prayer –Please pray for wisdom as [...]
Jenny Wilson, General Director's PA, BUS Greenock Baptist Church Hamilton Baptist Church Harestanes Baptist Church Points for Praise Our "new" "Young People's Thursday Club". We have almost 30 kids on register and up to 20 kids coming along on any one day. Our monthly "Songs of Praise" event. (Last Sunday of each month). Supported by [...]
Lynn Scott, Administrator, BUS Granton Baptist Church The church at Granton has a lot to be encouraged about as God is growing his church in this area of North Edinburgh, and in ways we would never have expected. We have a number of African families who have come and made their home with us. They [...]
Beatrice Anderson, Finance Administrator, Pray for Beatrice as she administers the finance department within the BUS Offices and helps our churches with various enquiries. Gerrard Street Baptist Church Glenrothes Baptist Church Gourock Baptist Church 'Pilgrimage March' - On Sunday afternoon 26 June we shall be joining with folks from local congregations in a walk around [...]
Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers' Association Praise Point Give thanks for the new members joining the Association, the value our mentoring programme has brought and for a good Conference in May with Doug & Sue Barnett. Prayer Point Pray our initiatives around 'Helping Smaller Scottish Baptist Churches' would be helpful and 'Identifying the Next Generation of [...]
Scottish Baptist Women's Fellowship We praise God that SBWF members are able to serve Him in many diverse areas of church life. We pray for guidance and wisdom as we consider the way forward for the work of Scottish Baptist Women's Fellowship. Falkirk Baptist Church Please pray for guidance for the leadership team in our [...]
Chris Withers (Chaplain, 16 Signals Regiment) Praise God for the team of Chaplains we have at Infantry Training in Catterick, for the team Spirit and common desire to share Christ through all we do. Please pray that in the midst of our contact with new recruits and training staff that we will know the favour [...]
David Vogan (Chaplain, Nethervale Care Home, Auchlochan) Dunrossness Baptist Church East Mains Baptist Church We thank God for what He is doing here at EMBC and through the ministry of our community project The Village Centre. Please pray for the upcoming refurbishment of our main Church Building which will be taking place at the end [...]
Rebekah Sharp (Chaplain, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow) Praise Point: currently leading fortnightly ward church services in the DME (Departement of medicine for elderly) in the dementia ward. Which includes singing old hymns, sunday school songs, sharing scripture and prayer time together. This is a mutually benefical experience for all involved. I always leave on [...]
Jack Quinn (Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland) Dumbarton Baptist Church Dumbarton Baptist church has come through many changes this past year. We thank God for his unfailing presence and assurance throughout this time. Please pray that we will know His will as we seek a new Pastor, and His plan for reaching and serving the community we [...]
Adam Plenderleith (Chaplain, Glasgow Royal Infirmary) Denny Baptist Church Dingwall Baptist Church We are thankful for the warmth of fellowship in the church and for a few new people worshipping with us. We are also building bridges with the local community thanks to making our building available; which has helped salvage a lunch club, for [...]
Al Nicoll (RAF Chaplain) Praise point: Give thanks for the growth of the station church at RAF Coningsby and for the excellent response to our Christianity Explored course. Prayer point: Please pray that the Christians in the RAF Coningsby community will continue to engage in discipleship and prayer as we seek to grow our faith [...]
Culloden Baptist Church Cupar Baptist Church Dalbeattie Baptist Church View our full prayer calendar here {{ vc_btn:title=2016+Prayer+Link&color=white&align=left& }}
Stuart Murdoch (Chaplain, Strathcarron Hospice) Crookston Baptist Church Crown Terrace Baptist Church gives God the praise for the baby dedication we recently celebrated and a gentleman from Romania who became a member. We would value prayer for our Friday evening drop-in for the homeless as we seek to develop this work and provide greater support [...]
David Middlemiss (Army Chaplain) Cowal Baptist Church Cowal Baptist Church Cowdenbeath Baptist Church Give thanks for three baptisms at Easter and for a further enquiry for baptism. Please pray for the house groups and for the Chaplaincy at the local High School and Cowdenbeath Football Club. Crieff Baptist Church Praise God for the celebration that [...]
Rev Jim Meighan, Chaplain Royal Hospital for Children Praise for the professional skill of the surgeons, doctors, nursing and support staff who work tirelessly to give hope and new life to the children and their families. Pray for those who sometimes don’t get the news they want or expect to hear. Pray that they are [...]
John Jamieson (Army Chaplain) Gordon Jones (Chaplain, Royal Alexandria Hospital) Give thanks for myriad meaningful and fruitful encounters in support of a wide variety of people undergoing challenging experiences such as anxiety, bereavement or addiction. Please pray that this chaplain will constantly know God’s grace and wisdom in order to respond always in a pastorally [...]
Cliff Jackson (Lead Chaplain, Auchlochan) At Auchlochan the chaplaincy team is grateful to God for meaningful conversations with a rapidly growing number of non-Christian residents and staff. Please pray that we make the very best of such opportunities, building relationships of trust, love and faith. We value your prayers. Castlemilk Community Church we at Castlemilk [...]
George Hunter (P/T Chaplain, Auchenlochan) A point of praise for us here at Bankhouse is that on 21st of February we had the first of a monthly Sunday afternoon service led by Rev. David Young and friends from Kirkmuirhill Parish Church which the residents really enjoyed. A point for prayer is that at Courtyard the [...]
Ron Flett (City Centre Chaplain, Aberdeen) Praise:Things in are going well. We are now called “team Aberdeen”. Two volunteers Georgie and Meredith visit the shops and businesses in Union Street. Gary continues to do regular visits to the Foyer. Dan has taken up a charge in Edinburgh so I now cover Glencraft. So there is [...]
Burra Isle Baptist Church Calderwood Baptist Church We praise God for His leading in calling us to release the Rev Mark Morris with his wife Pauline  to replant Dennistoun Baptist Church and the commitment shown by the two Churches to see great things for God's Glory. We ask that you would pray for wisdom here at Calderwood as [...]
Broxburn Baptist Church Give thanks for: families attending ‘Family Fellowship’ for praise, pizza and pasta. Pray for: guidance to help us continue to seek innovative ways to ‘Bridge the Gap’ Buckhaven Baptist Church Buckie Baptist Church Thank God for the faithful members and adherents of Buckie Baptist. Please pray God will be glorified in all [...]
Bridge of Don Baptist Church We are deeply thankful to God for the obviously encouraging ways our church’s ministry is extending to an increasing number of people, particularly in the local area. We have received great feedback from many following our recent Advent activities such as Toddlers’ Nativity Service, School Services, other children’s and family [...]
Bo'ness Bourtreehill Baptist Church Thank God for the continued provision of finance to fund our ongoing community project. Praise God for the successful completion of an Alpha course. Thank God for the faithfulness and the commitment of the members. Pray for the church as we seek to put into practice our theme for the year [...]
Bathgate Baptist Church Bearsden Baptist Church Give thanks for our new Children and Families Worker, Mairi Nasr, as she settles into her new role and works with our volunteers in developing this growing area of the church's life and ministry. Give thanks for all the work and creativity of our Youth Development Worker, Estelle McKean, [...]
Arran Baptist Church We are praising God for the number of adherents who have joined with us regularly at our services over the past year. We would ask you to pray for contacts with young families on the island and that we would see people coming to faith. Ayr Baptist Church Praise point: relationships are [...]
Alness Baptist Church Praise: We give thanks for God’s provision during our pastoral vacancy. We are also thankful for the faithfulness of our own lay preachers, and those from outside our own fellowship who have come and fed our spiritual hunger with words of encouragement and challenge. Pray: Please remember us before our Lord and [...]
Airdrie Baptist Church Please give thanks for those who have been baptised recently, mainly young people who have been brought up in the church and now have shown an eagerness to declare their own faith in Christ and desire to follow him. Pray that they would continue to grow in their knowledge of, and love [...]
Abbeyhill Baptist Church Praise:-We are very thankful to God for 4 new members which have joined our church recently.  We are encouraged that more are also considering membership Prayer-We ask that God would continue to help us as we develop relationships within our community and make the most of contacts developed through our Christmas program [...]
Whytes Causeway Baptist Church Give thanks with us that we are moving forward after coming through a time of vacancy. God has encouraged us by adding to his Church and providing Ron Rye as our Pastor. Pray that Ron and his wife Stephanie will be sustained for the pressures of study and pastorate. Pray that God’s plan for [...]
Uddingston Baptist Church Give thanks for our midweek coffee meeting “Cornerstone” for the friendships developed and time offered for those who come to meet others and chat. Pray that the presence of Jesus would be experienced in that meeting. Please pray for the fellowship as we sense a real need to seek God and a [...]
Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church Thurso Baptist Church We are thankful for God's grace among us as we witnessed 14 baptised in the past year.​ Pray with us that we will see more decisions to follow Christ. We have outgrown our building and pray that God would show us the next step as facilities in [...]
Stonehaven Baptist Church PRAISES In November we baptized our newest member, Michael. He recently came to faith as a senior adult when one of our members befriended him and started bringing him along to our church. His testimony is as precious as is his bright countenance. Michael radiates the love and beauty of Jesus. Pray [...]

Today we pray for all those grieving the loss of loved ones following terror attacks in Baghdad, Beirut and Paris in this last week. We pray for Elie Hadad, our assembly speaker, as he continues to train peacemaking Christian leaders in the Middle East. We also pray for Scottish BMS mission personnel, Philip and Rosemary […]

St Mary’s Community Church, Richard Toller – We’re seeing a few new people at church and enquiring about the faith, children too, adding a new vigour to the life of the church and a challenge for a small congregation to meet their spiritual needs. We’re looking at how we can revitalise our midweek meetings and prayer life. We’re working with […]

Southside Christian Fellowship, Ayr, Nick Cox – Pray for us as: we go through the process of calling a new youth worker – for the person of God’s choosing and anointing. we have just launched our new ‘Connect Groups’ which are aiming to help us connect with God, others, and the wider community. we seek to engage prayerfully and prophetically […]

Selkirk, Brian Talbot – Please remember us before the Father as we look to Him to call a Children’s and Youth Pastor to come love and disciple Selkirk’s young people. Sheddocksley, Steve Hibbard – Give thanks for 3 years’ funding support for our Parish Nursing project. Pray for our now full time Youth & Community Development Worker who is developing […]

Rutherglen, Ken Coulter – We have been engaged in a process for over a year of pondering why we exist. The conclusion is to love God and love our neighbours. We are now considering how we implement that vision. As one of the small congregations in the Union we want to be efficiently effective for the Kingdom. We give thanks for […]

Rosyth, Gilmour Lilly – A number of our people are experiencing significant change in their lives. Our resources are increasingly challenged: pray that we will respond creatively, adventurously and in faith. We are currently exploring the qualities of “Healthy Church” . Pray for good learning and right action. Pray for a hunger for real discipleship so we can all live out the […]