Monday, 26 May 2014

The Nine Days of Prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost

Dear friends,
The Nine Days between Ascension Day (29th may) and Whitsunday or Pentecost are traditionally held as days of prayer for the Guidance of the Holy Spirit. I would like to ask you to join me in this lovely task this year. I shall be in Church from noon till 12.30 each day. Please join with me wherever you are (you may find an opportunity to drop into Church, or you may not); and if you forget, send up a prayer later. The Holy Spirit will join our prayers whenever and wherever. This will join us with brothers and sisters on Arran, and in other places further away too. I’ve suggested some thanksgivings and prayers for each of our churches: but let the Holy Spirit guide you - and please, share with me what you learn.

The Nine Days of Prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost

For St Margaret’s, Arran
•Give thanks for the spiritual joy and life of the people
•Pray for guidance and blessing upon the Pop-Up Church project and future blessings

For All Saints, Inveraray
•Give thanks for the circles of friends using the Church & Bellltower
•Pray for guidance on the Church’s role in the community
and for its ministry and vocation

For Christ Church, Lochgilphead
•Give thanks for the devotion and commitment of its members
•Pray for our continuing process of discernment in the Holy Spirit’s call and in the diocesan Reflection for Action programme

St Columba’s, Poltalloch
•Give thanks for the gift of the church in its location and those who love it
•Pray for the hoped for summer music programme

Pray for your own inspiration to share with us and lead us!
Fr Simon

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