For Prayer and Reflection

Some prayer suggestions and reflections for each day of April…

  1. April Fools’ Day: “What seems to be God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and what seems to be God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.” (1 Cor 1: 25)
  2. Good Friday: “Forgive them, Father! They don’t know what they are doing.” (Luke 23: 34)
  3. May the peace of God which passes all our understanding be with all those who are grieving.
  4. Easter Day: The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
  5. Pray for Palestinians to have a life, a livelihood and a future in their homeland.
  6. Pray for our Elders as Falkirk Trinity Kirk Session meets tonight.
  7. Give thanks for music, musicians, songs and singers.
  8. Don’t worry, God holds tomorrow and your hand.
  9. Let people come to mind today and say little prayers for them.
  10. Pray for those struggling to find work.
  11. We all have times of doubt. Lord, help us believe.
  12. Unchangeability belongs to God, not to his Church: pray for reform and renewal within the Church of Scotland.
  13. Pray for Christians around the world who are persecuted simply because of their faith.
  14. Take time to simply be quiet and know the wonderful presence of God with you.
  15. Pray for all those in Church and in other areas of your life whom you haven’t seen for a long time.
  16. Count your blessings, give thanks for family and friends.
  17. The values of God’s Kingdom are often at odds with the world’s values. Lord, help us walk in your way.
  18. When things look down, look up!
  19. Pray for leaders of nations that they may let God’s Spirit work in their hearts.
  20. Pray for our Family Life Centre as we seek to meet real needs in our community.
  21. “Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?”
  22. Pray for our friends in Sanctuary First online community.
  23. What does discipleship mean to you and how does it impact your life?
  24. What is the core business of the Church? How is business going and how can you help?
  25. “Our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action” (1 John 3: 18)
  26. Give thanks for a new day and look out for glimpses of God at work in the world.
  27. Pray for the work of the Vine Trust and especially for the people in Kazunzu Village of Hope in Tanzania.
  28. “Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around?”
  29. Join in the Church of Scotland Prayer Vision: “That the people of Scotland, in all its parts, may hear clearly the Gospel of Jesus Christ, see the life of His Spirit among His people, and come to know the love of God the Father.”
  30. Pray for all our politicians in Scotland as they prepare for the coming election.

“May God’s blessing surround you each day as you trust him and walk in his way.”