For Prayer and Reflection

Some prayer suggestions and reflections for the month of May…..

1. Face washed in May dew? New month, fresh start – look forward in faith!

2. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength

3. CML Concert tonight – pray for musicians, many still struggle since Covid

4. Love your neighbour as you love yourself – do remember to love yourself!

5. Pray for all who go down to the sea in ships and especially those in peril on the sea

6. No Mow May? Consider the wild flowers, birds and bees, and take care of God’s creation

7. Remember our Tuesday Men’s Shed and give thanks for their work, often unseen

8. Remember all who conduct and attend Wednesday Worship

9. Continue to pray for the people of Ukraine and all suffering in war

10. As we head into Christian Aid week pray for generous response

11. Your word is a lamp to guide me, and a light for my path

12. Strathcarron Singers and Falkirk Tryst Orchestra concerts – thank God for music!

13. Mental Health Week – pray for all affected by mental health issues

14. Pray for the work of Mary’s Meals, especially now in Ethiopia facing famine

15. BB Parents’ Evening – pray for the young people and their leaders

16. Christian Aid Week continues – remember all who work, contribute and care

17. Pray for the new Moderator of the General Assembly, The Rev Dr Shaw Paterson, and Robert preparing for his role as Chaplain

18. Pray that business at the General Assembly may be conducted with wisdom and grace

19. Pentecost – give thanks for the Holy Spirit, our Comforter promised by Jesus

20. Continue to pray for all caught up in the situation in Israel/Palestine, especially in Gaza

21. Give thanks for the Church of Scotland Guild, reporting to the Assembly today

22. What does the Lord require of you? Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God

23. Remember the work of Falkirk Foodbank, and pray that one day it will not be needed

24. Jesus said ‘Come to me and I will give you rest’

25. Pray for your own family, and remember all who have lost loved ones

26. I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the Lord’s house’ – or watch online!

27. Pray for those who run the Snowdrop Café, and all who attend

28. Remember folks ill at home or in hospital, and pray for those who care for them

29. Give thanks for those who run our Café and for the welcome we are able to extend

30. Jesus gives us the water of life – free, abundant, life-enhancing – thanks be to God!

31. What gifts have you been given and how can you use them to support the work of the church?



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