For Prayer and Reflection

Some prayer suggestions and reflections for each day of May…

  1. Pray that God’s law of love will be written on our hearts.
  2. Give thanks for the Christian presence in the centre of Falkirk for many centuries and pray for the years to come.
  3. When you look to the hills, where does your help come from?
  4. Stand in awe in the presence of the Lord whose hands flung stars into space and to cruel nails surrendered.
  5. Pray for those you find it difficult to love.
  6. Give thanks for the freedom to vote, pray for democracy to spread, and pray for human rights to be respected.
  7. Pray for those you know who are in the midst of life’s storms.
  8. “Shine, Jesus, shine, fill this land with the Father’s glory.”
  9. Jesus asks: “Do you love me?”
  10. Christian Aid Week begins: Everyone is equal in the sight of God. For over 75 years, this truth has inspired Christian Aid to stand together in solidarity with our most marginalised global neighbours, of all faiths and none. Pray for the work of Christian Aid.
  11. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. Together with people living in poverty, Christian Aid speaks truth to power to create lasting change. Pray that pOVERty one day will be OVER.
  12. “The only necessary thing for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)
  13. Pray for Climate Justice. Find out more at
  14. Christian Aid believes every person is made in the image of God, steeped in inherent dignity and worth. Do you?
  15. Every single one of us has a role to play in bringing about a fairer, more just world where all can flourish. What could you do? What will you do?
  16. Jesus said: “Your heart will always be where your riches are.” (Matthew 6:21)
  17. Give thanks to God for forgiving our sins and forgetting our wrongs.
  18. Pray for persecuted Christians around the world.
  19. Pray for those hurt by faith communities that they may find healing and wholeness.
  20. How can you best use your gifts to be a fisher of men and women and children for Jesus?
  21. “God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its saviour.” (John 3:17)
  22. Pray for relevance, wisdom, brevity, and a weaving of God’s Spirit as the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland begins.
  23. Pentecost: Breath of life, come sweeping through us again!
  24. “When I needed a neighbour, were you there?”
  25. The Church of Scotland: Can these dry bones come back to life?
  26. Praise to the Almighty, the King of Creation!
  27. Lord, our Shepherd, be with those who are walking through the deepest darkness, help them not to be afraid.
  28. “Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)
  29. Never weary of praying for peace throughout the world.
  30. Trinity Sunday: Praise God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  31. “The truth is that Christ has been raised from death, as the guarantee that those who sleep in death will also be raised.” (1 Corinthians 15:20)

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