The Mission board of the Free Church – generation-mission.org – organises a monthly prayer schedule for the congregations across our denomination for each week of each month we are asked to pray for specific congregations and their various needs and thanksgivings. We will try and keep you updated on our website of the congregations to be praying for each week. For week beginning 19th Sept your congregations to remember before the Lord are:
Smithton-Culloden – Minister: Alasdair Macleod
Smithton Church, based on the east side of Inverness, has a vision to ‘Know Jesus and make Jesus known’
- With all the encouragement of the Sunday service livestream over the last 18 months, which has been used thousands of times, please do pray that people will be encouraged to attend in person – perhaps even for the first time after watching online.
- Pray for new works of outreach into new and existing developments on the east side of Inverness, with the hopes to plant new churches in future. And through whatever ministries can return, in time, pray that the church would be a beacon of hope and truth in difficult times – for people to know the Lord Jesus.
North Uist, Grimsay & Berneray – Minister: Calum Smith
Our Islands are part of the chain of Islands known as the Western Isles. We have beautiful views across the Minch to Skye and out to the Atlantic with St Kilda on the horizon. The Church is based in Carinish, North Uist, in a former Inn that was renovated for Church use in 2008.
- For a fortnight in August the Faith Mission visited for a series of ‘Drive In’ Gospel events and preaching engagements. Pray that this time will have encouraged Christians in meeting together for worship and fellowship, that the Word would be blessed to all who attended and that connections made may be followed up.
- We have now returned to all our Sunday and midweek services being in person, alongside live streaming, which is a great encouragement. Pray that with restrictions easing and more seating area available people will feel comfortable to return to Church. Pray too for the Sunday as it resumes after the holidays and give thanks for the way our young people have been able to engage with others throughout the Western Isles through online fellowships.
Here are all the congregations we will be focusing on for prayer across the month of September