St Andrews Day National Leaders’ Prayer Gathering,
St Paul’s & St George’s Church, York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RH
Friday 30th November 2012 :: 10.30am – 3.30pm
On 30 November 2011 over 200 leaders came together in the Canongate Kirk for the St Andrew’s Day
Leaders’ Prayer Gathering. Feedback on the day was very positive and we finished with a real sense that
this was a start and not the end of national prayer times involving leaders. To this end, we warmly invite
you to join with us and other leaders from across the nation on St Andrew’s Day 2012, when we will again
stand before God for the church and our nation.
We expect around 500 leaders to come together as we respond to the increasing sense of God’s call on us
to pray at a national level and seek Him together in unity for His blessing on the church and nation. Our
desire is not to host another meeting, but to take a further step towards the time when we as leaders can
call the wider church, and even the nation to turn to God in prayer. We appreciate this may take a year…or
two…or more…but with this goal in mind we ask for your participation on 30 November.
This call to stand together before God is founded on our conviction that it is time for us, as leaders in Scotland, to humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face and turn to Him with all our hearts.
It is based on the scriptural precedents of 2 Chronicles 7:14, Joel 2 and Acts 1, where we see the promise, practice and impact of united prevailing prayer.
As per last year, there will be no big ‘names’ or keynote talks. We will focus simply on prayer, utilising a variety of worship styles and models of prayer (and quiet) drawn from our different traditions. There will be three main parts to the day – bringing ourselves before God as leaders; praying for the church; and praying for the nation. This year we will leave more time for reflection and space to hear God individually and
together. In all this our desire is to be guided by God’s Word and Spirit.
Please stay for the whole day if you are able.
This call to prayer is being issued by a partnership of national organisations with the support of a growing number of local church leaders, and regional and national ministry partners. Their details, along with more information on the day itself, will follow in early September. We are also very thankful to St Paul’s and St George’s Church in Edinburghfor kindly hosting us.
For now we would ask you to prayerfully consider joining us and to put the date in your diary. Please also
spread the word to other leaders and leadership teams in local churches and other sectors of Scottish
society. No formal booking is required and no catering will be supplied as we will be encouraging all that
are able, to join us in fasting during the day. Some will also be fasting in the 21 days leading up to the 30th.
Please be praying about joining with this in some way.
It would help if you could let us know you wish to come by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can estimate the number planning to attend.
“I’m delighted to commend the idea of Christian leaders joining together on
St Andrew’s Day to pray for the nation… it is a timely reminder that we as God’s people from across the denominations can at least pray together and in doing so,we make the witness of the Christian Church stronger.”
Rt Rev Albert Bogle,
Moderator of the
General Assembly of the
Church of Scotland