January Prayer Diary 2021

"I love you O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. (Psalm 18:1-2)


Pray for missionaries abroad including:

Ruth and Levi Nyondo at Kileni Schools in Mzuzu, Malawi. Levi asks for the following:

·        pray for us as we are very worried about COVID impacts to our students,

·        pray for continued peace is Sudan and Ethiopia,

·        The College of Theology has embarked on a project of erecting a library –         pray that some Samaritans come to help us, and

·        Pray for protection of old people in Malawi who are being killed as they             are suspected of being witch doctors. (Psalm 91: 1-16)

         Caroline Whyte in Tank – for the staff, pupils, and families as they too               are impacted by COVID poverty.


Give thanks for

·        the Bible Society’s ‘Bible 2020’ app as 5 million Bible passages have                   been shared globally by almost 240,000 people in 133 countries.

·        this source of comfort and strength to many, especially during the                       pandemic.

·        the decision to continue into 2021 and pray that many more people will             read the His Word daily.


Praise God and give thanks for

·        the continued privilege of worship both in the church and online during             the pandemic.

·        all those who make it possible to open each Sunday, whether it be on the           door, operating sound and vision or cleaning after and between services.

·        the Advent services including the children’s service where 32 children and           parents gathered.

·        Benjamin as he faithfully led worship throughout 2020, and as he                     embarks on a series on Joshua this month.

·        the leaders and boys of the BB, whose meetings had resumed before                   Christmas. Pray that restrictions will soon be lifted so that their meetings           can restart soon.

·        the Sunday School, Messy church and Jump for Joy children and                       families and pray that they too may meet soon.


As we look back on an extraordinary year

·        praise God for the prayerful generosity of Open Doors supporters which             has kept hope alive for so many persecuted believers.

·        pray for wisdom for Open Doors staff to discern how best to strengthen             the persecuted church in 2021, to keep sharing Jesus, no matter the cost.

·        Pray for those persecuted Christians being supported – including those             in North Korea, the recently released 344 children abducted from their               Nigerian school and those involved in the horrific attack on a Christian               village in Indonesia last month which brought such devastation to                       people’s lives.


Pray that

·        God will give strength to our doctors and nurses as they cope with this               new strain of COVID-19 and will keep them safe.

·        the National Health service will be not be overloaded in the coming                     months.

Pray for

·        the scientists and lab technicians who have developed vaccines and for all           who deliver the vaccination programme.

·        carers who support vulnerable people in their own homes,

·        key workers in so many different jobs.


Pray for

·        the work of the church’s social care provider – CrossReach.

·        all staff and partner agencies as they show the practical side of our                     Christian faith by reflecting Christian love to those they support.

·        a blessing on those receiving care – may they know God’s peace and joy             in their lives

Give thanks for the vision of those who founded CrossReach 150 years ago.


Pray for our church and the wider community, including

·        our members and adherents – especially those who have been unable to           attend Sunday worship.  Ask for a blessing on them as they listen at                   home online or via CD.

·        the sick, those recovering from illness, those awaiting operations and                 those on the road to recovery.

·        the housebound and those in care homes who are struggling due to                   restricted opportunities for visiting.

·        whose have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet.

·        parents who will have to undertake home learning with their children.                 Grant them wisdom and patience.


Blairgowrie Parish Church is a congregation within the Church of Scotland.  We are part of Dunkeld and Meigle Presbytery.


We are a registered Scottish Charity No. SC033757

Blairgowrie Parish Church

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