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Scottish Church Leaders Call to Prayer for the General Election Sunday 9th June 2024

Jun 5, 2024

Call to Prayer: 9th June 2024

General Election 2024

On behalf of the churches that we serve, we encourage Christians in Scotland to engage actively, constructively, and charitably in the democratic process of the General Election called for 4thJuly 2024.

We pray:


God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

You send forth your Spirit into all the earth

That we might know you

And your will for all creation.

Grant to us knowledge that your will might be done

In the times in which we live.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.


You rule over the nations

And call them to account

That they might better reflect your purposes

And your desire for all humanity to flourish.

Grant to us a concern for all who share in the life of our nation

That together we might flourish and prosper and grow.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.


You call us to hear again the ancient words,

Engraved in the Central Lobby of Parliament:

Unless the Lord builds the house,

The builders labour in vain.

Grant that these words may continue to inspire

And to offer counsel to those elected to office.

Lord, in your mercy,                  

Hear our prayer.


You call us to live

As citizens of the world that is to come

And so may we strive to see your Kingdom come

On earth as it is in heaven.

As good citizens, may we participate in our community

As you guide us so to do, through Christ and by your Spirit.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.



Rt. Rev. Dr Shaw Paterson, Moderator of the General Assembly, Church of Scotland

Most Rev. Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Roman Catholic Church

Most Rev. Mark Strange, Primus, on behalf of the College of Bishops, Scottish Episcopal Church

Col. Sylvia Hinton, Secretary for Scotland, Salvation Army

Adwoa Burnley, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Rev. Lindsey Sanderson, Moderator, United Reformed Church (Scotland)

Rev. Dr Martin Hodson, General Director, Baptist Union of Scotland

Rev. Mark Slaney, District Chair, Methodist Church(Scotland)

Rev. Ruairidh MacRae, Chair, Congregational Federation in Scotland

Pastor Chris Gbenle, Provincial Pastor, Province of Scotland, Redeemed Christian Church of God

Rt. Rev. Kenneth Nowakowski, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London

Rev. Trevor Howard, Churches in Communities International


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