The Methodist Church in Scotland – Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Circuit

Praying Through November In Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Circuit


DateRead, Consider, Pray
1Read:Revelation 7:9-14
Consider:From childhood our image of heaven varies depending on what we have heard and what we are able to imagine. Does the image of heaven in these verses differ from the one you hold?
Pray:Give thanks for those who through the ages, have kept faith with God and for those who influenced you on your faith journey
2Read:Genesis 12: 1-9
Consider:Stepping out in faith might seem to some like a lack of common sense. What does it mean to step out in faith?
Pray:That as we, in Ayrshire & Renfrewshire Circuit, seek to develop our shared mission, we would be open to God’s leading.
3Read:Isaiah 6: 1-8
Consider:Isaiah saw the glory of God and felt His presence as he stood in the temple. Where have you seen God’s glory recently? Where have you felt God’s presence? What were the circumstances?
Pray:That you might be aware today of being enveloped in the power and presence of Almighty God and hear him speak to your heart.
4Read:Psalm 40:5
Consider:Testimony can be a powerful influence. How might you share your own personal faith story to help someone going through difficult times?
Pray:For the Stationing Matching Group, meeting to match our profile (our story) with a Minister preparing to move to a new Circuit.
5Read:Ephesians 3: 14-19
Consider:What is the purpose of the Church in 2020?
Pray:For those who have signed up for our new Circuit Study Course, Rooted and Growing: that together we will discover how God is calling us to fulfil our Mission in Barrhead, Girvan and Paisley.
6Read:Mark 10: 13-16
Consider:What characteristics of a child make you smile? Is it their ability, to trust, to question, to be open to learning, to see things as they are, to laugh out loud, to move without restriction?
Pray:Give thanks, child of God, that your Father in heaven sees you just as you are and welcomes you with open arms.
7Read:John 3: 16-17
Consider:What do these verses mean for you?
Pray:For our Minister, Robert, and for those who regularly preach in our churches.

DateRead, Consider, Pray
Read:Lamentations 3: 22-25
Consider:V 22 Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed. What could these words mean for us in 2020?
Pray:For those who are fearful and anxious; for those without hope; for those who are struggling through these uncertain days.
9Read:Exodus 4: 1-5
Consider:“What is that in your hand?” Whatever we offer to the Lord, he takes and uses for his glory! What will you offer today?
Pray:Tell God how you feel today. Tell him what is concerning you. Tell him what is bringing you joy.
10Read:Psalm 92: 1-5
Consider:What makes your heart sing?
Pray:Praise God for the blessings in your life.
11Read:John 14: 23-27
Consider:Compare the quote “Peace comes at a price,” with v27 and Galatians 5:22.
Pray:As we honour the past may we put our faith in the future God has promised. Give thanks for the knowledge that he is the source of Peace.
12Read:2 Corinthians 5: 17
Consider:The work of salvation means that in our life things are dramatically changed. Reflect on how God is changing you, even now.
Pray:You may like to use this song as a prayer today.
Jesus, you are changing me, by your Spirit, you’re making me like you.
Jesus, you’re transforming me that your loveliness may be seen in all I do.
You are the Potter, and I am the clay, help me willing to let you have your way.
Jesus, you are changing me as I let you reign supreme within my heart.
13Read:Romans 12: 3-8
Consider:What needs do you perceive in your local community?
Pray:Pray for the congregations in Barrhead, Girvan and Paisley that we will all recognise God’s call on us to serve him within each community.
14Read:Luke 10: 25-29
Consider:In these days, we are encouraged to wear masks and keep a distance to keep one another safe. Do you think that is sufficient to be a good neighbour?
Pray:For your neighbours; for your community; for our nation and for the world as we endeavour to live together through the pandemic.

DateRead, Consider, Pray
15Read:Acts 8: 26-39
Consider:Whose responsibility is to share the Good News? Is it for Ministers, Preachers, Teachers or could it be you? How would you do it?
Pray:For our Minister, Robert; for all who preach in our churches; for those who have encouraged us in faith.
16Read:James 3: 13-18
Consider:Are you an ‘armchair politician’? Do you sometimes discuss how you might put the world to rights? Do your thoughts and conversations make a difference?
Pray:For our governments that those in power might seek to work for the good of all.
17Read:Psalm 139: 1-10
Consider:What do you consider your private business? How does the fact that you are fully known by God make you feel? Alarmed or comforted?
Pray:Give thanks for Jesus.
18Read:Jeremiah 32: 8-15
Consider:Documents found in clay jars near Qumran were found preserved almost intact for more than 2000 years. What Word of God do you hold on to?
Pray:Pray that God’s Word will cut through the present global situation, bringing hope, comfort and healing.
19Read:Ephesians 3: 14-19
Consider:What is the purpose of the Church in 2020?
Pray:For those who have signed up for our new Circuit Study Course, Rooted and Growing: that together we will discover how God is calling us to fulfil our Mission in Barrhead, Girvan and Paisley.
20Read:John 15: 5-8
Consider:What helps you as you seek to draw near to God? Could you share your thoughts with another Christian?
Pray:Give thanks, child of God, that your Father in heaven sees you just as you are and welcomes you with open arms.
21Read:1 Samuel: 1-11
Consider:What makes your ears tingle?
Pray:That as a Circuit we will be open to God’s leading for the future; that we will be obedient to his call on us; that in all things we will give the glory to him.

DateRead, Consider, Pray
22Read:Matthew 13: 44-46
Consider:What value do we put on the gift of faith?
Pray:For our Minister Robert; for our three congregations in Barrhead, Girvan and Paisley as we seek to develop our Mission Plan.
23Read:Colossians 2: 6-7
Consider:Have you ever tried to get rid of dandelions from the garden? Even the tiniest bit of root keeps allows that plant to grow again. Look again at V. 6.
Pray:That as a Circuit we will continue to grow in faith, strengthened by the knowledge of Jesus that we hold on to.
24Read:Mark 4: 30-34
Consider:A tree big enough for birds to nest in from a mustard seed. The Kingdom of God had seemingly an insignificant beginning. And to some, might still seem insignificant. How do you see it?
Pray:That we will catch the Vision of the Kingdom.
25Read:Genesis 1: 1-5
Consider:There was darkness and light on the first day. What do you consider darkness in these days? What do you consider to be light in our current circumstances?
Pray:For our world living day by day with Covid 19; for all who are suffering; for light to flood in and bring hope.
26Read:Galatians 6:14
Consider:Are you ever self-conscious? Does it hinder you from doing some things? What would you like to be able to do if you were less self -conscious?
Pray:Give thanks for who you are because of Jesus; loved, accepted, and given his Spirit to respond to his call.
27Read:Mark 10: 13-16
Consider:Are you ever self-conscious? Does it hinder you from doing some things? What would you like to be able to do if you were less self-conscious?
Pray:Give thanks for who you are because of Jesus; loved, accepted, and given his Spirit to respond to his call. .
28Read:Revelation 22: 20 - 21
Consider:These final words from our Bible which contain promise and blessing. What hopes do you hold for the future?
Pray:For our Minister, Robert; for those who seek to bring us words of promise and blessing in these days.
29Read:Mark 13: 24-27
Consider:Advent, looking forward to / preparing for the coming of Jesus. How will you prepare this Advent?
Pray:For those who anticipate the coming of Christmas in these uncertain days; that the true message of Christmas will become real to many in 2020.
30Read:John 1: 35-42
Consider:Could you link together by phone or email with someone from your Church to pray for your Church and for your community?
Pray:Hope of the world,
Mary’s Child
You’re coming soon to reign;
King of the earth,
Mary’s Child,
Walk in our streets again. (Geoffrey Ainger StF 193)