In the summer of 2007 Bert McKaig of Pray for Scotland had a vision to travel throughout Scotland and meet with people in their own localities to share and pray with them. It was known as Connect Scotland.
A small core team started at Easter in the very north of Shetland and finished on Pentecost Sunday with a united march down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, followed by an open air praise and prayer time in Holyrood Park, a truly memorable event.
Pray for Scotland’s main mission is to encourage God’s people to rise up and pray so that we see the light of God’s kingdom bringing a change in our homes, families, workplaces, communities, towns, cities and our nation.
More recently, as part of this prayer movement we are encouraging people to consider using the vision of ‘Lighthouses of Prayer’. Some of these principles were applied in the more recent Luis Palau crusade in the Highlands and it was considered to be one of the major factors that fuelled the Argentinian revival in the late 20th century.
Ernie Gibson in the representative for Pray for Scotland in the Highlands.
If you feel that you would like to know more about Pray for Scotland and the Lighthouses of Prayer initiative contact:
Ed footnote: The Christians Together web site has a directory and mapping system for groups of people who are meeting regularly to pray. Check it out, and if your prayer group is not listed -
Register your group now.
(Author: Ernie Gibson)
Special Prayer Meeting for the Nation
Special prayer meeting and link to other prayer groups in the Highlands and Islands. (Author: The Editor)
School of Intercession training weekend
Prayer for Scotland is hosting a training weekend for intercessors to look at the different aspects of personal and corporate intercessionary prayer. The teaching is from Burning Hearts Ministries. (Author: Ernie Gibson)
Prayer at the other end of the country
In a manner reminiscent of the vision given to Jean Darnall, Jim Smith writes to Christians Together about the ministry of intercession in East Sussex and issues a call to sustained prayer. (Author: Jim Smith)
Week of prayer for church and nation
The Maranatha Community are holding a week of prayer for the church and the nation in a purpose-built retreat house in Helmsdale. (Author: Maranatha Community)
Prayer for Revival prayer luncheons
Each month there are Prayer Luncheons held at the Drumossie Hotel for pastors and leaders and their wives. The focus is on prayer, along with lunch and a guest speaker. (Author: Perth Christian Centre)
Highlands and Islands Prayer Conference
Jesus House Inverness which is part of the Redeemed Christian Church of God is hosting a 2-day focus on prayer with an All Night Prayer Service and a Prayer Conference in Inverness at the end of June. (Author: Jesus House Inverness)
Global Day of Prayer 2010: Pentecost Sunday
On Pentecost Sunday thousands of believers across the world will be meeting in various places to celebrate and pray for a fresh outpouring of His Spirit upon their nations. (Author: Ernie Gibson)
World Day of Prayer 2010
As part of the 2010 World Day of Prayer, people from over 180 countries are to worship and pray on the common theme “Let everything That Has Breath Praise God”. (Author: World Day of Prayer)
Strictly Come Praying
It’s back! Last year young people from all across the Highlands joined together for a time of reaching out to God in praise and prayer. Here is another chance to Strictly Come Praying: don't miss it. (Author: Annette Maclean)
Prayer Meeting (praying for young people)
Youth for Christ are organising an opportunity for Christians of all ages to gather informally and pray for young people. (Author: Neil Campbell)
Youth Prayer Event - Strictly Come Praying!
Strictly Come Praying is a national youth event gathering young people and their leaders to pray for their schools. It's for any and every young person from P7 - S6. Come along! (Author: Annette Maclean)
Calling all pray-ers, singers and musicians!
Patricia Bootsma from Canada is to lead a day conference with teaching and practical sessions on the dynamics of prayer with worship. (Author: Kings Fellowship)
World Day of Prayer - Scotland
Every year on the first Friday in March women from around the world join in a World Day of Prayer. Morning and Evening meetings are to be held in Inverness. (Author: Heather Beck)
State of the Nation: a Call to a Season of Prayer
Leaders in England are calling for a Season of Prayer and Fasting for the UK. Prayer groups in the Highlands and Islands will want to stand with them. (Author: Christians Together)
A season of prayer - Inverness meetings
In harmony with gatherings in London and Birmingham, the YMCA in Inverness is to be available for a Day of Prayer and Fasting on Wednesday 25 February (Author: Christians Together)
Lighthouses of Prayer
Pray for Scotland is hosting a Lighthouses of Prayer Training Weekend at: Rua Reidh Lighthouse, Melvaig, Gairloch, Ross-shire North-West Scotland! (Author: Pray for Scotland)
Day of Prayer in the Inverness CYC
The Inverness CYC/YMCA are hosting a day of prayer in June under the theme "Uniting to keep it simple". (Author: Tommie Mackay)
Lighthouses of Prayer Training Day
Pray for Scotland are hosting a Lighthouses of Prayer Training Day in Kyle of Lochalsh to encourage small group prayer for local communities (Author: Pray for Scotland)
National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland 2008
Christians are invited to the National Prayer Breakfast for Scoptland 2008. The guest speaker will be Mr Robin Oake, retired Chief Constable of the Isle of Man. (Author: Christians Together)
Prayer for Zimbabwe
A "desperate cry" issues from Zimbabwe; and a call to Christians across the churches to make Sunday 27 April a day of prayer for the people of that land. (Author: Christians Together)
World Day of Prayer
Two services are scheduled to be held in Inverness as part of the World Day of Prayer. This year much of the material has been prepared by the WDP women of Guyana (Author: Heather Beck)
Prayer still going up
In spite of a dramatic downturn in church attendance a recent Tearfund survey shows that the UK population is still turning to prayer - with one in three Scots looking to something beyond themselves (Author: )
Connecting Scotland follow-on meeting
Prayer weekend in Lairg for those involved with the Connecting Scotland Easter-Pentecost prayer walk (Author: )
Connecting Scotland - Final Report
Mission accomplished from the Pray for Scotland team (Author: )
Andrew Harmsworth from Shetland attended the Pray for Scotland Storehouse Conference in Inverness in March. (Author: )