As the end of August approached a contingent from those in the Highlands and Islands who had participated in the Easter-Pentecost "Connecting Scotland" event organised by Pray for Scotland, gathered from Friday evening through to Sunday lunchtime in the Aultnaharra Lodge Hotel (outside Lairg) for a weekend of prayer and fellowship.
The event was initiated by Ernie Gibson (Inverness) and organised and led by members of the Pray for Scotland team - including Bert McKaig, Jean Black, Derek Jardine and Mari Schuyler.
Stephen Boler (from Caithness) led a session on the Saturday.
Before departure, those present gathered outside the hotel to sound a shofar to the "North, the South, the East and the West".
Bert McKaig and Sylvia Norton from South Uist each gave a short interview to Christians Together on what they felt the Lord was/is doing amongst and saying to the church.
Sylvia spoke of developments in the Uists whereby leaders and Christian people have been meeting together in fellowship and prayer - spanning Church of Scotland, Free Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic churches.
Bert who heads up Pray for Scotland spoke of the "connections" and testimonies that have been seen subsequent to the Connecting Scotland event. He spoke of his sense that God is bringing His people into a sense of the Kingdom of God and his prayer and desire that the people of Scotland will see the power of God at work in the nation.
Listen to these short interviews with Pastor Bert McKaig and Sylvia Norton
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)
Pray for Scotland - Lighthouses of Prayer
Following on from the 'Connect Scotland' prayer walk in the summer of 2007, Pray for Scotland are seeing prayer groups springing up across the nation. (Author: Ernie Gibson)
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 - 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: )