National Day of Prayer


Churches in Scotland, including the Scottish Episcopal Church, have joined together to sign a letter commending the Call for a National Day of Prayer in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Sunday 22 March, people of faith are being encouraged to light a candle and place it in their window at 7pm.

The letter, signed by the Primus on behalf of the College of Bishops, asks that we “join in prayerful solidarity with this witness”, describing the candle as “a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, the source of hope in this life”.

A copy of the statement is attached, which includes a prayer which can be used while a candle. The announcement also appears on the SEC website at and has been highlighted on SEC media channels.

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