Minister's Thoughts


“Jesus turned and saw her, “Take heart, daughter,” He said, your faith has healed you.”  Matthew 9:22

Give thanks for answered prayer.  Give thanks for all the people who offered premises for a temporary surgery facility while the Rothes surgery is upgraded over the next few months.  Give thanks that a location has been found and for community spirit and for dedicated health care professionals everywhere!

Pray about the severe shortage of doctors, nurses, teachers and Ministers in Moray and the difficulties in staffing local hospitals, GP practices, district nurses, schools and churches.  Pray that we will always be welcoming communities in which people are happy to works and to build family lives together.

Pray for all who are unwell at this time, or anxious or concerned.  Give thanks for good neighbours and for people who care.  May we all be people who care.


  • Reading 1 – Psalm 121

    Reading one for the week:

    I lift up my eyes to the mountains
    where does my help come from?
    My help comes from the Lord,
    the maker of heaven and earth.
    He will not let your foot slip
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
    indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
    The Lord watches over you
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
    the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
    The Lord will keep you from harm
    he will watch over your life;
    the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.


  • Reading 2 – Matthew 25:31-40

    Reading Two For the Week:

    "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'  "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed your, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?  When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'  The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'