Chooser, seeker, finder

You long for us to return to you,

But you don’t want us to wait until we’ve got it sussed, or until we’re perfect...

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Ephesians 1: 4-7

...he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.

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Prayer Points

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them." (Matthew 18: 20) Here is a space to gather in God's name and share our hopes, concerns and thanksgiving. Suggest a prayer point that you would like to share with the Sanctuary First community (contact us). Feeling motivated to get involved with a local, national or global issue? Go to Do More to explore further.

  • Ayr Presbytery

    Albert and James recently had the pleasure of visiting Ayr Presbytery for a conference in Alloway to discuss theology, media, and community. (A presbytery in the Church of Scotland is a grouping of elders and ministers from a particular geographical region that form an adminstrative body to work collaboratively.)

    Dear God, we thank you for the passion and enthusiasm we saw in Ayrshire, bless and encourage the Presbytery as they explore new ways of serving you and carrying out your mission. Amen.

  • New Year

    As 2018 begins

    May we trust more,

    live more,

    love more.


  • Hogmanay

    Dear God,

    We hand over the last year to your care

    and step into the next one

    with you.


  • Praying for peace

    We, the Sanctuary First community, cry out for peace, safety and security in:

    Yemen, with the disparate parties in the civil war,

    in Syria, in Palestine and Israel, in Manus Island,

    all over the world where there is pain, fear and chaos,

    and we pray for peace in ourselves, in our neighbourhoods, in our work,

    may the peace we share ripple and keep going,


  • The Blessing of Forth Hope

    The Vine Trust's Forth Hope will be a blessing to so many people over the next few years. We give thanks for all those people who have contributed in so many different ways to make this voyage happen.