ABOUT PASTORS & LEADERS PRAYER LUNCHEONS
Since May 2003, God has been calling His leadership in Scotland to come together to pray for revival
how it began
It was during the planning of the David Wilkerson “Pastors & Leaders’ Conference” that the organising committee first felt that the Lord would use the conference for something greater. What transpired from the conference was a call from the Lord for the leaders of His Church in the nation to cry out to Him corporately for revival.
Meeting Across the Country
Over 250 ministers and leaders from all across the denominational spectrum and from the four corners of the nation are supporting and attending these monthly gatherings to pray for revival. There are regularly 180+ leaders of Christ’s Church coming together every month to cry out to Him to “hear from heaven and heal our land”.
Unity of the Spirit
What began as a monthly meeting in Perth soon expanded to have ‘sister’ events in Glasgow and Inverness. We are confident that it has been inspired by the Spirit of God, who is desiring that His leaders at this time call upon Him in sincerity and humility. Many ministers comment on the deep sense of the presence of God at these prayer times, as hearts are knit together in true, godly unity.
Times of Refreshing
Being in the ministry, on the front line of the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom, can be a lonely and wearisome task. A good percentage of the ministers are greatly refreshed and encouraged at the gatherings – one described it as his “oasis” in his monthly schedule. A number of pastors who were on the verge of quitting the ministry have been so strengthened and re-envisioned by coming together with like-minded ministers that they have re-committed themselves to press on in their calling.
Prior to Covid, there were three separate “Prayer for Revival” meetings – the West Coast pastors met in Renfrew on the third Tuesday of each month; the leaders from across the central belt of Scotland came together on the third Wednesday of each month in Perth; and the Highlands & Islands ministers gathered in Inverness on the third Thursday of the month. The prayer gathering in Perth recommenced in October 2021. It is expected that the other meetings will start up again soon.
If you are involved in Christian leadership and have a heart to see revival in the nation of Scotland, you may be interested in attending these meetings.
Who Comes & Why
Leaders from denominations diverse in theology and tradition attend. There is a willingness to set aside differences on less important matters, focussing on that which unites us in Christ.
Denominations that Attend
Church of Scotland, Free Church, Free Church (Continuing), Associated Presbyterian, United Reformed, Salvation Army, Pentecostal, Baptist, Brethren, Apostolic, Assemblies of God, Elim Pentecostal, Congregational, Episcopalian, Church of the Nazarene, Evangelical, United Free, Independent, YMCA, YWAM
The Meeting Format
The format for the meetings in Perth, Glasgow and Inverness is quite simple. Ministers start to gather around 10am for coffee and a chat. About 10.30, there is a time of praising the Lord, followed by open prayer. The styles of prayer vary greatly – but the hearts are united in purpose. Just before midday, the prayer time concludes and there is time to chat while enjoying a buffet lunch. After good food and good fellowship the serious business of prayer and sharing the word of God resumes. The meetings usually conclude around 2.15pm.