Theme: Christianity in the Marketplace
The theme for 2007 was ‘Christianity in the Marketplace’ and the keynote speaker was Mark Greene, Executive Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.
Prayer for the Nation by Rev Dr John Ross, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland.
The National Prayer Breakfast held at Hopetoun House on June 6, 2007, was attended by a capacity audience of 288 people from all walks of Scottish life. Sadly there were others on a waiting list who were unable to attend.
The event was hosted by Mr Brian Souter, Stagecoach Group, and chaired by Mr Murdo Fraser MSP. The proceedings were opened in prayer by Cardinal Keith P O’Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh. Scripture readings were given by Mrs Karen Gillon MSP and& Mr Andrew Welsh MSP. Mr Iain Morris, Kharis Productions, prayed for Scotland’s media and communications. Mrs Anne McIntyre, Parliamentary Prayer Scotland, prayed for the newly elected Scottish Parliament. Dr Gordon MacDonald, Care Parliamentary Officer, prayed for Scotland’s children and youth, while Mr Brian Lightbody, Michael Laird Partnership, prayed for the business community and Scots world-wide. Mr David Strang, Chief Constable of Lothian & Borders Police, highlighted for prayer some of the challenges faced by the police at this time.
The guest speaker was Mr Mark Greene of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity whose subject was Christianity in the Marketplace. Rev Dr John Ross, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, led the prayer for the nation. Music was provided by Mr & Mrs Daya and Dashica Rasaratnam, and two solos were rendered by Mrs Isolde James-Griffiths. Dr Allison Elliot, representing the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, brought the closing Benediction.