National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland

2019 Reflection

What an exciting and significant event we had in 2019. This year the annual National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland, held at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh on Wednesday 12 June 2019, saw approximately 325 Friends of the Breakfast and guests gather. With many more participated from around 15 centres across the country via live stream, this is truly becoming a national event – based in the capital Edinburgh and with participation from across the nation of Scotland.

This year, as well as a significant number of MSP’s, key business leaders and senior officials from across the public sector and attendees from a wide range of churches, we had the privilege of been joined by Prince Charles -Adrien de Merode of the Belgian royal family (who brought the international greeting) and Lord Lieutenant of Edinburgh, Frank Ross.

The two guest speakers were Lesley Bilinda and Chantel Norman, both with compelling and life changing stories about the power of reconciliation they found in Jesus. Following the Prayer Breakfast, a seminar was held at which the guest speakers, along with John Sturrock QC, shared in very practical ways how to implement an approach around reconciliation. In addition, for the first time, a reception was held in the Scottish Parliament the evening before the Prayer Breakfast for the participants, international guests and supports of the event.

As we sow into the nation through prayer, sharing God’s Word and been inspired by the amazing guest speakers, then our expectation is that we will reap great dividends for the Kingdom of God in Scotland.

I was really pleased with the impact the event had this year, and I want to thank all those who served and supported the Prayer Breakfast, and for the international guests who travelled especially for the event. All of your efforts, along with every single person who attended or participated via live stream, helped make a truly significant event and brought a positive impact for Jesus into this nation of Scotland – thank you.

Andy Witty