Rev Brian Mason Intercession,St Ninian’s Chapel, Isle of Whithorn, 16/09/13
I Timothy 2 v 5: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”
Ezekiel 11 v 18-19: “And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all abominations thereof from thence.”
“And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh.”
“Heavenly Father, Your Word says there is one God and one Mediator between God and man; the man Christ Jesus.
“O God, thank you for the Mediator Jesus Christ who, as God the Son, came in obedience to Thyself, and became the one perfect sacrifice for sin forever, and that through His redeeming love on the cross of Calvary He laid down His life, that all that are sinners could be received to Yourself through the blood which He freely shed.
“And Father God, as I am in this place of the Isle of Whithorn, the place where Saint Ninian, the first saint of Scotland, landed, and on this Saint Ninian’s day I am looking out to Saint Ninian’s Chapel, remembering, Father God, that Saint Ninian was obedient to Your call, and that he brought the gospel, the message of Christ and His redeeming love, into Scotland.
“O Father, in these days when the nation of Scotland has turned away from Yourself long ago, and that which is called Christianity is split, away from Thyself, and shows very little of Christ Jesus and His redeeming love – O Father God, I cry unto Thee, and repent of the sins of the people of Scotland today; that they have gone away and followed other gods for years.
“And yet Thy Word says “And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence. “ O God, have mercy upon us; take away the abominations; take away the sin in the body of Christ.
“I call unto repentance the body of Christ in Scotland. Turn the body of Christ to Yourself and in so doing, turn the people of Scotland, as Thy Word says “And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh.”
“Lord, at a time, even this day when there has been a conference to discuss a referendum next year Lord, that is a way of men and women; Lord, show this day that you will move in power through this nation, and that pure life of Christ seen through Saint Ninian, and pure gospel of blood of Jesus Christ – that once more that holiness, righteousness and purity that was seen in Thy Saint Ninian and seen through him a life like Christ – that throughout Scotland there will be those changed through the blood of Jesus Christ, living as new creations in Christ.
“And restore once more the body of Christ – a people separated from the world; lives given to you and you alone – fully committed to the will of God.
“And all these divisions in the body of Christ – show them that sinners are reconciled through Christ, that they will become reconciled.
“This prayer is only through the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.