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Scotland: National Prayer Breakfast

 The 2008 Annual Prayer Breakfast will be held this Wednesday, 4 June starting at 7am in the Inchyra Grange Hotel, Grangemouth. The National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland (NPBS) was established in 1988 as a forum for calling the people of Scotland to prayer and the study of Christian scriptures, as well as encouraging prayers and support for those in influence and authority in Scotland. The NPBS has been very well attended in previous years. In 2007 288 guests were present at Hopetoun House while 230 attended the 2006 event in the Radisson Hotel, Glasgow. The Prayer Breakfast has always been well supported by leading figures from Business and Commerce, Education, the Judiciary and Religious life. Previous attendees include: Sir Tom Farmer, Mr Brian Souter, Moderators of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and Presidents of the Catholic Bishops' Conference as well as senior MSP's and Councillors from across Scotland. The keynote speaker this year is Robin Oake, retired Chief Constable of the Isle of Man. Robin's only son, Steve, a Police Officer in Greater Manchester lost his life in a terrorist bombing in that City and Robin's theme for the day is "Forgiveness and Mercy". Following on from the breakfast there is the opportunity to take part in a Seminar conducted by David Strang, Chief Constable of Edinburgh and the Lothians and Colin McKerragher, Chief Constable of Grampian which will continue the same theme. For more information see: www.npbs.info