Sunday 19 September Moderator | BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a service with the Moderator and involving musicians from the New Irish Choir and Orchestra on Sunday 19 September. Thank God for the opportunities the churches are given to broadcast and pray that this service will be a blessing to many. Regrouping and regathering for
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Sunday 12 September Moderator | Pray for the Moderator as he visits the congregation of Upper Clonaneese on Sunday to dedicate and open the new suite of halls. Pray for safety for him and for Zoe as they travel to different venues and events now that a more normal schedule is gradually being resumed.
Sunday 5 September Moderator | In Sept a conference for ministers contemplating retirement will be held. Pray for ministers who are reaching this time of transition, & for the those who are commencing training for the ministry at Union College. Regrouping and regathering for worship | Thank God for the way in which congregations
Sunday 29 August Moderator | The Moderator’s diary for the autumn includes weekly church services, conferences, visits to other organisations and preparations for the General Assembly. Pray for David and Zoe as they begin to travel more extensively around Ireland, north and south. Fanning the flame of congregational life: Being thankful | Ask God
Sunday 22 August Moderator | The Church Leaders Group (Ireland) has been an important forum for the Moderator to meet with other denominational leaders, and to gain wisdom during this unprecedented time of pandemic. Pray for this group as it continues to meet periodically. Fanning the flame of congregational life: Being ready | Ask
Sunday 15 August Moderator | Give thanks that the church maintains its focus on outreach to those in spiritual and material need, and for the maintenance of this healthy, holistic balance. Fanning the flame of congregational life: Being together | Ask God to continue to bless congregations and their members in restoring in-person relationships
Sunday 8 August Moderator | Pray for deaconesses who serve in congregations, & in the community through missional projects, & in chaplaincy. Pray for those who have applied to serve in this capacity, and for their training in future years. Fanning the flame of congregational life: Being flexible | Ask God to help congregations
Sunday 1 August Moderator | Pray for PCI’s overseas partners in countries supported by the Moderator’s Appeal to address the needs of Covid-19. Thank God for the generous response for the church to this appeal (which is still open). Fanning the flame of congregational life: Being generous | Ask God to help congregations be
Sunday 25 July Moderator | Pray for healthcare workers and the healthcare systems which have been under significant pressure due to Covid-19. Many staff are deeply fatigued and resources are scarce. Fanning the flame of congregational life: Being open | Ask God to help congregations to be open to not everything about church life
Sunday 18 July Moderator | Pray for PCI’s four Irish mission workers, in Arklow, Kilkenny, Dublin and with the International Meeting Point in Belfast. Pray for their refreshment and encouragement over the summer months. Fanning the flame of congregational life: Being focused | Ask God to lead and guide as to what activities need