Moderator | Pray for ministers across the church, as they seek a refreshed vision for the future of their congregations. Pray for Kirk Sessions as they pray and talk together, seeking God’s leading for their next steps.
Worshipping the Lord | ‘Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendour of holiness.’ Psalm 29:2. Today as we worship in person, online or on our own, ask God that we might see his glory and acknowledge his rule.
Monday 12 April
Chris & Rachel Humphries (global mission workers in Portugal) |Pray that as the restrictions in Portugal start to ease, Chris and Rachel would be able to reconnect with local people and build up their relationships with them. Give thanks for the Easter video series during Holy Week & pray that it will have encouraged many.
Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) |Pray for the leadership and members of PCEA’s congregations (over 1,000 in Kenya and a small number in Tanzania & Uganda). Pray that the church will continue to grow.
Tuesday 13 April
Heidi England (deaconess in Railway Street, Lisburn)| Pray for the women who take part in the online Bible study and for Heidi as she leads it. Pray that each woman will hear God speaking clearly through God’s Word and Spirit, and that the truths learned will take hold and bear fruit in their lives.
Greystones (Co Wicklow) | Pray for the minister Rev Gary McDowell, the elders and members of Greystones congregation as they continue to love God, encourage one another & serve the Greystones’ community and beyond.
Wednesday 14 April
Naomi Keefe (global mission workers in Brazil) | Give thanks for all the Easter outreach opportunities and pray that God will speak to each of the families and that many will come to know Jesus as their Messiah. Pray for the Good News Club children and their families as they undertake devotions each week from home.
Hungarian Reformed Church| Pray for the work and witness of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Hungary, Romania and Ukraine which continues in different ways due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Thursday 15 April
International Meeting Point (South Belfast)| Give thanks for the ongoing food distribution to many needy families and individuals each week. Give thanks too for the Bible studies which have been taking place online and that one woman recently came to faith. Pray that socially-distanced Bible studies will resume soon.
International Meeting Point (North Belfast) | Give thanks that the team has been able to build up relationships with the customers online during lockdown and provide them with ongoing support.
Friday 16 April
Social Witness | Pray for the families & friends of our residents & tenants, as they continue to work within the restraints of Covid-19. Pray that they may find suitable ways to make meaningful contact with their loved ones. Give thanks for the resourcefulness of staff and the patience of residents, tenants and their family and friends.
Communities | Pray for communities that have been unsettled by recent violence and unrest. Pray for those seeking to address challenges in terms of education, employment and general wellbeing including local ministers, teachers and other community workers.
Saturday 17 April
General Council | Give thanks for the work of the staff, led by Laura Kelly, in the Personnel Department in Assembly Buildings. Pray for them as they continue to lead recruitment exercises for a number of vacancies in our residential and care homes and as they assist senior management in making challenging decisions.
Council for Training in Ministry | Interviews take place today for the Accredited Preacher Scheme course due to be held in July. Give thanks for applicants as they offer themselves for service in this area, and pray for them and the interview panels, that together they will know the Lord’s guidance as to the suitability of each applicant.