Sunday 12 February

  • Moderator | Pray for the Moderator as he conducts worship in Donabate Presbyterian Church this morning and pray for all those preaching throughout our PCI congregations across the island. “Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down …”
  • Worship: Declaring God’s praise | ‘But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light’. 1 Peter 2:9. Ask God for a spirit of praise among his people in worship today.

Monday 13 February

  • Naomi Leremore (global mission worker, Kenya) | Pray for the PCEA TEE Programme as it looks to the future and makes plans for 2023, especially for its director, Rev John Gatu, and the newly appointed TEE Reference Group.
  • Malawi | Pray for Scripture Union Malawi (SUM) as it seeks to promote the reading of the Scriptures throughout the Church in Malawi, and for their National Director, Mr Amon Chanika.

Tuesday 14 February

  • Rev John Coulter (chaplain, Ulster University, Coleraine) | Give thanks for the opportunity to have a chaplaincy presence on campus in Ulster University, Coleraine. Pray for connections between John and students and staff which allow him to provide support and share the good news about Jesus. Give thanks for the partnership between the Christian Union and Ballysally Homework Club and ask the Lord to bless that work.
  • Sligo | Give thanks that the International Friendship Group continues to grow and pray for gospel fruit from the relationships that are being built. Pray for wisdom for planning a new after school kids Bible club.

Wednesday 15 February

  • Derek and Jane French (global mission workers, Spain) | Pray for Andamio Press and as they seek to develop their work in publishing helpful resources to equip the Church in Spain and the Spanish speaking world.
  • Nepal | Pray for the aftermath of a number of earthquakes in the far west of Nepal. For the federal government & non-government organisations to work together in training masons to build earthquake resilient houses to replace the many old-style homes that have been destroyed. Pray for the families who have lost loved ones & livelihoods.

Thursday 16 February

  • Phoebe Nugent (community outreach worker, Carlisle Road and Ebrington) | Pray that the Lord would direct ministry activities as they are planned in the nearby male and female hostels, and that more would partner in this ministry. Pray for new ways to be revealed to engage with the surrounding communities.
  • St Columba’s, Lisburn | Pray for the congregation of St Columba’s, that they would know the Lord’s blessing as they meet for worship and fellowship each week.

Friday 17 February

  • Elder Abuse | Older people are precious, full of wisdom and guidance through every step of life. Often as people age, they feel pushed aside and undervalued. Pray that as a society we celebrate and take care of older people in our communities. Give thanks for organisations which aim to prevent the abuse of older people through raising awareness, providing advice and guidance, and influencing and informing policies in this area.
  • Direct Provision | Pray that those seeking asylum in Ireland who find themselves in Direct Provision accommodation would be able to receive suitable support and timely decisions on their leave to remain. Pray that government plans to change this system would result in improved pathways for those seeking asylum in Ireland.

Saturday 18 February

  • General Council | Pray for the forthcoming meeting of the Irish Inter Church Committee being held this coming Thursday. Pray for our representatives on the Committee, the Clerk, Rev Trevor Gribben and the Church Relations convener, Rev Helen Freeburn.
  • Training in Ministry | The Ministerial Studies and Development Committee meets on 21 February. It oversees the training pathways of trainee ministers, and their congregational placements. Pray for the Committee, and for Rev Andrew Faulkner, its convener. Ask God to give wisdom in all of the decisions about the training of students.