Sunday 12 November

  • Moderator | On this Remembrance Sunday in the United Kingdom, take a moment to remember in prayer those families who mourn the loss of loved ones who have died serving their country in the armed forces or civilian services. Pray also for those who carry in their bodies or minds the scars of conflict. Pray for ministers and others who will be conducting acts of remembrance today.
  • Worship that equips | “Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” Psalm 144:1. Ask that in our worship today God would equip us for the rigours of the battle to follow him faithfully day by day.

Monday 13 November

  • St Petersburg Christian University, Russia | Give thanks to God for the increase in numbers for the Masters course in systematic theology. Pray for the teaching and administrative staff of the university who are dealing with the upcoming process of accreditation.
  • Scripture Union, Malawi (SUM) | Pray for the ongoing production and effective outreach amongst children by SU Malawi’s literature, especially its Bible reading guides.

Tuesday 14 November

  • Rev Norman Harrison, healthcare chaplain | Pray for Norman as he supports patients, families and staff; and that through his conversations people would know the peace of Christ in their time of suffering.
  • Trinity Cork and Aghada | Pray for Trinity Cork as they seek to make a new appointment for an outreach worker. Pray that the right person would be drawn to apply. Pray for Aghada as they go through the presbytery consultation, that the process would be good for the session and congregation.

Wednesday 15 November

  • Diane Cusick, global mission worker, Zambia | Give thanks for safe travelling to Southern Province and pray for safe travels during the month of November, especially if it rains as roads can become very slippery and dangerous after so many months of dry weather.
  • United Mission to Nepal (UMN) | Pray for those who are grieving, injured and left homeless after the earthquake that hit Jajarkot and West Rukum Districts of Nepal in early November.

Thursday 16 November

  • Rev John Gilkinson, healthcare chaplain | Pray for John as he has opportunities to share the love of Jesus with people in hospital. Pray that the Lord would equip John as he encounters people in difficult situations and that they would know the Lord’s presence.
  • Arklow | Give thanks for the baptism of baby Beau and for the welcome of two teenagers into full communicant membership. Pray for a number of people undergoing treatment and recovering from significant operations. Continue to pray for God’s Spirit to move in the hearts and lives of those in Arklow.

Friday 17 November

  • Care staff | Pray for care staff within PCI’s residential and nursing facilities as they undertake a number of practical tasks and personal care throughout their working day. Pray especially for staff providing specialist end of life care for residents, which can be demanding, both physically and emotionally, but also a very rewarding and humbling experience for the staff.
  • Education | Pray that PCI’s response to the Department for Education’s (DE) consultation on Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in post-primary school, which closes on 24 November, will be taken into consideration when developing legislation to meet the Secretary of State’s requirements in the RSE curriculum.

Saturday 18 November

  • General Council | Pray for meetings being held in Assembly Buildings during the incoming week, including the General Assembly Arrangements Panel on Tuesday and the Code Republishing Panel on Thursday. Pray especially for the latter meeting, as Presbytery responses are considered and appropriate amendments identified to the latest draft of the new Code.
  • Training in Ministry | The Pastoral Care for Ministers and their Families Panel continues to support presbyteries as they pastor ministers and their families. Pray for the Panel and its convener, Rev Niall Lockhart, that they will know God’s guidance as they seek to do this effectively, in the hope that ministers and their families will be blessed as they serve the Lord in his Church.