Let’s Pray: Sun 12 September – Sat 18 September 2021
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.
Regrouping & regathering for worship | Thank God for those who lead worship – preparing the building, preaching, providing accompaniment for praise & providing technological input. Pray for continued passion & perseverance.
Monday 13 September
Peter & Valerie Lockwood (global mission workers, Nepal) | On top of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, monsoon season has brought considerable flooding to the Terai region of Nepal. Pray for the team and local partner organisations as they coordinate with local and district-level stakeholders to support food relief to the neediest.
Syria & Lebanon | Pray for the work and witness of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, especially for the efforts to bring humanitarian aid and education to refugees and displaced people in the region.
Tuesday 14 September
Cheryl Meban (university chaplain) |Pray for Cheryl in her role as chaplain in the Ulster University campuses at Belfast and Jordanstown, particularly as students prepare for a new term. Pray for those students who will be starting their first year of university, that they will adjust well to university life.
Douglas |Pray for the congregation of Douglas as they seek to return to something approaching normality after the disruption caused by Covid-19. Pray that the Kirk Session will have wisdom in the decisions they make for Church Life.
Wednesday 15 September
Csaba & Ilona Veres (global mission workers, Romania) | Pray for Diakonia’s new LINK-IN ministry aimed at calling, training and equipping volunteers to serve in their children’s ministries. Pray for recruitment meetings and training events to inspire local mission through the work of Diakonia.
Latvia |Pray for our partners in Latvia, the Evangelical Reformed Church of Latvia and the Baltic Reformed Theological Seminary. Pray for their work and witness through the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thursday 16 September
Colin Megaw (prison chaplain) | Chaplaincy ministry returned to Woodlands Juvenile Justice in an in-person format at the start of August and chaplains are delighted to be back with the staff and young people. Please pray for their ongoing outreach and support work.
Great Victoria Street (Belfast) | Following the pandemic, please pray for a recovery period where Great Victoria Street congregation can start to build again. Give thanks for the opportunities they have had to support one another. Pray that the congregation can find its way to flourish in whatever is to come.
Friday 17 September
Social Witness |As the new school year begins, pray for children & young people who are experiencing bullying, for strength not to give in and to always tell a trusted adult. Pray especially for those targeted by bullies online.
On These Steps | Today a special event takes place at Union Theological College marking the role it played in hosting the first NI Parliament 100 years ago. Pray that those who attend and watch online would have an opportunity to reflect on our shared past and also be enabled to look forward with Christian hope to a shared future across these islands.
Saturday 18 September
General Council | Pray for the Clerk, Deputy Clerk and all the staff in the General Secretary’s Department as they make final preparations for the General Assembly. Pray especially that there will be time for the necessary precautions in what is a very busy autumn period in church life.
Training in Ministry | The Auxiliary Ministry Scheme training course that started in Jan 2020, has been completed, after a Covid-19 delay, with the Service of Accreditation tomorrow night. Give thanks for the nine trainees. Pray that AM posts will be created in congregations, and that the Lord will use them to build his Church.