Sunday 13 August

  • Moderator | Pray for the staff and residents of Lawnfield House in Newcastle, Co Down and Peacehaven in Greystones, Co Wicklow caring for their residents with intellectual disabilities. Ask God how we can be his hands, feet and voice to those who are needy.
  • Worship throughout the year: Pray for those who lead praise | Give thanks for those whom God has gifted to lead praise each week. Ask that he will help them to do so with beauty and joy.

Monday 14 August

  • Naomi Keefe (global mission worker, Brazil) | Give thanks for the various evangelistic events in the communities of Peizinhos and Beberibe during the John the Baptist season. Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to speak to those who heard the message.
  • Grupos Biblicos Unídos, Spain (GBU) | Give thanks for GBU (university students) and GBE (high school students) summer camps at the end of July. Pray that participants will have been enriched by the fellowship and Bible teaching.

Tuesday 15 August

  • Rodney Cameron, prison chaplain | Pray for Rodney as he spends most Thursdays in Hydebank Wood, meeting young men and women of all ages, sent by the courts. Pray for compassion, discernment and the ability to speak truth with love.
  • Carndonagh, Greenbank, Malin and Moville | Give thanks for the holiday Bible club that took place in July. Pray that the children who attended will remember the love of Jesus. Pray for the right person to apply for the job opportunity currently advertised for a community outreach worker serving with the congregations.

Wednesday 16 August

  • Gary and Mary Reid (global mission workers, Kenya) | Pray for a full recovery for Gary who has recently been unwell, especially that the Lord will grant him strength and health. Give thanks for the recent induction of Rev Dr Mwaura Kabaiku as the new minister, serving PCEA Narok Parish.
  • Presbyterian Church of Myanmar (PCM) | Pray for an end to the civil war in Myanmar and for PCM members who recently have been forced to flee their villages due to ongoing bombardment by government forces.

Thursday 17 August

  • Phoebe Nugent, youth & community worker, Ebrington & Carlisle Road | Give thanks for the opportunity to take a group of young people to Hungary with Exodus in July. Pray that this will have been a time where faith in Jesus will have deepened and hearts of service for him will have been cultivated.
  • Craigavon | Pray that our newly elected church committee will settle into their new responsibilities quickly and that God will give them wisdom as they explore developing our facilities to better suit our worship and witness in the heart of Craigavon.

Friday 18 August

  • Social Witness | As Taking Care looks to the future; we focus specifically on child protection training and adult safe-guarding. Pray for those at risk in our congregations, and those who may deal with such situations. Pray for the provision of volunteer trainers for child protection training, that God will provide the right people to administer training throughout PCI congregations.
  • Freight Transport | Give thanks for those who bring goods to the island of Ireland by sea, road and air transport. Pray for their safety in travel and for those who may feel lonely when they are away from home for long periods of time, that they would have opportunities to encounter the love and grace of Jesus Christ.

Saturday 19 August

  • General Council | Pray for the numerous council, committee, panel and task group conveners and secretaries who serve under the General Assembly as they begin to focus on a new session of work, especially forthcoming meetings this autumn. Pray for wisdom and discernment as they seek to give leadership to the various groups.
  • Training in Ministry | On 1 September each year, the current cohort of Licentiates become eligible to be called as a minister. Give thanks for the way the Lord has equipped them over their five years of training. Pray that he would guide them to the congregation in which he wishes them to serve, and that he would use them to build his Church.