Sunday 14 April

  • Moderator | Pray for two important events in Assembly Buildings hosted by the Moderator this week. The “Pastoral Care Conference” and “Confident as a minority”. Pray God will help us grow in our ability to care for each other and be encouraged in our mission to the other in our society.
  • Worship: Exploring God’s truth | As we worship today ask God to help us to do so with hearts open to his Word and ready to explore what it means for our lives.

Monday 15 April

  • Csaba and Ilona Veres, global mission workers, Hungary | Give thanks that Csaba and Ilona have been forming new friendships and building relationships in Bodaszőlő with both the team, families and individuals. Give thanks for the women’s group, praying that those participating would continue to be built up in the Word of God and find new ways to serve in their community.
  • The Near East School of Theology (NEST), Lebanon | Pray for George Sabra, President, along with the board of managers, faculty, staff and the students as they prepare for exams. Pray also for the ongoing development of the Online Diploma Programme.

Tuesday 16 April

  • Eleanor Drysdale, deaconess, Wellington, Ballymena | Pray for Eleanor and the team as they review their women’s ministry programme and seek to build a team. Pray for the Hope Explored course running over the next few weeks and give thanks to God for those who will come.
  • Craigavon | Pray for the congregation as they meet together for fellowship and to worship the Lord, that they will know the Lord’s love.

Wednesday 17 April

  • Naomi Leremore, global mission worker, Kenya | Pray for the Leremore family, that they would know safety on the roads, for Aaron and Silas as they sit exams, and as the family make arrangements to travel for home assignment this coming summer.
  • United Bible Training Centre (UBTC), Pakistan | Pray for Mrs Salma Andrew, UBTC Principal, together with the students engaged in regularly run courses on discipleship, foundations in biblical ministry, and for seminary spouses.

Thursday 18 April

  • Donabate | Give thanks for three Ukrainian families who have been coming to church for the past few months. Pray for the congregation as they learn from them and try to care for them in their difficult circumstances.
  • Abbi White, South Belfast Friendship House | Give thanks for the relationship between Friendship House, Windsor and Great Victoria Street, praying that it would continue to grow so that children could be discipled in a local faith community. Pray that the process of integrating cross-cultural missional community work in the Sandy Row area would be peaceful.

Friday 19 April

  • Juvenile Justice | Some children come from difficult backgrounds and end up in trouble with the police etc., often the root cause is disadvantage, neglect or lack of guidance. Pray for these young people and give thanks for all those who reach out to them, bringing care and order to their lives. We pray for those young people in the juvenile justice system, that they may find refuge in the chaos of life and return to society equipped for the future ahead of them.
  • Transferor Representatives’ Council (TRC) | The TRC brings together the Church of Ireland, Methodist Church and Presbyterian Church. Pray for the TRC as it seeks to represent the Churches on matters relating to education, including elected representatives, Department for Education, Education Authority, and other statutory sectoral bodies.

Saturday 20 April

  • General Council | Pray for the General Assembly Trustees as they fulfil their role within the life of the Church. Pray especially for the Chair of the Trustees, Rev Dr Donald Watts and the Financial Secretary, Mr Ken Swarbrick, in their preparation for forthcoming meetings.
  • Training in Ministry | Prof David Leach is Professor of Ministry at Union College, and also Director of the Institute for Ministry. David teaches at Union, oversees ministry student placements, and supervises interviews for ministry, among many other things. Pray that the Lord will sustain and use David in this important role.