Let’s Pray: Sun 14 November – Sat 20 November 2021
Sunday 14 November
Moderator |Remembrance Sunday – pray for all those who have lost loved ones as a result of conflict – that they may experience God’s comfort & peace as they mourn their loved ones. Pray for the Moderator as he travels to Thiepval in France with other church leaders for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Ulster Memorial Tower which was built as a tribute to the men of the 9 counties of Ulster who gave their lives in the 1st World War.
Worship that equips | ‘Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.’ Psalm144:1. Ask that in our worship today God would equip us for the rigours of the battle to follow him faithfully day by day.
Monday 15 November
Csaba & Ilona Veres (global mission workers, Romania) | Pray for Csaba & Ilona who have recently returned to Northern Ireland on home assignment. Pray for those in Romania affected by the recent surge in Covid-19 cases. Pray for the teams from the Diakonia who reach out to bring help and support to others.
Syria & Lebanon | Pray for the work and witness of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, especially for their efforts to bring humanitarian aid and education to refugees and displaced people.
Tuesday 16 November
Ken Doherty (Chaplain, Mater Hospital, Belfast) |Pray for Ken as he continues his chaplaincy ministry at the Mater and for wisdom and guidance as he ministers to patients, families and staff during difficult times.
Sligo |Give thanks for the congregation’s continuing ministry to children during the pandemic and pray for safe, joyful encounters with Jesus and his Word. Pray for members of the congregation who are new to Ireland and far from their homes.
Wednesday 17 November
Naomi Leremore (global mission worker, Kenya) | Pray for Naomi and her colleagues on the Theological Education by Extension writing team as they hope to complete the work of the guidebook for mentoring teens by the end of this month.
Grupos Biblicos Unidos (Spain) |Pray for GBU’s student ministry in high schools and universities, work amongst graduates and professionals, and the publishing of teaching resources for churches and families.
Thursday 18 November
Leslie & Mabel Brush (community outreach workers in Tartaraghan) | Give thanks that opportunities for visitation and meetings in-person are resuming and generally people are coming back. Women’s Bible Study meets fortnightly. “Men @ 10.30” met periodically outside, but plan to restart weekly in the church hall soon.
Smithborough (Co Monaghan) |Pray for the life and witness of this home mission congregation and for God to continue to guide Rev Alan McQuade, the kirk session and those in leadership roles as they serve.
Friday 19 November
Social Witness |More people than ever are facing the challenges of dementia, either for themselves or someone they love. The demands on the immediate family of caring for a loved one with dementia are great, especially in these times. Pray that both those suffering from dementia and their carers would have the support they need.
Valuing life | In the midst of changes to abortion legislation across Ireland pray that women and their families who experience a pregnancy crisis situation would receive wise and compassionate counsel that values both lives, and that as a denomination we would continue to find practical ways to offer support and care.
Saturday 20 November
General Council | Pray for Lindsay Conway, Secretary to the Council for Social Witness as he concludes 19 years of service in that role. Give thanks for his contribution over that time and pray that God would continue to lead him as he commences his retirement. Pray also for his successor, Dermot Parsons, who has been shadowing Lindsay during these last few weeks, as he takes on this key and challenging role in PCI.
Training in Ministry | Six people have applied for Ordained Ministry this year. The application process runs through until Easter, with placements, interviews and assignments. Pray that the Lord would guide and give wisdom to applicants and interviewers as together they seek the Lord’s will.