Moderator | Give thanks for the triumph, eternal hope and celebration of the risen Saviour this Resurrection Pray that, this Easter, we might affirm our trust and reliance upon God as we are reminded that we are Resurrection people.
Worship: Easter Sunday | Ask that God would enable us to experience afresh as we worship the wonder of his love for us in Jesus and the resurrection power that makes us more than conquerors over all that stands against us in our lives
Monday 18 April
Steve & Rosie Kennedy (global mission workers, Romania) | Pray for Tóköz Reformed congregation in Cluj, as they seek to provide emotional, pastoral and practical support to refugees from Ukraine. Pray too for Steve and Rosie as they continue to reach out to the English-speaking community in Cluj.
Indonesia | Pray for those still living with the effects of Cyclone Seroja which devastated some islands including Timor, last Easter. Pray for our partner churches in the region as they continue to offer assistance and support.
Tuesday 19 April
Ken Doherty (chaplain, Mater Hospital, Belfast) |Hospital admissions due to Covid-19 reflect the incidence of the virus in wider society. Thank God for progress made with vaccinations and for the increasing ability to manage successive variants. Continue to pray for our frontline staff as they work heroically onwards.
Rathmullan (Co Donegal) | Pray for the life and witness of this home mission congregation. Pray for Rev Susan Moore and the kirk session as they lead and guide the congregation in north Donegal.
Wednesday 20 April
Gary & Mary Reid (global mission workers, Kenya) |Give thanks that Gary and Mary have recently been able to give medical items to Nkokorri and Niakarra Health Centres and that gospels of John and Luke, alongside ‘Why Jesus?’ booklets have been distributed in these areas and within Olkinyei.
Myanmar |The situation for the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar(PCM) has become increasingly difficult under the military coup. At present villages with PCM members are being bombed, with homes, businesses and churches destroyed. Some PCM members have been killed and injured. Shops and offices are closed, prices are rocketing higher every day. Pray for an immediate end to the attacks.
Thursday 21 April
Leslie & Mabel Brush (community outreach workers, Tartaraghan) | Give thanks that “Men@10.30” is attended by both men from the congregation and others from the community who enjoy meeting each Monday and listen well during the Bible slot. Pray for wisdom as Leslie & Mabel plan visitation and that lives will be transformed.
Smithborough (Co Monaghan) | Pray for God’s blessing on the leaders and members of this home mission congregation as they seek opportunities to share God’s love with family, friends, colleagues and their community.
Friday 22 April
Social Witness |Tritonville Close is a complex of sheltered accommodation for older people in the Sandymount area of Dublin. Established in 1948, it became the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s first project in the Republic of Ireland. Pray for Richard Zipser, Manager, for wisdom and guidance in caring for the residents. Pray for all those involved in the daily lunch club. Give thanks for the good relationships between staff and residents.
Media & journalists | Give thanks for the freedom of the press that we enjoy across the UK and Ireland. Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who have made journalism their career, that they would be salt and light in their places of work and amongst the many people they meet throughout the course of their work.
Saturday 23 April
General Council | Pray for the General Assembly Arrangements Panel as it meets this coming Monday carrying forward its ongoing remit to prepare for the practicalities in relation to the 2022 General Assembly. Remember the Arrangements Panel Convener, Rev. Mervyn Burnside and the Chair, Rev Roy Mackay, who is also the Convener of the General Assembly Business Committee.
Training in Ministry | Heather Healy and Cathy Smith, the two student deaconesses, are reaching the end of their first college year and preparing to serve full-time over the summer in their placement congregations. Pray for them, that the Lord will use this period to prepare and equip them for future service.