Moderator | Pray for the leaders of organisations who, in Northern Ireland, may be able to plan for a limited return to some face to face meeting. Pray for congregations in the Republic, where restrictions preventing meeting together remain in place.
Worshipping God for his enduring love | ‘Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.’ Psalm 136:1. Today as we worship in person, online or on our own, give thanks to God for his goodness and love throughout our experience of the pandemic.
Monday 19 April
Indonesia| Pray for Timor & nearby islands which were hit by Tropical Cyclone Seroja on Easter Sunday with severe winds, rains, floods & landslides causing loss of life & major damage to communications, roads etc. Pray for all affected, especially for the leaders & members of our partner, the Evangelical Christian Church in Timor.
Brazil |Pray for the people of Brazil who are suffering greatly from Covid-19. Pray for the witness of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil, that leaders and members will bring God’s comfort and strength to many.
Tuesday 20 April
Louise Davidson (deaconess in West Church, Bangor)| Pray for the women’s ministry in the church & for the key role Louise plays in this. Pray that all the women who attend online meetings and events will feel a warm welcome & the power and presence of Jesus. Pray all will have a real desire to go deeper in their walk with God.
Glenelly (Co Tyrone) | Give thanks that during lockdown the congregation was able to hold drive-in services. Pray for the regular preaching of the Word – that sinners would be saved and believers built up in their faith.
Wednesday 21 April
St Petersburg Christian University, Russia | Give thanks for the mission trip by students and staff from the university to South Africa and pray that the students on the trip will have new vision and perspectives. Pray that God will bless all the work of the university and multiply it in the ministry of its former students.
Nepal | Pray for United Mission to Nepal as it works hard to conclude its new General Agreement with the government of Nepal, including obtaining all necessary work permits for both expats and Nepali employees.
Thursday 22 April
Josh McCance (community outreach worker, Donabate & Balbriggan | Praise God for a great response to the spiritual gifts workshop held online. Pray that this would help people think about how they can use their gifts. Pray that the members of the church family grow in faith as they look forward to meeting again in
University chaplains | Pray for students coming towards the end of their last semester of the academic year and preparing for exams. Pray for PCI chaplains who continue to offer pastoral support to students and staff.
Friday 23 April
Social Witness | Pray for all who partner our homes/units – in providing food, maintenance, medical & nursing services, cleaning materials, PPE & all essential goods. Give thanks that they have maintained services through-out the Covid-19 crisis and have played a vital part in keeping our quality of care at a high and safe standard.
Businesses | Give thanks for people who use their talents and gifts in the business world. Pray that those working in businesses soon to re-open to the public would be equipped to make good and wise decisions following this long time of uncertainty.
Saturday 24 April
General Council | Give thanks for the work of those who work in the General Secretary’s Department in Assembly Buildings led by the Clerk, Trevor Gribben. Pray for those who are involved in answering numerous queries and fulfilling vital administrative tasks, often having to work from home and in challenging circumstances.
Council for Training in Ministry | Pray for PCI Conciliators at their training session this morning. They are trained to help people and groups work towards understanding and resolution in difficult situations, as well as leading courses on understanding conflict, healthy decision making, living with difference and managing change. Contact with the service is through email at email@example.com