Moderator |Pray for PCI’s four Irish mission workers, in Arklow, Kilkenny, Dublin and with the International Meeting Point in Belfast. Pray for their refreshment and encouragement over the summer months.
Fanning the flame of congregational life: Being focused | Ask God to lead and guide as to what activities need to be prioritised as we continue to emerge from restrictions so that our church life can unfold rather than unravel.
Monday 19 July
Volker & JinHyeog Glissmann (global mission workers in Southern Africa) | Pray for wisdom for Volker and his colleagues in Johannesburg as they revise one of the distance learning courses offered by the College.
South Sudan | According to the UN, more children than ever before are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in the country, with malnutrition and limited access to education being the top concerns. Pray for the ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan, in particular for its efforts to help children.
Tuesday 20 July
Mark Annett (community outreach worker in First Rathfriland) | Pray for Mark as he coordinates the congregation’s community outreach work and seeks opportunities to lead people to Christ.
Aughentaine (Co Tyrone) | Give thanks to God for his faithfulness to the congregation. Give thanks too for the faithfulness of the congregation in their attendance and giving over the past year. Pray for the members of the Kirk Session as they plan for the future and navigate their way out of the restrictions.
Wednesday 21 July
Peter & Jayne Fleming (global mission workers in Nepal) | Pray for those in Nepal suffering due to Covid-19 and for the healthcare staff and the authorities. Pray too for those made homeless by recent monsoon rains. Pray too that United Mission to Nepal’s Project Agreements with the government will be signed soon.
Latvia | Pray for our partners in Latvia, the Evangelical Reformed Church of Latvia and the Baltic Reformed Theological Seminary. Pray for their work and witness through the restrictions caused by the pandemic.
Thursday 22 July
Margaret Robertson (deaconess in Elmwood, Lisburn) | Pray for Margaret as she continues to serve and for opportunities to share God’s love and truth in the church and community.
Ballina, Ballymote and Killala (Monaghan Presbytery) | Pray for these linked home mission congregations as they continue to meet to worship God. Pray that they will know God’s presence, blessing and leading during this time of vacancy.
Friday 23 July
Social Witness |Pray for the safety of all support staff in our homes – domestic staff, kitchen staff, clerical staff, laundry staff, handy persons and drivers, all playing a vital role in keeping residents and tenants safe. Give thanks for their tireless dedication over the Covid-19 crisis.
Holiday Hunger | The threat of ‘holiday hunger’ can be very real for families who rely on free school meals during term-time. Pray for families who find this time of year difficult financially, that they might find the practical help they need, and the right emotional and spiritual support.
Saturday 24 July
General Council | Pray for the Clerk of the General Assembly, Rev Trevor Gribben as he liaises with government officials north and south of the border regarding the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Pray especially for Trevor and the leaders of the other churches as they meet with Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer next week.
Council for Training in Ministry | Pray for ministers as they take leave and benefit from the quieter church life of the summer. Pray for refreshment and renewed energy and vision from the Lord as they also prepare for the new church year, especially after such disruption to congregational ministry and mission over the past 18 months.