Sunday 18 September

  • Moderator’s Prayer | The Moderator will be engaging in worship today at First Omagh Presbyterian Church. By prayer, encourage all those leading in worship across the Presbyterian Church in Ireland to be given the grace to declare the wonder of the gospel hope in the face of death.

Monday 19 September

  • Moderator’s Prayer | On the day of Her Majesty’s funeral in Westminster Abbey, we acknowledge that the death of The Queen will be felt most keenly by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren – let us remember them in their loss, praying they will find true peace at this time.  
  • Let each of us take a few moments to give thanks for God’s grace seen in the life of Elizabeth II and pray that her influence will shape the future of the monarchy and encourage Christians everywhere to be bold for Jesus.

Tuesday 20 September

  • South Belfast Friendship House | Pray for Carol Reid and William Harkness as they adapt their work to the school timetable following the summer period, and endeavour to find ways to spread the gospel in the area.
  • Kilkenny | Give thanks for answered prayer in Kilkenny. Pray for some children who became Christians at summer camps that they will grow in their knowledge and love for God’s Word. Pray too for new families who are coming to the church, and that they will integrate into the church family and walk with God.

Wednesday 21 September

  • Naomi Keefe (global mission worker, Brazil) | Pray for Naomi who is on a short home assignment and involved in deputation speaking this month. Remember her as she prepares to return to Brazil early in October.
  • Pakistan | Pray for God’s blessing on the staff and students at Gujranwala Theological Seminary and United Bible Training Centre, Pakistan.

Thursday 22 September

  • Michaela Tucillo (community outreach worker in Abbey) | Pray for Michaela as she settles into her work in Abbey Presbyterian, Monkstown and pray for the building up of relationships with people in the local community.
  • Lisbellaw, Lisnaskea, Maguiresbridge & Newtownbutler | Give thanks for the new pastoral support team, praising God for the gifts and talents he has blessed them with, so that they may be a blessing to others for his glory and our good.

Friday 23 September

  • Social Witness | Pray for the Older People Services Committee due to meet this coming week, remember the convener, Rev Nigel Reid & the committee members as they make plans & decisions for the coming year. Pray that God will move mightily among the staff & residents who form the various homes under Older People Services.
  • Education | Pray for all those who work in our schools as everyone settles into the new school year. Pray especially that Christian teachers, support staff and pupils might have opportunities to share the good news of Jesus Christ amongst their colleagues and peers through their daily interactions. Give thanks for those who volunteer in Scripture Union and other Bible clubs within our schools.

Saturday 24 September

  • General Council | Pray for the General Assembly Business Committee as it meets next week. Remember especially Rev Roy Mackay (convener) and Rev Mervyn Burnside (convener of the Arrangements Panel) as they provide leadership in this important work.
  • Training in Ministry | Union College Management Committee meets on Monday 26 Sept. The members of the Committee bring expertise and experience that enhances the support and oversight that the Committee brings to the College. Give thanks for it, and pray for its members, especially its convener, Very Rev Dr Ivan Patterson.