Sunday 19 December

  • Moderator | Refugees and asylum seekers face perpetual uncertainty. Pray that we, as God’s people, might be the means of bringing comfort and hope to them in this season.
  • Worship as witness this Christmas | ‘When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.’ Luke 2:17-18. Pray that our Christmas worship will be a means of spreading the word as a witness to those who only attend at this time of year.

Monday 20 December

  • World Development | This year’s World Development Appeal – ‘Weathering the Storm’, seeks to support Christian Aid and Tearfund projects in Ethiopia, Haiti and other countries helping vulnerable communities suffering from both climate change and Covid-19. Pray that the Appeal will be well supported.
  • Refugees | Pray for refugees and internally displaced people in many parts of world. Pray that they will receive humanitarian assistance to rebuild their lives and they will have hope in Jesus Christ.

Tuesday 21 December

  • International Meeting Point | Pray for the work and witness of the International Meeting Point in reaching out with the gospel to an increasingly multi-cultural Belfast. Give thanks for all the staff, volunteers and all who support the work in various ways.
  • International Meeting Point | Pray for people who have made their home in Ireland in recent times. Pray that they will come into contact with local congregations and find a warm welcome and hear the good news.

Wednesday 22 December

  • Global mission workers | Pray for all PCI global mission workers this Christmas, whether they are overseas or in Ireland. Pray that each will be blessed and encouraged as they celebrate the birth of Christ.
  • Global mission partners | Give thanks for the work and witness of PCI’s global mission partners over the past year. Pray that the leadership team of each partner will know God’s wisdom, guidance and encouragement as they continue to serve him and engage in mission in the coming year.

Thursday 23 December

  • Forces chaplains | Pray for PCI forces chaplains and members of the armed forces who are serving overseas at present. Pray for their safety and health and remember them, and their families who are remaining at home, over Christmas.  
  • Healthcare chaplains | Pray for protection, strength, stamina and encouragement for hospital staff and PCI healthcare chaplains who have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic. For those in hospital pray for healing, and pray for patients and their families to seek strength, comfort and peace in Christ.

Friday 24 December

  • Social Witness | Tritonville Close is an independent sheltered housing complex for older people in Dublin. Give thanks that it is a happy community where every resident is valued and respected. Pray for Richard Zipser, resident manager, and the residents this Christmas season as they come together to celebrate.
  • Experiencing loss | Pray that those feeling the pain of loss, or dealing with trauma, whether recent or from a long time ago, would know and be assured of the hope and restoration that Jesus, Light of the World, can bring this Christmas.

Saturday 25 December

  • General Council | Pray for those who teach in schools who will be looking forward to the holiday break and for their refreshment as they prepare to return to their vital roles in January.
  • Training in Ministry | In Ephesians 3:8, the riches of Christ are described as “unsearchable”, “incomprehensible”, “incalculable”, “immeasurable”, “boundless” in English versions. So many different words are used by translators because it’s impossible to describe the immensity and wonder of the riches of Christ. Today particularly, we mark his birth – God becoming man, Jesus Christ, the one who blesses his believing people with such riches. Praise him!