Sunday 19 June

  • Moderator | The Moderator will reflect upon his two-year term of office at the opening night of the General Assembly this week. Following a deeply turbulent season for the whole of society, pray that the Church will grow in confidence in Christ as we emerge.
  • Worship in the family of God | Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers & sisters, even though they are strangers to you. 3 John 1:5. In this week of General Assembly, give thanks for our denominational family. Pray for a sense of God’s presence in PCI congregations meeting to worship God all over Ireland today.

Monday 20 June

  • Global mission workers | Give thanks for the dedicated service of PCI’s global mission workers. Pray that each will know the Lord’s leading and guidance in all aspects of their work and witness. Pray too for their health and safety at all times, and for their families.
  • Global mission partners | Give thanks for the faithful witness of PCI’s partner churches and mission organisations around the world. Pray for the Listening to the Global Church presentation to the Assembly on Thursday at 2.45pm and that our church will be challenged by what is shared.

Tuesday 21 June

  • Mission in Ireland | Give thanks for the committed service of Mission in Ireland personnel, deaconesses, Irish mission workers, chaplains and community outreach workers supported by mission grants. Pray that each will know God’s blessing and encouragement as they continue to serve him and share the gospel in Ireland.
  • Mission in Ireland | Give thanks and pray for the ongoing work and witness of home and urban mission congregations and in particular for the ministers of each of these congregations.

Wednesday 22 June

  • Opening Night | Pray for the Opening Night Service of General Assembly as the new Moderator, Rev Dr John
    Kirkpatrick is installed. Pray that all invited guests: civic, overseas and those from other denominations will feel especially welcome, and that the service and indeed, all the meetings during Assembly, may bring glory to God.
  • General Council | Pray for the opening session tomorrow morning as the business of General Council is presented. Pray that as we gather, we will seek to be sensitive to God’s Spirit in our discussions & submissive to his will in our decisions.

Thursday 23 June

  • Training in Ministry | The Council will report to the Assembly today on its work during the past church year. Whilst still affected by covid, there is much to give thanks for. Pray that the Church will truly praise the Lord for his blessings in this area, and we will respond by seeking to serve him with renewed vigour in the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Global Mission | Pray for wisdom and guidance as important decisions are made regarding our church’s work and witness globally at the General Assembly tomorrow. Pray for Rev Dr Liz Hughes (Convener) & Rev Uel Marrs (Council Secretary) as they present the report. Give thanks for Liz’s devoted service over the past 7½ years as she steps down.

Friday 24 June

  • Mission in Ireland | Pray for wisdom & guidance as important decisions are made regarding mission in Ireland at the General Assembly tonight. Pray for Rev Dr Frank Sellar (Convener) & Rev Jim Stothers (Acting Secretary) as they present the report. Give thanks for the service of Jim & Rev Robert Bell (Acting Chaplaincy Secretary) as they step down.
  • Public Affairs | Pray for Rev Daniel Kane as he presents the report from the Council for Public Affairs to the General Assembly tomorrow. Pray that the Council, its Committee and Panels would continue to find ways to speak grace and truth into the public square.

Saturday 25 June

  • Congregational Life & Witness | The Council for Congregational Life and Witness seeks to support and develop the weekly work and outreach of congregations. Pray for its work as it continues to accompany congregations on their journey beyond the pandemic and plan and prioritise for the future that emerges for churches, leaders and their members.
  • Social Witness | Pray for Dermot Parsons as he gives his first Council report, alongside Convener, Rev David Brice. Pray that the report will be well received. Pray for the Council staff in Assembly Buildings as they support Dermot in his work.