Sunday 19 May

  • Moderator | Pray for the Holy Spirit’s active ministry as the Moderator preaches in Armagh Rd, Portadown and Hill Street, Lurgan. As preparation for the General Assembly (20-22 June) continues, pray for the Moderator as he meets with his chaplains, Revs David Moore and Stephen Johnston this week to read the blue book and prepare for the debates on the floor of the Assembly.
  • Assembly Worship | There are a number of changes to the format of the 2024 General Assembly taking place from 20-22 June. Please pray for the Celebration Service on Thursday evening, with guest speaker John Risbridger from the Evangelical Alliance Council. There is an open invitation and tickets are not required. The event begins at 7.30pm.

Monday 20 May

  • Edwin and Anne Kibathi, global mission workers, England | Give thanks for the support raised by PCEA UK outreach congregations for the victims of the recent severe flooding in Kenya. Pray for the bereaved and those left homeless.
  • Igreja Cristã Presbiteriana Pedras Vivas, Portugal  | Pray for Pastor Leonardo as he completes his Masters studies and, with his wife Danni, travels to Porto in mid-June in preparation for ministry in the Pedras Vivas congregation.

Tuesday 21 May

  • Wexford | Give thanks for Rev David Curran who has recently received a call to church re-development work in the south east of Ireland. Pray for David and his family as they prepare to move later in the summer and begin this new work.
  • Healthcare chaplains | Give thanks for the recent healthcare chaplaincy conference which brought healthcare chaplains together for fellowship, prayer, teaching and discussion. Pray for them as they navigate chaplaincy in a changing healthcare environment.

Wednesday 22 May

  • Ilona and Csaba Veres, global mission workers, Hungary | Give thanks for Csaba and Ilona’s induction to global mission service in Hungary that took place in Sloan Street, Lisburn, congregation on 12 May. Pray for them as they continue to build new friendships with the team, families and individuals in Bodaszőlő.
  • Leaders in Training | Pray for Jean Musavuli, having completed his PhD in Biblical Studies at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, as he pastors and teaches at the Bilingual Christian University of Congo.

Thursday 23 May

  • Dunfanaghy & Carrigart | Give thanks for Rev David Brice, who has been assisting with ministry in these vacant congregations in recent months. With a closing date having been set for applications from ministers, please pray that God would lead the person of his choosing to serve in this area.
  • Ben Day, community outreach worker, Kilbride | Pray for Ben as he goes into local schools to deliver some ‘moving on up’ classes to P7s, in partnership with Youth for Christ, in the coming weeks. Pray for continued relationships with local schools and that they would keep on growing. Pray for Ben as he continues to seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all he does and endeavours to be faithful to the Lord in his work.

Friday 24 May

  • Exams | Pray for our children as they commence exam season in school. Pray that their minds are settled as they prepare and study, and that they will have a sense of peace going into exams. Remember those children that struggle, help them to remember that all things work together for good. Give thanks for teachers and learning support assistants.
  • Human Dignity | Please pray for the newly formed assisted dying task group. Pray for the members of this group as they discuss the issue of assisted dying, the potential changes in the law and how the church can respond.

Saturday 25 May

  • General Council | Pray for the Moderator, Rev Dr Sam Mawhinney, the Clerk, Rev Trevor Gribben and the Public Affairs Officer, Dr Rebecca Stevenson, as they meet leaders in civic society. Pray also for those who serve in our council chambers both north and south of the border, that the decisions they make at local level, might be for the good of all society.   
  • Training in Ministry | The Linkage Commission meets next Tuesday, 28 May. Pray for the Commission as it seeks to take an overview of the denomination in providing resources for ministry, especially at this time when there are fewer ministers than vacant congregations. Pray too for Rev Ker Graham, its convener, and for Kenny Belshaw, its secretary.