Sunday 2 June

  • Moderator | The Moderator will preach today at the annual service of the RUC George Cross. Pray for a clear message and the power of the Holy Spirit. Let us also give thanks to God for all those who serve us in the forces of law and order, in Ireland, north and south, and give thanks for the blessing of a peaceful and ordered society, while remembering those who suffer in war torn countries.
  • Assembly Worship | There is a communion service held at each General Assembly which is open to any Presbyterian to attend. This year, with various changes being implemented, Assembly proceedings will now close with a Communion service on Saturday 22 June at 12 noon. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to be present as the bread and wine are shared.

Monday 3 June

  • Derek and Jane French, global mission workers, Spain | Give thanks for evangelistic booklets translated into Spanish and Basque. Pray that they would be used by God to touch the hearts of many with the gospel.
  • Minority Focus Nepal | Pray for faithful endeavour in remote areas of Nepal undertaken by Minority Focus in their ongoing support for victims of the November 2023 earthquake with the help of Misean Cara funding.

Tuesday 4 June

  • Phoebe Nugent, community outreach worker, Ebrington & Carlisle Road, Londonderry | Pray for Waterside Connect, a joint holiday Bible club and week of youth gatherings planned for August in partnership with Scripture Union Northern Ireland (SUNI) & other local churches. Pray that God’s hand would lead in shaping the programme & opening registration.
  • Rathcoole | Pray for Rev Billy Hamilton as he assists the convener through preaching and pastoral care, and for the congregation as they consider new missional opportunities and seek to appoint someone to help develop outreach in partnership with the Council for Mission in Ireland (CMI) in the coming months.

Wednesday 5 June

  • Gary and Mary Reid, global mission workers, Kenya | Pray for all the families who have received Maasai and Swahili Bibles in recent months, that God’s Word will be read and many will come to know and love Jesus Christ.
  • The Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS) | Pray for the ongoing process facilitated by the All Africa Conference of Churches working towards the re-unification of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan.

Thursday 6 June

  • Greystones, Co Wicklow | Pray for Rev Gary McDowell as he ministers in Greystones and for the congregation there, that they would be encouraged in their work and witness in that area.
  • Lyndsey Ballantine, university chaplain | Give thanks for the past year spent walking alongside students, both in Derryvolgie Hall and on the wider campus. Pray for the summer, that the team would have a period of rest and for God’s wisdom as they seek to plan for a new term.

Friday 7 June

  • Social Witness |Please pray for the Director of the Council for Social Witness, Mr Dermot Parsons. Give thanks for his leadership and servant attitude. Pray for Dermot as he attends meetings with various outside agencies regarding the work in our care homes. Pray for Rev David Brice, convener, giving thanks for his commitment and heart for the Council. 
  • Business | Pray for those who run their own businesses, that they would be able to manage financial and other pressures. Pray that Christian business people would be salt and light in their dealings with contractors, staff and clients, and find opportunities to share the good news of the gospel in both word and deed.

Saturday 8 June

  • General Council | Pray for the meeting of the European Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) as it meets during the incoming week, and for the Clerk of Assembly, Rev Trevor Gribben as he attends on behalf of PCI. Pray for wisdom for leaders of Reformed Churches throughout Europe as they meet to reflect on a range of issues, in the context of the ongoing war in Ukraine. Pray that the gathering might be an encouragement especially to those from smaller Reformed churches in Europe.
  • Training in Ministry | On Wednesday 12 June, the Institute for Ministry has arranged a training day led by Rev Rico Tice, entitled ‘Equipping your church family for evangelism’. It is hoped that this will prepare local leadership for evangelism in twenty-first century culture. Pray that the Lord will use this to prompt evangelism and that through those efforts, he will bring many to faith in the Lord Jesus.