Moderator | Pray for the Moderator as he embarks on his first Presbytery Tour of Dromore. Pray that the busy schedule will result in meaningful encounters with different groups within the church and also in the community and that the visit will be a source of encouragement.
Worship: Stillness before God | Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10. Give thanks to God that he reigns over all things and ask that in your worship today you might know the peace and calm of his presence and power.
Monday 3 October
Nigel and Antónia Craig (global mission workers, Hungary) | Pray for Nigel and Antónia Craig who were to commence global mission service last month. Due to changes in personal circumstances, regrettably they are unable to take up their roles with the Reformed Church in Hungary in Debrecen at this time.
Ukraine | Pray for an end to the war and for peace and stability in the region. Pray for aid agencies, including Hungarian Reformed Church Aid, as they continue to provide a range of support for Ukrainian Refugees.
Tuesday 4 October
David Boyd (Irish mission worker, Dublin) |Pray for the International Café as it recommences after the summer break; that connections can be made with many new students and that they would be led to Jesus. Pray for the Kirk Session as they investigate ways to expand their work to include home grown students.
Sligo | Pray for the Haven friendship group that meets each Monday, which is a welcoming space for everyone making Sligo their new home. Pray that people would receive a warm welcome and feel at home in Sligo.
Wednesday 5 October
Gary and Mary Reid (global mission workers, Kenya) | Pray for Gary and Mary Reid as they settle back into the Mission in Olkinyei, following their home assignment over the summer. Pray for the Maasai people whom they serve, that many more people will come to know and love the Lord.
Refugees | Pray for people around the world who have fled their country due to war, violence, persecution and poverty. Pray that they will find safety, security and humanitarian assistance and hope in Christ.
Thursday 6 October
Paula Burrows (deaconess, Ballygrainey) |Pray for the Church family as they seek God’s guidance for a new minister. Pray that Paula will know God’s strength and be led by him in all aspects of her work at this time.
St Columba’s, Lisburn | Pray for the preschool group, a new venture launched this autumn. The group which meets on Friday mornings has brought together a good number of families who live nearby but are unfamiliar with the church. Pray that God would bless these relationships.
Friday 7 October
Safeguarding | Pray for a greater understanding of abuse towards adults. Pray that as a Church we may be more aware of seeking out the lonely, vulnerable and abused, to ease their isolation. Give thanks for Jacqui Montgomery-Devlin, PCI’s Head of Safeguarding, as she facilitates training and raises awareness of Adult Safeguarding.
Education |Give thanks for the support that many local congregations across the island of Ireland provide to schools in practical ways. Pray for fresh opportunities to share the good news of Jesus through school assemblies, SU groups and Bible clubs, and in many other practical ways.
Saturday 8 October
General Council | Pray for the Support Services departments in Assembly Buildings; Personnel, Creative Production, IT, Finance and Buildings. Pray for the Heads of Department and staff who carry out many vital ‘behind the scenes’ tasks which assist PCI to run smoothly. Pray for wisdom and guidance regarding the wise use of limited resources, both financial and personnel.
Training in Ministry | Student deaconesses, Heather Healy and Cathy Smith, have returned to college for their second year of training. Pray for them, that they will be sustained by the Lord as he enables them to study and prepare for future ministry, and that they would walk closely with him in all that they are and do.