Moderator |Pray for the Moderator’s tour of the Presbytery of Coleraine and Limavady. Give thanks that he is now able to engage with many parts of the community, external organisations and other agencies as well as provide encouragement to the ministers in the Presbytery.
Worship: Exploring God’s truth | As we worship today ask God to help us to do so with hearts open to his Word and ready to explore what it means for our lives.
Monday 21 March
Ukraine | Pray for an immediate ceasefire and an end to the war. Pray for all directly affected – especially those grieving, the injured and the millions living in constant fear for themselves and/or their loved ones. Pray too for the large Christian community in Ukraine as they continue to worship God and pray for their country.
Refugees | Pray for those who have fled conflict in Ukraine and in other parts of the world. Pray they will find safety and receive the humanitarian and medical assistance they need, both now and in the months ahead. Pray for all trying to get aid to those in need, including Christian Aid, Tearfund and Hungarian Reformed Church Aid.
Tuesday 22 March
South Belfast Friendship House | Give thanks that the House has reopened and for Carol Reid the new Children’s Worker there. Pray for the Tots and Toddlers, after-schools’ groups, homework clubs and a new drop-in for men. Pray as they consider starting a women’s drop-in, summer lunches and holiday Bible Clubs.
Kells (Co Meath) | Pray for the work and witness of this home mission congregation. Pray for wisdom and guidance for Rev Alan McQuade (vacancy convener), the kirk session and leaders within the congregation.
Wednesday 23 March
Afghanistan |Continue to pray for the people of Afghanistan, especially those struggling to afford enough food and other basic necessities. Pray too for our partners Christian Aid Ireland and Tearfund helping those in need.
Naomi Leremore (global mission worker, Kenya) |Pray for Naomi Leremore & her colleagues on the Theological Education by Extension writing team as they prepare their first Bible study guide for fellowship groups within the church. Ask that it will be used to awaken the Church and its members to the vital role they play.
Thursday 24 March
Sonya Anderson (deaconess in Shore Street, Donaghadee) | Pray for all the opportunities to connect with families with young children and wisdom for how best to support them in the early years. Pray that the children in the congregation will develop a real and personal relationship with Jesus.
Kilkenny | Give thanks for good attendances at worship and a hunger among believers to learn from God’s Word and pray together. As the Kirk Session make plans for summer outreach in Kilkenny, pray that these activities will produce fruit that will last for God’s glory.
Friday 25 March
Social Witness |Pray for Neil Gillespie, project worker in Thompson House, who is planning to hold a Bible study with residents, commencing on 17 March. Pray that residents will attend, participate well and have a desire to accept Jesus as their Saviour. Give thanks for the enthusiasm of staff wishing to share the love of Jesus to those who often go unreached in today’s society.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities | Give thanks for opportunities for children and young people with additional needs to receive appropriate education provision. Pray for school leaders, teachers, assistants and support staff in these educational settings as they seek to provide opportunities for pupils to flourish and thrive. Pray too for families, many of whom have had compounded challenges arising from covid restrictions.
Saturday 26 March
General Council | Pray for the meeting of the General Council on 29 March. Remember especially the convener of the Council, Very Rev Dr Noble McNeely, the secretary, Rev Trevor Gribben & the Moderator as he chairs.
Training in Ministry | A ‘Ministry Taster Day’ is being held in Union College today, for people who want to find out more about ordained ministry. Pray for Prof David Leach, and other staff and students who will take part, and pray that the Lord will speak to people to call them to serve him in ordained ministry.