Sunday 22 October

  • Moderator | The Moderator, the Rt Rev Dr Samuel Mawhinney, will be returning to Fermoy, Co Cork to speak at their harvest. Remember Rev William Montgomery and his wife Sharon in your prayers and this evangelistic service. Pray for the church in Cahir, Co Tipperary and the people who attend the weekly Bible study.
  • Worship: Listen to God | “Today if you will hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” Psalm 95:8. Give thanks for how God speaks in his worship and ask that he might give you a receptive heart to what he wants to say to you.

Monday 23 October

  • Naomi Leremore, global mission worker, Kenya | Pray for Kenyan communities where flooding is a problem during heavy rains, asking for the protection of lives and livelihoods from the effects of the El Niño weather event. Pray for the team involved in preparing materials and for the printing of the Christian music Bible study guide and the special TEE @ 40 celebration book.
  • Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) | Pray for the projects of Hungarian Reformed Church Aid and the Transcarpathian Reformed Church as they continue to support refugees and those internally displaced by the war in Ukraine.

Tuesday 24 October

  • Heidi England, deaconess, Railway Street, Lisburn | Give thanks for deepening fellowship, and opportunities to connect with visitors, at Wednesday drop-in. Please pray for the newly-formed discipleship groups, that they might encourage one another to love Jesus better and show his glory in all of life.
  • Naas | Give thanks for some new families and individuals who have begun attending Sunday worship recently. Pray for wisdom as the Kirk Session explore how to improve the pastoral care of all who are part of the congregation.

Wednesday 25 October

  • Derek and Jane French, global mission workers, Spain | Pray for the student ministry in Bilbao International Church, especially as they welcome new students and encourage them in their studies. Pray for the Women’s Bible Study Fellowship holding its monthly study and breakfast on 28 October. 
  • The National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) | Pray for the Synod’s rehabilitation and assistance programme for Syrian families affected by the earthquake in North West Syria earlier this year, especially initiatives to restore housing and provide support for rent payments.

Thursday 26 October

  • Jason Sime, community outreach worker, Alexandra, Belfast | Give thanks for new faces in church and its organisations. Pray for upcoming outreach events and as they plan ahead to Christmas. Ask God to guide Jason and the rest of the team in seeking to reach out with the gospel and in serving their community.
  • Sligo | Pray for the children and leaders of the weekly Kids’ Connect Club. Give thanks for the recent harvest celebration and flower festival and pray for gospel fruit from the many connections the congregation made with the local community.

Friday 27 October

  • Thompson House | Give thanks for the work and witness of Thompson House – our Church’s supported housing scheme for offenders. Pray for David Farrow, the director, and his staff team as they get alongside the residents and show them the love of Christ. Give thanks for the Bible study that takes place among residents led by staff members.
  • Peace and reconciliation | Pray for continuing peace and the recognition of the need for greater understanding and reconciliation amongst our communities in Ireland, and around the world.

Saturday 28 October

  • General Council | Pray for the Facilities and Conference Department, led by Raymond Robinson, as the staff oversee both the day to day running of Assembly Buildings, and the large number of external conferences and meetings using the conference facilities.
  • Training in Ministry | This coming week is the mid-point of the semester in Union College. It is marked by the pausing of classes and students having a reading week. This is an important time for students to study, both to catch up and to prepare for future assignments. Pray that the Lord would enable them to use this time profitably for their preparation for ministry.