Sunday 23 June

  • Moderator | Thank God for his presence and sustaining help during the General Assembly. As Dr Richard Murray takes up office as Moderator this week, ask God that he might have many opportunities to speak of Jesus in the year ahead.  
  • Worship in the family of God | ‘How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!’ Psalm 133:1. Give thanks that the local church is one of the few remaining places in our society in which people of different ages, backgrounds and perspectives come together as one and ask that this oneness in Christ might find expression in your worship today.

Monday 24 June

  • Volker and Jinhyeog Glissmann, global mission workers, Southern Africa | Give thanks to God for the amazing collaboration that helped to design and write a new course in record time. Pray for Volker and the team as they pilot this new course with numerous groups in order to gauge its effectiveness. 
  • The Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA), Kenya | Pray for every effort by PCEA congregations to support victims of the heavy rains, floods & landslides in Kenya last month, which took the lives of more than 200 people. Pray especially for those grieving and for the homeless attempting to rebuild their lives.

Tuesday 25 June

  • Heather McCracken, deaconess, Royal Group of Hospitals & Musgrave Park Hospital | Pray for those who help patients ease their struggles and restore their hope. Give thanks that God’s grace is ever present in this place of healing. Pray for guidance and strength for all chaplains as they are on duty each day and serve not only with words, but also in presence and actions. 
  • Lisbellaw, Lisnaskea, Maguiresbridge & Newtownbutler | Pray for these congregations as they meet to worship the Lord each week, that they would grow in faith and fellowship with one another.

Wednesday 26 June

  • Edwin and Anne Kibathi, global mission workers, England | Pray for Edwin and Anne as they continue to serve PCEA UK Outreach. Remember the up-and-coming summer events, that amidst the joy and fun these bring, many would come to know the love of Jesus Christ.  
  • The Baltic Reformed Theological Seminary (BRTS), Latvia | Pray for the work of BRTS, especially Rev Alvis Sauka, President, and Artis Celmins, Director, as they develop the work of the Seminary, not least its extension project in Jekabpils in central Latvia.

Thursday 27 June

  • Church planting, west Inishowen | Rev Marty McNeely has been installed as minister in Fahan PC, whilst also exploring a new church plant in the nearby town of Buncrana. Pray that Marty will know the Lord’s leading as he begins to connect with people and different community groups, and that other mature believers will be drawn to serve in this work.
  • Keith Preston, Irish mission worker, International Meeting Point (IMP) | Pray for Keith as he serves at IMP and prepares to retire in the autumn. Pray that he would know the Lord’s guidance in this next chapter of life.

Friday 28 June

  • Mental health | None of us knows when we or those around us will suffer from poor mental health. Resources are often difficult to source and mental health cases have risen significantly post pandemic. Pray for adequate funding for our Health Trusts to provide services in the community. Pray that God will be close to those suffering from mental health problems.
  • Teachers | As we approach the end of the school year give thanks for teachers. Pray that they will have a restful time off over the summer, and that they will get the rest they need to come back in September for the next academic year.

Saturday 29 June

  • General Council | Pray for the staff in the General Secretary’s Department as they focus on a whole range of post General Assembly tasks. Pray especially for those members of staff finalising details for the new directory going to the printer later in the summer.
  • Training in Ministry | Union College hosted a major international conference this week on John Owen. Give thanks for this event, and for those who participated. Pray that the insights gained will result in greater appreciation of the greatness and wonder of God, and will help those who minister in the Church and witness to the world.