Moderator |Pray for the Moderator’s first visit to a congregation in his year of office, when he visits Newcastle Presbyterian & River House this afternoon. Pray that the visit will be a blessing to both the congregation & the residents.
Resting in God in worship | Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. Psalm 116:7. Thank God for his provision and protection and ask that you might find fresh faith to rest in him in worship today.
Monday 25 July
Chris & Rachel Humphries (global mission workers, Portugal) | Pray for Chris and Rachel as they come towards the end of their assignment in Portugal. Pray for all the practical aspects and logistics of moving house, country, and employment over the coming months – for the packing, the selling of goods and the final goodbyes.
Ukraine | Pray for the continued work of our partners Christian Aid, Tearfund and Hungarian Reformed Church Aid in bringing humanitarian aid to those fleeing Ukraine and also to people in need within Ukraine. Give thanks to all who contributed to the Moderator’s Appeal which has raised over £1.1 million for this work.
Tuesday 26 July
South Belfast Friendship House | Prayfor the summer kids’ clubs and lunch clubs, that those attending will experience the love of God, and that the children will be fed both bodily and spiritually.
Corboy & Mullingar | Pray for the new members received recently in both churches, that they will continue to grow in the Lord and put into good use the gifts God has given them. Pray that the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mullingar this year will be an opportunity to witness and bring glory to the Lord.
Wednesday 27 July
Peter & Jayne Fleming (global mission workers, Nepal) | Give thanks for new staff in both United Mission to Nepal (UMN) and Kathmandu International Study Centre. Pray too for Peter and Jayne as over the next couple of months they prepare to conclude their assignment in Nepal.
Nepal |Give thanks that the new five-year agreements which give permission for UMN to continue with working projects for the next five years, were signed in June. Sadly, the agreements have greatly reduced the number of ex-pat visas available, but it means work can progress for the next five years without constant worry.
Thursday 28 July
Forces chaplains | Give thanks for PCI forces chaplains and pray that the Lord will guide them in all their conversations and interactions with others. Pray especially for forces chaplains as they provide pastoral care, sometimes to people facing very difficult circumstances.
Dundalk | Pray for the congregation as they seek to buy and renovate a new manse over the summer months. Pray that they will know God’s help to be a faithful and fruitful congregation in the centre of Dundalk town.
Friday 29 July
Social Witness |Throughout PCI many take on voluntary roles & dedicate their time & expertise to helping others. Today we give thanks for those who act as Designated Persons for child protection & adult safeguarding within their congregations. This is a vital role to ensure the safety & well-being of our children, young people and the vulnerable.
International Relations | With many different crises happening across the world pray for global leaders that they would make wise decisions & seek outcomes for the good of all people. Pray especially for those organisations & agencies which support displaced people in countries which often do not have many resources to meet this demand.
Saturday 30 July
General Council | Pray for those in the General Secretary’s Department who are working on a number of post-Assembly administrative tasks over the summer. Pray especially for those who are currently finalising PCI’s Annual Directory for circulation to ministers and congregations at the start of September.
Training in Ministry | Student deaconesses are nearing the end of their first-year placement in local congregations, and will soon be preparing for their second year of study, and a placement in another congregation. Pray for Heather Healy and Cathy Smith, and give thanks for the training that they have benefitted from up to this point.
We are having a Strawberry Tea on the afternoon of the 28Th July 2022 from 2:30 – 4:00 at the Church