Sunday 26 November

  • Moderator | The Moderator continues his trip in Kenya, visiting the Cowans in Tuum where he will preach this Sunday. Pray for his visits to Gary and Mary Reid and Naomi and Thomas Leremore and boys, that they will be an encouragement.
  • Worship that encourages | “But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” Psalm 3:3. Ask that God would encourage and lift our heads as we experience his presence and renew our confidence in his power as we worship today.

Monday 27 November

  • James and Heather Cochrane, global mission workers | Give thanks for the opportunities James & Heather have had to share with many PCI congregations during deputation and for the encouragement received. Pray for their time of sabbatical asking that, as they reflect and study, God would clearly lead & guide them to where he wants them to be next.
  • Presbyterian Church of Myanmar (PCM) | Pray for the leadership team of the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar (PCM) as they support and encourage their members through the ongoing civil war, especially caring for communities who have been internally displaced by fighting in the villages surrounding PCM’s headquarters.

Tuesday 28 November

  • Clones, Stonebridge, Ballyhobridge and Newbliss | Pray for Rev John Hanson, kirk sessions and members of these congregations as they seek to share their faith and encourage others to commit their lives to Christ.
  • Maynooth | Pray for the youth ministries in the local schools, and on Tuesday and Friday evenings especially, as they gear up for Christmas. Remember the Maynooth church building project due to be completed in March 2024 and pray that the elders and leaders will know God’s leading and guiding as they move into this exciting new phase.

Wednesday 29 November

  • Volker and Jinhyeog Glissmann, global mission workers, Southern Africa | Please pray for Malawi as a country facing many challenges, especially that they would be blessed with early rains which are vital for a good maize harvest.
  • Theological Education by Extension, Malawi (TEEM) | Pray for Rev Chimwemwe Mitengo, Director, that he would know God’s wisdom, guidance and encouragement in taking forward the work of TEEM.

Thursday 30 November

  • Church planting | Give thanks for the launch of ‘Mission Pioneers’, which seeks to identify and release people into roles in outreach and church planting. Pray that those sensing a call to this work will apply, and that congregations would have vision and courage to see new life in new places.
  • Drumkeeran, Killeshandra, Cavan and Bellasis | Pray for these linked congregations as they continue to worship and witness in the community, and remember their minister, Rev Jean Mackarel.

Friday 1 December

  • Cost of living | With Christmas coming and the recent increases in household costs, many families are finding that income from wages simply isn’t enough to keep pace. This often leads to borrowing money and the accumulation of debts which they see no way of repaying. Pray for families in this situation and for organisations, such as Christians Against Poverty (CAP), which provide advice, help and hope.
  • Delivery workers | Many of us rely on deliveries at this time of year. Pray for those who work in processing facilities at this busy time, often on long shifts, and for those with responsibility to deliver parcels to our doors. Give thanks for the service they provide, and pray that, even in their busyness, they would have opportunities to encounter the grace and hope of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Saturday 2 December

  • General Council | Pray for the officers of the Support Services Committee, Mr David Thomson (committee convener) and Mr Hugo Wilson (financial convener) in their ongoing work of overseeing, along with the Financial Secretary and the Financial Secretary Designate, the General Assembly finances and those of its Councils.
  • Training in Ministry | The Reception of Ministers and Licentiates Committee receives requests from ministers in other denominations, in Ireland, and elsewhere, to become ministers in PCI. Pray for Rev Lachlan Webster, the new convener, and the committee, and give thanks for those who have become ministers of PCI by this route. Pray that the Lord would bless them, and use them to enrich our denomination.