Moderator |The Moderator continues to speak and reflect on his ‘Confident in Christ’ theme. Pray that PCI will be encouraged in Christ for mission. He preaches in Kilkeel in the morning and at Mourne congregation’s Fishermen’s harvest service in the evening.
Worship: Duty and Joy | “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.” Psalm 95:1. As we worship today ask God to help us to do so as joyful duty, with hearts that want to declare him worthy of our praise.
Monday 29 January
Naomi Leremore, global mission worker, Kenya | Pray for the PCEA TEE department as they reflect on ideas of how best to move their work forward so that it continues being relevant, meeting the needs of those at grassroots level.
The Evangelical Christian Church of Timor, Indonesia (GMIT) |Pray for the GMIT Synod Board as a new session begins, especially for Rev Samuel B Pandie as he takes on the position of Moderator and for all other new board members, that the Lord would guide them in their work.
Tuesday 30 January
Josh McCance, community outreach worker, Donabate & Balbriggan | Give thanks for God’s faithfulness as the four-year anniversary of this church plant is celebrated on Sunday 28 January. Pray for outreach to the community in Balbriggan this coming year, that they will be bold and courageous in sharing the good news of Jesus.
Forces chaplains | Pray for all forces chaplains as they serve in their different contexts. Pray that the Lord would guide them in their conversations and that those they engage with would know the love of God.
Wednesday 31 January
Derek and Jane French, global mission workers, Spain | Pray for Kay and Tulga as they lead the student ministry. Give thanks that the students are keen to grow in their faith and study the Bible together. Pray for the special events they are holding to strengthen and extend their community and as a means of reaching out to non-believers.
National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) | As conflict continues in Syria and as Lebanon struggles with economic collapse, pray for alleviation of the poverty that is prevailing in so many communities and touching every sector of life.
Thursday 1 February
Jack Wright, community outreach worker, St Andrew’s Bangor |Pray for the children and young people who come to SPARK and IGNITE at St Andrew’s Bangor, that they would hear and respond to the good news of Jesus. Pray for the young people who have made a commitment to follow Jesus, that they would grow in their faith.
Mission in Ireland evenings | Pray for the Mission in Ireland evenings taking place in March across 11 presbyteries. Pray for the various speakers who will share examples of our mission across Ireland and that God would use these evenings to encourage the wider church.
Friday 2 February
Addiction | Addiction is an ever-growing problem. Pray for those suffering that they may get the right help and support to help them overcome their addiction problems. Pray for Gray’s Court in Belfast, providing long-term supported housing to those in the early stages of their recovery. Pray that the service users of Gray’s Court will use this time to rebuild their lives.
Fostering and Adoption | Give thanks for those who open their homes to children and young people who can no longer be cared for by their own families. Pray that more people would come forward to offer help and support in this way, and particularly for refugee children who arrive in Northern Ireland and Ireland unaccompanied.
Saturday 3 February
General Council | Pray for the presbyteries of our denomination as they meet this coming Tuesday night – especially as they consider the nomination of the next Moderator of General Assembly for the 2024/25 session.
Training in Ministry | Union College Management Committee meets on Monday 5 February. Pray for the Committee as it deals with the challenges of running what is actually a small university – staff and student recruitment, managing budgets, maintaining and enhancing an old building. Pray especially for its convener, Very Rev Dr Ivan Patterson.