Moderator | Help us to know the healing power of repentance, and run swiftly to your throne of grace. Then enable us to go as swiftly to make restitution where needed!
Worship in the family of God | ‘…there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb’. Revelation 7:9. Give thanks for the worship rising to God today from churches all across the world in all sorts of settings and circumstances and ask that your congregation’s part in that would be pleasing to him.
Monday 5 June
James and Heather Cochrane (global mission workers, Portugal) | Pray for James and Heather as they prepare to leave Portugal at the beginning of July. Pray for the Session of CPV as they consider CPV’s future pastor.
Brazil |Pray for Rev Roberto Brasileiro Silva, President, and Rev Juarez Marcondes Filho, Executive Secretary, as they give leadership to the Presbyterian Church of Brazil.
Tuesday 6 June
Urban Mission Network |Pray for the conference currently taking place in Londonderry for those within PCI involved in urban mission. Give thanks for the speaker, John Risbridger, and pray that the conference would be an encouragement to the delegates and be beneficial to the Lord’s work in urban settings throughout Ireland.
Kilkenny | Pray for three focused weeks of gospel outreach; the first week of July with ‘Coaching for Christ’, the second week of July, a Bible club is running in a local community centre and the third week of August, a Bible club in the church. Pray for souls to be saved to God’s glory.
Wednesday 7 June
Volker and Jinhyeog Glissmann (global mission workers, South Africa) | Praise God for the recent graduation of 24 students engaged in extension studies in a Blantyre congregation, and for the spiritual growth gained.
Leaders in Training|Pray for Rev Brian Theu and Rev Thomas Nyang’ama from Malawi who, with scholarship support from PCI, are currently in their final year of PhD Studies (by distance) through Aberdeen University.
Thursday 8 June
Tracey Nicholl, deaconess in St James, Ballymoney |Please pray for the Living Hope Community Project as they gather items of school uniform from schools in June and organise and give away to families in August. Also, pray and give thanks for those volunteers from the congregation who give up their time and help.
Lisbellaw, Lisnaskea, Maguiresbridge and Newtownbutler | Pray for the congregations as they gather to worship, that the truth of the gospel would resonate within people’s hearts and that it would transform them to be like Jesus.
Friday 9 June
Gray’s Court | Gray’s Court complements the work of Carlisle House by providing longer-term supported housing for those in the early stages of recovery from addiction. Pray for those in the early stages of their recovery, that they will use their time in Gray’s Court well as they try to build a new life. Pray that the Holy Spirit will sustain them in a life free of substance misuse.
Business |Pray for those who run their own businesses, that they would be able to manage financial and other pressures. Pray that Christian business people would be salt and light in their dealings with contractors, staff and clients, and find opportunities to share the good news of the gospel in both word and deed.
Saturday 10 June
General Council | Pray for the General Assembly Business Committee convener, Rev Roy Mackey, and the Arrangements Panel convener, Rev Mervyn Burnside, as they and their team put together final preparations and plans for the forthcoming 2023 General Assembly.
Training in Ministry | Ministry students have begun summer placements now, serving full-time in congregations until September. For some, this will be their first experience of full-time ministry. For others, it will involve ministry in an unfamiliar context. Pray that students will learn, be shaped in character, and that the Lord will bless their service.