Let’s Pray: Sun 4 September – Sat 10 September 2022
Sunday 4 September
Moderator |Pray for the Moderator of the General Assembly, the Right Reverend Dr John Kirkpatrick – praying especially for safety as he travels, often accompanied by his wife, Joan, to the wide range of meetings and commitments in his diary.
Knowing the blessings of God in worship | The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26. Ask that as you worship today you may know the blessings of God’s favour, grace and peace.
Monday 5 September
Global Mission |Give thanks for the work and witness of PCI’s partners in global mission around the world. Give thanks too for PCI’s global mission workers and pray for God’s leading and blessing on their work.
Council for Global Mission | Pray for Rev Stephen McCracken (Council Convener) and Rev Uel Marrs (Council Secretary), along with members of the Council for Global Mission. Pray that they will have wisdom and guidance from God in their work throughout the year ahead.
Tuesday 6 September
Mission in Ireland |Give thanks for everyone in PCI congregations who engages in mission. At the start of a new ‘church year’, pray each person will be envisioned & filled with the Spirit as they share God’s love with other people.
Council for Mission in Ireland | Pray for Rev Dr Frank Sellar (Council Convener), Rev Dr David Bruce (Council Secretary) and Rick Hill (Council Secretary-Designate), along with members of the Council for Mission in Ireland. Pray that they will have wisdom and guidance from God in their work throughout the coming year.
Wednesday 7 September
World Food Crisis | There are increasing concerns of a global hunger catastrophe unfolding and cost of living crisis across the world. Pray for people who are living in poverty, especially those who are dependent on food aid. Remember also the aid agencies helping them, including Christian Aid and Tearfund.
Refugee Crisis | Pray for people throughout the world who are displaced within their own country or who have fled to another country due to conflict, economic hardship or fear of persecution or attack. Pray they will receive the humanitarian assistance they need.
Thursday 8 September
David Moore (West Belfast) | Pray for Davidas he settles into his new role as minister for special work in West Belfast. Pray for God’s leading and guiding and for the establishing of new relationships.
Rosemary Spiers (deaconess, Greenwell Street, Newtownards) | Give thanks for great attendance at the summer Bible Club and pray that all the children will come along to organisations starting this month. Pray for a service of remembrance and thanksgiving on 11 September for those who died during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Friday 9 September
Social Witness |Pray for our children as they begin a new school year. Give thanks for our education system & the safe haven school can provide for the vulnerable. Pray for families struggling with costs of school uniforms & supplies.
Further and Higher Education | Pray for young people moving to other parts of the UK and Ireland in order to further their education, especially those leaving home for the first time. Pray that they might find Christian fellowship and support through local churches and organisations like Christian Unions, and give thanks for those who will volunteer to welcome students and share the love of Jesus.
Saturday 10 September
General Council | Pray for Dr Damian Jackson in his new role as General Secretary to the Irish Council of Churches, replacing Dr Nicola Brady. Pray for him in his role co-ordinating the work of the Council, the Irish Inter-Church Committee and his involvement with the Church Leaders Group (Ireland) supporting the President of the ICC.
Training in Ministry | An induction day for ministry students is planned for 16 September – giving time for worship, prayer and fellowship along with preparation for the new academic year. Pray for the four new students starting their training & for the 2nd & 3rd year students who are returning to full-time study after their summer placements.