Moderator | Give thanks for members and leadership of PCI who serve, often behind the scenes, in our congregations and throughout Ireland. Pray that the Moderator will be encouraged and a source of encouragement to those he meets in Newry Presbytery during the incoming week.
Worship: Expecting God’s presence | As we worship today ask God to help us to come expecting to meet with him and seeking his face.
Monday 6 March
Steve and Rosie Kennedy (global mission workers, Romania) | Pray for Steve and Rosie as they seek to deepen friendships and engage in ongoing support work amongst the Ukrainian community in Cluj.
Malawi | Theological Education by Extension Malawi (TEEM). Pray for wisdom, guidance and encouragement for Rev Chimwemwe Mitengo, who was appointed as TEEM’s Executive Director in August of last year.
Tuesday 7 March
Eleanor Drysdale, deaconess in Wellington |Give thanks for the ongoing work with the Girls Brigade in Wellington. Pray for the girls as the leaders endeavour to enable them to seek, serve and follow Christ. Give thanks for officers and helpers who love Christ and want to help the girls do the same.
Aghada and Cork | Pray for the congregation in Cork to hear the Word of God taught, full of power, the Holy Spirit and conviction. Pray for a deep awareness in people of their need of the gospel and for a desire to grow in theological understanding. Pray for a desire to turn to Jesus, living out transformed lives of faith, hope and love.
Wednesday 8 March
Stephen and Angelina Cowan (global mission workers, Kenya) |Pray for wise and careful planning by local cattle owners facing the challenge of overgrazing and acute drought in large areas of Northern Kenya.
Brazil |The Presbyterian Church of Brazil (IPB). Pray for Rev Roberto Brasileiro Silva, President, and Rev Juarez Marcondes Filho, Executive Secretary, in their key leadership roles in the IPB.
Thursday 9 March
Mission in Ireland evenings |Pray for the Mission in Ireland evenings taking place in March 2023, that those who attend will be encouraged by what they hear of how God is working throughout Ireland and spurred on to be part of God’s mission where they have been placed.
Arklow | Pray for healing for those within the congregation experiencing ill health.Pray for ideas and volunteers for fun events in 2023 and that deep connections would be made through all of the community outreach activities. Pray also that the spiritual lives of the congregation will deepen during Lent.
Friday 10 March
Social Witness | The Council for Social Witness vision statement is “People Matter to God” and we as a Council strive to provide the best service and care across all our Services on a daily basis, regularly working alongside staff to encourage personal development and career enhancement. Pray for 14 care staff across Aaron House, Adelaide House, Corkey House, River House and Trinity House who will begin their QCF Level 3 training qualification. Give thanks for the interest shown in the course by staff to further their career development.
Policing |Give thanks for the work being done by the PSNI and An Garda Siochána to tackle criminality and protect local communities. Pray for breakthroughs that will bring criminals to justice, and for protection as they put themselves in danger. Pray too that officers who have been injured while on duty would recover quickly.
Saturday 11 March
General Council | Pray for the Judicial Commission meeting next week to further consider the report of the Code Republishing Task Group and, in particular, the responses from presbyteries. Ask God to grant wisdom to ministers and elders that they might have a common mind in drawing up the Council’s report to the General Assembly.
Training in Ministry | The Conciliation Panel is busy with more cases than usual. Pray for the people involved in these, and the conciliators, that there will be positive resolutions. Pray too for the training workshops the Panel offers, mostly to kirk sessions and committees – that these would bring renewed unity in the service of the Lord Jesus.