Moderator |The Moderator begins his second Presbytery Tour in Omagh, 5 -12 November. Pray for God’s help and presence, fruitful conversations and opportunities to listen and respond with the heart of Jesus, throughout the week.
Worship that enriches | “One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.” Psalm 27:4. Ask that God would enrich us through encountering the beauty of who he is in worship today.
Monday 6 November
Naomi Keefe, global mission worker, Brazil| Continue to pray for training sessions with leaders and volunteers from Beberibe and Peixinhos congregations which have been going well and a source of encouragement.
Church of North India (CNI), Gujarat Diocese |Pray for Revs Stephen McCracken and Uel Marrs as they set off today on an eight-day partnership visit to India, meeting with the leadership of CNI Gujarat Diocese and visiting congregations, institutions and projects of the Diocese.
Tuesday 7 November
Sharon Heron, deaconess, International Meeting Point (IMP)|Prayfor the team at IMP as they encounter a wide range of people and seek to help migrants in challenging situations. Remember those attending the Alpha Course that God will change lives as many people encounter the message of Jesus.
Westbourne| Pray for the elders elect as they go through their training course and the new members elected to the Committee. May they all know wisdom and grace during their time of service. Give thanks for continued progress regarding the building work required to enable the congregation to return to their church building.
Wednesday 8 November
Gary and Mary Reid, global mission workers, Kenya| Pray that Gary and Mary would know God’s strength, guidance and protection in all they do, and especially for evangelistic outreach amongst children and young people.
Grupos Biblicos Unidos (GBU), Spain |Pray for Joaquin Hernandez, the General Secretary, that he and his team would know strength and wisdom as they oversee GBU’s graduate ministries, student work, high school ministries, and the publishing branch, Andamio.
Thursday 9 November
Philip Whelton, Irish mission worker, Arklow |Give thanks for the young people who come to the weekly Bible clubs and youth clubs.Pray for these young people, over 150 of them,as well as the leaders, as the gospel is shared each week.
West Belfast Special Project | Pray for two proposed events: November, a staging of the exhibition on the history of Albert Street Presbyterian, in a prominent location. December, a carol service in another good location open to the community, celebrating the birth of the Saviour.
Friday 10 November
Volunteering | Volunteers play a vital role in enriching the lives of others. Give thanks for the volunteers across the Council for Social Witness (CSW) services and for all they do. Pray particularly for Kevin Downes, CSW office volunteer, who has faithfully served for almost 13 years and is a valued member of the team. Give thanks for him and the work he does.
Public Affairs Officer | Pray for Dr Rebecca Stevenson, as she takes up her new role as PCI’s Public Affairs Officer, assisting the Council for Public Affairs in developing the church’s thinking on issues of public policy as well as co-ordinating groups that sit under the Council. Pray that God would give Rebecca wisdom, guidance and peace as she deals with complex issues in the Public Square.
Saturday 11 November
General Council | Pray for the ongoing work of the Financial Secretary’s Department led by the Financial Secretary, Clive Knox and the Financial Secretary Designate, Ken Swarbrick. Pray for the staff as they liaise with suppliers, congregational treasurers, ministers and many others who interact with the Finance Department.
Training in Ministry | The pre-retirement conference for ministers and spouses is planned for Tuesday-Thursday of next week. Retirement for ministers involves leaving their home, their church family, and coming to terms with a completely different pattern of life. Through the conference, the Church seeks to help them prepare for this. Pray that the Lord would bless every aspect of it and all who attend.