Moderator | With many of us sharing in Communion services today remembering the wonderful grace of God, may our hearts be glad and full and our worship joyful. Let us pray such joy into each other’s lives.
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 7 November
Naomi Leremore (global mission worker, Kenya) | Pray that the learning gained at the recent Theological Education by Extension Conference will encourage parish coordinators in their work and especially to start new TEE groups.
Baltic Reformed Theological Seminary, Latvia | Pray for Artis Celmins, Seminary Director, and for those working with him to prepare resources and deliver teaching in Latvian for the Bible School Training Programme.
Tuesday 8 November
Tom Dowling (Irish mission worker, Kilkenny) |Pray that people will attend and be impacted by the Word of God at an upcoming outreach which is part of an initiative involving over 130 churches in Ireland. Please also pray for those attending an online Bible study called “Searching the Scriptures.”
Ballyhobridge, Clones, Newbliss & Stonebridge | Pray for Rev John Hanson & the members of the congregations as they meet together to worship each week, that they would be aware of God’s love and presence.
Wednesday 9 November
Derek and Jane French (global mission workers, Spain) |Give thanks for the recent 60th anniversary celebrations of the Sarriko Church and pray that a full-time GBU Staff Worker would be identified for Northern Spain.
The Presbyterian Church of South Sudan | Pray for the Board, staff team and students at Nile Theological College as it provides theological training and seeks to prepare godly leaders for the church in South Sudan.
Thursday 10 November
Forces Chaplains | Across the three services, PCI has 13 ministers who serve as full-time and part-time forces chaplains. Pray for them as they take part in many Services of Remembrance and minister to families and personnel who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.
Forces Chaplaincy | Pray for families you may know who have a son or daughter currently serving in the armed forces. Pray also for the families of our chaplains who, behind the scenes, give their support and must endure long absences.
Friday 11 November
Social Witness | Pray for families over the winter months who are struggling due to the cost of living crisis, pray that those on low incomes who just about made ends meet before, find the support they need. Give thanks for food banks & other Christian organisations helping those who are struggling. Pray we will continue to give generously where we can.
Victims & Survivors |Pray for those who find this time of year difficult because they have lost loved ones due to conflict at home and abroad, or because they continue to live with conflict-related injuries. Pray that they would know the comfort of the God of all peace.
Saturday 12 November
General Council | Pray for the Church Relations Committee and the Priorities Committee as they meet during the coming week – both reviewing remits and planning work for the next year.
Training in Ministry | The Reception of Ministers and Licentiates Committee receives requests from ministers in other denominations, in Ireland and elsewhere, to become ministers in PCI. Pray for Rev Albert Baxter, the convener, and the Committee, and give thanks for those who have become ministers in PCI by this route. Pray that the Lord would bless them, and use them to enrich our denomination.