Sunday 7 February

  • Moderator | Amidst pressure for major social change, Ireland north and south faces a different future. Pray for PCI as we make comment on proposed changes to the law on issues such as end of life care, assisted suicide, abortion, and the provision of overseas aid.
  • Preparing for worship | Today as we worship, ask God to help us to prepare to meet with him, stilling our hearts and focusing our minds that we might have ears to hear what he is saying to us.

Monday 8 February

  • Middle East | Pray for students and staff at JETS as they engage in the theological teaching-learning process under some restrictions in relation to Covid-19. Thank God that in spite of the disruption caused by the pandemic, JETS continues its strategic role in the Middle East ‘training Arab leaders for the Arab world’.
  • Myanmar | Pray for Myanmar following the recent military coup. Pray for peace, for a fair & just government.

Tuesday 9 February

  • Norman Harrison (chaplain, Royal Group of Hospitals, Belfast) | Pray for Norman and all healthcare chaplaincy staff. Pray for all those ill in hospital, for full & quick recovery & that patients who don’t have Covid-19 will be protected from it. Pray too for staff working in challenging conditions & for families unable to visit.
  • Bellasis, Cavan, Drumkeeran & Killeshandra | Pray for these four linked congregations in the Monaghan Presbytery, continuing to worship (online) & witness during the pandemic, and for minister Rev Jean Mackarel.

Wednesday 10 February

  • Chris & Rachel Humphries (global mission workers, Portugal) | Pray for the Comunidade Pedras Vivas church plant, that as Christ’s body they would continue to be salt & light, and open & alert to the needs of those around them. Pray too for the people of Portugal, who have been badly affected by the pandemic.
  • Indonesia | Pray for the leaders & members of the Evangelical Christian Church of Halmahera. Pray for the purchasing of a new speed boat to help reach people and churches on the 781 islands covered by the church.

Thursday 11 February

  • Sam Scott (community outreach worker, Eglinton, Belfast) | Give thanks that God is still with us personally even in these difficult times. Pray that he would help us all to continue to pray, witness & live faithfully in whatever limited ways we can − for while we are always limited in some way, God never is.
  • Bray and Blackrock | Pray for these home mission congregations, the kirk sessions and minister Rev Andrew Gill as they meet online during restrictions, and that new people will watch the services and hear the gospel.

Friday 12 February

  • Social Witness | Pray for all the Staff Teams in our 15 locations, as they continue to work during these ever-challenging days. Their dedication over the past 10 months has enabled CSW to sustain a high level of care – often working long hours and having little time for relaxation or family life. Pray for doctors, nurses and other Health Care professionals as they continue to provide a service in these stressful days.
  • Irish Council of Churches | Give thanks for the opportunity to engage with other denominations through the Irish Council of Churches on a number of issues in the public square. Pray for continued wisdom & understanding in these conversations, and in meetings with government officials, statutory bodies and other groups.

Saturday 13 February

  • General Council | Pray for the various important meetings regarding United Appeal taking place this week and for wisdom and discernment for the decision makers in these challenging times, both financially and in many other ways, in the life of all congregations.
  • Training in Ministry | Applicants for deaconess training have their first interview this Thursday. Pray for the applicants and the interview panel – that the Lord would guide clearly. Give thanks for the work of deaconesses as they serve in congregations, hospitals, the International Meeting Point and elsewhere.