Sunday 7 July

  • Moderator | Pray for the Moderator as he visits the congregation of Newcastle PC and also River House.  Pray for the witness of the congregation at Newcastle, particularly over the summer months. Give thanks for the work and ministry of River House and all the homes and units providing Disability, Older People and Specialist services.
  • Resting in God in worship| ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.’ Matthew 11:28. Give thanks for Christ’s invitation to find rest in him and ask for his peace to settle on your heart as you worship today.

Monday 8 July

  • Naomi Keefe, global mission worker, Brazil | Pray for the various evangelistic events and activities including ‘Reading in the Park’, ‘Good News Club’, film days and the ‘Reading Room’. Pray that God would speak to those who attend and that many would come to know Jesus as Lord and Saviour. 
  • The Evangelical Christian Church of Halmahera (GMIH), Indonesia | Pray for GMIH’s emergency response for residents of Sangaji Nyeku, Goin, Tukuwoko, and Duono villages evacuated due to a volcanic ash storm caused by the eruption of Mount Ibu in May.

Tuesday 9 July

  • Maynooth | Pray for the leaders and kids who will go to the Young Life summer camp in Scotland. Pray also for the project team who will complete the final steps in fitting out the new church building and for the process of moving things to the new site.
  • Tracey Nicholl, deaconess, St James’, Ballymoney | Pray for St James’ as it elects a new committee. Pray also for the continued work in the community through the ministry of Living Hope Community, which aims to provide pre-loved school uniforms within the local area.

Wednesday 10 July

  • Derek and Jane French, global mission workers, Spain | Pray for the GBU (university students) and GBE (high school students) summer camps in July, that they will be an enriching time of fellowship and teaching for the students. Pray for those who are giving the main talks and seminars.
  • Presbyterian Church in Brazil (IPB) | Pray that Rev Roberto Brasileiro Silva, President, and Rev Juarez Marcondes Filho, Executive Secretary, would be granted wisdom and encouragement in their leadership roles.

Thursday 11 July

  • Tori McClelland, community outreach worker, Movilla | Pray for the summer holiday Bible club in August, both for the preparations and the 130 children attending. Pray for the leaders and helpers, that they would show the love of Jesus to the children in a way that they will remember.
  • Strand, Belfast | Pray for the members of Kirk Session, that through this time of vacancy they will keep close to God in prayer and diligently lead the congregation. Pray for members of the congregation, that they will remain faithful and continue to serve God and work together for his glory.

Friday 12 July

  • Sunnyside House | This is PCI’s residential care facility in Bangor, offering care and support to older people in a Christian environment. Give thanks for the staff team who are dedicated to this work and ministry. Pray for friends and relatives who work in close partnership with staff, offering support, knowledge and expertise which can enhance residents’ care.
  • Civil Service | Give thanks for civil servants who support the Government of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive. Pray for wisdom, good management and diligence in the support of policy-making and delivery of services to the public.

Saturday 13 July

  • General Council | Pray for the Moderator as he continues a summer of preaching commitments and engagements. 
  • Training in Ministry | Applications to be accepted as students for the ministry have to be submitted by 15 September. Speak to anyone you know who may have gifting for ordained ministry and encourage them to consider whether God is calling them to this vocation. Pray for all thinking about applying, that they may know God’s guidance.