Sunday 7 November

  • Moderator | Pray for the opening and dedication of new halls at Mountjoy and Drumlegagh on Saturday 13 November and for the service at which the Moderator will be preaching.  Pray that the newly refurbished space will be a blessing to the church community as it is used for midweek meetings, PW and youth work.
  • 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 8 November

  • Edwin & Anne Kibathi (East Africans in the UK) | Pray for the growing fellowships in Reading and Luton. Pray that those attending will be strengthened in their faith and seek to invite others along on Sundays.
  • Kenya | Pray for the work and witness of the congregations of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. Pray for the Covid-19 situation in Kenya and for the church as they seek to continue their work and support those impacted by the pandemic.

Tuesday 9 November

  • Rathmullan (Co Donegal) | Pray for Rev Susan Moore, the kirk session and members of this home mission congregation as they seek opportunities to share God’s love with people in the local communities.
  • Christchurch, Sandymount, Dublin | As the Alternating Ministry Scheme comes to an unexpected end, pray for the Church Council as it draws on the wisdom and resilience of almost 50 years of united witness and begins to articulate its new calling in this place.

Wednesday 10 November

  • Peter & Valerie Lockwood (Nepal) | Pray for Peter who has returned to Nepal and is due to complete his work there with United Mission to Nepal (UMN) at the end of the year. Pray for the Lockwood family as they transition. Pray too for the new Executive Director of UMN, Dhana Lama, as she begins her new role.
  • Indonesia | Pray for the Evangelical Christian Church of Timor as they continue to deal with the challenges of Covid-19 and the aftermath for Cyclone Seroja which devastated the area last Easter.

Thursday 11 November

  • Forces | Pray for our Forces Chaplains as they are involved in Acts of and Services of Remembrance in the days leading up to, and including, Remembrance Sunday (14 November).
  • Forces | Pray for all who grieve the loss of a loved one; for all who carry in mind and body the scars of battle; and for all who are seeking to keep the peace and establish peace in war torn nations.

Friday 12 November

  • Social Witness | Pray for the many thousands of unpaid carers as they do their best to support elderly relatives and those living with disabilities, especially during the pandemic and beyond. Pray for parents growing older who are concerned about looking after their adult children with learning/physical disabilities long-term.
  • Dealing with the past | Pray for people who find this time of year difficult as they remember loved ones who have been killed or injured during the conflict in Northern Ireland. Pray that they would know the comfort of the God of all peace.

Saturday 13 November

  • General Council | Pray for the General Secretary’s Department and the Clerk as regular meeting schedules recommence and the work of the various Councils restarts in the aftermath of the General Assembly. Please remember the staff at Assembly Buildings as they try to re-establish more normal working patterns and serve the congregations of PCI with Covid-19 restrictions still ongoing. 
  • Training in Ministry | The Ministerial Studies and Development Committee meets on Monday 15 November. It oversees the training pathways of trainee ministers, and their congregational placements. Pray for the Committee, meeting for the first time post-Covid-19, and for Rev Andrew Faulkner, its convener. Ask God to give wisdom in all decisions about the training of students.