Moderator |Give thanks for the work of church planters – those who begin new churches with new people in new places. Pray that the conference on church planting will have helped expand the vision of PCI for this important work.
Answering God’s invitation to worship: Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and Psalm 95:2 | Thank God for those who lead us in musical accompaniment in worship today. Ask him to help us to respond to his invitation to praise him in music and song.
Monday 9 May
Ukraine | Continue to pray for peace. Pray for the protection of those living in Ukraine, for safe corridors for civilians to evacuate areas of fighting and for sufficient humanitarian aid to get through to those in need.
Moderator’s Appeal for Ukraine | Give thanks for all who have contributed to the Appeal – over £634,000 raised so far. Pray for our partners Hungarian Reformed Church Aid, Christian Aid and Tearfund who will use these funds for both those fleeing the country and to get aid into Ukraine.
Tuesday 10 May
Church Planting | Give thanks for last Saturday’s conference entitled, ‘A time to plant’. Pray that God will continue to lead and guide individuals and congregations in PCI who have a heart to plant new churches and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in new places.
New Church Plants | The conference heard from leaders of three new church plants Balbriggan, near Donabate, and Central Church and Grace and Hope Community Church, both in Belfast. Give thanks and pray for those who lead and support these church plants and that many more people will come to faith in the Lord.
Wednesday 11 May
Csaba & Ilona Veres (global mission workers, Romania)| Praise God for favour with local school administrations so the Easter holiday Bible clubs could be held throughout Salaj and Cluj counties. Pray for children and young people in the Diakonia’s afterschool programmes to know Jesus and continue in their walk with God.
Naomi Leremore (global mission worker, Kenya) |Pray for Naomi as she continues in work in Christian education. Campaigning is taking place in Kenya ahead of elections this summer – ask that God’s good purposes will come from this time when aspiring politicians visit those living in neglected areas of the country.
Thursday 12 May
Tullamore (Co Offaly) | Pray for the church family, especially for people who are new to Tullamore. Pray for the congregation as they seek opportunities to share the good news of the gospel with others.
Westbourne (East Belfast) | Pray for God’s blessing on Rev Mervyn Gibson, the elders and members of this urban mission congregation as they worship together and reach out to their local community.
Friday 13 May
Social Witness |Give thanks to God for the older people and the encouragement and practical help that they can offer to their families, their Church and their community. Pray for older people within our residential and nursing homes, and for ministers, deaconesses and pastoral visitors who conduct weekly devotionals and visits.
UK Parliament | As the UK Parliament resumes its business following the Queen’s Speech, pray for MPs as they consider new legislative proposals. Pray that those who represent their constituencies would do so with integrity, compassion and selflessness.
Saturday 14 May
General Council | Remember the ongoing work of the Trustees of the General Assembly as they carry out their important role in the life of our church. Remember especially the Chairman of the Trustees, Rev Dr Donald Watts and the Financial Secretary, Clive Knox in their detailed work on behalf of the Trustees.
Training in Ministry | Ministry students have an intensive module this week – Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills. Pray for the students, that this will bless them in every aspect of their lives, and be significant in equipping them to serve the Lord in ministry, where relating with others in a Christ-like way is so important.