PRAYER POINTS

PRAYER POINTS is taken this week from Let’s Pray.

Sun 19 January – Sat 25 January 2020.

SUNDAY:  Mark Annett – community outreach worker in 1st Rathfriland (Rev Trevor Boyd).  Mark is in the process of gathering people to have small group studies.  Pray that God would guide him to the people who would most benefit from them, and that God would prepare their hearts to hear the message from His Word.

            Christ Church, Sandymount – Rev Katherine Meyer.  Pray for the ongoing work and witness of Christ Church Sandymount congregation.

MONDAY:  Csaba and Ilona Veres – global mission workers in Romania.  Pray for the Dorcas group (Women’s Fellowship) in Mera which meets on Monday evenings.  Pray for clear teaching and fervent prayer and that others would join.

            Hungarian Reformed Church in Hungary, Romania and Ukraine.  Pray for PCI’s partnerships with the Reformed Church in Hungary, the Reformed Church in Romania and the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia (Ukraine).  Pray too that many more people in these countries will come to faith in Christ.

TUESDAY:  Margaret Robertson – deaconess in Elmwood, Lisburn (Rev Andrew Thompson).  Give thanks for the start of a new year and for the installation of new elders this month.  Pray that they will be very conscious of God’s leading and enabling as they start this new role in their lives.

            Sligo Presbyterian Church – Rev David Clarke.  Give thanks for those who gather each week from many different backgrounds to worship together.  Pray that God’s Spirit might move powerfully to impart new life.  Pray that as the Bible is preached, God’s voice would be heard.

WEDNESDAY:  Naomi Leremore – global mission worker in Kenya.  The team working on the production of curriculum materials for the Woman’s Guild of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA), will be meeting next week on Monday 27 January.  The writing team will be receiving feedback regarding this material.  Pray for a productive meeting as the team work together on the final stages to the draft.

            Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (JETS).  Seeks to equip spiritual leaders for planting and strengthening churches in the Arab world.  Pray for staff as they teach and build relationships with the students.

THURSDAY:  Rev Graeme Orr – chaplain in Ulster University (Magee Campus).  Pray for the students as they sit exams and prepare for the start of a new semester.  Pray for Graeme to build good contacts and for relationships to be established with students and staff, and that in time some might be saved by God’s grace.

            Smithborough Presbyterian Church – Rev Alan McQuade.  Pray for the development of youth work, encouraging the young people as part of the church family in community and at worship.

FRIDAY:  Organ in Contemporary Worship.  Pray that tomorrow’s event will provide participants with fresh thinking for organ-led worship.  Topley Terrace, Coleraine.  Pray for the tenants in Topley Terrace, our supported housing for people with physical disabilities, especially those who suffer with continual pain and those who have debilitating diseases causing their physical ailments.  The Union Theological College Review Task Group meets on 27th.  Give thanks for the willingness of the members to give their time, expertise and commitment to the task and pray that they will be able to bring definite and positive proposals for the future to the Management Committee and ultimately to the wider church.  The Linkage Commission meets on 28th to interview delegations from Hamilton Road, Bangor, Tullylish & Gilford and 2nd Donegore.  Pray for wisdom and guidance that decisions that are right for the kingdom of God will be made.

SATURDAY:  Rebecca Finlay – community outreach worker in West Kirk, Belfast (Rev David Clawson.  Praise God for new people coming to worship.  Pray that the West Kirk family would know the hope to which they have been called.

            Leaders in Training from overseas partner churches.  Pray for these leaders which PCI support while they undertake further study aimed at helping their personal development for future ministry and leadership within their church and context.