This week our prayer points are drawn from the new PCI ‘Let’s Pray’ resource. We hope that you will engage with the daily prayer prompt and that you might be encouraged to subscribe to ‘Let’s Pray’ or to consider using it on a regular basis.
SUNDAY: Forces Chaplains. PCI has eight full-time chaplains and three part-time chaplains serving with the armed forces, together with eight part-time chaplains who minister to youth organisations sponsored by the military. Pray for guidance for all our PCI military chaplains as they provide pastoral care, and for opportunities to communicated the gospel message. Pray for all members of the armed forces (including reserves) that they will find comfort and strength in the Lord, especially when serving in arduous or dangerous conditions. Remember the families of forces personnel, who are often worried for their safety. And those who are trying to settle into civilian life after having left the forces.
MONDAY: Pakistan. Last week the supreme court of Pakistan acquitted Asia Bibi from false blasphemy and released her from prison after nine years. Give thanks for her release and pray for her safety from extremists. Pray for the protection of the Christian community in Pakistan and for peace, justice and religious freedom.
TUESDAY: Jim Lamont – chaplain in Letterkenny University Hospital and Donegal Hospice. Pray for the chaplaincy team, that God will guide them in their ministry as they meet with patients and their families in the hospital and hospice, in what can be traumatic situations. Pray for patients in both the hospital and hospice; especially in the Acute Medical Assessment Unit and Haematology/Oncology wards.
WEDNESDAY: The Christian Presbyterian Church of Portugal. Pray that God would continue to lead and direct Rev Paulo Jorge (President) and his colleagues in all decisions they make as a part of the church’s leadership team. Give thanks for the diaspora of Brazilian Christians from Presbyterian churches arriving in Portugal and pray for their adaption and integration into local churches.
THURSDAY: Tracey Nicholl – deaconess in St James’ Ballymoney. Thank the Lord for his encouragements as they see the ones and twos coming to faith in Jesus Christ. Pray as Tracey and others explore ways of connecting with the community in Ballymoney and reaching those in need with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray that the Holy Spirit would give Tracey wisdom and discernment and that she would be led by the Lord in her daily work and life in St James’
FRIDAY: Pray for Christian parents to intentionally and practically pass on faith to their children every day. May congregations support them, especially new parents and parents of teenagers. Homelessness is devastating, dangerous and isolating. Pray that God will watch over those who tonight will sleep in the open. Pray too for those who work among homeless people, giving them food and shelter and assisting with health problems, that they would have wisdom and compassion in every situation they face.
SATURDAY: Malawi – The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP). Give thanks for the work and witness of PCI’s partners in the three CCAP Synods – Blantyre, Livingstonia and Nkoma. Pray for wisdom for Synod General Secretaries. Pray especially for CCAP’s important contribution to education, healthcare and development throughout Malawi.