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.
Copies available on vestibule table.
SUNDAY: Presbyterian Church in Myanmar (PCM). Give thanks for the PCM and for its priorities of evangelism, church planting and theological education. Pray for Rev Ling Zaw, General Secretary PCM. Pray that Myanmar will adjust well to democratic rule and remember PCM’s witness to Christ in a majority Buddhist society.
MONDAY: Csaba and Ilona Veres – Global Mission Workers in Romania. They are excited for what God has planned for them in 2019. Pray for unity of purpose for all those involved in evangelism, teaching and community development with the Roma community in Mera.
TUESDAY: Sonya Anderson – deaconess in Shore Street, Donaghadee (Rev Alvin Little). Give thanks for the Foodbank and compassion ministry and pray for all families who received hampers and foodparcels. Give thanks for the people of Donaghadee who contribute to the foodbank and those who serve in it.
WEDNESDAY: Diane Cusick – Global Mission Worker in Zambia. Give thanks that Diane has arrived safely in Lusaka following her recent home assignment. Pray for her as she begins planning for the year ahead in early childhood development with the leadership of CCAP Synod of Zambia. Pray for wisdom and God’s guidance as they plan the programme.
THURSDAY: Andrew Dawson – Community Outreach Worker in 2nd Dromara (Rev Kenny Hanna). Praise the Lord for the many opportunities they had to speak of Jesus over the Christmas season, especially with the crowd of people who came into the hall after the Christmas tree lights switch on. 120 children’s packs were given away.
FRIDAY: Adult Safeguarding is very much about adults at risk – risk of harm, abuse or exploitation. As a church we have to be aware of how to prevent harm and what to do if we are concerned about individuals within congregations. Give thanks for the ‘Taking Care of All!’ Statement agreed by the General Assembly.
Ministerial Studies and Development Committee meets on Monday 21st. Pray for the members as they consider how to encourage men and women to consider whether God is calling them into the ordained ministry and how to increase awareness and prayerfulness in the Church about this.
The Linkage Commission meets on Tuesday 22nd to interview delegations from congregations seeking leave to call. Pray for wisdom and guidance that decisions that are right for the Kingdom of God will be made.
SATURDAY: Arklow Presbyterian Church – Rev Gary McDowell (vacancy convenor). Pray for the Arklow session and congregation during this time of vacancy. Give thanks for the excellent preachers and the wonderful teaching that has taken place each week. Pray for the vacancy commission as the process moves forward. Pray that God will be preparing His servant to be the new minister of Arklow.