This week we investigate some Encounters with Jesus from Matthew Chapter 9
Let’s Pray For Naomi Keefe (global mission worker, Brazil)
Pray for the evangelistic activities Naomi is involved in around St John the Baptist day. They plan to distribute soap packages to families which include simple devotional material explaining how Jesus alone can cleanse our sins. Pray that many will turn to him in repentance and faith.
Pray for the people of Brazil who are suffering greatly from Covid-19. Pray for the witness of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil, that leaders and members will bring God’s comfort and strength to many.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me
Some thoughts and a prayer from Evangelical Alliance especially for this week in Northern Ireland.
Ahead lie tough decisions, electoral pledges and pressures, temptations to use power or fear against the other.
Amidst the many pandemic pressures on health and education, business and almost every area of life, there are real concerns that the most vulnerable could get lost in political posturing.
This is a critical moment.
Yet this is also a moment for radical responsibility, boldness and humility, generosity and integrity.
This is a moment for good governance and public leadership.
Despite the headlines, this is still a moment where steps can be taken towards trust and genuine relationships.
We love this people and this place,
we want to see it flourish and dare to believe in a better story because of you.
We commit to you those in public life who claim Christ.
May they know His presence and may we see Him clearly in their words and actions.
We pray for your hope-filled hand to guide in this moment.
Open Doors - World Watch List
Open Doors has released the World Watch List. The list of countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian in 2021.
The full list can be found here
This week the focus is on Laos the 22nd most dangerous country in the world to be a Christian. Read about it here
Standing Strong Live - Prayer Without Borders.
This programme was produced by Open Doors on the 13th May and gives an insight into the persecution faced by our brothers and sisters in the faith in various parts of the world.
Take 50 minutes to gain an insight into what Open Doors are doing and how you can pray.
Christian Unions Ireland
The prayer points for this week.
10 – 16 June
Pray for Bekah, a first year student at Institute of Technology Tralee, who is the only Christian we know of on her campus. Pray that God would help to re–establish a CU there in the new academic year.
Please pray for Maynooth University CU – for a new committee to form that God will use to share the gospel on Maynooth next year.
Praying For The Church
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT HELP IN OUR PRAYERS!
When you pray for our church what do you ask? Is it the same thing every day/week? Here is a short article that gives us 18 things we can pray for our church. (A couple might be a little American but most of the suggestions work in our context)