On Beside The Burn this week, we turn to Daniel and find out how we can find blessing as we live a second choice life.
Join me each week-day for a short devotional video including a bible reading and prayer to encourage us as we enter 2022.
This is an excellent retelling of the story of Daniel, explaining how the various kings fit into the story. I highly recommend watching it. It lasts about an hour and a half and I will include the link each day this week so that you can watch it a section at a time if you don’t have time for the whole film. A higher quality version is available with a Amazon Prime subscription or can be rented from Amazon for £1.99.
Let’s Pray For Naomi Leremore (global mission worker, Kenya)
Pray for Naomi and her colleagues on the Theological Education by Extension team. Pray that the new mentorship course will be well used throughout the Presbyterian Church of East Africa and be a useful tool in reaching out to and discipling teenagers across Kenya.
Pray for leaders and members of the Presbyterian Church of Pakistan as they live out their faith in Christ. Pray for strength and protection for Christians suffering persecution in Pakistan and around the world.
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
The Good Samaritan
The Gospel: One Chapter At A Time is a resource from Paul Tripp, in which he summarizes each book of Scripture in a brief video segment and reveals how it points back to Jesus Christ.
1 Peter Summary
Sometimes, when a person starts to understand Reformed theology and the sovereignty of God for the first time, it can confuse her prayer life. If God has already determined what is going to happen, why pray? Yet God’s Word commands us to pray! The Bible clearly doesn’t see a contradiction between God’s absolute sovereignty and the fact that he works through our prayers.
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 Malaysia the 46th most dangerous country in the world to be a Christian. Read about it here
Christian Unions Ireland
The prayer points for this week.
17 – 23 January
Coleraine CU have endeavoured to develop their small groups into missional gospel hubs this year and have been running a series of ‘Go’ nights to invite non–Christian friends along. Pray small group members continue to be welcoming and missional as they build towards an Events Week in week four of this semester.
Pray for Sally in the CUI office as she works with our two sets of auditors (NI and ROI) to complete the audits of both sets of annual accounts for the end of February.
World Watch List
The World Watch List 2022 is launched on Wednesday 19 January – sharing the countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution, and equipping you with the information and stories you need to pray for, support and share the stories of the persecuted church.
You’re invited to a World Watch List prayer webinar tonight at 8.15pm to pray for Christians living in the top 10 countries where following Jesus costs the most.
Chinese Christians & The Winter Olympics
The Following is from Voice Of The Martyrs
As the eyes of the world turn toward Beijing and the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, we invite you to join believers around the globe in praying for our Christian brothers and sisters who are suffering persecution at the hands of China’s Communist government.
Though they aren’t considered Olympians, many Chinese Christians walk or bicycle great distances to deliver the gospel, lift countless boxes of Bibles for delivery to new believers and endure great suffering for the name of Christ — even in Chinese prisons and concentration camps.
We invite you to join Christians around the world who are using the Winter Olympic Games, hosted by China’s Communist government, as a daily reminder to pray for Christians in China. Add your name below to indicate your commitment to pray for persecuted Christians in China each day during the Winter Olympic Games.
Here are two specific ways you can pray for Chinese Christians during the Olympic Games:
= Pray that pastors and church leaders will stand for biblical truth despite government pressure to compromise.
- Pray that Chinese believers will be encouraged, experiencing unity and fellowship as members of the body of Christ.
Click the link below for more ways to pray and to join Christians around the world who are committing to pray for China’s Christians during the Olympic Games.
More Ways To Pray
Monday past is known as "Blue Monday". Have you been hit by mid-January blues or are you loving 2022?
No matter how you're faring (or how your resolutions are holding up) take a moment to recommit your year to our good God with this special prayer for 2022.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Play the "Portstewart Wednesday" puzzle!