This week our studies continue we follow the theme of Lamenting from Sunday - When Storm Clouds Gather Turn To God. Each day we look at Psalm 77.
Two very different versions of Psalm 77 today.
Let’s Pray For Volker and JinHyeog Glissmann (Global mission workers, Malawi)
Give thanks for the publication of the book that Volker edited on the laity's role in the Malawian church. May the contributions help the church to reflect further. Pray too for good health for the Glissmann family.
Hungarian Reformed Church
Pray for the work and witness of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Hungary, Romania and Ukraine which continues in different ways due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Yesterday in the Tides devotional Dave Currie suggested we praise God using the Doxology and he suggested a few different versions. In case you didn’t get time to listen to them here they are.
1) Phil Wickham - Doxology/Amen
2) Upperroom - Doxology - a much longer version
3) Choral Version - Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Garden Of Eden
Keith & Kristyn Getty have released an EP - New Beginnings, Hymns for the New Year. Each day this week we are sharing one of the hymns.
Adrian Adger was the minister of Clough and Seaforde Presbyterian Churches. Adrian and Karen's world was turned upsidedown when they were told that he has incurable cancer. In this series of short films Adrian shares some of his life experiences so that others will be encouraged and inspired to live their lives for God's glory by Finding Forgiveness, Guidance, Love and Hope.
Today Finding Hope
Today Matt visits an Anglican Church. (remember this comes from an American perspective)
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 North Korea the most dangerous country in the world to be a Christian. Despite this there are about 400,000 Christians with between 50-70,000 in horrendous conditions in prison.
Read about North Korea here -
Hear! Here! Burns Night
Tuesday 26th January @ 7pm
To mark Burns Night 2021, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Good Relations Team will host as part of our Hear Here Programme, an evening of discussion, storytelling, poetry and music with David Hume MBE (historian), Liz Weir MBE (storyteller in residence, Libraries NI) and An Corraiste. This will be an online session via zoom.
To register visit
The Word At Work Magazine is available to bring you up to date with the work of the Bible Society.
Christian Unions Ireland
15 – 21 January
– Pray for the process of choosing and preparing new leaders to take over sometime this term. Pray that God would put it on the hearts of some committee members to serve for a second year.
– The University of Ulster campuses of Coleraine and Magee worked hard in the last semester to draw first–year students into CU communities. Pray those new CU members will courageously reach their classmates and friends with the gospel this semester.
Here is an update from Andrew Neill
With more of us spending time outdoors this winter. Paul Hammond from UCB spoke to Rachel Summers about how we can use nature and the outdoors in worship. Listen now on UCB Player.
The times for yesterday’s Jigsaw
Play the "Portrush Harbour Wednesday" puzzle!