This week our studies continue we continue the theme of Lamenting from Sunday - As We Learn To Honestly Cry Out To God. Each day we are look at Psalm 10.
Let’s Pray For Csaba and Ilona Veres (global mission workers, Romania)
Give thanks for the partners who provided laptops for Roma children to access online education. Pray for the Diakonia staff who have an increased workload providing online schooling for marginalised children. Pray for open hearts to the gospel.
Pray for the people of Myanmar suffering due to the pandemic. Pray for the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar and Tahan Theological College which is starting its second semester of online learning.
On a Wednesday the thrust of the Blog is always towards prayer as we meet for prayer at 12noon via zoom. Send an email if you would like the link to this meeting. firstname.lastname@example.org
Today as the number of deaths from Coronavirus has passed 100,000 the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York have called on the Nation to pray at 6:00pm every evening. You will know that I (and many others) have been suggesting a need for National Prayer since this Pandemic began. I had hoped that our politicians would acknowledge their need of help and call the nation to pray but this is a good first step. Below is the letter from the Archbishops and links to news articles about the call to prayer. Unfortunately the reporting about the call to prayer concentrates more on the deaths than the prayer.
Church Of England Resources For Prayer
The Letter From The Archbishops
Each day CARE are providing morning Devotions. I don’t get them in time four that day’s blog but I will try to include the previous day’s video
Today Matt visits a Lutheran Church. (Remember this comes from an American perspective)
“Reading Between The Lines” a series working through the bible looking at the well known phrases.
Christian Unions Ireland
22 – 31 January
– Pray for ongoing recruitment of ISM Team: We are absolutely delighted that Heledd Job will be joining our ISM team as a staff worker in Dublin next September, but please pray that God will continue to lead, provide and guide more and more people to expand our team across the island.
– Please pray for Ulster University Belfast as they think through and plan what an artistic mission week could look like next year on their wonderfully creative campus in February
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 Afghanistan the second most dangerous country in the world to be a Christian. Read about Afghanistan here
A new year prayer - Perseverence
The Latest edition of Vision Magazine from European Mission Fellowship is available to read at the link below.