Prayer Focus

Prayer Focus

Prayer Focus is a weekly prayer resource that incorporates up-to-date news with prayer that focuses on the people and the places involved in mission in Ireland. All of our deaconesses, chaplains in hospitals, prisons and universities, Home Mission Congregations, our Community Outreach and Irish Mission Workers will benefit from your prayerful support.

Prayer Focus

Published Wednesday, 24th May 2017
Prayer requests from Presbyterian Mission in Ireland personnel and Home / Urban Mission congregations.

Moderator – Rt Rev Dr Frank Sellar

This Sunday, (28th May) the Moderator will be speaking at the morning service in DĂșn Laoghaire Presbyterian Church.

Pray for the Moderator as speaks at the service and participates in various other meetings, and for wisdom and guidance in all he does. 

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Eleanor Drysdale – Deaconess serving in Wellington Presbyterian Church, Ballymena

Pray for Wellington’s holiday Bible club for primary school aged children due to take place from 12th to 16th June, which will conclude with a BBQ for the children and their families.  Pray for the leaders, helpers and children, and that God will be glorified.

Pray for Summerfest - an outreach programme for teenagers from 14th to 19th August, involving many of the churches in the town.  Pray for wisdom and strength for the youth workers leading this.

Pray for Life Group leaders’ training beginning 24th May to enable new life groups to be set up in September.  The group will meet weekly and will work through Jim Cymbala's book 'Spirit Rising.'  Pray that this group of leaders will growth in faith and leadership skills.

Evelyn Whyte – Deaconess serving in First Lisburn Presbyterian Church

Give thanks to God for His many blessings in ministry.

Pray for a deepening of Evelyn’s relationship with God, so that she is ready to share the reality of God’s powerful presence with others.

Pray for wisdom and the guidance from God's Holy Spirit as to how the congregation can effectively reach out to their local community.

Eddie Spence – Evangelist serving in Ballygomartin Presbyterian Church

Pray for Eddie as he continues to have conversations in the community and congregation on a wide spectrum of subjects.  Pray that he will have words in season for each conversation.

Pray for wisdom and sensitivity as further contacts in the community reveal the significant impact that poor mental health has on individuals and families.

Pray for the various weekly opportunities Eddie has to meet people in the local community.

Give thanks for those who recently came forward to become communicant members in Ballygomartin congregation.

Rev. Jim Lamont – Chaplain serving in Letterkenny University Hospital and Donegal Hospice

Pray for the members of the chaplaincy team, that God will guide them in their ministry as they meet with patients and their families in the hospital and hospice in what can be traumatic situations.

Pray for the staff of the A&E Department as they continue to be under pressure because of the large numbers of patients who come to seek help and healing.

Pray for the Oncology Unit in the hospital.  Pray for those patients who are presently receiving treatment.

Pray for the members of the families who sit at the bedside of loved ones who are seriously ill. 

Pray for the nursing staff in both the hospital and the hospice who give so much professional care to those who are ill.

Pray too for the patients and staff of the Psychiatric Unit.

Cahir and Fermoy Presbyterian Churches – Rev. William Montgomery

William reports that plans for the Bible club week from 3rd to 7th July in Fermoy are coming together well, however, they could use four more young adults (18-25 years) who have experience in leading children’s ministry or teen’s programmes.

Pray that God will move mightily in and through the leaders and helpers of the Bible club as they seek to reach out in His name, and pray too for good weather and safety.  

Pray for Cahir’s annual BBQ night on Tuesday, 20th June.  Pray that deep and meaningful discussions will be had, as they reach out to others through friendship evangelism.  Pray too for good weather and safety at the BBQ. 

Sligo and Boyle Presbyterian Churches (Vacant)

Pray for the life and witness of the Home Mission congregations of Sligo and Boyle which are vacant at present, and for their search for a new minister. 

Pray for the vacancy convener, Rev. Molly Deatherage. 

Pray too for the elders and members of the congregations as they pray and plan for the future.

First Bailieborough and Corraneary Presbyterian Churches (Vacant)

Pray for the life and witness of the Home Mission congregations of First Bailieborough and Corraneary which are vacant at present. 

Pray for the vacancy convener, Rev. Daryl Edwards. 

Pray too for the elders and members of the congregations as they pray and plan for the future.

St. Columba’s Presbyterian Churches (Vacant)

Pray for the congregation of St Columba’s which was recently granted Urban Mission status, and given leave to call a new minster.   

Pray for the vacancy convener, Rev. Paul Jamieson. 

Pray too for the elders and members of the congregation as they pray and plan for the future.

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