‘Everyday Disciples' is the theme being promoted during the next 12 months and was the topic of the Special Assembly 2017. In their early days of the journey with Jesus, the disciples requested that they be taught to pray. Prayer was a discipline that undoubtedly the followers of Jesus practised copiously. Everyday discipleship ought to involve routine prayer. In fact, Paul exhorts the church to "be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints." (Ephesians 6:18)
In a local railway station there is a notice, 'Don't struggle on the stairs, please use the lifts'. Why would anyone not us something to assist them get to another level? This Prayer Handbook helps us get to another level when it comes to prayer. It is full of detail and assistance to help us pray meaningfully and purposefully. It provides an abundance of information in a clearly presented form about the dedicated work of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and overseas.
I encourage you to use the handbook regularly to intercede for the many faithful ambassadors of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and for the strategic work done by the councils of the Church. If you use it daily, weekly or occasionally you can discover guidance to help you pray specifically and in harmony with members of the church everywhere and from anywhere in the world. Someone who is informed and is committed to prayer is an 'everyday disciple'.
Right Rev. Dr. Noble McNeely
Moderator of the General Assembly
For more information on prayer see the Prayer section of the website.
The Presbyterian Church in Ireland is involved in a range of interests both at home and further afield. The Prayer Handbook will keep you updated with the work of the Councils and Committees that goes on day and daily and will provide an insight into our witness across this island and around the world.
Price £2.50 (includes postage and packing) or £2.00 via your church agent.