April Prayer Points

21st-27th April

  •   Continue to PRAY for the two ministers recently installed in the Southern Presbytery. PRAY that Rev. Peter Dundee and Rev. Robert Robb will settle well into their congregations and that they will see fruit for their labours.
  • PRAY for a talk on heaven – “What if there’s no Heaven?” to be given by Rev. Stephen Neilly in the last week of April in the Maldron Hotel, Derry. PRAY that new people will come and stay to chat.
  • Please PRAY that God will use the monthly Friendship Group in Ballyclare RPC to bless Christians and challenge non Christians.
  • Please PRAY that ‘Let Them Live’ (a pro-life, pro-Gospel movement that is currently under Cookstown RPC Session) would, for the glory of Christ, aid our denomination and other evangelical churches to engage in the Abortion debate in our land.
  • Convoy – We thank God for the great spirit with which our older people are dealing with health difficulties. It’s wonderful to see them so clearly trusting in the Lord.
  • Letterkenny – Please continue to pray for those whose spouse is not yet trusting in Christ. Pray that they would have their hearts opened to the gospel.
  • Nantes – The Ball family have been in contact with many people over the years in Nantes. PRAY that the ‘handover’ of these spiritual contacts may go well and be for their eternal good.
  • Nantes – Give thanks for 10 years of the ministry RAHAB in Nantes. This work amongst the prostitutes has seen a number of girls come to saving faith. Pray for the weekly Friday night visits to the girls on the streets. Pray that many of the girls would know freedom from prostitution and freedom in and through Christ Jesus.

 

14th-20th April

  • Praise God for a lady who has become a member in Gateway Christian Fellowship.  Pray that the Lord’s Supper would become very real and full of meaning for her and that God would use her to witness for Him at home and at work.
  • Pray that there will be a good attendance of children at the Kids Club which Glenmanus RPC is organising for the 16th, 17th, and 18th April.  Pray also that there will be a good attendance of parents and other adults at the talks for them, which will be held in the church at the same time.
  • Pray for Prof. Andrew Kerr who is to preach at the closing meeting of the Theological College on the 18th April.
  • As there will not be a GO Team working in Nantes this year, pray for guidance regarding other kinds of outreach and how best to make use of all the regulars.
  • Remember the GO Relief Team  in prayer as they make plans for this year’s main project.  Pray that God will show them clearly where to go and when, and provide all the necessary people and finances to undertake the project.  Give thanks for all God’s safety and provision over all the past years.
  • Give thanks for the many opportunities those in Woodstock have to share the Gospel through jumble sales and classes.  Pray for new contacts in 2019.
  • Continue to pray for guidance for the Covenanter Bookshop Committee and Bookshop staff as they seek to increase the impact the bookshop and the books have on our denomination, community and much further afield.
  • Convoy – This month our ladies are doing wood-burning. Pray that the Lord will use these meetings for his glory.
  • Milford – Please pray for the husbands of three ladies. Pray that they would have their hearts opened to the gospel.
  • Letterkenny – Give thanks for the safe arrival of a baby boy to a young woman who is part of the fellowship. Please pray for her in the midst of this new stage in life, and pray that God will be to her and her baby all that they need.
  • Nantes – Pray that this time of transition might be fruitful in every way for Malcolm and Muriel and that they would be conscious of being guided in their search for a house.
  • Nantes – Pray for the ministry to those associated in some way to the fellowship who are in hospital or undergoing trials of various sorts.

 

7th-13th April

  • Give thanks for almost 37 years of ministry by Prof. Robert McCollum in Lisburn RPC.  Pray that in retirement he may be a blessing to others as he takes opportunity to preach in various places, as well as being Principal of the Reformed Theological College.
  • The Overseas Section of the Mission Committee covets prayer as preparations for mission work in Spain continue.  Pray for the members as they meet with Rev. Manuel Lopez Franco of Almunecar this Monday, 8th April.
  • Uphold the members of Faughan RPC in prayer as they reach out to the community through Parent and Toddlers, Pop-up Cafe, and Friday Night Club.  Pray that they would see fruit from these labours through people coming to the worship services and getting involved.
  • Pray for opportunities for those in Cloughmills RPC to witness through the ongoing work of Parents & Toddlers and Youth Club.  Pray for a spiritual hunger in those who live in the area.
  • Convoy – Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ enduring persecution.
  • Milford –  We will be trying out meeting in town at the council offices. Pray that this will work out well for us and more importantly please pray that God will add to our numbers. Please pray for new people to come along. Pray that the new premises would be an asset in this way.
  • Letterkenny – The RE class in school has been particularly encouraging over these past few classes. Please pray for the students that the answers they get to the big questions they have would make them pause and think. I have one more rotation of pupils – so please pray for a good interaction and connection with them.
  • Nantes – This month will see the departure of two students who have greatlymarked the life of our church. Felipe will move to near Paris to complete an internship before returning to Brazil and Joshua will return
    to Nigeria to be with his family. Pray for these two young men at this time of change, that they would know the Lord’s blessing on their future.
  • Nantes – Give thanks for a very enjoyable Irish evening. We were delighted to see family members of some of our fellowship and are thankful for the opportunity to spend time with them. Praise God for the very clear gospel message given.

 

31st March – 6th April

  • Nantes – For the past few months we have been encouraged by the presence of a new family with us in our fellowship. Give thanks for the encouragement and enthusiasm that they bring. Pray for them as they settle into church life.
  • Nantes – Pray that all the details of the purchase, sale and renovation ofproperties would work out  smoothly and that timings would fall into place in a way that will cause least disruption to our daily work.
  • Dervock RPC – Give thanks for a baptism this past Lord’s Day.
  • Give thanks for the encouragement of Galway Covenant Christian Fellowship home-group Bible studies in recent months.  Pray for the two groups as they do the “Discipleship Explored” course, that they will all grow as disciples of Christ.
  • Pray for the Theological College students sitting the end of year exams. (2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th and 12th April)
  • Give thanks for fellowship and fun being enjoyed by the young mothers and their children in Cullybackey RPC at the new Tots and Tinies group.  Please pray for wisdom and more helpers as they consider opening it up beyond the congregation.
  • Pray for Judith Tait as she speaks at the Spring Conference this Saturday, 6th April.  Pray that many women of the denomination will join together in Ballyclare Presbyterian Church to hear her speak and to fellowship together.  Pray that all those who are taking part will know God’s help.
  • Milford RPCI – Please continue to pray for progress with regard to a new building – we are looking at a number of different options. Pray that God will make the way clear for us, and that he will go before us providing all that is needed for the right option to fall into place.
  • Letterkenny RPCI – Give thanks for new visitors from various backgrounds and pray for their growth.
  • Convoy RPCI – This month, Lord willing, I will begin preaching a series of sermons on Mark’s Gospel. Please pray that God would use this to show unbelievers, and to remind believers, that Jesus is God’s King.

 

 

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