September Prayer Points

13th-19th September

  • PRAY for us all in Gateway as we would return to services in the Maldron Hotel, that God would strengthen us in the obedience of our faith and that we would be aware of doing everything, especially reaching out to unbelievers, ‘for the sake of His name’ (Rom.1:5).
  • PRAISE GOD for His blessing upon the Dochas (CU) group at Galway University last year. PRAY for Bethany &Thomas and the rest of the Dochas Committee as they plan the programme for the new academic year and for the Lord to make the witness of Dochas a blessing to many students on campus who have never heard the Gospel.
  • Faughan RPC GIVES THANKS that they were able to resume morning and evening worship services in their main building and church hall from the beginning of July. PRAY that as these services are also live-streamed, all who watch and listen may be blessed, and that God would meet each one at their point of spiritual need.
  • Knockbracken RPC –  PRAY in these days that we would love our brothers and sisters in Christ more and more. PRAY that we would encourage one another as we speak on the telephone or use social media.
  • Convoy RPC – Pray that God would keep the young people and teachers safe as they
    return to school and college.
  • Nantes, France RPC – Our regular English and French Bible studies will be starting up again. Pray for an increased commitment to meeting together to feed from the Word of life and pray that as we study together, we would grow in wisdom, grace and understanding.
  • Nantes, France RPC – Pray for the Holmes family following the death in America of Robin’s father after a short period of illness. Robin was able to fly to the States to be with his father in the days before his death. Pray that the God of all comfort would sustain and strengthen this dear family in these days of loss.

 

6th-12th September

  • Carrickfergus RPC – Remember the work in the market on Thursdays in prayer as we seek to share Christ as we offer tea and coffee.
  • Newtownards RPC – We are looking forwards to our annual church weekend this coming weekend! Normally we get up to White Park Bay Youth Hostel, but not this year sadly. But we are delighted Steve Auld is going to bring God’s Word to us! On Sunday, our minister will be taking both services, at 11am and 6pm again in our church buildings (both of them livestreamed). Friends – pray for us!
  • Shaftesbury Square RPC – We were delighted to welcome Matthew Magee as our new Short term Worker. We are looking forward very much to his contribution to our ministries and pray that this will be a year of blessing for him.
  • Camps: Give thanks for the success of the online camps and the hard work of the committee and camp teams in making them possible. Pray that the young people will be encouraged in their faith through the talks, thoughts for the day and the books that they received.
  • GIVE THANKS for the Zoom meetings Cullybackey Senior CY were able to have at the end of last session. PRAY that as they resume on 5th September-most likely online -they would continue to engage and enjoy fellowship and growth until they are able to meet in person. Also PRAY for the Juniors, who will most likely have to meet via Zoom for the first time, that all from last year would return and that the leaders would have wisdom in delivering to these younger children in this format. PRAY for wisdom for both group leaders in planning ahead.
  • Theological College – PRAY that the students will have profited from their summer reading assignments and their experience of preaching using technology.
  • Convoy RPC – Please pray for wisdom as we think about if/when/how we should resume
    evening services, midweek meetings, ladies outreach and other activities.
  • Spain RPC – PRAISE GOD that Isaac Berrocal and his family have found a new home in a place called Rincon, on the outskirts of Malaga. PRAY that the children will settle down quickly into new schools in this, their third house move in about fourteen months. PRAY that Isaac and Rachel will know the joy of all their children trusting in Jesus and seeking to live for Him.
  • Nantes RPC – Give thanks for the refreshing times of rest which we and other members of our fellowship experienced over the summer months. Join us in thanking God for the men who preached and led the services during Andrew’s absence and pray that their gifts may develop more in the months and years to come.
  • Nantes RPC – Give thanks that we have been able to meet each Lord’s Day, despite the restrictions imposed because of the Covid crisis. Despite obvious difficulties, we have had a number of visitors coming to our services and we are thankful for that.

 

 

30th August – 5th September

  • Carrickfergus RPC – Please be praying for the outreach on Thursday in the market.
  • REMEMBER Matthew Magee as he begins a year of Short Term Service in Shaftesbury congregation. PRAY that this will be a time of growth for him and a blessing to the congregation.
  • GIVE THANKS for the success of the online camps and the hard work of the committees and camp teams in making them possible. PRAY that the young people will be encouraged in their faith through talks, Thoughts for the Day and literature which has been provided by the camp teams.
  • PRAY that our normal congregational activities in Lisburn would recommence in a safe and secure environment.
  • Nantes RPC – GIVE THANKS for the spirit of unity and love that has been so evident in recent months during the time of pandemic. PRAY that as church life continues to be difficult, the church members would continue to look to the needs of others and seek for ways to show love and kindness to those inside and outside the fellowship.
  • Convoy RPC – Please pray that God would use the preaching of  his powerful word to mould us into the people he wants us to be.
  • Covenant Christian Fellowship, Galway – Pray for Billy and Mary as they seek God’s guidance and provision for a new house in Galway and for others who are also seeking suitable accommodation here.
  • Schools: Continue to pray for pupils returning to school after such a long period away. Pray that both pupils and teachers would continue to adapt to the changes that have been put in place to create a safe learning environment. Pray for our Christian teachers that despite the uncertainty and upheaval to school that they would shine as lights and have opportunities to share of the hope and peace they have in Jesus Christ.
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