Summer Prayer – 4 August 2021

Each Wednesday night throughout the summer, we have the pleasure of hearing from some of our church family who have taken the time to record a video for us – sharing their stories, and inviting us to join with them in prayer.

This week, we’re joined by Peter McClelland, our youth worker here in Wellington, and by James Gourley who is currently undertaking a summer internship with International Justice Mission.

We want to join with Peter in giving thanks to God for His goodness and faithfulness to us, so clearly evident in the lives and journeys of many of our young people in Wellington, especially in this last season.  Let’s join Peter in praying for –

  • All of our young people in Wellington and indeed across our town and our land.  It’s certainly been a different and difficult year for them and we want to bring them before our mighty God in prayer.
  • The relationships with young people that Peter and others have been investing in throughout the pandemic and are now re-energising through Summer Groups and our Summer Week.
  • The leaders and volunteers of our Youth Club which hasn’t been able to meet at all over the last year.  Let’s pray for them as they now reestablish those important connections with young people across the town, especially through their activity programme that’s running this week.
  • September and all of the wisdom and guidance that we need as we seek to safely restart some of our youth organisations in the church.

Let’s also give thanks for all of the work that James has been involved in so far and join him in praying for –

  • A smooth move back to England with minimal impact on his working life.
  • IJM’s involvement with many different festivals across the UK.  Let’s pray that the organisation would still be able connect with people and inspire a passion for justice despite so many summer events having to move online.

Summer Prayer – 28 July 2021

Each Wednesday night throughout the summer, we’re hearing from some of our church family who have taken the time to record a video for us – sharing their stories, and inviting us to join with them in prayer.

It’s wonderful to hear this week from both Matthew and Mark who are currently training for ordained ministry within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Let’s join Mark and Matthew in praying for –

– Good rhythms of work and rest as they continue to serve and study as well as giving the time that they need to family, friends, and their own discipleship and refreshment.
– Godly wisdom as they both continue to teach, preach, visit and pastor the church families that they are serving with.
– The staff and leadership at Union Theological College as they navigate changing restrictions and new ways of learning.

Let’s also give thanks for the church families of Ballykeel Presbyterian Church, Buckna Presbyterian Church, and 1st Magherafelt Presbyterian Church as they welcome, journey with and serve alongside Matthew and Mark.

We also want to pray this week for Lee Eagleson and the important work that he’s involved with in Belfast.

Lee and the Trinity Church community are preparing to leave their building on Berry Street and move to Somerton Road with the hope that their new location will become a real hub for discipleship, mission, and the equipping of new leaders. They hope to see a network of leaders grow out of Somerton Road and begin to pioneer and plant new communities throughout the city. Let’s join Lee in praying for –

– The move to the new building. Pray for wisdom in how to organise it. Pray for finance to make necessary changes.
– New people. Musicians, technical people and people to work with children would be great additions. Pray for new communities leaders.
– Clear vision. Give thanks that Lee has been sensing God’s leading over the pandemic. Pray for boldness to articulate this and step into it. Thank God for wise counsellors who are helping crystallise this.
– A deepening relationship with the church family here in Wellington.
– Blossoms, a ministry helping mums in need. It has great potential but is still in its infancy. Pray for the pastoral role that is developing beyond the hamper and clothes given.
– The gift of the Holy Spirit and prayer. Pray for Lee and his community to step into their calling as missionaries and see people in their neighbourhoods and networks coming to faith.

Summer Prayer – 21 July 2021

Our weekly prayer time is going to look a little bit different throughout July and August. Each week, we’re going to see some familiar faces from our church family who have taken a little bit of time to record a video for us – sharing some of their stories, and inviting us to join with them in prayer.

We’re really thankful this week for Andrew and Sophie who are going to tell us a little bit about their time on mission with Exodus and Porstewart CSSM this summer. Let’s join with Andrew and Sophie in praying for –

– Urban Soul and the Barnardos Centre in Dublin that Andrew and his team had the opportunity to partner with.
– The different people that Andrew’s Exodus team met and shared the good news of Jesus with.
– The important friendships that formed on that Exodus team.

– All of the different children and young people who Sophie and the whole Portstewart CSSM team got to spend time with this year.
– God to continue working powerfully in the lives of all of those children.
– The other Scripture Union teams and camps this summer, many of whom are still looking for a few extra helping hands and trying to navigate changing restrictions.

Thanks again to Andrew and Sophie for sharing, and thank you for joining us in praying for these two amazing people, their teams and all of the wonderful work that they’ve been a part of.

PCI – Let’s Pray (1st August – 7th August 2021)

Let’s Pray is a weekly resource from PCI, providing prayer topics and requests for the coming week running from Sunday to Saturday. It features prayers and requests concerning all aspects of the life and work of the Church, with a major emphasis on Global Mission and Mission in Ireland.

PCI – Let’s Pray (11th July – 17th July 2021)

Let’s Pray is a weekly resource from PCI, providing prayer topics and requests for the coming week running from Sunday to Saturday. It features prayers and requests concerning all aspects of the life and work of the Church, with a major emphasis on Global Mission and Mission in Ireland.

PCI – Let’s Pray (4th July – 10th July 2021)

Let’s Pray is a weekly resource from PCI, providing prayer topics and requests for the coming week running from Sunday to Saturday. It features prayers and requests concerning all aspects of the life and work of the Church, with a major emphasis on Global Mission and Mission in Ireland.

PCI – Let’s Pray (27th June – 3rd July 2021)

Let’s Pray is a weekly resource from PCI, providing prayer topics and requests for the coming week running from Sunday to Saturday. It features prayers and requests concerning all aspects of the life and work of the Church, with a major emphasis on Global Mission and Mission in Ireland.

PCI – Let’s Pray (20th June – 26th June 2021)

Let’s Pray is a weekly resource from PCI, providing prayer topics and requests for the coming week running from Sunday to Saturday. It features prayers and requests concerning all aspects of the life and work of the Church, with a major emphasis on Global Mission and Mission in Ireland.

PCI – Let’s Pray (13th June – 19th June 2021)

Let’s Pray is a weekly resource from PCI, providing prayer topics and requests for the coming week running from Sunday to Saturday. It features prayers and requests concerning all aspects of the life and work of the Church, with a major emphasis on Global Mission and Mission in Ireland.

PCI – Let’s Pray (6th June – 12th June 2021)

Let’s Pray is a weekly resource from PCI, providing prayer topics and requests for the coming week running from Sunday to Saturday. It features prayers and requests concerning all aspects of the life and work of the Church, with a major emphasis on Global Mission and Mission in Ireland.