Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

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Seagoe2nd June 2024

Rector: Terence Cadden, Curate: Stuart Moles

  • Give thanks for new people coming to church and for some people having come to faith recently.
  • Give thanks for one of our young people who recently spent a month in Uganda with Stranmillis College and Fields of Life.
  • Pray for the new Select Vestry, that they will settle into their role and be guided in all they do and that they will continue to develop the planned renovations to the interior of the church.
  • That our children’s and youth ministry will make the most of the build–up to summer and that the summer schemes will bring blessing to all involved.
  • Pray that the whole parish will seek God together and be given the grace to follow where He leads.

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Banbridge: Seapatrick9th June 2024

Rector: Vacant, Curate: Anna Williams

  • As summer approaches, give thanks with us for all that God has been doing by His Spirit, among us, in us, and through us; and pray that summer would be a time of rest and refreshment in the Lord, as well as a season of growth for us as disciples.
  • Please join us in praying for our youth and children’s ministries: for all the plans and preparations that need to be made for summer camps, trips and days out, and our Holiday Bible Clubs in August. We want to point our young people to Jesus.
  • Our Annual Summer Fayre takes place on Saturday 15 June: pray that it would run smoothly, for good weather, for good crowds attending, and for a good day of building relationships within our church family and across our community.
  • We’re looking forward to the arrival of our new Rector, the Revd Willie Nixon, and his family, at the end of the summer. Please pray for them as they prepare to move and ask God to fill Willie afresh with His Spirit, to empower and equip him, and to give him a fresh vision for Kingdom ministry here in Banbridge and Seapatrick.

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Diocesan Synod16th June 2024

Our Synod for 2024 will take place on Thursday 20 June in St Mark’s Dundela

  • We pray for Bishop David in his leadership of the diocese and as he delivers his Presidential address to Synod.
  • For the presence of the Holy Spirit in all the proceedings and that Synod members, clerical and lay, would be guided into wise decisions.
  • We pray for the mission and unity of the diocese, that we would go forward together with purpose, confidence, and courage.

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Lurgan: Shankill23rd June 2024

Rector: Mark Harvey, Vicar: Rodney Blair

  • Pray for our youth and children’s programmes and community outreach events taking place over the summer months – that good connections will be made and that young and old might find faith in Christ.
  • Give thanks for the provision of the 412 Centre (the old Busmen’s mission hall), next door to the Jethro Centre, for use as a youth and community outreach space.
  • Pray for the appointment of a new manager for the Jethro Centre – that the Lord will clearly call the right person to lead the Centre in continuing to work missionally with the parish.
  • Give thanks for the successful completion of major structural repair works to the parish church costing over £1m. As we move on to a programme of internal reordering and refurbishment, please pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our listening and decision making.

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Tullylish30th June 2024

Minister in charge: Robert Smyth

  • In mid–May we held a new youth event for young adults. Pray that this group would gain traction; that it would start as it means to continue, as an opportunity to present the true gospel to young adults, 11–18 year–olds; that good questions and conversations would flourish and that a new generation of young disciples would be raised.
  • We want to thank God for all His blessings to All Saints’, Tullylish and for sure signs of growth, both numerically and spiritually.  We are actively seeking the face of God at this time with a mandate of ‘Knowing Christ and Making Him Known’.  Pray that we would be equipped to do this as we reach out to the lost in the area; that we would be presented with open doors and opportunities to proclaim and teach; that new methods would be explored and blessed; that we would continue to develop gospel partnerships with those overseas. 
  • We want to be ‘hungry’ for God and His Word, not just to know more about Him but to really know Him and to be known by Him; we want to gather for worship expectantly and humbly to be moulded into the likeness of Christ as the Bible is opened, preached and taught; we want to sing whole–hearted songs of praise; we want to continually put our trust in His promises; that God would do His work, by His Spirit, through His Word. 
  • We would ask for blessing on all our various groupings and fellowships – that we would continually love and care for one another but at the hub of the wheel we would want to be Christ focused and ‘be found in Him.’

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