The United Diocese of Down And Dromore

Prayer & Worship


Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

November 2017

Helen’s Bay – 3 December
Rector: Timothy Kinahan

  • That we may continue to grow in depth of faith and commitment.
  • That all the Christmas events may not just be fun, but meaningful and transformative too.
  • That new members may volunteer to join the choir.
  • That a smile may not just be on our lips, but in our eyes and lives.

Hillsborough – 10 December
Rector: Bryan Follis, Curate: David Martin

  • Give thanks for the ministry of Frank Dillon, Youth Pastor among young people in Hillsborough and pray for the ‘Get Connected’ youth Service being held on the evening of Sunday 10 December.
  • For the team from Hillsborough Parish visiting every home in Hillsborough throughout this week to invite people to our Carol Service.  Pray that their efforts would be effective.
  • Our Carols by Candlelight Service on Sunday 17 December will have an evangelistic epilogue. Ask God to bless it, that it would be a fruitful service and draw people to Jesus Christ.

Holywood – 17 December
Rector: Gareth Harron

  • For Angela, the parish’s recently appointed Children’s and Family Worker as she continues to get to know the team and serves in Holywood.
  • For outreach opportunities as the parish hosts Christmas carol services and events for organisations, schools and the community.
  • For the light of Christ to shine brightly in Holywood in 2018 as the parish joins other local churches in Hope Holywood, a programme of events in May.
  • For the holistic ministry of the parish– seeking to be alert and responsive to the needs of parishioners and others in body, mind and spirit.

Christmas in our parishes – 24 December

  • Pray that we would be people of hope, joy and peace in this frantic season.
  • That many would attend our Christmas services and that the message of the incarnation would change many lives.
  • Stamina and grace for our clergy at this especially busy time of year.

The year ahead in the diocese – 31 December

  • Give thanks for the year that has past and for all that God has done within the Diocese.
  • Pray for our Parishes in the year ahead, that they would seek first the Kingdom of God.
  • Pray for Bishop Harold and our clergy, that God would renew and refresh their hearts for another year of ministry.
  • Pray for all the staff and volunteers who work tirelessly within our parishes, and for the busy team in Church House. Pray that God would strengthen and encourage them as they serve him in this New Year.

Thank you for praying