Saturday

 Pray for “GROWTH IN GIVING WITHIN ABBEY”  

[Finances for the work of the Lord in Abbey and though-out His Kingdom]

If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.”  Deuteronomy 15:7-8

 

WEEK 1

PRAYERFUL AND SACRIFICIAL GIVING

  • Pray that the Lord’s work within Abbey (or elsewhere) will be financially supported by our congregation.
  • Pray that you will find inspiration to offer your skills, abilities or knowledge to do the Lord’s work in Abbey or to offer assistance to others as they faithfully serve our Lord.

PRAYER HANDBOOK and CHURCH MAGAZINES

  • Pray blessings on the distributor of “Prayer Handbooks” and the distributors of the “Presbyterian Herald” and “ReachOut” magazines – We pray that we will read and use each publication as inspired by the Holy Spirit.

 

WEEK 2

COMMUNITY PRAYERS

  • Pray for all those, within our church or community, who are experiencing physical or emotional pain, due to ill health, anxiety, bereavement, unemployment and/or debt.
  • Pray for the “Christians Against Poverty” group as they seek to help people out of debt.
  • Pray for, and offer help to, the aged and infirm, within our community, who may have difficulty in paying for heating or food costs.
  • Prayerfully offer “company and friendship” to our lonely and dependent neighbours.

 

WEEK 3

LOCAL SCHOOLS

  • Pray for Mrs Quinn, Principal designate, of the new Abbey Community College that she, her vice principals, teachers, staff and students will be blessed with a very successful 2015 and that the merger of two schools will be a complete success.
  • Pray also that “Hollybank Primary School” and the “Monkstown Nursery School” will have a successful 2015.

 

WEEK 4

THE “PERSECUTED” CHUCH.

  • Pray for the Christian communities, who are in great danger because of their faith in Christ, pray that aid and protection will be available to all those displaced and that threats from certain Muslim countries will cease.

 

WEEK 5

COMMUNITY RECREATION & LOCAL BUSINESSES

  • Pray for the Monkstown Community Centre, Boxing and Sports clubs
  • Pray for long-lasting commercial success of all the businesses and enterprises within our community. Pray also that new industries and will be attracted to our community.