The United Diocese of Down And Dromore

Prayer & Worship

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

MAY 2017

Link Diocese of Northern Argentina – 7th May
Bishop – Nick Drayson

• From 2–14th May we hold our annual Bible School for new leaders in the indigenous churches. Please pray for those studying and those teaching. Especially for course director David Stokes. Also for the extension studies being set up throughout the diocese, using the Abundant Life course.
• For the three newly appointed suffragan bishops Crisanto, Mateo and Urbano, as they work closely with the Diocesan bishop Nick Drayson in visiting pastors in widely scattered rural communities.
• For the growing women and families´work, as it consolidates leadership.
• For the urban churches, small but growing, and archdeacon Hugo Vergara, who will beg visiting Belfast later in May.

Ballyholme – 14th May
Rector – Simon Dooga
Please pray for
• Our journey to transformation following the re–opening of St Columbanus after seven months of restoration work.
• The return of CMS missionaries Rory, Denise and Gideon Wilson as they relocate to Ballyholme after twelve years at Kiwoko Hospital Uganda.
• Karen Baker our Pastoral Assistant to the Elderly as she oversees our seniors programme and team of home visitors.
• Billy Fyffe our Youth Pastor as he encourages our young people to find their place and share their gifts at our 10 o’clock Sunday service.
• Laura Symon our Children’s Worker as she develops our Children’s Church and Praise Kids and works on a Care for the Family pilot project on faith in the home.

Ballymacarrett – 21st May
Rector – John Cunningham

• Pray that the parish continues to evolve in our challenging inner city environment.
• Pray that our efforts to engage with the local community bear fruit.
• Pray that younger committed Christians may come to what is now a mission field and put their faith into motion.
• That we may be able to engage someone to help in our team.

Ballywalter – 28th May
Rector – Sue Bell

• Our newly appointed Select Vestry as they look to improve the fabric and finance of the church.
• For God’s wisdom as we seek to explore giving to him financially in new ways.
• For the Holy Spirit to continue to work in the life of the church as we continue to move closer to him.
• Thanks to God for all he is and all he is achieving in building relationships in the Parish.
Thank you for praying