Tonight we meet for prayer in Moneydig at 8pm. Each Wednesday evening we gather for bible study and prayer on a week about basis. There are usually 10 – 12 people meeting in what is a friendly and encouraging environment. Our prayer time is structured in a way to help people to pray who maybe haven’t prayed in public before or who feel uncomfortable with the idea of praying in an open meeting like this. Our prayer time is guided so that we begin with worshiping God for who he is. It is important we come to God simply becuase he is God and not becuase we want something from him. 191120 Prayer Meeting

Confession and forgiveness are an important part of our prayer time. We acknowledge our need of God’s forgiveness in our own lives and celebrate how he not only forgives but completely cleanses us from all unrighteousness, clothing us in the righteousness of Christ. An incredible concept for any of us to get our heads around. It is the realisation of all Christ has done that motivates us to be a forgiving people. During our prayer time we are encouraged to forgive any who might have wronged us. This is an important part of our relationship with God becuase it frees us from those feelings of bitterness and resentment which harms only ourselves.

As with many prayer times we ask God to act on behalf of our families, communities and wider world as we pray for others. The Presbyterian Church in Ireland very helpfully produce a Let’s Pray resource which helps us pray for the local church and the wider global church.

Everyone is welcome to come along each Wednesday. It doesn’t matter if you have no faith, a young faith filled with questions or if you have walked this life for many years. Prayer is for everyone and we look forward to journeying with you as we all learn how to pray.

TIDES from Presbyterian Church in Ireland on Vimeo.

Other resources that might help with prayer include.

Tearfund Prayer Diary 

Tides Daily Devotional