Monday Pray for all the staff of ICM and the Trustees as they seek to develop the work of the Mission. For the Chairman of ICM, Rev. Brian Courtney, and the board of Trustees that oversees the work of the society. Pray for the staff of ICM: Rev. Eddie Coulter (Superintendent), Rev. John McClure (Deputy Superintendent), David Martin (Pastor of Immanuel Church Dublin), Jeremy Haworth (student pastor), Ruth Bridcut (Women's Worker), Mark Ryan (Street outreach), Davood (Iranian worker), Ivan and Monica (MTS apprentices), and Olive Stewart and Barbara Lowndes (secretaries in the Dublin and Belfast offices respectively).
Tuesday Pray for the work of John McClure in Northern Ireland amongst alcoholics, drug addicts and families devastated by suicide. Pray for the people he visits, the Bible studies he conducts, and for God’s help and power to minister to those in need. In the Republic of Ireland, Mark Ryan is our street outreach worker in Dublin. He is involved in evangelistic outreach and speaks at 'The Happy Hour' Bible study on Tuesday nights for those who came off the streets into ICM for Gospel ministry.
Wednesday Thank God for the work of our full-time staff, David Martin, Jeremy Haworth, and Ruth Bridcut, as well as our apprentices, Ivan and Monica amongst students. Pray for plans to evangelize international students in our DIO July summer outreach. Pray for the growth of the MTS apprenticeship in ICM and around Ireland that trains up young men and women for Gospel ministry in Ireland.
Thursday The vision of ICM is to evangelize the peoples of Ireland. Our mission to achieve this goal is to recruit and train up a new generation of Gospel workers. We are currently developing a church planting programme, seeking to recruit Mission Partners to plant churches throughout Ireland. Please pray that the Lord will continue to send workers into the 'harvest field' and that we will be able to send many Mission Partners throughout Ireland in the years ahead.
Friday Pray for the work of ICM amongst people from overseas who have come to seek asylum, or study, or work in Ireland. Each Friday afternoon (from 12.30-2.00pm), ICM host an ‘English corner’ where international students, Asylum-seekers and overseas workers are able to practice their English conversation skills with staff and helpers from ICM. This is proving very popular, and from it we offer a Bible –study for those who seek to understand the Gospel.
Saturday Pray for the people of Ireland that God may be pleased to bless us through the preaching of the Gospel, and that many Irish men and women may become followers of Jesus Christ.
Sunday Pray for the ICM church plant, Immanuel Church Dublin, that meets on Sunday mornings at 11am and 6.45pm. Thank God that the church has been growing slowly over the past few years, especially with asylum-seekers and students. Pray that growth will continue steadily as God’s Word is preached faithfully and God’s people are faithful in prayer.