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Day of Prayer for young people

Posted on: January 25, 2016 5:21 PM
Children and young people using an interactive prayer idea to pray for Ireland
Photo Credit: Church of Ireland
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[ACNS] Churches and Christians in Ireland are being asked to spend a day in prayer for young people and youth ministry across the island on Sunday 7 February. The Church of Ireland has called the day of Prayer following the success of the first day of prayer last year which saw a number of dioceses offer prayer spaces, worship services and ‘prayer and pancake’ parties which were attended by people of all ages.

“At each of these events, the focus was on praying for the needs of young people and for the youth leaders and ministries that serve them,” a spokesman for the Province said.

The day of prayer has been organised by the Church of Ireland’s youth department with the support of the church’s archbishops and bishops

A resource pack has been produced to help people organise events either on 7 February or on another Sunday. It contains “a selection of prayer ideas that can be used during a service, with some for praying aloud and others as a stimulus for silent prayer or a more interactive form of prayer, including writing and drawing,” the Province says.

“These can be used during the Prayers of the People or in any other way that those leading services may consider appropriate. The aim is that the prayers would simply slot in and be part of the rhythm of the worship on that day.”

Resource packs are also available to people who would like to pray at home, by emailing the Church of Ireland’s Youth Ministry Development Officer, Amy McCrea.