DRY is based in the diocese of Derry and Raphoe in the North West of Ireland / N.Ireland. Our bishop is Rt Rev Ken Good and we work with rectors, youth leaders and young people across 48 parishes in an effort to bring the reality and relevance of the Christian Gospel into their lives.
In attempting to do this vital work, we realise it is only through faithful people praying that anything of value can be achieved. To this end, we would love you to join us in praying the following prayer:
We recognise the weakness of human effort in attempting to do anything without You first ordaining it to be so. We pray that You would guide and direct the work of the youth department to be productive, helpful and of value to this diocese and the wider church.
We thank you for all those who serve tirelessly in their parishes - for our bishop, rectors, curates, church army assistants and youth leaders. We particularly thank you for all the work which is done with young people in Sunday schools, youth groups and Confirmation classes. We pray that You would bless this work and through the power of your Holy Spirit, would be constantly challenging and changing the lives of all who follow You to become more like Your Son Jesus Christ.
We thank you for our young people who are full of energy, passion and drive. We pray that they would direct all their efforts into those rewards which do not rust or decay, and they would seek to serve You first in Spirit and Truth. We ask forgiveness for when we have let them down, and their experience of church has not been up to the standard you expect from your followers. We pray that in spite of us, Your glory would still shine through.
We pray for the witness of the church, that you would protect us from spiritual attack, damaging gossip and a spirit of resignation when it comes to working with young people. We remember that You are Gracious and You hear our prayers when we ask in faith.
Thank You Lord and in Your mercy, hear our prayer.
Sincere thanks for praying this prayer for our diocese, clergy, youth leaders and young people.