The Church of Ireland Youth Department is encouraging parishes across the island to set aside Sunday, 14th February, to pray for young people and everyone who serves them through youth ministry. The last Sunday before Lent is designated by the House of Bishops as a Day of Prayer for Young People and Youth Ministry.
National Youth Officer Simon Henry says: “The CIYD Day of Prayer has gone from strength to strength over the past few years with widespread engagement across the island. Now more than ever, we need to continue to pray for our young people and engage them in prayer to foster and encourage a real and life–long relationship with God our Father. God is our ever–present hope in trouble and let us use the Day of Prayer to remind our young people of that this year.”
A book published by CIYD for this day in 2019 is available with lots of ideas of how to pray – just email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy; the book is also available in a PDF format.