ISSUED BY THE PRESBYTERY OFFICERS of the GENERAL PRESBYTERY OF THE FREE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ULSTER
As Moderator, Deputy Moderator and Clerk of the General Presbytery of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, we recognise in the light of Scripture that Almighty God, in His displeasure with us for our wilful transgression of His holy law, has, by means of the Coronavirus Pandemic, sovereignly and solemnly sent forth a call to our hearts to seek Him.
Therefore, we hereby issue a plea that the Lord’s people in our Free Presbyterian Churches give themselves to special prayer; to repent before Him of our sins against Him, to plead for His mercy in these present days of national and international crisis, to cry to Him to graciously give revival to His Church and spiritual awakening among the lost, and that He would mercifully reverse this pandemic.
Recognising that measures already in place mean that we are not able to gather for public worship, we as Presbytery Officers would ask God’s people to set aside the afternoon hours between 2pm and 4pm this coming Lord’s Day, March 29th, and in our homes and with our families give ourselves to this special season of prayer as outlined above.
We would request every minister, by all possible means, to inform his people of this appointed season of prayer and to encourage them to enter into it with all earnestness, believing that what the Lord has said in His Word remains true and relevant – “…if I send pestilence among my people; if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land,” 2 Chronicles 7:13-14.
Revs. Gordon Dane, John Armstrong and John Greer