What is prayer?

  • Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving.
  • It is “the chief exercise of faith” (John Calvin)  … the very opposite of self-dependence.

What motivates prayer?

Prayer is motivated by the truth of the Bible…

  • We come to a merciful Father who loves us!
  • We come in Jesus Christ, his only Son, in whom we have full, free, unhindered communion with God, all the time, thanks to his death and resurrection!
  • We come with the help of the Spirit, who unites us with Jesus, as one family, and gives to us faith, hope and love, as we hear God’s word!

When do we pray together?

Apart from praying together in Sunday worship, we also pray at these times:

  • Sunday morning, 11:00 – 11:30am, Howth  (before the service)
  • Tuesday morning, 7:00 – 7:30am, 10 Ard Na Mara, Malahide  (i.e. the manse)
  • Friday morning, 7:00 – 7:30am, 10 Ard Na Mara, Malahide
  • In our weekly Small Group Bible-studies
  • Some people have also taken their own initiative to form little prayer groups (of perhaps of two or three people), meeting regularly according to their own schedules.

To help us pray for one another, we also have a ‘prayer circular’ (Howth) that is sent via email, every two weeks, to all in the Howth congregation. Everyone in Howth can contribute to this. Contact Míċeál Bolger (coordinator), via

Would you like someone to pray for you?

If you would like prayer for any particular needs or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Alastair, any of the elders, or your Small Group leader, who will be glad to pray with you and for you.