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Prayer Diary for October

But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Matthew 13:23

St Mary’s

Pray for our Harvest Festival service and for the charities which will receive the goods donated.
Pray for the work of Farm Africa helping famers to develop businesses and grow their incomes to reduce poverty, while protecting their local environment.
Pray for individuals to come forward to fill the various vacancies.

Our Community

This month we are praying for the Holly Tree Pub, business and organisations working from Bookers Yard and our local businesses. May they receive the support they need to continue.
Pray for deliberations as responses to the A27 Bypass Further Consultation are considered.

Our Nation

Pray for discussions leading up to 31st October and the resulting relationship between Britain and the EU.
Pray for those who foster children and seek to offer a loving, supportive environment.
Pray for students returning at the start of the new term, for young people leaving home to study for the first time and parents adjusting to this change.
Pray for those whose livelihood depends on working the land and for all who work to provide our food.

The World

This month we pray for the USA and Canada
Pray for communities affected by Hurricane Dorian, for those who have lost loved ones and those left homeless.
Pray for those who will be elected to government in the Canadian Federal Election. 
Pray for agreement on the question of future pipelines that the effect on the environment and the need to protect indigenous rights will be taken into account.

The Church

Pray for Bishop Richard as he takes up his new appointment as Bishop of Hereford and pray for God’s calling and direction for his successor.
Pray for churches working in partnership with local organisations to alleviate food poverty, poverty, mental health and loneliness.