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Prayer Diary for August

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’ Jeremiah 29: 12-13

St Mary’s

 Pray for all who will visit St Mary’s to lead or join us in worship during the holiday period.
 Pray for pastoral visitors in our Parish and for greater awareness of the needs of our own neighbours.

Our Community

This month we are praying for the residents of Copse Lane, Long Mead, Nash Way and Tye Lane.
Pray for teachers as they take a break over the school holidays and prepare for the new term ahead.
Pray for families moving into new housing developments in the area and ways to connect with them.   T

Our Nation

Pray for young people receiving their exam results this month and for the decisions they will make about their future.
Pray for those who have been made redundant in small or large scale closures that they would find alternative employment.
Pray for GPs as they seek to respond to increasing needs for their services, particularly in more deprived areas.

The World

This month we pray for Europe.
Pray for those risking the Mediterranean crossing to Europe, and for the response of the Southern European countries to those landing on their shores.  
Pray for those who will take up positions of leadership in the European Union Institutions in the coming months. This month we pray for Africa.

The Church

Pray for missionaries living overseas to share the gospel message.
Give thanks for Christians in sport, entertainment and the arts who are willing to speak out for their faith and pray they would inspire others.
Pray for the work of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) working to release families from poverty through debt counselling and community groups.