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Prayer Diary for June

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

St Mary’s

Pray for guidance in deciding when and how to safely reopen St Mary’s for prayer and worship in the coming months. 
Pray for those who live alone and for those who are finding living under restrictions hard mentally, physically or emotionally

Our Community

This month we pray for the residents of Yapton Lane and Lake Lane and for the staff of the Hilton Hotel.
Pray for a secure future for our local businesses as some are able to restart their work; pray for those who are self employed and those currently seeking work.
Give thanks and ask for God’s blessing on our Fathers and family life; for love, wisdom, patience and courage and the ability to juggle all the demands on their time.
Pray for those caring for a family member and those providing practical care and support for those who are vulnerable in our community.

Our Nation

Pray for continued guidance and wisdom for the government in its decisions and response to the Covid-19 situation.
Pray for the safety of all key workers.
Pray for the police and those tasked with enforcing continued restrictions, for their safety and a spirit of support and cooperation with them in this work.
Pray for headteachers, teachers, school staff and pupils as they work through the practicalities of reopening schools and ensuring a safe environment.
Pray for progress in UK-EU trade talks scheduled to take place this month, for a fair and workable agreement in areas of trade, justice and immigration.

The World

Pray for those living in refugee camps, now facing the spread of Covid-19 with few facilities and options for medical care.
Pray for transparency and honesty between national governments in sharing information as they tackle Covid-19 and seek to develop treatments and vaccines.

The Church

Pray for the new Bishops of Horsham, Revd Ruth Bushyager, and Lewes, Revd William Hazlewood as they prepare for their new ministries.
Pray for healthcare chaplains supporting patients and staff and enabling links with family members when they are not able to visit their relatives in hospitalPray for all who are anxious that they would know God’s peace within.