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Prayer Diary for October 

The fruit of the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Gal 5: 22-3

St Mary’s

Pray for a generous response to the appeal for Littlehampton Food Bank, for its volunteers and for those accessing its services each week.
Pray for the work of Farm Africa providing support to communities whose food security has been severely disrupted by both COVID-19 and locust swarms.

Our Community

Pray for God’s blessing on those who live in Hunters Mews and Furlong Close, Fontwell.
Pray for new and expectant mothers that they would feel supported and not isolated.
Pray for those who care for family members and for families living with long term illness.

Our Nation

Pray for integrity and honesty in discussions with the EU as the deadline for a trade deal approaches.
Pray for students starting at University this month with the additional challenges of COVID-19 restrictions.
Pray for continued progress in the development and testing of possible vaccines and for cooperation across national borders. 

The World

This month we focus on Asia:
Pray for lasting and positive outcomes following recent peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan authorities.
Pray for the families in Pakistan whom we support through the Barnabas Fund Food Programme.

The Church

Pray for those who will be ordained as Deacons and Priests in services across the Diocese this month.
Give thanks for the beauty of creation and God’s generous provision and pray for initiatives which benefit the environment and ensure a fairer distribution of resources.