Prayer Diary for the week

Our weekly Prayer Diary gives a particular topic to include in your prayers during this week.

15 September 2019

The Collect for Harvest Festival

Eternal God,
you crown the year with your goodness
and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season:
grant that we may use them to your glory,
for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Deanery Prayers this week for our Parish

Vicar : Susan Allman
Parish Deacon : Janet Trevithick
Reader : Roger Bryant
Church Wardens : Barbara Le Sueur and Sheila Hignell
Local Ministry Team : Peter Gordon, Barbara Le Sueur and Iain Windebank
Clergy with Permission to Officiate : Peter Kelly
Parish Administrator : Liz Miller

We give thanks to God for:

  • the generous and heartfelt response of the whole local community to the recent vandalism to the church roof and stained glass window.
  • the appointment of our new finance assistant.

We pray for:

  • today’s Harvest celebrations and for generous support for the appeal for Heathfield School and the Lennox Centre, in memory of Ben Mundy, who died in a road accident on the A27 in June.
  • Susan’s visit to our link Diocese of Sekondi in Ghana and St Peter’s Tarkwa from 17th to 30th September.

United Society Partners in the Gospel (USPG)

Words reflecting the concerns of its ‘Hope for the Future’ campaign.
Walk with love and care upon God’s good earth;
walk with awareness of God’s will for his creation;
walk with awe, gratitude and relentless determination
to fight for justice for the trees and the rivers
as well as the people by your side;
for all have their purpose in God’s comprehensive vision.

A Collect for St Peter’s Church

Father God,
thank you for our church and its people.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit,
so that our church may flourish;
help us to see you in everyone we meet;
and fill our lives with your praise;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.