Prayer for the Day


October's Prayer for the Day

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1 October 2020Let us pray for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa: for wise leadership to steer the church well in the years ahead.
2 October 2020 Let us pray for the people of Guinea as the country marks its Independence Day today.
3 October 2020Let us pray for the people of Lesotho who will be celebrating their country’s Independence Day tomorrow.
4 October 2020Lord, make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. Amen
(after St Francis of Assisi)
5 October 2020On World Teachers’ Day, let us give thanks for all those who devote their lives and talents to education, and pray God’s blessing on all teachers today and every day.
6 October 2020Let us give thanks for USPG’s Standing in Solidarity campaign and pray that through it many more people will commit to racial justice, equality and reconciliation.
7 October 2020Let us pray for the Diocese Anglicana de Brasilia and its stance in support of marginalised people of colour in Brazil.
8 October 2020Let us pray with thanksgiving for the growth and witness of the Black Lives Matter movement - in America, in Brazil and all over the world.
9 October 2020Let us pray for the people of Uganda on the country’s Independence Day.
10 October 2020Let us pray for the people of Fiji as they mark their Independence Day today.
11 October 2020Loving God, we pray that through your grace and mercy,
you may bring strength, consolation and peace
to the thousands who have suffered and are yet suffering because of COVID-19
in Sri Lanka and the rest of the world. Amen.
12 October 2020Let us give thanks for the church in Sri Lanka and the way it has stepped up to support people affected by Covid-19.
13 October 2020Let us pray for those in Sri Lanka whose livelihoods have been hardest hit by Covid-19, including daily wage earners and people working in the tourism and hospitality industries.
14 October 2020Let us pray for help to re-examine our relationship with the world around us in our own reactions and responses to Covid-19.
15 October 2020On this International Day of Rural Women, let us pray for the programmes run by USPG’s partner churches in various parts of the world, aimed at empowering women and girls living in rural areas.
16 October 2020On World Food Day, let us pray for Sri Lanka’s farmers, also hard hit by Covid-19 and doing all they can to grow the crops that will feed the nation.
17 October 2020Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, so let us pray for strength and resolve to eliminate poverty in all its forms around the world.
18 October 2020Christ the hope of glory, our praise is in the Gospel.
Help us to proclaim in word and deed
the wholesome medicine of the Gospel
with love and power to heal, in the name of Christ. Amen.
19 October 2020Let us pray for all involved in the healing ministry of the Church across the world.
20 October 2020Let us pray for all who live with HIV and Aids and all who support and care for them.
21 October 2020Let us give thanks for USPG's Journey With Us programme and the way it has helped foster good relationships between USPG and our partner churches overseas.
22 October 2020Let us give thanks for how USPG's Journey With Us programme has enabled people to find their way into ministry and mission.
23 October 2020Let us pray for all the people who were meant to be on placements with USPG's Journey With Us and Expanding Horizons this year, whose plans have now been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
24 October 2020Let us pray for everyone involved in the running of USPG's Journey With Us and Expanding Horizons programmes, especially for those in the host countries receiving people on placement.
25 October 2020God of yesterday, today and for ever,
Thank you that in you we may affirm our heritage and forge new paths,
Pour your blessing upon your church as we commemorate the past,
seek your will in the present and lay our plans for the future before you. Amen.
26 October 2020Let us pray for all the cathedral ministries in the Province of the West Indies, for their service in the mission of Christ and the development of nations.
27 October 2020Let us pray for the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines as they celebrate their Independence Day today.
28 October 2020Let us pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies, that its churches will be a source of support and comfort to many.
29 October 2020Let us pray for the completion of the ongoing restorative work being done on the structure of St George’s Cathedral in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
30 October 2020Let us pray for the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines safe during this year’s hurricane season.
31 October 2020On World Cities Day, let us pray for churches that are based in urban areas, that they may be a place of solace and nurturing for all weary city dwellers.