Church of England Diocese of Hereford Ludford

Prayer Calendar

Of the many thousands of good causes and campaigns that appeal for support, we choose some that resonate with the life and work of our church and congregation.  Here we list some of those included in our prayers during this year's worship.  In the current global climate crisis, "green" topics are of particular significance.  

All of 2020 - Christian Aid Year of Prayer for Climate Justice - DETAILS

18th-25th January - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - DETAILS

20th-26th January - Big Energy Saving Week - DETAILS

21st January - National Hug Day 

26th January - World Leprosy Day - DETAILS

27th January - Holocaust Memorial Day - DETAILS 

30th January - Young Carers Awareness Day - DETAILS

1st-8th February - National Storytelling Week - Tell the greatest story of all time! - DETAILS

2nd February - World Wetlands Day - DETAILS

3rd-9th February - Children's Mental Health Week - DETAILS

4th February - World Cancer Day - DETAILS

5th-29th February - Climate Coalition "Show the Love" - DETAILS

9th February - Racial Justice Sunday - a Churches Together in Britain & Ireland initiative.

10th February - International Epilepsy Day - DETAILS 

14th February - International Book-giving Day - Give someone a Bible! - DETAILS

16th February - Universal Day of Prayer for Students - Celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in February since 1898.

17th February - Random Acts of Kindness Day - Could any Christian not join in?

22nd February - 1st March - Real Bread Week - Celebrate one of the elements of the eucharist; a campaign for healthy, additive-free bread - DETAILS

23rd February - Church Action on Poverty Sunday - DETAILS

24th February - 8th March - Fairtrade Fortnight - DETAILS 

3rd March - WHO's World Hearing Day - Pray for those who cannot hear the word of God - DETAILS

5th March - World Book Day - A golden opportunity to celebrate and promote the greatest book of all - DETAILS 

6th March - Women's World Day of Prayer - Prepared by the women of Zimbabwe: Rise! Take your mat and walk - DETAILS

8th March - International Women's Day - #EachforEqual - DETAILS

8th-14th March - World Glaucoma Week - DETAILS

20th March - 13th April - The Great British Spring Clean - Organised by the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign - #gbspringclean - DETAILS

21st March - UN International Day of Forests - DETAILS

21st March - World Down Syndrome Day - DETAILS 

22nd March - World Water Day - DETAILS

28th March, 8.30-9.30pm - Earth Hour - Join in a world-wide movement to turn off all lights for 1 hour in recognition of the climate crisis - DETAILS 

30th March - World Bipolar Day - DETAILS

30th March - 5th April - World Autism Awareness Week - DETAILS

April - UK Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - DETAILS

7th April - WHO World Health Day - DETAILS

11 April - World Parkinson's Day - DETAILS

16th April - World Voice Day - DETAILS

17th April - World Haemophilia Day - DETAILS

20th-26th April - MS Awareness Week - DETAILS

22nd April - Earth Day - This year is the 50th anniversary for this event - DETAILS

25th April - WHO World Malaria Day - DETAILS

25th April - 1st May - Allergy Awareness Week - DETAILS

27th April - 3rd May - National Gardening Week - DETAILS

May - Skin Cancer Awareness Month - DETAILS

4th - 10th May - Red Cross Week - DETAILS

4th - 10th May - Deaf Awareness Week - DETAILS

5th May - International Day of the Midwife - DETAILS

5th May - World Asthma Day - DETAILS

8th May - World Ovarian Cancer Day - DETAILS

9th May - World Fair Trade Day - DETAILS

9th May - National Schizophrenia Awareness Day - DETAILS

10th - 16th May - Christian Aid Week - DETAILS

10th - 24th May - Pray for Schools Fortnight

11th - 15th May - Water Saving Week - DETAILS

11th - 17th May - Dying Matters Week - DETAILS

11th - 17th May - National Vegetarian Week - DETAILS

12th May - International Nurses Day - DETAILS

15th May - International Day of Families - DETAILS

17th May - National Sports Sunday (run by Sports Chaplaincy UK) - DETAILS

17th May - International Children's Day - DETAILS

18th - 24th May - Mental Health Awareness Week - DETAILS

20th - 26th May - National Epilepsy Week - DETAILS 

28th May - World Hunger Day - DETAILS

30th May - World MS Day - DETAILS

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