Pray for the plight of farmers this harvest

allef vinicius 170958 unsplashAs communities across the United Reformed Church celebrate Harvest this autumn, Christians are being encouraged to include rural communities in their prayers.

From a winter remembered for ‘The beast from the east’ to a prolonged drought over the summer, the extreme weather has brought hardship to farmers.

The Revd Elizabeth Clarke, United Reformed Church and Methodist Rural Officer for Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre, has collated ideas for harvest services, and written prayers to help churches focus on the realities of food production this Harvest season.

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