March 1st is St David’s Day, celebrated in memory of the patron saint of Wales, St David (or in Welsh, Dewi Sant). The Anglican Archbishop of Wales, the Most Rev’d Dr Barry Morgan, has written a special prayer for ‘Pray and Fast’:
God our Father,
You called your servant David to uphold the Christian faith amongst the people of Wales,
to encourage them by his observance of fasting and obedience,
and to show them compassion through small acts of great love.
As light is poured onto the mountain-tops and as fresh rain is sprinkled on the hills,
help us to be good carers of one another and of Your great and glorious Creation.