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God is in Charge: A Prayer for our Nation

Last week saw the UK voting in favour of leaving the European Union. For many this has been a difficult decision. Whilst some consider it to be a great new opportunity for us, others have expressed fear, disappointment and anger at the result.

At times like this it is important that we pray for our nation and remind ourselves that God is in charge and that He can be trusted.

Psalm 46 says this:

‘Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts…

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.’ (Psalm 46:6, 10-11)

So, maybe you’d like to join us by praying this prayer:

Heavenly Father,

We still our hearts before you.

In this time of uncertainty we choose to put our trust in you, Lord of the Nations.

We ask for your protection over the United Kingdom at this time, and for other nations in Europe, as they consider their own position in the EU. We ask for peace and unity among those who differ. And would you still the hearts of all who feel fearful or disappointed, helping them to trust in you as the one who holds the nations in your hands.

In the midst of financial uncertainty, would you protect the poorest and provide for those in greatest need. May our nation be governed by a generous, welcoming and compassionate spirit, and may we remain committed to standing up for the vulnerable.

We pray for our Government and all those in power. We pray for David Cameron’s successor and we ask that you would give them wisdom about how to negotiate the challenges of this new season.

Above all, we ask that you would be exalted among the nations. We pray that your Kingdom would come and your will would be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. For yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever.

Amen.

 

 

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