“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
1 Timothy 2:1-2
It’s an uncertain time politically for our nation. Brexit and the tensions in Parliament have dominated our headlines for weeks. As Christians, whatever our opinions may be, we are called to pray for our government. So, this advent, as we celebrate the arrival of the King of Kings…
How can we pray for our rulers, and our nation?
Here’s my prayer. I invite you to pray it with me – alone, or with your church community. Let’s join together in a crescendoing Amen and invite the Lord to steer us through these uncertain times…
“In this time of turmoil…
We pray for the Prime Minister and Party Leaders as they negotiate the political future of our nation:
Father, give them your wisdom and vision.
We pray for all in Parliament as they represent their communities:
Jesus, give them your humility and strength.
We pray for the media as they interpret events for the nation:
Holy Spirit, give them your truth and compassion.
We pray for ourselves, your Church, as we show your love to our neighbours:
Would we speak hope, embody courage and model unity in diversity.
Almighty God, we place our trust in you:
For yours is the kingdom the power and the glory, now and forever, Amen.”
How are you praying for the nation? Why not share your prayers in the comments below…
Carla Harding is the National Director for 24-7 Prayer Great Britain. Her life was hijacked by God in 1999 during a two hour stint in the first 24-7 Prayer Room. Carla lives in Chichester, UK with her husband and their two kids and is passionate about singing, food with friends and helping people learn to pray.