Brexit? Scottish Independence? A Hung Parliament? Amidst the uncertainty and activity of Election week here in the United Kingdom, it’s good to stop and remember that Jesus is King.

Jesus is reigning supreme; He is above all things, yet remains God WITH us, God FOR us. He is moved but not shaken. Our hope is not in the political system, not in the next Prime Minister; but in King Jesus…

“He’ll take over the running of the world.
His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness.
His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.
He’ll rule from the historic David throne over that promised kingdom.
He’ll put that kingdom on a firm footing and keep it going
With fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting always.
The zeal of God-of-the-Angel-Armies will do all this.” Isaiah 9:7 (MSG)

How can we, as his people, be part of bringing a different narrative?

As campaigning for the general election crescendos to Thursday’s deadline, how can we be praying and how can we positively engage in the political future of our nation?

Let’s be quick to listen well.
Let’s be people who see the humanity of those we entirely disagree with.
Let’s usher in his Kingdom in creating a culture of honour and…
Let’s pray!

Prayer changes things. Prayer changes our hearts. Prayer changes our communities. God is moved when we pray. The outcome of this election will drastically impact our nation, let’s lay down our votes, our debates, our conversations at the feet of Jesus and ask that He would have his way, that he would be glorified through them.

Would we pray for:

  • The political parties and their leaders, for wisdom in decision making, to lead out of a culture of honour in their parties:
    • Theresa May (Conservatives)
    • Jeremy Corbyn (Labour)
    • Nicola Sturgeon (SNP)
    • Colum Eastwood (DUP)
    • Tim Farron (Liberal Democrats)
    • Leanne Wood (Plaid Cymru)
    • Alasdair McDonnell (SDLP)
    • Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley (Green)
    • Paul Nuttall (UKIP)
  • A culture shift in how we talk about politics – as people engage in debate and conversation around the election would they disagree well, listen well, and honour each other
  • People to use their vote – may we not take for granted our ability to have our say, would people research well, show up, and use their voice

Let us usher in a different narrative around this election, one of honour and hope, marching on our knees as we declare, ‘Lord, Your Kingdom Come, Your will be done in this election, in this nation, as it is in Heaven’.

 

Based in Edinburgh and interning with International Justice Mission, Lorna Ferguson is navigating post-university life, and is a celebrator of people + lover of good coffee.

 

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