Prayer Focus

Let us then pursue what makes for peace and mutual upbuilding.

Romans 14:19

 

Father God, in this time of turmoil for our nation, we pray for wisdom for our leaders and politicians. Grant them a spirit of wisdom and save them from pride and arrogance. We pray that there will be a good and just outcome as our close links with Europe come closer to an end. We pray that all parties will work together for the greater good of our nation.

We remember the ultimate sacrifice that so many paid in the two world wars and subsequent conflicts to ensure our freedom and we give our grateful thanks to them. Let us not take that sacrifice for granted.

Holy God, you are a God of love; we pray that your love will shine through the darkness. Amen

 

From CH4 CCL No 22874 Hymn 705 Verses 1&2

 

It is God who holds the nations in the hollow of his hand;

It is God whose light is shining in the darkness of this land;

It is God who builds the city on the rock and not on sand;

May the living God be praised.

It is God whose purpose summons us to use the present hour;

Who recalls us to our senses when a nation’s life turns sour;

In the discipline of freedom we shall know his living power;

May the living God be praised.