Last night I joined prayer movement 7:14 and over a hundred other Christians in Parliament Square to pray on the eve of the election. Similar events happened elsewhere across the UK.
It was an amazing atmosphere, with Christians from different denominations coming together to pray for our leaders, for voters and for our nation. In the small group I prayed in, not a single person descended into party politics. Instead, we prayed for wisdom, integrity, protection, and above all that God’s will would be done.
It was a time of unity from which we could learn much. Tomorrow, no matter the outcome, we will wake to a new parliament of political leaders. We may be happy with the result, we may be furious. We might be supportive of the winning party but disappointed with our local MP, or it might be the opposite. Regardless, we must continue to pray for our political leaders. As 7:14 said in their promotional material, “Our nation needs our prayers. We may not know what’s going on in the world just now, but fortunately we pray to One who does…!“
In your daily prayers, in your Sunday services and in your prayer communities, please join us in praying for our political leaders.
- Pray for wisdom as they serve their constituents and their parties
- Pray for those on both sides involved in Brexit negotiations
- Pray that Christian MPs would be bold and have opportunities to be good witnesses for Christ.
- Pray for friendly cross-party relationships and partnerships
- Pray for fruitful relationships with Holyrood, the Senedd and Stormont.
- Pray for protection of the physical buildings that represent our democracy, and all those who work within them
7:14 is a global prayer movement which encourages Christians to come together publicly in cities to pray for their nations. It takes its name from the call to pray in 2 Chronicles 7:14. You can find out more on their website.