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pray for our leaders

I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

It’s hard to know what to make of politics in the UK (and elsewhere) at the moment. It’s changing so fast and so unpredictably that it’s become more like watching a TV miniseries than real life.

One thing we can do is pray. Paul urges Timothy in the verses above to make sure that his church is praying for the leaders of the land. Actually he urges prayers for ‘all people’ and then gets more specific with ‘kings and all who are in high positions’. His purpose is that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified. Those would be great things to pray for the UK at the moment:

  • Pray for the new prime minister, and all those who will be taking up positions of high office in the near future.
  • Pray for the opposition parties, to be active in holding the government to account.
  • Pray for all those involved in working out the consequences of the referendum, and for its effect here and in the rest of the EU.
  • Pray that everyone in leadership will make decisions that allow us all to lead peaceful lives, godly and dignified.
  • Pray particularly that will be the case for the most vulnerable people in our society.