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Prayer for Churches

There is likely to be huge divisions in the UK in the coming months as our status with regards to the EU is negotiated. Churches all over the country will be praying for our nation as well as the outcome of the upcoming referendum. The prayer below, by the World Prayer Centre, can be used as an aid either in a church service or small group: 

Our Father in heaven hallowed be your Name
We lift the name of Jesus high over this Referendum decision
We worship Him as Lord of every nation in our continent

We pray for your kingdom to come
In and through the issues raised in the Referendum campaign
Through all the conversations, debates and prayer events

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Give wisdom and discernment to leaders in Britain Stronger in Europe and Vote Leave; to Donald Tusk (Head of the European Council) and to David Cameron and the government

Give us today our daily bread
We pray for all in the media to report with integrity
We ask for many to engage and vote on June 23

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us
Lord, have mercy on us as a nation
Lord, have mercy on us as your church
Lord, have mercy on Europe

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
Help us as a nation to show compassion and uphold your justice
Help us as your church to share your love and talk about Jesus Where there is division, tension, deception let us bring your peace and integrity

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever
We pray that Your name will be glorified across our continent
We bless every nation with the blessing of your shalom peace