What to pray for


Politics is a big subject that we often feel quite disconnected from. As a result it can be difficult to know exactly what to pray for.

Here are some ideas to help you start praying for politics.


PRAY FOR YOUR LOCAL MP

MPs are our elected representatives; they are also human beings with high pressure jobs, families, hopes, dreams, and concerns. Pray for your MP (and their family) that God would bless them and use them to be a blessing, both locally and in their work in parliament. You can find out who your local MP is here.


PRAY FOR OUR PARLIAMENT

We are fortunate to live in a free democratic society which rests on broadly Christian foundations. Give thanks for this freedom, and pray that Christian MPs will grow in numbers and influence across all of the political parties.


CHRISTIANS WORKING IN GOVERNMENT

Christians working in the political parties and the civil service can have a strong positive influence on policies and public services. Pray that God will strengthen them to be a faithful servant and witness in their work place, and a voice that is willing to speak up at the right time.


PRAY FOR POLITICAL LEADERS

Political leaders matter, both for the power they exercise and the moral direction that they bring to the nation (for better or worse). Pray for our Prime Minister and the cabinet, that they would show wisdom, character and integrity, serving and leading in a Godly way.


PRAY FOR YOUR LOCAL COUNCILLORS

Many local councillors serve their communities faithfully with little thanks! For some this is also a ‘route in’ to other political roles. Give thanks for the work of your local council, and ask that God would use them to help bring peace, prosperity, righteousness, and hope to your ‘city’.


PRAY FOR THE LOCAL CHURCH

Local churches make up by far the largest voluntary and community organisation in Britain, but we often fail to use the voice this gives us wisely or effectively. Pray that churches in your area will recognise the political realm as a ‘mission field’ and rise up together in prayer and action.