Prayer Updates from the Joint Public Issues Team
Each month the JPIT publishes a short reflection and prayer based on a current issue they are working on for use in your personal, group and church prayer times. You are welcome to reproduce them in church magazines etc.
Prayer Updates from the JPIT
A current prayer is centered on praying for MPs (see below) and the accompanying reflection can be read here:
Our congregation prays for (MPs name) this morning.
We pray for all of the work they do within our constituency, in supporting us as their constituents and helping those within our community who find themselves in most need.
We also pray for those who support them in their parliamentary and constituency offices, and ask that you uphold them in this important work.
We think particularly of the family of (MP’s name), and pray that their family life is not detrimentally impacted by their work, and that they may all find times for rest and togetherness.
We think also of the enormous challenges (MP’s name) faces at this time, and pray that you will watch over them as they discern which issues to prioritize and highlight within Parliament.
Lastly, we pray for the upcoming political year, that it may be an opportunity for many of the social injustices and inequalities we care about to be addressed and challenged by our politicians.
Creator God, your love transcends political labels and party political divides. At this time of political uncertainty, help us all to show compassion and care to those who hold opinions which differ from our own.
In God’s name.