God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

1 Corinthians 1:25

On Tuesday 15th January, MPs gather to vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Brexit is in the news and headlines every day, it is very much part of the national conversation. When we look to our future it is not clear or certain.

In the midst of the uncertainty we can and should rely on God, and on him alone. Although the future of our nation is unclear and uncertain, we know our God is sure and steadfast.

We invite anyone and everyone to join with us and pray for Parliament at 7:00pm on Tuesday 15th January, the time scheduled for the vote on Prime Minister Teresa May’s Brexit deal. Brexit has divided the nation for many years, we will be praying for unity. Brexit has seen lines drawn and barriers erected, we will be praying for harmony and respect. Brexit has caused worry, fear and frustration, we will be praying for peace, for assurance and for the best outcome for all.

Below is prayer from Southwark Cathedral which may help you lead or conclude your prayers.

God of wisdom and strength,
who challenges us in our foolishness,
and supports us in our weakness;
give to those who lead us 
a desire for that which is best,
a commitment to that which is honourable,
a love for that which is true
and a passion to serve the common good.
In Jesus’ name.

Southwark Cathedral

Politicians have one of the hardest jobs in the world, it is deeply diffcult, and we need to pray for them. When I pray for Theresa May and for all of our politicians, with genuine affection and respect, I pray for wisdom, courage and strength for them and their families. I pray that they would be blessed. They are entrusted with more responsibility than any of us could cope with.

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby