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A prayer that could help us through Brexit.

The following prayer was written by Rev Dr Martin Johnstone, Secretary to the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland. He would encourage us to use it in the run up to the UK leaving the European Union

Mary Paton

God,

who in Jesus,

broke down all barriers,

between people of different races

rich and poor, male and female,

Jew and Gentile,

between heaven and earth, we worship you.

 

God,

At this time of heavy responsibility,

as decisions about future relationships

with our neighbours in Europe are being taken,

we pray for our leaders:

that they will lead wisely;

that they will listen attentively;

that they will exercise grace;

and that they will know peace

in their deliberations.

 

God,

at this time of uncertainty,

within our nations and communities,

we pray for ourselves:

that we will remain open to the stranger;

welcoming to the neighbour;

and committed to those who struggle.

 

God,

we pray for your Church of which we are a part:

that we might be a place of honest reflection;

respectful dialogue;

open friendship;

humility and reconciliation.

 

God,

we pray that

we might be a community that points to heaven,

and shows ways in which heaven is

glimpsed on earth.

 

God,

who in Jesus,

broke down barriers,

between people of different races

rich and poor,

male and female,

Jew and Gentile,

between heaven and earth,

we worship you

 

AMEN

 

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