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General Election Prayer Space

Friends

This Thursday – on the day of the General Election, each of the parish churches in Harbour Churches will offer a prayerful space where any who feel called can pause and pray for our nation at this time. The churches will be open until 10pm.

In each church. the cross we venerate on Good Friday will stand as a reminder that ultimately, as Christians, the cross of our vote is for the cross of Christ and a living witness that we share with Christ in the work of God’s Kingdom – on earth as it is in heaven.

Archbishop’s Justin and Stephen offer us these words of challenge and encouragement:

The coming General Election is a critical moment in the life of our nation, which will shape our future. This is a time for us all to ask important questions about what kind of country we want to build.

The world and our nation face deep challenges – from questions of war and peace, poverty and injustice to the very future of the earth God has given us. Faced with such huge questions, our calling as Christians is to turn first to God in prayer and to pray for our nation and our world.

We want everyone to think about how we all can play our part both as voters and, more broadly, as citizens. In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray each day, ‘your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven’. This simple and profound prayer is our starting point as the General Election comes next week.

May God’s will be done in our nation and in God’s world.

Archbishop Justin Welby & Archbishop Stephen Cottrel

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