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Prayers for Parliament

This morning at Holy Trinity I invited members to sign a petition, and they signed it in their hundreds, queuing up to do so.

It has been the practice since sometime in the 16th C* that each day - whilst Parliament is sitting - begins with prayer The current prayer is a humble acknowledgement that there is a higher authority than Parliament, and asks for God's guidance that MPs 'never lead the nation wrongly through love of power, desire to please, or unworthy ideals'.


"Lord, the God of righteousness and truth, grant to our Queen and her government, to Members of Parliament and all in positions of responsibility, the guidance of your Spirit. May they never lead the nation wrongly through love of power, desire to please, or unworthy ideals but laying aside all private interests and prejudices keep in mind their responsibility to seek to improve the condition of all mankind; so may your kingdom come and your name be hallowed. Amen." It is great to know, particularly at…

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