Today we pray about the candidates’ intentions. This goes deeper than policies, it is the heart of why they are standing as candidates. What is it that they want to achieve in office? What is their vision for the country and for their constituency? How do they plan to work towards achieving these aims?
- Pray about the passion of the candidates, that they may find ways to channel their energy both in this campaign and beyond it, whether or not they are elected
- Pray that the vision and intentions of the candidates will be clear to those who listen to them and enable wise decisions to be made by the electorate
- Pray even for those who have intentions you personally consider to be detrimental to the good of the country, that their campaign will be conducted in the open and in light
- Recognise that there are other Christians who have diametrically opposed political beliefs to your own, pray for unity even when the vision we have for our nation is different.
Bible Reading: Hebrews 4:12,13
Your Local Constituency Candidates. Click here and then enter your postcode to find a complete list of candidates in your constituency. Print out this list so that you can pray for them all in the days and weeks ahead.
CARE have launched a website devoted to information about, and prayer for, the Election. It is www.engaGE19.org.uk and their suggested prayer for today is included above.
Each week we will be focussing our prayer as below:
THIS WEEK: Election Candidates
NEXT WEEK: The Media and Election Communication
W/c 1st December: Policies and Manifestos
W/c 8th December: Election Week