For Brexit

A Message from Bishop Tim

 "All of us will be feeling some degree of uncertainty and possibly anxiety. Whatever our views and however we voted in the referendum we are clearly now in uncharted waters  I do commend these prayers for your use. 

Here in Cornwall we need now, more than ever, to ensure we proclaim the gospel message of Christ's love for all people and that we work and call for a period of reflection on all sides.

Our priority is to listen to people and strive to enable our communities to flourish. We must never forget those who are marginalised and, living as we do on the edge, we can and should empathise with all those who are feeling on the edge now.

Pray for peace and for wisdom and please pray for all who have the responsibility of shaping our future as a nation”

 

A prayer following the result of the EU Referendum

Eternal God, Light of the nations, in Christ you make all things new:
guide our nation in the coming days through the inspiration of your Spirit,
that understanding may put an end to discord and all bitterness.
Give us grace to rebuild bonds of trust
that together we may work for the dignity and flourishing of all;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.



A Litany of Reconciliation

Holy God, in whom we live and move and have our being,
we make our prayer to you, saying,
Hear us, Lord of life.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Guide our nation in the days and months ahead 
to walk the paths of peace and reconciliation.
Hear us, Lord of life.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Give to our leaders wisdom and sensitivity 
to work for unity and the common good.
Hear us, Lord of life.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Mend broken relationships
and restore to wholeness whatever has been damaged by heated debate.
Hear us, Lord of life.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful
and lift up all who are dejected.
Hear us, Lord of life.
Lord, graciously hear us.

With you, Lord, is the well of life
and in your light do we see light.
Hear us, Lord of life and peace:
and make us whole.
With you, Lord, is the well of life
and in your light do we see light.
Hear us, Lord of life:
Heal us and make us whole.

A period of silence follows.

Lord our God, accept the prayers of your people
and in your mercy look with compassion upon our nation,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Prayer Source:  The Church of England website http://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/worship/latest-updates/prayers-for-reconciliation-after-the-eu-referendum.aspx