UK-EU referendum on Thursday: ‘Pray for wisdom’
On Thursday 23 June, the citizens of the UK will decide if they remain in the European Union. 7 Christians organisations share a joint prayer. Several authors have published biblical perspectives at Evangelical Focus.
LONDON · 20 JUNE 2016 · 10:53 CET
“We pray that God may give wisdom to all those eligible to vote in the referendum and to those who govern us, as they respond to the outcome”, 7 Christian organisations working in the British public arena wrote in a joint document.
“We thank God for the historic and present influence of the gospel, and the freedoms that it has brought.”
All churches are called to pray for what needs to happen after the vote. “We pray that, whatever the outcome of the referendum, God might preserve the freedom to proclaim the gospel, to live according to his ways, to demonstrate his love and to serve others.”
"So at this time of national debate and decision, we continue to pray, as our Saviour Jesus Christ taught us, that our Father's will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."
The organisations sharing this prayer are CARE, Christian Concern, The Christian Institute, Christian Medical Fellowship, Jubilee Centre, Kirby Laing Institute and the Lawyer’s Christian Fellowship.
THE REFERENDUM FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
In the last weeks, Evangelical Focus has published the views of several authors:
- Nationalism, Patriotism and Christianity. Jeff Fountain
- The Big IssEU. Guy Brandon
- British EU Referendum: 3 things we need to take into account. Jonathan Tame
More contents related to the referendum can be found here.