This is a big week coming up for the political sphere in our country, and an important time for us to be praying. Here are several ways for you to pray up and show up, to seek more of the Kingdom of God in our politics.

Show Up

Christians in Politics have several resources to help you and your church in praying before the election. Check out this video:

They’ve also written a prayer you might want to use:

God of all Government Prayer

God of all Government
Send workers into the harvest field of political life.
Call your people. Not simply those who pay you lip service,
But those who hear your voice and know your name,

Those who will not serve two masters,
Those who will choose kingdom over tribe,
Those who are not ashamed of the gospel,
Those who will speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,

Those who will seek justice, encourage the oppressed,
defend the cause of the fatherless,
and plead the case of the widow,
Those who will seek to reconcile more than separate,
Those who will seek to co-operate more than compete,
Those who will seek peace more than power,

Those who will choose your glory over self-promotion,
Those who will choose truth over expediency,
Those who will listen to the still, small voice
more than the megaphone of the media,

Those who will care for the least of these,
rather than genuflect to the greatest,
Those who find their identity and security in divine election
more than their election by man,

Those whose citizenship is in heaven,
and whose primary allegiance is to another King
Those who cannot help but speak of the reason
for the hope they have,
Those who know your grace for their failings,

Call out an army that will march on its knees in humility
To fight not with the weapons of this world
But the invisible ammunition of your Kingdom. Amen

And there are more resources on their website here.

Thy Kingdom Come

This Saturday 03 June there is a Thy Kingdom Come prayer meeting from 7.30pm – 9pm at St Paul’s Cathedral. Come and join thousands in praying together for God’s kingdom to come across this city, and this nation

7:14 Election Prayer

Next Wednesday 07 June, from 7pm – 8pm there is an open air prayer meeting in Parliament Square. Come and pray for the General Election, and for God’s wisdom upon all those who will be elected in the next parliament.

Mark Williamson also blogs regularly for One Rock, a training organisation developing missionary leaders across the globe. He’s passionate about good films, good food, getting into deep conversations, and going for long walks with his wife Joanna. You can follow him on Twitter @markonerock.