Each Thursday we offer a new prayer for the General Election. We would love for you to join with us in coming before God our Father to ask for His peace, grace and guidance during a difficult time for our country.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

With a General Election announced and agreed for Thursday, 12 December, the next six weeks will be filled with campaigning, announcements and rolling news coverage. We are committed to encouraging Christians to engage in the election, and that engagement should start with prayer.

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Friday, 13 December

Lord, as we look towards Christmas and reflect on the election and results, we pray that we may come together in unity as we remember the birth of Jesus Christ.

We pray that our communities would be bound together in love, and not divided. We pray that those who have not known the love of God will encounter you this season.

"How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!"

Psalm 133:1

Prayer diary 13-19 December

Friday, 13 December 

  • Pray for candidates who did not win in yesterday’s elections, for those whom it was expected and those who were surprised.

Saturday, 14 December 

  • Pray for MPs newly elected to parliament, that they would be able to adopt to their new role and serve the UK

Sunday, 15 December 

  • Pray for Christian MPs as they bring their faith into their work and leadership, pray for them to receive rest and support this Christmas time.

Monday, 16 December 

  • Pray for MPs taking on ministerial roles in government and as opposition spokespeople.

Tuesday, 17 December 

  • Pray for the Prime Minister and his cabinet as parliament returns following the election.

Wednesday, 18 December 

  • Pray for the staff of MPs, including those who have lost their jobs following election defeats.

Thursday, 19 December 

  • Pray for the leadership of the opposition parties, especially those looking at transitions following this election

Thursday, 5 December

Almighty God, may we fear and revere You in all that we do, knowing that You are above all and You are the giver of wisdom.

Please help us to walk in alignment with Your will and according to Your ways. We pray that You would intervene and stop the plans of evildoers, those who would desire to see hatred prevail.

"Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labour;
blessings and prosperity will be yours."

Psalm 128:1

Prayer diary 6-12 December

Friday, 6 December 

  • Pray that Christians will be examples of good and godly conduct towards those who have different political opinions, and that we will continue to be light and salt in our communities. 

Saturday, 7 December 

  • Pray that Christians will continue to positively engage in politics in the days running up to the election. 

Sunday, 8 December 

  • Pray that there will be unity in the congregations that will be meeting today across the nations. 

Monday, 9 December 

  • As we enter the week of the election, pray for the will of God to be done and for every scheme of the enemy to cause confusion to be nullified. 

Tuesday, 10 December 

  • Pray for the peace of God to reign in households and communities that may be divided by different political opinions and allegiances. 

Wednesday, 11 December 

  • Pray for the people who are responsible for setting up and organising polling stations. 

Thursday, 12 December 

  • Pray for the people who are responsible for election administration, including those counting votes. 

Thursday 28 November

Dear Father, thank You for all You have done for us throughout this year. Even when things don’t seem to go our way, may we still rejoice in Your faithfulness and for Your provisions in our lives.

Lord God, we pray that You will build our government and watch over the United Kingdom.

"Unless the Lord builds the house,
they labour in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain."

Psalm 127:1

Prayer diary 29 November - 5 December

Friday, 29 November 

  • Pray for the Brexit Party, their leader and their candidates. 

Saturday, 30 November 

  • Pray for Conservatives, their leader and their candidates. 

Sunday, 1 December 

  • Pray for Green Party, their leader and their candidates. 

Monday, 2 December 

  • Pray for Labour, their leader and their candidates. 

Tuesday, 3 December 

  • Pray for Lib Dems, their leader and their candidates. 

Wednesday, 4 December 

  • Pray for Plaid Cymru, the Scottish National Party and the Northern Irish parties — their leaders and their candidates. 

Thursday, 5 December 

  • Pray for candidates who have left their parties and are now running as independent candidates. 

Thursday 21 November

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for always being on our side – for being our defender and ever-present help in our times of need.

We pray that You will protect your children who are involved in campaigning during this election season, and keep them out of the snares of those who wish to harm them.

Strengthen us as we trust in You, and please do good onto those who are upright.

"Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be shaken but endures for ever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people both now and for evermore."

Psalm 125:1-2

Prayer diary 22-28 November

Friday, 22 November 

  • Pray for members of the House of Lords and their staff. 

Saturday, 23 November 

  • Pray for party spokespeople as they campaign across the UK and their families during this busy period. 

Sunday, 24 November 

  • Pray for elderly people, those less able to get out, and British citizens living abroad, who may find it difficult to engage with their local candidates and may also have difficulty with voting, such as. 

Monday, 25 November 

  • Pray for those from other countries who do not have a vote in this election but call the UK home. 

Tuesday, 26 November 

  • Pray for churches holding hustings, that they will bring the community together and provide opportunities for people in the constituency to engage with candidates on important issues. 

Wednesday, 27 November 

  • Pray for wisdom and good organisation for church leaders and members who plan the hustings events. 

Thursday, 28 November 

  • Pray for Christian groups within different departments in the civil service, for their work at this time and for Christmas outreach events they are planning. 

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Lord, we pray for peace in this election season. We pray for peace between divided communities, and within families, we pray for peace between political opponents.

We pray that You would be our refuge and our strength. Our mighty fortress in times of need. Lord keep our focus on you, and as we hear and think about politics we would seek to serve and worship you.

"I lift my eyes to you,
to you who sit enthroned in heaven."

Psalm 123:1

Prayer diary 15-21 November

Friday, 15 November 

  • Pray that those writing the party manifestos will have wisdom and clarity as they write, and they will have peace in the time leading up to the release of the manifestos later this month. 

Saturday, 16 November 

  • Pray for political journalists who are reporting on current affairs surrounding the election and Brexit, that they will work with integrity and maintain professionalism. 

Sunday, 17 November 

  • Pray for young people under the age of 18, who cannot vote – that they will still be engaged in politics, and they will get involved with projects that voice their concerns. 

Monday, 18 November 

  • Pray that homeless people who cannot vote will have their voices and concerns listened to, and that they will be considered in the policies that are proposed by different political parties. 

Tuesday, 19 November 

  • Pray for families and church congregations that are divided over differences in political opinions and allegiances, that they will be united by love and they will be considerate of one another. 

Wednesday, 20 November 

  • Pray for Christian individuals working in the civil service who may be feeling immense pressure in this season, that they may lay their burdens lay down before the Lord. 

Thursday, 21 November 

  • Pray that Christian individuals and groups in the political parties will remain focused on God’s plans and purposes for our communities and our nation. 

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Dear heavenly Father, in this time of uncertainty, may we continue to look to You for help and direction. Please assure us of Your steadfastness and remind us that You are with us at all times – sustaining us and upholding us.

Prepare us as we face changes and challenges in the weeks and months ahead and prepare this nation with your unending peace and perfect love.

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
'May those who love you be secure.
May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels'
For the sake of my family and friends,
I will say, 'Peace be within you'."

Psalm 122:6-8

Prayer diary 8-14 November

Friday, 8 November

  • Pray for key campaigners as they begin their campaigns in the constituencies. 

Saturday, 9 November

  • Pray for small political parties as they begin their campaigns. 

Sunday, 10 November

  • Pray for independent candidates who are campaigning and those who are running for election for the first time, that they will be supported throughout the process. 

Monday, 11 November

  • Pray for the families of the staff of MPs who have been made redundant, that they will have peace as they face changes in their family dynamics. 

Tuesday, 12 November

  • Pray for people working to make their voices heard for those who are voiceless, and those advocating for those who cannot vote. 

Wednesday, 13 November

  • Pray for Christian groups focused on engaging individuals in politics, that their efforts will prove successful. 

Thursday, 14 November

  • Pray for organisations that are encouraging people to register to vote and engaging them with their local candidates. 

Thursday, 31 October 2019

God, our Saviour and our King, we know you hold the universe in your hands and are sovereign over all. We thank you for your grace and mercy in our lives and in our world.

We give thanks that you are not troubled by the things that trouble us, and we place our trust in you as our King of kings. Lord, let us place our faith fully in you and not in political systems and processes. We pray for your will to be done and your kingdom to come.

"I lift my eyes to the mountains –
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth."

Psalm 121:1-2

Prayer diary 1-7 November

Friday, 1 November

  • Pray for MPs standing down at this election, that they will finish well and have peace about the future.

Saturday, 2 November

  • Pray for parliamentary officials as this parliament comes to a close, that as they prepare for the next parliament after the election they would also benefit from the break.

Sunday, 3 November

  • Pray for the staff of MPs, especially those working for MPs standing down at this election who will be without a job.

Monday, 4 November

  • Pray for people seeking selection as parliamentary candidates as the parties finalise their candidates for this election.

Tuesday, 5 November

  • Pray for the local government officials involved in arranging the logistics of polling stations and vote counts at short notice.

Wednesday, 6 November

  • Pray for the families of candidates running for election, that they will be supported by their family and friends in this busy and unpredictable season.

Thursday, 7 November

  • Pray for churches as they engage with local candidates, many of which will host hustings events in the coming weeks.