A Prayer for the Brexit vote

The Archbishop of York is inviting all to join him in a vigil of prayer ahead of the Commons vote on the Brexit deal.  The vigil will continue until the date of the vote in the House of Commons.

The Archbishop, after much prayerful consideration, has written a special prayer which he is encouraging everyone to pray regularly in the lead-up to the vote.  York Minster is open as a place of prayer. All are invited to attend. This prayer will be readily available to use and will be said by the duty Chaplain at York Minster. 

The Archbishop said: “At this time of uncertainty I have been asked by many people to call for prayer. Please may I encourage you to join me in this Prayer Vigil as we work for peace and unity at this time.”

The Archbishop prays his prayer in this Video

The Archbishop’s prayer reads:

God of eternal love and power,
Save our Parliamentary Democracy;
Protect our High Court of Parliament and all its members
From partiality and prejudice;
That they may walk the path of kindness, justice and mercy.
Give them wisdom, insight and a concern for the common good.
The weight of their calling is too much to bear in their own strength,
Therefore we pray earnestly, Father,
send them help from your Holy Place, and be their tower of strength.
Lord, graciously hear us. Amen.


Please add these to your prayers:

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
 

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.