Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The EU Referendum: Please Vote & Please Pray

This Thursday most of us have the opportunity to vote in the EU Refendum on whether we want Britain to remain in or leave the European Union. It's quite possibly the most important thing we'll get to vote on in our lifetimes, so please pray, do your research, avoid reducing your decision to one based on sound bites or personalities, and then turn out and cast your vote.

I've already written with links to some useful resources to help you in your research, which I would encourage you to take a look at if you haven't already.

I've also been interested to read some prominent Christians, each of whom I'd have a deep respect for, giving their own views on what the key issues are. If you're interested take a look at what Canon J. John, Terry Virgo and Archbishop Justin Welby have each had to say.

In all of this I believe our biggest responsibility, even more important than voting, is to pray. Not surprisingly a great starting point is to pray the prayer that Jesus taught us, which starts like this:

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

(Matthew 6:9-10 NIVUK)

Let's pray that whatever the result of the referendum God's kingdom will come. The only kingdom which can ultimately bring the peace, joy, hope, justice, security and love we all long for with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in their rightful places.

Simon.

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