They need our prayers


As Harold Wilson famously quipped, “A week is a long time in politics.”

It started with the sacking of Suella Braverman. Personally, I respect her honesty. On the other hand, breaking eggs doesn’t always make omelettes, sometimes it just makes a mess. The Foreign Minister’s departure was followed by news that the Supreme Court had ruled the Rwanda deportations plan unlawful, triggering a growing number of Tory MPs to submit letters of no confidence in the Prime Minister’s leadership.

Meanwhile, Labour has not been immune to its own troubles, with Keir Starmer suffering a major rebellion over the Gaza war ceasefire controversy.

And as I write, it is still only Wednesday!

The Apostle Paul urged believers to pray “for kings and all who are in high positions” (1 Tim. 2:1-2) and whether you love them or like them less, those in high office can surely use our prayerful support. But there is another reason why we should intercede with our heavenly Father for our leaders. Paul continues, “that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life…”

Our prayers for our Prime Minister, the King and other national leaders in the UK and beyond are not just for their benefit. As we pray in Christ that God will mediate in their lives and work, we can expect our own lives to be blessed with peace too.

Kind regards

Peter Mill

About the Writer:
Peter Mill is a Minister and Regional Pastor for Scotland, Ireland and the North of England.

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