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A prayer following the result of the EU Referendum

 

 

Eternal God, Light of the nations,
in Christ you make all things new:
guide our nation in the coming days through the inspiration of your Spirit,
that understanding may put an end to discord and all bitterness.
Give us grace to rebuild bonds of trust
that together we may work for the dignity and flourishing of all;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

 

A Litany of Reconciliation

 

Churches may wish to use this litany in services on Sunday, or it may be used in individual or small group prayer.

 

Holy God, in whom we live and move and have our being,

we make our prayer to you, saying,

Hear us, Lord of life.

Lord, graciously hear us.

Guide our nation in the days and months ahead
to walk the paths of peace and reconciliation.

Hear us, Lord of life.

Lord, graciously hear us.

Give to our leaders wisdom and sensitivity
to work for unity and the common good.

Hear us, Lord of life.

Lord, graciously hear us.

Mend broken relationships
and restore to wholeness whatever has been damaged by heated debate.

Hear us, Lord of life.

Lord, graciously hear us.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful

and lift up all who are dejected.

Hear us, Lord of life.

Lord, graciously hear us.

With you, Lord, is the well of life

and in your light do we see light.

Hear us, Lord of life and peace:

and make us whole.

With you, Lord, is the well of life

and in your light do we see light.

Hear us, Lord of life:

Heal us and make us whole.

A period of silence follows.

Lord our God,
accept the prayers of your people
and in your mercy look with compassion upon our nation,
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.