Prayers for Parliament and the Nation: Friday, 19 May 2017

" I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. "

- 1 Timothy 2:1-4

  • Around a fifth of nurseries have said they will not be participating in the Government's proposal to provide free childcare for 3 and 4-year olds.
  • Around 30 MPs have indicated they will not be standing for re-election, leaving the way open for new MPs.
  • The Archbishops of the Church of England have issued a call to prayer, "Thy Kingdom Come", from Ascension to Pentecost (25 May to 4 June).
  • Organisations are still recovering from the cyberattack last Friday, which affected many NHS trusts and GP surgeries.
  • The European Court of Justice has ruled that a post-Brexit trade deal would not need to be ratified by national and regional parliaments. Nevertheless, many businesses in the EU and UK are already cutting ties with suppliers in light of uncertainty over the issue of trade.

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