Prayers for Parliament and the Nation: Friday, 30 November 2018

" 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

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  • Millions of commuters will pay an average of 3.1% more for rail tickets from 2nd January. The rise, announced by industry body the Rail Delivery Group, comes after the chaos caused by the introduction of new timetables in May. Commuters also experienced strikes and delays on some parts of the network.

  • Under a 10-year NHS plan, overweight adults will be put on a strict calorie controlled regime limiting them to about 810 calories a day. The plan is intended to reverse the number of patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes.

  • Official figures released on Thursday show that net migration into the UK from outside the EU has hit a 14-year high. However, increasing numbers of European migrants have left the UK before Brexit next March.

  • This Sunday, 2nd December, is Advent Sunday and marks the beginning of the church year. It is a season of expectation and preparation as the Church prepares to celebrate the coming of Christ.

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