Prayers for Parliament and the Nation: Friday, 8 June 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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  • Theresa May held talks with Brexit Secretary David Davis to resolve tensions over the UK's Brexit "backstop" plan. The proposal means the UK will match EU tariffs temporarily, in order to avoid a hard Irish border after Brexit on 29 March 2019.

  • The former Conservative Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken is being ordained and will become a prison chaplain. The ordination is taking place on 30 June at St Paul’s Cathedral and will be carried out by Sarah Mullally, the new Bishop of London.

  • A Christian cake maker from Colorado in the USA has won his case at the Supreme Court over his right to refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Jack Phillips, from Masterpiece Cakeshop, said it went against his faith to provide a cake for the couple. Judges at the court ruled 7 to 2 in his favour.

  • England beat Costa Rica 2-0 in their final warm-up match before the World Cup starts in Russia on 14 June. England's first game is against Tunisia on 18 June.

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