A prayer for our nation to use during summer 2019

We encourage you to use this prayer each day through the summer as we face continuing political and national uncertainty.

God of hope,

we pray for new hope for our nation at this time.

We pray for new unity in our divided and fragmented communities.

We pray for a new compassion to comfort and raise up the excluded and marginalised.

We pray for a new recognition of our common humanity and shared dignity.

We pray for the renewal of leadership in our nation inspired by the example of Jesus.

We pray that grace may prevail over anger, peace over turmoil,

love over hatred, And joy over sorrow.

Raise up for us national leaders of integrity and trust,

who long to see your kingdom come and your will done,

in our nation and the world, as it is in heaven;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.