6th December

Andy’s Update

Given the ongoing negotiations over Brexit and the crucial vote in Parliament about the EU withdrawal bill, it seems appropriate to invite you to join me and many others in praying for our government and our nation.  PrayingScriptures.com has written the following:

Heavenly Father, I give thanks for our government.   I pray for all men and women having authority over us in any way (1 Tim 2:1-2).  Pour out Your Spirit upon them and make Your Word known to them (Prov. 1:23).

Cause them to be men and women of integrity, obedient concerning us (Ps 25:21), that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty (1 Tim 2:2). Let wisdom enter their hearts, and let knowledge be pleasant to them. Let discretion preserve them and understanding keep them, to deliver them from the way of evil and from evil men (Prov. 2:10-12).  Make their hearts and ears attentive to godly counsel Psalm 1:1), doing what is right in your sight (2Chr 20:32).  Let the upright dwell in our government (Prov. 2:21). Cause there to be a shaking in all areas (Heb 12:27).  Let those complete and blameless before You stay and cut off the wicked. Let the unfaithful be rooted out. (Prov. 2:21-22).  

Bring to light what is hidden in darkness, and expose the secret aims of the hearts (1Cor 4:5). Let this nation remember from where they have fallen, repenting, and returning to doing their first works (Rev 2:5), setting their hearts and their souls to seek the Lord (1Chr 22:19), humbling themselves, praying, and turning from their wicked ways. Then hear them, O Lord, and forgive their sins and heal our land (2Chr 7:14). Open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light (Acts 26:18). Soften the hearts that are hardened through the deceitfulness of sin (Heb 3:13).

Deliver them from their destructions (Ps 107:20).

Father, You have been longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2Pet 3:9).

Raise up a standard in this nation (Isa 49:22).

Cause the rains of Your Spirit to flood this land (Zech 10:1) and revive Your work in the midst of us (Hab 3:2). Raise up intercessors for this nation (

Isa 59:16), to pull down strongholds over this land (2Cor 10:4) And let the glory of the Lord be revealed! (Isa 40:5).