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Post by Pam » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:20 am

Today in the UK we are voting on whether we should remain in the European Union.

The debate has been very combative, with people on both sides of the argument feeling upset by the way their views have been characterised.

Please pray for:

:votive1: Those in polling stations and voting counts, for smooth procedures with no problems

:votive2: For electors who feel unsure about how to vote

:votive2: For politicians and others involved in the debate

:votive2: For our relationships with each other after the vote, regardless of the outcome

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Post by Caroline » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:28 am

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Post by Emle » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:10 pm

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I pray for the best result for our United Kingdom regardless of my own views .... our grandchildren depend on us to make the right decision in shaping their future. Amen

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Post by Isobel » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:35 pm

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For honest and thoughtful voting

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In gratitude that in the UK we can vote freely and fairly

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For the aftermath which may be complex regardless of the result, especially if it's very close

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Post by Joe Parrish » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:54 pm

Isobel wrote::votive1:
For honest and thoughtful voting

:votive1:
In gratitude that in the UK we can vote freely and fairly

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For the aftermath which may be complex regardless of the result, especially if it's very close
:praying: Amen to all that :praying:
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Post by Isobel » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:10 am

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For the UK's future to be peaceful and inclusive

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For David Cameron and others who have immediate responsibility for leadership at a time of change

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For all who are saddened by the result

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Post by Caroline » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:45 am

Isobel wrote::votive1:

For the UK's future to be peaceful and inclusive

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For David Cameron and others who have immediate responsibility for leadership at a time of change

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For all who are saddened by the result
Amen and amen.

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Post by Joe Parrish » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:57 pm

Caroline wrote:
Isobel wrote::votive1:

For the UK's future to be peaceful and inclusive

:votive1:

For David Cameron and others who have immediate responsibility for leadership at a time of change

:votive1:

For all who are saddened by the result
Amen and amen.

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:praying: For those in shock, and for the recovery to be swift and smooth :praying:
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Post by Emle » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:35 pm

Once again we need to move forward and accept the majority vote which in Scotland may mean going to the polls yet again. A difficult time for all and it is heartbreaking to see a Prime Minister who worked so hard for his country look so devastated in his resignation speech.


:votive1: For all those who are committed to serving us in any form of leadership

:votive1: for their family and friends and support workers

:votive1: for those who are disappointed with the results today

:votive1: for reassurance and an explanation of what the future holds for the UK

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Post by Ernest » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:59 pm

:votive1: For an end to those exulting in a decision, which has hurt so many.

:votive2: For healing and reconciliation between peoples and communities.

:votive2: For an end the blaming of particular groups of people for the 'leave vote'.

:votive2: For good governance, listening and negotiating in the best interests of both the UK and the European Union.
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Post by PHIL_S » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:32 pm

for an end to gloating
for end end to blame

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the result is in for better or worse

May the Lord guide us in our efforts to work together for the common good.

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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:22 pm

Archbishops of Canterbury and York on EU Referendum result
June 24, 2016
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York John Sentamu have issued the following joint statement this morning after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union.
On Thursday, millions of people from across the United Kingdom voted in the Referendum, and a majority expressed a desire that Britain’s future is to be outside the European Union.
The outcome of this referendum has been determined by the people of this country. It is now the responsibility of the Government, with the support of Parliament, to take full account of the outcome of the referendum, and, in the light of this, decide upon the next steps. This morning, the Prime Minister David Cameron has offered a framework for when this process might formally begin.
The vote to withdraw from the European Union means that now we must all reimagine both what it means to be the United Kingdom in an interdependent world and what values and virtues should shape and guide our relationships with others.
As citizens of the United Kingdom, whatever our views during the referendum campaign, we must now unite in a common task to build a generous and forward looking country, contributing to human flourishing around the world. We must remain hospitable and compassionate, builders of bridges and not barriers. Many of those living among us and alongside us as neighbours, friends and work colleagues come from overseas and some will feel a deep sense of insecurity. We must respond by offering reassurance, by cherishing our wonderfully diverse society, and by affirming the unique contribution of each and every one.
The referendum campaign has been vigorous and at times has caused hurt to those on one side or the other. We must therefore act with humility and courage – being true to the principles that make the very best of our nation. Unity, hope and generosity will enable us to overcome the period of transition that will now happen, and to emerge confident and successful. The opportunities and challenges that face us as a nation and as global citizens are too significant for us to settle for less.
As those who hope and trust in the living God, let us pray for all our leaders, especially for Prime Minister David Cameron in his remaining months in office. We also pray for leaders across Europe, and around the world, as they face this dramatic change. Let us pray especially that we may go forward to build a good United Kingdom that, though relating to the rest of Europe in a new way will play its part amongst the nations in the pursuit of the common good throughout the world.
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Post by Pam » Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:18 am

For all those who are concerned about the aftermath of the vote to leave the EU

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For relationships within the UK, given the majorities in favour of remaining in the UK in Scotland and Northern Ireland

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For peace in our communities, where people from different backgrounds still live together side by side

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Philippians 4.6-9:

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

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Post by rolyn » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:28 pm

Amen to the above posts, and to the wisdom of John Wesley :votive1:

Amen to the Prayer for our Country :votive1:

For healing of division which could take a long time :minicandle:

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Post by Emle » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:45 am

:votive1: Amen to all the above

Thank you for the Prayer for our Country on the Courtyard and here I found those few moments of harmony in prayer most helpful this morning.

Thank you for passing on words of wisdom everyone.

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Post by Joe Parrish » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:57 pm

Once I had a difficult problem at my church which I had to share with our Diocesan Chancellor, and his words, though not so comforting to me at the time were, "This too shall pass."
May we be able to imagine a preferred time when there is calm again, here, and in places of strife.
How to achieve that is something we need to work towards and pray for.

Peace and healing blessings,
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Post by PHIL_S » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:27 am

I pray for tolerance and understanding. That we look to delivering the best for Britain in these uncertain times

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Post by Joyce » Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:48 pm

There was uncertainty 40 years ago after the last referendum on what was then the EEC. We'd already been in for nearly three years. Grumbles and rumbles carried on ever after. Eurosceptics and Europhiles never went away. Who remembers when post offices were handing out butter with pension money ? ( Funny how we never benefitted in a similar way from the 'wine lake' . :) )
Twenty six years ago another outgoing Prime Minister ( ' There are nine of those men and there's only one of me ' ) said in the House, 'Let the people decide.' In our British way we finally got around to it. And the result was still almost evenly split.

The Lord got us through when we joined 'The Six' to become one of 'The Ten' and He'll get us through now we're no longer going to be one of the 28 +.

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