Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I hope You are well and are having a relaxing weekend.
I was planning to leave this Prayer for Brexit until a cliff edge scenario emerged. However, I am publishing it here now as it seems appropriate at a time when the nation seems a tad divided and rudderless. Perhaps it’s just the change in season. Perhaps it’s the thought of another year of Juncker and Verhofstadt! Either which way there is some gloom around and the last thing we need is disharmony in this great land.
The following prayer was put together by leaders from various faiths and calls for harmony. I hope You find it useful and I wish You and Your families a wonderful Sunday and a good week ahead.
A Prayer For Brexit
“We are a nation proud of our diversity and strong values of inclusion, acceptance and tolerance. Let these values flourish as we embark upon the next stage of our journey together. Let us turn towards each other and not away from each other in times of difficulty. Let our values and our diversity continue to be a beacon of light in the post-Brexit world.
As our great nation embarks upon a new journey outside of the European Union and begins to take its first steps towards a new future, help us to continue to build a strong, inclusive and compassionate society.
Instil in our hearts a deep love, respect and understanding of each other, irrespective of our backgrounds, so that we may be in the strongest position to move forward into the next chapter in its history.
At this time of difficult negotiations and decision-making for our leaders, give strength and wisdom to the authorities so that they take the steps necessary to benefit our nation.
Eternal God, we pray that You enable all communities to come together in solidarity to continue working towards a society of peace and tolerance.”