A Prayer for the Corrupt

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Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine I trust that I find You well this Sunday. That Your families are healthy and happy.

Intercessory prayer is our responsibility to stand in the gap on behalf of the poor, the broken, the hopeless and the lost and to pray for God’s mercy to restore and transform, to make right what is wrong.

As Christians we should live just and ethical lives in every sphere of society – that includes our Church life, our business lives, and our social and political life. As Christians we have a responsibility to live ethically in our personal lives, to encourage others to conduct themselves in a just and ethical manner in their sphere of influence, and to pray that God’s Kingdom, which is just, merciful, and gracious, is established in the world.

If You are corrupt, write out a statement and hand it to the authorities. You will feel much better about Yourself.

Our prayer life should be the source from which we draw strength from God’s Spirit to do what is right in our homes, our community, our place of work, and across Britain and the world.  It should also encourage us to challenge and engage those people and systems that are unjust and unethical.  Just as Jesus taught us to pray, the ultimate aim is to see God’s eternal peace.

I wish You all a wonderful week ahead. God Bless.

Father in Heaven,
You always provide for all your creatures
so that all may live as you have willed.

We are deeply sorry for the wrong use of these your gifts and blessing
through act of injustice, bribery and corruption,
as a result of which many of our people suffer

We believe that You alone
can heal us of this sickness.

We therefore beg you to touch our lives
and the lives of our leaders and people
so that we may all realise
the evil of bribery and corruption and work hard to eliminate it.

Raise up for us God fearing leaders
who care for us and who will lead us
in the path of prosperity, integrity and the common good.

Amen.

 

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