Diocese of Oxford

The General Election: pray your part

Now that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called a General Election, there are just six weeks until the nation goes to the polls to choose the next government on 4 July. So now is the time for churches and individuals to take action!

At the centre of this action is a call to prayer as we look ahead to a season of change.

Bishop Steven reflected:

The Church is called to pray for the wellbeing of our nation and society as we approach the crossroads of a General Election. The world and our nation face deep and serious challenges. We should pray for integrity and grace in every aspect of the campaign. I call on all Christians across the Diocese of Oxford to set aside time each day to pray for our nation.

“I know that every church across the Diocese of Oxford will pray for the election each time Christians meet together. Everyone is welcome to join us. Christians across the diocese will be hosting hustings in every constituency. These familiar lines from the Lord’s Prayer will guide us in our intercessions and our actions, as Jesus prayed:  ‘your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.’”

The General Election will be a moment for the nation to ask important questions about the future. Pray Your Part is an invitation from the bishops of the Church of England to encourage prayer and participation in the life of our nation and communities, both as voters and as citizens.

This 21-day journey of prayer and reflection (from Friday, 14 June until Election Day on 4 July) is designed for use in the run-up to the UK General Election. Each day explores a different theme, with a short Bible reading, reflection and prayer for a different aspect of our common life.

Follow this link here to sign up for daily reflections