Our friends at Pray for Scotland have launched 30 days of prayer for the general election which started on 13th November.

This is great material to guide our prayers each day in the run-up to the election on 12th December.

Here's day 1, but you can email [email protected] to receive the emails or you can find them each day on their Facebook page.


Election 2019 - Prayer day 1 
“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”  [Prov 19:21]
 
Policies, plans, strategies, programmes, manifestos……as the election campaign gathers momentum we are already being bombarded by a confusing array of them – and there is more, much more, to come.
 
As we draw near to the end of what has been one of the most confusing and divisive years in recent memory we find ourselves facing an election which many hope will provide a clear answer, a clear way forward out of the mess we find ourselves in.  Yet many also fear that on December 13th we will be as we were, or even worse.
 
Today we launch 30 days of prayer into the election and for our nation.  When we don’t know what to do, when we don’t know what the answer is, we turn to the One who does and we get on our knees and pray! 
 
Over the next 30 days, a variety of contributors from around the nation will provide a daily ‘reflection’ to help us, our prayer groups and churches to pray at this time.  Please do use these suggestions and send them as far and wide as you can to encourage as many as possible to be praying over the same theme at the same time.
 
Prayer points:
  • Pray every day:“Your Kingdom come, Your will be done.”
  • Pray that God will overrule the plans of men and His plans will indeed prevail in the outcome of this election.
  • Pray for the protection of all candidates and canvassers, both from physical harm as they visit homes and in the case of candidates, from hateful social media attacks on them and their families.
  • Give thanks that Christians are standing as candidates in every party – pray especially for their protection against attacks and questions aimed at their faith.
  • Pray that all parties will focus positively on their plans and policies and not on negative ‘mud-slinging’ against their opponents.
 
Alistair Barton
Director, Pray for Scotland