I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one” – (Ezek 22:30).

I believe God is calling us as Christians in the United Kingdom to learn from the words of Prophet Ezekiel and lift up our nation in such a time as this with all its favour and faults before God’s throne. I believe God is calling us as a nation to total spiritual reawakening and any feeble attempt to repair it may be as worthless as whitewash (“untempered mortar), which only covers up problems and sin.

God is calling us to stop giving the appearance of loving God without living his way. The wall spoken of here is not made of stones but of faithful people united in our efforts to resist evil and divisions as a nation. The wall for example has been in disrepair and divisions for some years and “Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain” (Ps 127:1).

To God be the glory for the emergence of the new British Prime Minister Mr Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson who took over yesterday 24th July 2019 from Mrs Theresa May (nee Brasier). Let us thank God for Mrs May and her husband for putting the best interest of United Kingdom first at all times. Let us ask God to direct their footsteps, abide with them, and that the rest of their life together shall be the best in Jesus’ name.

Boris, well known for being a politician who will speak his mind and a former Mayor of London has promised to ‘work flat out to give this country the leadership it deserves. That work begins now.’ In awareness of the magnitude of the new undertaking he has accepted, let us pray and ask God for unction for him to function. Let us pray for good health and a renewed determination in the power of the Holy Spirit for Mr Boris to use his high political office for the well being of the people (Prov 21v1).

Let us pray that God surround Mr Boris with good advisors, staff, aides and cabinet and that the Lord remove all the evil influences and protect him and family and this nation from evil in Jesus’ name (Prov 25:5). Let us pray that God give Mr Boris and his administration the wisdom and courage to reunite United Kingdom and a positive negotiation for the future of UK with European Union. Let us pray that God will help Mr Boris to always be truthful and merciful, having a true love for the nation (Prov 20:28). Let us pray that Mr Boris will have insatiable appetite for the wisdom in God’s Word (Prov 8:15-17). Lord in your mercy: Hear our prayers.

Let us pray using Psalms 2:10-11 to pray for Mr Boris “Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.  Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.”

As we long for a bigger perspective to inspire, underpin and frame our politicians’ decisions, let us ask the Lord to move our politicians ‘beyond party lines, pre-determined positions and their existing understanding into a more expansive vision for our nations’ future which leads to excellent and just strategies so all our people can thrive in peace and sufficiency.’