Brexit Deal Vote in the Commons on Tuesday 11th December
Ever since triggering Article 50 – part of the Treaty on European Union which began the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union – Theresa May’s government has attempted to negotiate a deal between the UK and the European Union. With a deal having been achieved, the Prime Minister will invite the House of Commons to vote next Tuesday on whether or not to accept this deal.
Given the importance of this decision, I feel it is important that our community’s membership offers sincerest prayers for our elected representatives to be guided by Heaven when they vote.
Our nation is incredibly divided when it comes to Brexit. Some of the behaviour from various corners of society has been regrettable, demonstrating how nasty and closed-minded many people can be. The tone and rhetoric used in debates, even since the result of the referendum on 23rd June 2016, has not helped to bring this nation together in this time of turbulence for the future governance and status of the UK.
I recognise that within our Unificationist community there is a variety of opinions on the matter; many of us disagree with each other as to the future direction we feel this nation ought to take. Bearing this in mind, I don’t want to dictate to our membership how to pray in terms of the result of the vote, or the subsequent actions. I’m sure many of you are doing that already!
What I do want to invite you to do is to pray for these two points:
- That Members of Parliament seek God’s wisdom and direction when they prepare to cast their vote
- That the UK citizens can treat each other with compassion and respect, especially towards those with whom they disagree politically
By laying a Foundation of Faith (vertically connecting in heart with our Heavenly Parent) and a Foundation of Substance (horizontally connecting in heart with each other) we can lay a Foundation for the Messiah. Ultimately, the result I believe God wants is the one that best allows True Parents to bless this nation, the one that allows the nation to restore itself and establish Cheon Il Guk. Since True Mother wants us to respond to the commission of becoming Heavenly Tribal Messiahs, who take responsibility for blessing 430 couples, please pray for a result that will best allow us to respond to that call.
You may wish to offer a specific day for prayer and fasting, or offer daily devotion over the next few days leading up to next Tuesday: I encourage you to decide how you will offer your prayers. Place your trust and humility in God, knowing that only by God’s grace is this nation going to be resurrected and restored.
…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.2 Chronicles 7:14