Our old assistant pastor, while visiting us from the US where she’s doing a training course, told the most amazing story. Apparently, five well-known pastors had gathered to pray for the UK elections. Being the only UK one around she was asked to join them. The intense prayer was accompanied by physical manifestations (those are personal to her and not mine to share) but she was overwhelmed by their concern for the future unity of the UK.
Of course, many of us were praying here also, but this gesture of unity with us touched my heart. Thanks be to God the prayers were answered. Whichever side of the political divide the overwhelming prayer of the people here was for unity to be able to move forward after a year of political chaos. Whatever paths we take as a nation we now have once more a functioning parliament. Thanks for your part in that guys!