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Church urged to 'raise the bar' in prayer for election outcome

National Day of Prayer and Worship convenor Dr Jonathan Oloyede has urged believers across the UK to come together in prayer for the election ...

Dr Jonathan Oloyede, Convenor of the National Day of Prayer and Worship has published an open letter to Christians, church leaders and prayer activists across the UK called them to 'stand up, show up and stand out' ahead of the General Election.

Dr Oloyede's letter comes 14 days before the General Election and comes after Dr Oloyede wrote the Show Up campaign prayer, which was published in January.

He urged the Church to 'raise the bar' as they pray for God's Kingdom to come and his will to be done.

Referring to the Church of England House of Bishops' pastoral letter, the Black Majority Church manifesto and the Show Up campaign bringing 40 Christian organisations and denominations together, Dr Oloyede praised the prophetic and poignant sign of the Church’s visibility around this election campaign.

However, Dr Oloyede urged Christians to join a 7.14 movement of prayer. The call to prayer includes encouraging Christians to come to Westminster in Central London on the Eve of the General Election, Wednesday 6 May.

If Christians are unable to get into London for the event in Parliament Square, Dr Oloyede has also urged Christians to meet in 5s, 50s, 500s or even 5000 others on their high street, town centre, market square or anywhere visible including their street. Local events have already been planned in St Helens, Thurrock, Havering, Eastbourne, Stafford and Derby.

To find out about this Call to Prayer, visit

The Campaign Prayer

Dear Father,
In the Name of Jesus

We pray that Your Kingdom Come and Your Will be done in the United Kingdom
We ask that you forgive us our sins of omission and Comission as a nation and as individuals.
Bless every part of our society and release your justice, wisdom, peace and love as we prepare to elect our leaders.  
Build up your Church Lord to be the Light of this Nation. Cause your people to be agents of change in all spheres and in the arena of politics and government. We ask that you would inspire and give passion to your church to love this country as you do.
Help us to engage locally and nationally to shape and redeem our communities. Enable us to show up and take our part in meeting the needs of the people irrespective of colour, culture, class or creed. Enable us to bring renewal and blessings to villages, towns and cities across these Isles.
To You be all the glory, power and praise. Amen

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