The forthcoming election will likely be the topical issue of the month: assessing the candidates and how to vote. The Apostles also held an election to bring their numbers up to strength. How good it would be if we prepared for our election as the Apostles did then ‘They prayed and said “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which you have chosen”’ (from Acts 1). May we choose as prayerfully.


God of grace and God of glory

on your people pour your power.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

for the facing of this hour. Amen.

(from the hymn of similar title)