The UK Parliament will vote on Tuesday 5th February on legislation to give legal recognition to same-sex marriages in England and Wales.Supporters of equal marriage will be praying for it on the Sunday beforehand.We’re asking you to take a moment to pray about the issue at 12.00 noon (or at another time if you find it more appropriate). We’re also asking churches to pray for marriage equality in their Sunday services. You can click here to visit Facebook and add your name to those who will pray.
We will pray for:
- All marriages and similarly committed, loving relationships, regardless of the gender of those involved.
- The success of legislation to give equal marriage rights to same-sex couples.
- God’s forgiveness for any occasions on which we have promoted prejudice against same-sex couples, whether by word, deed or silence.
- God’s guidance for all those affected by this issue and involved in debates on it, whatever their views.
May we treat those who disagree with us with love and humility, while standing up firmly for love and marriage as principles that are greater than social convention and legalism.