The political landscape
Once again we were few in number but this did not reflect the content and reach of the prayer.
As the first session following the General Election, this prayer meeting stemmed from a discussion around politics.
'Politics' is often perceived to be a taboo word to some people. Mention the term in the context of a social gathering and you can expect at least one sigh of contempt. Followed by a comment about the terrible job that the leading party is doing but the truth is, politics is everyones responsibility!
Our guest astutely described politics as 'the care of the land, the care of the people and the distribution of resources'. In the Oxford dictionary, politics is defined as "the activities associated with the governance of a country or area, especially the debate between parties having power."
Whichever way you choose to look at it, we are ALL involved in politics whether as a contributor, or purely as a recipient.
Prayer is a powerful force that can be used to drive politics and who better than to influence the governance of an area or even a country than God himself? (James 5:16)
It is for this reason that we prayed for Wednesbury. We prayed for our leaders in government, ministry and local business. We prayed for those living in poverty, local schools and even cast our net wider by praying for the national problem of homelessness.
Prayer is a vital key for the success and protection of Wednesbury.
Let's unite to pray for Wednesbury on Tuesday 25th July, 7am - 8:30am at: 49 Manifold Way, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 0GB.
We hope to see you there.
God bless you.