After a whirlwind few weeks, we now have another new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak. Born in Southampton to parents of Punjabi Indian descent, and educated at Winchester College, he is, at 42 years old, the youngest Prime Minister in over 200 years. Here is a prayer to say for him as he begins his demanding work.
Almighty ever living God,
in whose hand lies every human heart and the rights of peoples,
graciously receive the prayers we pour out to you for our country
and for our new Prime Minister.
Look with favour on all who govern us with authority
and grant them the gifts of your Holy Spirit,
that they may be always truly wise
and that harmony and justice may be assured,
with peace and lasting prosperity.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us.