Originally posted in 2011. By Andrew Chapman and Mark Huckstep.
The recent outbreak of rioting and lawlessness in our cities must serve as a call to pray for them and for the nation as we are exhorted to in the scriptures. Let the men now lift up holy hands before the Lord and pray for all people, and especially those in authority. We must pray especially for the young people who are running riot, for their salvation and for the raising up of evangelists among them as a means to that end. The situation is fraught with danger, as racial enmities are stirred up, and because of the peril of resort to arms in the gangs of troublemakers.
Meanwhile, as we gather to pray and to seek the Lord for His directions and strategy for prayer and evangelism, we are not dismayed but trust in the Lord with all our hearts. The Spirit of the Lord is upon us to preach the good news about the Lord Jesus Christ to the poor and oppressed, and we have in Him all the things we need pertaining to life and godliness, by His divine power and through knowing Him who once called us ourselves out of darkness into His marvellous light. To Him be all the glory and honour and praise, as we gather also to worship Him and thank Him for His great mercy and kindness and longsuffering to this nation, and we believe that there remains a promise of revival and of a great move of the Spirit of God within these shores. Hallellujah!