Luke Bretherton, senior lecturer in Theology and Politics, and convenor of the Faith and Public Policy Forum at King’s College, London, has written this helpful article on official responses to the riots in English cities, which he sees as superficial and scapegoating. Thanks to Jason Clark for picking this up on his blog.
The Evangelical Alliance is asking all Christians take a moment of silence to pray at 7pm each night this week. Here’s their suggested prayer:
God of peace we pray for:
Peace among us
Peace within us
Peace in our nation.
EA also has some helpful – and challenging – suggestions on prayer and action following the riots. See them here.
It wasn’t long ago that we were asking everyone to pray for Malawi, as demos and rioting broke out in July. Now the prayers are needed for ourselves. But people are not just praying, they’re getting out to do stuff as well: catch this from Pete Greig of 24-7 Prayer, in Battersea, on Tuesday…