'May God guide her': Archbishop of Canterbury's prayer for new UK Prime Minister


In a message posted on Twitter, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said he was praying for the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was officially appointed on Tuesday. 

Monday, September 5, Liz Truss was appointed to take over from Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party.

She was officially appointed Prime Minister this Tuesday at the start of the afternoon after being received at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the summer residence of Elizabeth II, by the 96-year-old sovereign, who asked her to form a government.

The third woman to hold this post, she succeeds Boris Johnson, who resigned in July after losing the support of his MPs. Liz Truss, 47, was Foreign Secretary under the previous government.

In a Twitter post, the spiritual leader of the Church of England, Justin Welby, said he prayed for the leader.

“I pray for Liz Truss as she takes on great leadership responsibilities at a time when the challenges are so great. »

"May God guide her and all who serve in our political life to His hope for our nation, and to special care for those who are vulnerable," the Archbishop of Canterbury continued.

The Church of England has also published a "prayer for the nation" on the occasion of the assumption of office of the new Prime Minister.

“Almighty God, you have given your Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth: to guide the leaders of this nation, and to equip them for the work that lies before them in the days ahead. Give them your wisdom and your peace, revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. »

Looking back on her victory, Liz Truss said she was "honoured" to have been "elected leader of the Conservative Party".

“Thank you for trusting me to lead and guide our great country. I will take bold steps to get us all through these difficult times, to grow our economy and unlock the potential of the UK."

Camille Westphal Perrier

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