16th June – A Prayer for Today

Today in Parliament, under an Urgent Question procedure, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will be asked to make a statement on the economic outlook for the UK and the Government’s strategy to protect jobs and the economy. As our nation comes out of Lockdown there is so much to do.

We pray for all those who have power and influence;
all who bear the heavy responsibility of governance.
May they look with compassion,
may they work diligently,
may they seek consensus
and may they walk humbly;
so that we build a nation where none are left behind
and all have sufficient.

Michael Mays


On this day, 16 June 1933, the National Industrial Recovery Act became law with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signature. The U.S. New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations. The plan focused on what historians refer to as the "3 Rs": relief for the unemployed and poor, recovery of the economy back to normal levels, and reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat depression.