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URC General Secretary John Proctor asks, what do churches say and do in immediate response to the decision to leave the EU?

Most of us managed to vote. We knew that about half the country would vote the other way. None of us knew which way the result would fall. Now we know – 52:48 for leaving the EU.

What do churches say and do at a time like this?

Amid divided opinions, we continue to build community, offer friendship and share the love of Jesus.

Read more: EU Referendum: the morning after...

The Joint Public Issues Team of the United Reformed Church, the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, and the Church of Scotland offers the following reflection and prayer on the result of the EU referendum.

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
(Micah 6:8)

This week the people of the UK have made the significant decision to leave the European Union. Across our communities, including in churches, some will face this with dismay; others with celebration. We are already seeing some of the political consequences, including the decision by David Cameron to stand down as Prime Minister later this year.

Read more: A recommitment to the common good

Loving God
In the referendum that lies before us,
in the challenge of seeking an answer,
in our differences of opinion,
in our need to understand,
May you guide us in our decisions,
make us gracious in our disagreement,
and may we join you to work for the building of your kingdom
rather than our own.
Amen