This is an opportunity to pause in the middle of our day and we're particularly asked to do this in the nine days between the feast of Jesus' Ascension into Heaven, and in preparation for the festival of Pentecost. And we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit to the first disciples in Jerusalem, and we ask for a fresh sense of God's power and love for us in this time and place.
Today's prayers are led by Revd Clare Connors.
1 The Lord is king and has put on glorious apparel; ♦
the Lord has put on his glory
and girded himself with strength.
2 He has made the whole world so sure ♦
that it cannot be moved.
3 Your throne has been established from of old; ♦
you are from everlasting.
4 The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
the floods have lifted up their voice; ♦
the floods lift up their pounding waves.
5 Mightier than the thunder of many waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea, ♦
the Lord on high is mightier.
6 Your testimonies are very sure; ♦
holiness adorns your house, O Lord, for ever.
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.