Monday 25th May 2020

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.




Introduction



Psalm 21:1-7

1  The king shall rejoice in your strength, O Lord; ♦   

how greatly shall he rejoice in your salvation!

2  You have given him his heart’s desire ♦   

and have not denied the request of his lips.

3  For you come to meet him with blessings of goodness ♦   

and set a crown of pure gold upon his head.

4  He asked of you life and you gave it him, ♦  

 length of days, for ever and ever.

5  His honour is great because of your salvation; ♦   

glory and majesty have you laid upon him.

6  You have granted him everlasting felicity ♦   

and will make him glad with joy in your presence.

7  For the king puts his trust in the Lord; ♦   

because of the loving-kindness of the Most High,      

he shall not be overthrown.


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.