Psalm 96
O sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvellous works among all the peoples.
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be revered above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
Honour and majesty are before him;
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Prayer
God of deliverance and renewal, you have given us a new day and a new week. It may be that situations and circumstances which challenge us are the same but perhaps we can raise our heads a little and realise that you are there. Help us to sing a new song of praise for the beauty and strength that surrounds us in those you send to minister to us, help us to realise afresh the marvellous works you do among your people. Praise be to you, Lord. Amen.