“Let the rivers clap their hands and let the hills ring out together before the Lord”
(Psalm 98, verse 8)

Inspired by this verse from one of the Psalms appointed for this morning, I thought I would lead our online service of Morning Prayer from beside the River Thames, which is a short walk from our flat. We begin at Walbrook Wharf and walk towards The Tower of London along the north bank of the river.

This morning we will use the order of service from Common Worship Daily Prayer, saying Psalm 98, with readings from 2 Kings 17.24-end and Philippians 1.1-11. We will say the Benedictus but none of the other canticles. You can follow the order of service here.

Inspired by the riverside setting, I have written these prayers, drawing on texts by Chandran Devanesan and St Gertrude the Great: