The composer Bob Chilcott tweeted the following last week:
I have children with their friends and partners living in far off lands, I have a daughter working as a doctor in intensive care and I have friends and colleagues all over the world who we are thinking about on a daily basis. This is for you.
“This is for you” refers to a piece of music he wrote which is our chosen piece today.
Think of someone you know who is far away at the moment, someone you know who is a key worker, any of your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues … think of them, picture them and say these words for them:
This day will you strengthen us. This day will you bless us.
This day will you lift us, visit us for good.