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Heavenly Father as our church bell rings to mark evening, 

across our parish this Palm Sunday we offer this day back to you.
We give thanks for the warmth
For the sun
For a glorious spring day
And for Sabbath

We pray for our Queen as she addresses the Nation this evening
We pray for all those who work tonight to bring healing and wholeness
Defend them on every side

To tonight I post a wonderful hymn often sung at Evensong
As a prayer

The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall sanctify our rest.

We thank Thee that Thy church, unsleeping,
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And rests not now by day or night.

As o'er each continent and island
The dawn leads on another day
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor dies the strain of praise away.

The sun that bids us rest is waking
Our brethren 'neath the western sky,
And hour by hour fresh lips are making
Thy wondrous doings heard on high.

So be it, Lord; Thy throne shall never,
Like earth's proud empires, pass away:
Thy kingdom stands, and grows forever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.

Our Father.....