Thought for the Week:

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, is praying this prayer three times a day and invites us to join him, in these words or others:

God of eternal love and power,

save our Parliamentary Democracy;

protect our High Court of Parliament and all its members from partiality and prejudice;

that they may walk humbly the path of kindness, justice and mercy.

Give them wisdom, insight and a concern for the common good.

The weight of their calling is too much to bear in their own strength,

therefore we pray earnestly, Father, send them help from your Holy Place, and be their tower of strength.

Lord, graciously hear us.  Amen.