Please hold the people of Manchester in your prayers after the evil of last night’s attack at the Manchester Arena - those who have died, those who are injured or who have lost loved ones, and the emergency services. Please pray with confidence that this attempt to divide a city and a nation will not succeed.
O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,
to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom:
Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies;
that we, surely trusting in your defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries;
through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord.