Don't just clap; pray!
The Moderator of the General Assembly and the leaders of the other main churches have issued the following call to the people of Northern Ireland:
"On Thursday evenings at 8.00pm, we continue to show our appreciation for those who work in our health service, and for all who care for the community in various ways, by sharing in a round of applause. May we encourage you, when you go back into your homes on Thursday evening, to join with us in offering a prayer of thanksgiving to God for all those whom we have acknowledged in our round of applause. Pray that they may know God’s strength and courage, safety, and blessing in their work. Pray too for those for whom they are caring - the sick, vulnerable, dying and all in distress."