Reconnecting: microphones and liturgy

Is there a special prayer to prepare to use microphones, when speaking in church?  Malcolm Guite, in his column “Poet’s Corner” in “The Church Times” considers this very point.  He comes up with some playful verses:

For putting the rechargeable battery back in its charger:

V: They that wait upon the Lord
R: Shall renew their strength (Isaiah 40.31)

 

For clipping on of the microphone:

V: I will magnify thee O Lord
R: For thou hast set me up (Psalm 30.1)

 

And for that discreet little fumble to turn the microphone on:

V: Let not thy left hand know
R: What thy right hand doeth (Matthew 6.5)

 

However, it is worth reading the whole of the short article* to discover how Malcolm finds, as an Anglican priest, that the deliberateness of preparation for service, and serving eucharist (communion) continue on into the rest of the week.  There is heaven in the ordinary.

*http://bit.ly/2u0g7pd

 

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