Christians stand together and recite the Lord's Prayer

Christians across the world are standing in solidarity against the impact of the Coronavirus crisis by reciting the Lord's Prayer.

It has been delivered by Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly, on behalf of the Church of Scotland.

Christians stand before God in unity
Christians stand before God in unity.

The move comes in response to an invitation from Pope Francis sent to all Christian leaders in which he asks that we invoke "together the graces from heaven" and ask "for the end of this pandemic".

Mr Sinclair said: "At a time when normal life is falling apart it is wonderful when Christians come together.

"The Lord's prayer is a wonderfully comprehensive prayer and within it can be found all we need to say."

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever.