The Chapel: Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise Him in his mighty heavens.
 Praise Him for his acts of power;
    praise Him for his surpassing greatness.
 Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet,
    praise Him with the harp and lyre,
 praise Him with timbrel and dancing,
    praise Him with the strings and pipe,
  praise Him with the clash of cymbals,
    praise Him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.                                  Psalm 150

Reflect on the two scriptures above and list the different ways you can praise God and why. Feel free to praise God in any way that suits you right now. This could be in silence, waving your arms in the air, shouting, jumping, playing an instrument, or singing. Afterwards, you may want to use the prayer below or another one.

I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Our feet are standing in Your gates, Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.
That is where the tribes go up – the tribes of the Lord – to praise the name of the Lord.                                                                                                                             Psalm 122: 1 – 4

Inside the stained glass and brickwork

The school Chapel is a significant landmark of the school and is ideally located at the heart of DSG’s campus, aptly accessible to all. In 1880, it was meticulously designed by the leading architect at the time, Mr Sydney Stent. The bell was added to the vestry in 1970.

Have you noticed the effect of the lighting and the delicately coloured stained glass? Stent also carefully designed the brickwork, playing with the warm-textured ochre brick colours by laying them in bands.

The Old Girls would agree that the Chapel holds many deep-rooted memories – squashed into the narrow pews with friends; kneeling on the colourful, handcrafted cushions in prayer; witnessing the resonant power of the Chapel Choir, and Sunday candlelit evensong that stirred emotions and caused many a tear-stained face.

The DSG has been blessed with its own school prayer, written in 2016 by Rev Rob Penrith.

DSG SCHOOL PRAYER

Almighty God, the fountain of all true knowledge and wisdom, by whose grace the foundation of our school was laid by Bishop Merriman, we give thanks that we have prospered in Your blessings of grace and life.

May the vision and the purpose of our school continue to bring new depths of wisdom and knowledge to all the young women who pass by here.

Work in our lives that whatsoever things are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable,

excellent or praiseworthy, that these things may issue forth in our lives for all eternity.

May this school be loved and honoured by all who learn, all who teach, and all who work here. May Your blessing be upon us today and forever.  In Jesus’ Name, we pray,

Amen.

Thank you for journeying on this DSG Prayer Walk. We hope the prayer time has encouraged you and brought you closer to God and those around you.