Lord it’s good to sing.

To let the music and the words mean something

Our love for you  to bubble up from the heart

And turn words and music into praise.

 

Lord, it’s  good to sing together…

To come from our own place, our own life our own reasons to be glad…or our own place of pain or anxiety

And with others around us

To let words and music become healing and powerful

Touching and transforming..

So that because we have sung and sung together

We feel surer and stronger and upheld and blessed.

 

Lord, there are some people who were told long ago

When they were children

That they could not sing

And so they don’t sing…

 

We ask forgiveness for those who told them this terrible lie

 

And we thank you that you hear their singing

These people who supposedly can’t sing…

And you hear it

Beautiful and precious and full of praise…

 

Together we will sing the wondrous story…

 

OUR FATHER….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR OTHERS:

 

Lord how can a place of such beauty and plenty

Become a place of danger and want?

 

Your world is rich in resources, in loveliness, in reasons to be curious, in large things and small things…

 

And somehow…though you trusted us to steward it…care for it…honour it…

 

We have filled with the noise of battle and destruction

We have rampaged through it with our machines and our greed.

 

And we have taken people’s lives…people with names…people with talents…people who are sacred

 

And we have let them go hungry…be ignorant…be in unnecessary pain…

 

~We have broken them…used them…neglected them…and wasted their potential…

 

Lord, how can all this be?

Lord, how did this happen?

 

Lord, we need you to save us…

We need you to save this wonderful world…and all the wonderful people in it…

 

Lord, show us what to do…to bring you in…

And though we can’t change the world tomorrow by ourselves

We can invite you in to our story…to our life…to our heart…

 

Then there will be hope.