A Choral Reading Prayer for the Nations
This choral reading prayer is based on Psalm 87. It is arranged for SAB readers and has 4 solos.
A Prayer for the Nations
Glorious things are spoken of you,
God, the source of all springs.
Our names are known by you and recorded in your book.
Your blessing was pronounced on all families
through your servant Abraham, and
you have established a home for all of us.
We pray, O God,
for all the nations of the earth,
lands physically separated by geography
—peoples divided by language, culture, custom, and color—
yet united as your children.
As of old you claimed your people from all lands and nations
—from Egypt and Babylon, Philistia and Ethopia—
even so, look with mercy upon your church in this land and in every nation.
Guide us in your ways of justice and peace.
We call upon you
—from every tribe and every nation,
in every tongue and language,
joining our voices together in song proclaiming all our springs are in you. Amen.
Based on Psalm 87, Melissa Haupt, 2011 © Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike