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

ALL

Glorious things are spoken of you,

SOPRANO

God, the source of all springs.

SOPRANO, BARITONE

Our names are known by you and recorded in your book.

ALTO

Your blessing was pronounced on all families

ALTO, BARITONE

through your servant Abraham, and

ALL

you have established a home for all of us.

We pray, O God,

ONE

for all the nations of the earth,

ONE, TWO

lands physically separated by geography

TWO

—peoples divided by language, culture, custom, and color—

ONE, TWO

yet united as your children.

ALL

As of old you claimed your people from all lands and nations

THREE

—from Egypt and Babylon, Philistia and Ethopia—

FOUR

even so, look with mercy upon your church in this land and in every nation.

THREE, FOUR

Guide us in your ways of justice and peace.

ALL

We call upon you

SOPRANO

—from every tribe and every nation,

SOPRANO, ALTO

in every tongue and language,

ALL

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

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