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