Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Breathe life

after Psalm 27 
includes a sung response
suggestions: Christopher Willcock's Do not be afraid I am with you, or John Bell's Don't be afraid 



In all the places folk
are assailed by evildoers,
feel devoured by adversaries and foes;

in all the places folk
are found in war zones,
battlefields, overcome
by the violence of the world,

may your song comfort and encourage:
sing response 

In all the places folk
are fearful, despairing,
lonely, searching for belonging;

in all the places folk
yearn for refuge,
release, shelter, peace,

may your song comfort and encourage:
sing response 

In all the places folk
long to sing, to shout for joy,
but find their voices stifled,
their song muted;

in all the places folk
lift their voices for help,
for dignity, for respect
for their humanity,

may your song comfort and encourage:
sing response

In all the halls and temples,
mosques and synagogues,
homes and churches,

In all the places where folk
gather in peace, for peaceful
encounter with the Sacred

may your song comfort and encourage
sing response

In all the world
may the song of God
breathe life,
renewing, restoring,
life.
Amen.

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