A Prayer

This prayer is courtesy of Brian Hehn, Director of The Center for Congregational Song, The Hymn Society in the US and Canada (printed in the Autumn 2019 issue of "The Hymn" and used with permission):

For those whose lives have been difficult, may our songs be springs of hope.

For those whose lives have been easy, may our songs inspire them to serve others.

For those whose lives have been in service to the church and who are tired, may our songs be a resting place.

For those whose lives have never included the sacred, may our songs be a glimpse of the Holy.

For those who don't know what is next, may our songs be a lamppost on their journey.

For those who sing but don't know why, may our songs carry them through.

For those who can't or won't sing, may our songs be bold enough to include their silence.