Our church takes it in turns to “lead” worship – this involves the leader writing or providing prayers and bible readings, choosing songs that are appropriate to the sermon theme and organising general aspects of the service.I was asked to lead a service and as I sat down to write the “Prayers for Others”, I realised I didn’t know who to include in the prayer. I wanted to pray for everyone and everything. Why wouldn’t we want to pray for everyone in our lives and even all the people who are suffering that we don’t know? So I tried to write some lyrics that would include EVERYONE I could think of.
I wrote this music as a repetitive mantra that could be sung by the congregation as the “Prayers for Others”, for something different to the regular way we pray.