Commissions

Ordinary Prayer

Composer: Jane Godfrey

Arranger: Adam Maness

Publication: N/A

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Voicing:

SSA and Alto Soloist

Accompaniment:

Piano and Cello

Themes:

Prayer, Faith, Peace​

 

Lyrics:

Here is an ordinary prayer
When your troubles take their toll let it reassure your soul.
My heart longed for tending and repair,

I was down in such a state,

In a crisis of my faith.

I couldn't see insignificant as I am.

Who'd hear me among the millions cryin' everyday

I forgot how to pray.

Guide, bless, heal and protect today

No I could not ask,

Guide and bless, heal and protect us today


Then I tried an ordinary prayer,
I learned it from a friend in need,

with his heart upon his sleeve.

His plea touched me, caught me unaware,

There I was falling apart when I opened up my heart.

And I knew it was so overwhelming

Through and through I felt the spirit tell me.

It's okay

Then I broke down and prayed.

Guide, bless, heal and protect us today
My humble request
Guide and bless, heal and protect us today

God in your infinite wisdom guide the choices we make.
Bless every decision.
Please bless our mistakes.

Protect us from danger, guard us from our self will keep still the evil of strangers

Heal our pain,

Grant us strength to build again.

You may take this ordinary prayer
I am passing it along, you can have it for a song,
Send your dreams rising higher in the air,

Where they gather up above in a prayer of peace and love.

Here below don't you know we all need it.

Just let go won't you listen and repeat it when I say

Oh God hear us pray!

Guide, bless, heal and protect us today
Hear my humble request,
Guide and bless, heal and protect us.
Guide and bless, heal and protect us

Guide, bless, heal and protect us today.

Ordinary PrayerAdam Maness
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