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Leaning In: A Prayer of Intention (Lyric Video)

 

 
“Leaning In: A Prayer of Intention” is a sung prayer of intercession that aims to break down the distinction between the typical “us” and “them:” of such prayers.

It also shifts away from petition (asking God to do things) toward intention (setting a path of joining in what God is doing in the world). See what you think.

You can find sheet music for this song here.

We pray for the lonely ones
knowing that some of us are lonely
and we pray for the heartbroken ones
knowing that some of us are heartbroken

All our hearts and minds
are leaning in with clear intention
joining in your way
of love in the world

We pray for the wounded
knowing that some of us are wounded
and we pray for the regretful ones
knowing that some of us are regretful

All our hearts and minds
are leaning in with clear intention
joining in your way
of love in the healing

We pray for the starving ones
knowing that some of us are starving
and we pray for the imprisoned ones
knowing that some of us are imprisoned

All our hearts and minds
are leaning in with clear intention
joining in your way
of justice in the world

We pray for the dying ones
knowing that some of us are dying
and we pray for the newly born ones
knowing that some of us are arriving

All our hearts and minds
are leaning in with clear intention
joining in your way
of love in the world

Amen.

(c) 2013 Hand and Soil Music

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