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When I Pray


  1. When I pray I feel more deeply;

Reaching out with thanks and praise;

When I pray I think more deeply;

Pondering life’s puzzling maze;

When I pray I live more deeply

In the values love conveys.


  1. When I pray I can’t act badly

Giving way to grim deceit;

When I pray I can’t be angry,

Wishing for some vengeance sweet;

When I pray I’m far more ready

To befriend each one I meet.


  1. When I pray I act intently

Showing kindness, patience, grace;

When I pray I strive intently

Seeking justice for each race;

When I pray I toil intently

Building peace in every place.


  1. When I pray I speak more clearly

To affirm the ones who fail;

When I pray I give more freely

To the poor, infirm or frail;

When I pray I live more fully,

And in God I can prevail.


Tune: Holywood

or any, such as Regent Square (Angels from the Realms of Glory) or Picardy (Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence)


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