You Cannot Serve God and Guns: A Prayer of Protest


Initially written as a somber a cappella piece for a worship service, this version is musically full and rich, leaning toward hope while still acknowledging the grief so many of us feel from deaths caused by gun violence.



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About the Author
Amanda Udis-Kessler is a songwriter and published composer of sacred music (;, a writer (sermons, other worship materials, adult faith formation curricula, a sociology monograph, and other writings), and community educator on matters of religion, social inequality, and social justice. She has a sociology doctorate from Boston College and a certificate from the Iliff School of Theology. She is the Director of Assessment and Program Review at The Colorado College. Contact her at

Topics: Clergy/Ministry and Worship & Liturgy. Resource Types: Hymns, Listen, Music Video, and Watch.

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