Our Common Prayer

Poet/Lyricist: 

Parker J. Palmer

A setting for congregation or choir, an ecumenical and gender-inclusive “Lord’s Prayer” penned by Parker Palmer, a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is the founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal whose mission is:"to create a more just, compassionate and healthy world by nurturing personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it.”

Level: 

Mod-Easy
Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
JS-089 SATB, piano 2:10 $2.15 https://www.joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.advantagelabs.com/files/audio_samples/JS-089%20Our%20Common%20Prayer.mp3
JS-089D
PDF download (minimum 12 copies)
SATB , piano $1.75
Text

OUR COMMON PRAYER

Parker J. Palmer (b.1939)

Heavenly Father, heavenly Mother,
Holy and blessed is your true name.
We pray for your reign of peace to come,
We pray that your good will be done,
Let heaven and earth become one.
Give us this day the bread we need,
Give it to those who have none.
Let forgiveness flow like a river between us,
From each one to each one.
Lead us to holy innocence
Beyond the evil of our days —
Come swiftly Mother, Father, come.
For yours is the power and the
glory and the mercy:
Forever your name is All in One.

Amen.