A Prayer for Healing
As Voices Together is undertaking permissions work (seeking copyright contracts) in this period between January and June, we offer a song and a worship resource that may speak into the disorientation of these days of COVID-19.
The following excerpt from the forthcoming Voices Together “Worship Leader Edition” frames some of the gifts received when worshiping with voices from the past:
“Connecting with the past in worship today is a way to remember God’s faithfulness to all generations. It is a way to join our local communities with a vibrant church that has followed Jesus in diverse cultures and circumstances. It is a way to keep the struggles of the present in perspective. Recognizing God’s faithfulness throughout a history marked by constant change can free us from a fear of change and a fear of the future.”
Everlasting God, On You I Call is a new song adapted from a (13-stanza) song by Annelein of Freiburg, a 16th century Anabaptist, martyred for her faith in 1529. Susan Dengler adapted Annelein’s text in 2019. Voices Together pairs these words with a new tune (ANNELEIN’S PRAYER) by Anneli Loepp Thiessen. May Annelein’s prayer offer comfort and sustenance as we abide in God’s love in these chaotic days.
Prayer for Healing is a new worship resource written for Voices Together by the Mennonite Worship and Song Committee.
The writers of these resources give permission for these resources to be used in worship contexts between now and the release of Voices Together, projected for September, 2020.
Listen below to Everlasting God Prayer for Healing-2
Recording features Lucca Kauffman on vocals and violin and Bradley Kauffman on guitar an vocals.