Music Prayer: Practice Together

Music prayer employs lyrics and notes in a unified expression of both the principles and the playfulness of our relationships with God.

Consider sharing your personal pieces of music prayer with your group. Members can take turns explaining how their music expresses their communion with God. Then as the group listens, they can play a recording of the piece or an excerpt so that the full impact can be felt by all.

Think about using music for a group prayer. Perhaps a musician in the group can lead everyone on a guitar or piano or perhaps a recording can be played. Consider the lyrics and the music separately and then together as above. If it is appropriate, the group may want to sing the piece together. After this time of meditation, share with one another how the words, the music, and your own petitions for the group intersected.

Barth’s Balance of Dogma and Play


Sample the Prayer


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