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This can be used as an offertory song or a communion song. It is a musical setting for Matthew 7:7-8 that tells us to pray to God the Father by asking in faith for Him to do wonders in your life, seeking the Lord constantly, and knocking till the door is opened and He gives what’s best for you.

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PDF of the music piece.
MuseScore file used to construct the music piece.

Scriptural Basis:
Chorus: Matthew 7:7-8, Jeremiah 33:3,
Verses: Ephesians 3:20, Luke 18:1, James 4:2, James 1:6, 1:17.

Usage Notes:
This is a very short song in total length and would be perfect as a secondary communion song — after the longer one has finished. Or as an offertory or communion song when the theme of the readings focuses on prayer.

Story Behind the Song:
This song was written back in October 2010. I wrote it wanting to compose a song about prayer whose entire lyrical content could be based on solid scriptural readings. In short, I wanted to write a song that taught solid truth about prayer and wasn’t just an appeal to the emotions. So I went and hit the New American Bible concordance looking for verses on prayer and wove them into the verses.

Prayer-ware Intention:
I don’t charge for using this music. It is written to bless your music ministries, I do however ask you to pray for a specific intention for each song you use. Therefore: You are free to use this music, copy it, re-post it, spread it, duplicate it, and do whatever you want with it as long as:

(1) It is for non-commercial purposes and:
(2) Please pray for the intention: novices, postulants, aspirants and all those discerning their vocations as ordained clergy.

The Lord knows how much each diocese needs workers who will take up the cloth and the cross and follow Him as priests, monks, and ordained brothers and sisters. Therefore, pray that those discerning their vocations may ask, seek, knock and be granted the Lord’s desire for their lives. And that those who are indeed called be strengthened in holiness and zeal for the Lord’s work!

Final Word:
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God bless your music ministries. May you be used to spread the love and joy of Jesus our Lord through the music He’s blessed you with.

A study of An Apostles Hands (Praying Hands) by Albrecht Durer, ca. 1508

A study of An Apostles Hands (Praying Hands) by Albrecht Durer, ca. 1508