Sunday, October 27, 2019

Lord, Pour Out Your Spirit (Prayer Anthem)

(Photo by Giovanni Dall'Orto, Wikimedia Commons)
These past few months we've laid out a challenge at church to take a year to commit to concerted prayer for revival--that is, for a fresh movement of God's work in and through us, and reaching our community in new ways--and this new hymn was inspired by that commitment. Its verses lift up successive prayers for our church, our local area, our nation, and the world. In its repetitive nature, it fits with my "prayer anthem" genre of songs--designed to be easily memorized and sung as a prayer any time of day or night without having to look up the words. The tune here is that of the classic hymn "More about Jesus" (with a slight tweak to the timing). I originally posted a slightly different version of this song a couple months ago, so if you'd prefer to use the original, you can find it here.

Lord, Pour Out Your Spirit (Revival Prayer)

God of our hope, we raise this prayer,
Placing our church beneath your care:
Here in this Body have your way;

Reign in this very place today!

     (Chorus:)
     Lord, pour out your Spirit!
     Lord, pour out your Spirit!
     As we proclaim the Gospel call,
     Lord, let revival's fire fall!


God of our hope, we raise this prayer,
Placing our homes beneath your care:
Here in this city have your way;

Reign in this very place today!

     (Chorus)

God of our hope, we raise this prayer,
Placing our country in your care:
Here in this nation have your way;

Reign in this very place today!

     (Chorus)

God of our hope, we raise this prayer,
Placing our world in your care:
In all the nations have your way;

Reign in this very place today!

     (Chorus)

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