11. When You Are Praying

"When you are praying," Jesus said,
"Don't put on vain displays —
But close your door and speak your heart,
And humbly offer praise."

Our Father in the heavenly realm,
Our Abba, ever near —
Your name is holy, set apart;
O bring your kingdom here!

God, give us all we daily need
And we will be content;
Forgive our sins as we forgive
The wrongs that we resent.

God, give us grace to follow you;
Protect us on your Way.
When evil tempts us from your path,
Deliver us, we pray.

O Lord, we turn in trust to you;
You know the things we need —
And like a parent, you so love:
The ones who ask, receive.

Text Information
First Line: "When you are praying," Jesus said
Title: When You Are Praying
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: CM
Scripture: Matthew 6:5-14; Matthew 7:7-11; Luke 11:1-13
Topic: Jesus Christ: Teachings; Prayer
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Arranger: Edwin O. Excell (1900)
Composer: Jessie Seymour Irvine (1872)
Harmonizer: T. C. L. Pritchard (1929)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Key: G Major
Source: Virginia Harmony, 1831; Harmonization from The Scottish Psalter, 1929
Copyright: Used by permission of Oxford Univ. Press