Prayer For Church Musicians
O God, whose saints and angels delight to worship in heaven:
Be ever present with your servants who seek through art and music to perfect the praises offered by Your people on earth;
And grant to them even now a glimpse of Your beauty, and make them worthy at length to behold it forevermore.
Through the prayers of the Theotokos and of all the saints, have mercy on us. Amen.
O Heavenly Father, on this day proclaimed National Church Music Sunday by our Archdiocese, our parish recognizes the women, men, and youth in our parish who give their time and musical talent in service to You, our Lord, and to Your Church.
Bless them, O Lord, as they sing praises to You, and glorify Your Name. Let their music be a witness to Your majesty and love, and remind us all of Your presence in our lives.
Help them to bring the Word of God to our parish family through Your music, through chant and hymn singing.
Help them to fulfill all the responsibilities this music ministry requires. Giving of time and talents to learn the hymns of our faith, teaching others these musical prayers, actively participating in the dialogue of our worship, and striving to enhance the beauty of our liturgical life.
Help them to grow as disciples of the Lord by making every effort to hear the Word of God, integrate His teachings into our lives, and sharing it with others through music.
Master, Lord our God, You commanded that everything be done for Your glory. By Your blessing, stretch forth Your hand to these Your servants who sing hymns of praise for Your glory. Grant them the wisdom and ability to sing our Orthodox prayers. Grant them good health, a happy life, and bless their good efforts. For You are a gracious God and to You we give glory, together with Your Father who is eternal and Your All Holy Good and Life-giving Spirit, now and forevermore. Amen
Dear Lord, I sing to You a new song because You have done marvelous things, I am in awe of the works of Your salvation! I shout because the joy You give me is uncontainable! I praise You with the harp and with the sound of singing. I pray that all music is to glorify Your great Name. You are an awesome Father, I choose to worship You in Spirit and truth in all that I do, Amen.
Awesome God, I praise You. I praise You in Your sanctuary and I praise You in Your mighty heavens. I praise You Lord for Your acts of power and I praise You for Your everlasting greatness. I praise You with the sounding of the trumpet and with the harp and flute. I declare that everything that has breath praises You! Hallelujah! I pray that my instrument (whether this be my voice or my guitar, piano, drum etc) worships You, Amen.
Oh Lord, I will sing of Your love and justice for the rest of my days. To You, Lord, I will sing praise. I pray that the melodies that I sing and/or write are inspired by my love for You. I pray that this love is evident each time that I sing. I pray that genuine worship to You is my main focus when I sing rather than the musicality; this I pray, Amen.
Heavenly Father, I thank You for the gift of music. I listen carefully to many proverbs and solve riddles with inspiration from my instrument. I thank You because playing music has allowed me to gain clarity in life and has helped me to enforce truths that You have opened my eyes to. Music is just one way that I enjoy worshiping You. I thank You for this gift that You have given me, I do not take it lightly, Amen.
Righteous God, I give You all the glory, the honor and the praise for who You are. I declare that I will sing to You, I will sing praises to You and tell of all of Your wonderful works in my life. I will sing so that all can hear it and see how great You are. Thank You because my voice is a blessing from You. I sing not for myself, but I sing to demonstrate Your goodness in my life, Amen.
O Lord, I pray that the music I make or the songs that I sing are always from my heart to You. I pray that as we sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, we genuinely dedicate each melody to You. I pray that I always give You thanks for all things, in Jesus' Name. I thank You for this talent You have given me, I choose to give it back to You by using it to glorify Your Name, Amen.