The Lord's Prayer. In today's Gospel Jesus teaches the disciples how they are to pray. They are to pray to God as a child calls to a parent, and they are to ask for what they really need, boldly and persistent­ly. Above all, they are to pray for the coming of God's reign and the fulfillment of God's will.


The pattern for this kind of prayer is the Lord's Prayer or the Our Father. From a very early period this prayer has been sung or spoken by communities of Christians after the Eucharistic Prayer and before Communion. The petition for daily bread was widely interpreted by early Christians to refer to the Eucharist, and the prayer for forgiveness reflected the wish for mutual reconciliation that ought to characterize a community that not only receives the Body of Christ but is the Body of Christ.


Singing the Lord's Prayer emphasizes its importance in the Communion Rite. Be sure to sing the doxology ("For the kingdom," etc.) as well, even if the priest does not sing the intervening prayer, known as the embolism. The chant version, sung without accompaniment, is perhaps the best choice.


Genesis 18:20–32. Abraham offers an example of persistent prayer. The sad thing, of course, is that God could not find even ten just people in Sodom .


Psalm of the Day: Ps (137) 138

This individual psalm of thanksgiving praises God for hearing the psalmist's prayer and responding to it.


Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Cooney) GP 279/JS 109/MI-BB 818/GP3 198

Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Guimont) GC2 1004/LPMG 126

Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Lisicky) PMB 692/PRM C87/WS

Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Schiavone) JS 998/LP 143

Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Somerville) CBW 162

Lord, on the Day I Called for Help (Verdi/Gelineau) WOR 915/WOR4 1159/RS 184/LPGG 920

Lord, on the Day That I Cried (Haas) GC 134/GC2 74/PCY3 34


Suggested Common Psalm

Ps 103: The Lord Is Kind and Merciful

Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Other Songs for the Liturgy

A Celtic Rune (1,G) GC2 554/G3 664

A Living Hope (2) CBW 613/PMB 284

A Praying Spirit (G) LMGM 213

Alive in Christ Jesus (2) GC 799

All That We Have (1,Ps,G) GP 618/GC 601/GC2 597

As it is in Heaven SPS 267

*Ask and Receive (G) PSL C-146/SS

*Ask and You Shall Receive (G) WC 860/PMB 432

At the Lamb's High Feast (2) WOR 459, 460/WOR4 512/CBW 375/BB 169/GC 433/GC2 463/G3 536/JS 424/WC 593/RS 578/GP 394/PMB 271/WS 517/GP3 319

Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death (2) WOR 586/WOR4 915/RS 729/WC 8272/WS 693

Baptized in Water (2) WOR 720/WOR4 919/GC 798/GC2 797/G3 903/RS 903/CBW 614/JS 542/WC 635/PMB 286/WS/MI-BB 654/WS 552/GP3 391/SS 1057

*Bless the Lord (C) LMGM 200/JS 245, 590/GP 252

Father of Peace (G) MI‑BB 518

*Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive (G) WOR 754/WOR4 967/CBW 620/GC 879/GC2 848/G3 965/JS 556/RS 952/WC 711/PMB 324/SS

From the Depths (1,G) CBW 487/BB 129/JS 386/WC 472/WS 407

*God in His Holy Dwelling Place (E) IH 53

Good Christians All (2) CBW 386/WC 614/RS 586/PMB 262/SS 847

Hold Me in Life (1,G) GC 599/JS 702/GP 596/GP3 595

*Home for the Lonely (E) PSL C-144/SS

I Need You to Listen (1,Ps,G) RS 716/GC 582

I Will Give Thanks to You, My Lord (Ps) WC 434/PMB 147/WS 367

If You Believe and I Believe (G) GC 722/GC2 708/G3 818/RS 852/JS 839

Jesus Has Conquered Death (2) LMGM 62

Keep in Mind (2) WC 219,841/MI‑BB 679/GC 674/GC2 658/G3 646/JS 589/RS 940/GP 492/GP3 434/PMB 36/WS 28,711/WOR4 651

Lift High the Cross (2) WOR 704/WOR4 885/CBW 435/GP 444/WC 792/MI‑BB 720/GC 791/GC2 785/G3 881/JS 522/RS 884/PMB 393/WS 699/GP3 384 /SS 1054

Lord of All Hopefulness (1,G) WOR 568/WOR4 686/WC 836/MI‑BB 396/GC 578/GC2 560/G3 663/JS 690/RS 713/CBW 497/GP 622/GP3 623/WS 702/SS 919

*Lord, Teach Us How to Pray (G) HG 22

My Soul, Give Thanks (C) GC 98/GC2 57

O Lord, Hear My Prayer (1,G) GC 586/GC2 566/G3 666/LMGM 217/RS 718/CBW 491, 637/PMB 415/WOR4 667/SS 920

O the Beautiful Treasures (1) WOR 689

*Our Daily Bread (G) CBW 600

Out of the Depths (1,G) WC 563/GC 128, 877/JS 107, 393/RS 947/GP 344/GP3 196/PMB 241/WS 409/WOR4 970

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (C) WOR 530/WOR4 610/WC 957/JS 612/MI‑BB 561/CBW 565/LMGM 198/RS 684/GC 551/GC2 531/G3 613/GP 685/PMB 492/WS 777/GP3 735/SS 893

Praise the Lord, My Soul (C) GP 691/GP3 738

Praise the Lord with All Your Heart SPS 372

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (G) WOR 580/WOR4 663/WC 700/MI‑BB 431/GC 615/GC2 600/G3 658/JS 720/RS 728/GP 608/GP3 613/PMB 433/WS 571

Shelter Me, O God (1,G) MI‑BB 468/GC 636/GC2 634/G3 717/JS 724/RS 765/CBW 372/GP 626

Song of the Body of Christ (2) GC 847/GC2 807/G3 924/RS 924/WC 668/WS 761/MI-BB 321

Springs of Water (2) WC 382/GC 242, 243/RS 377/WS 142,325/BB 179

Standin’ in the Need of Prayer (G) LMGM 216/GC 579

This Day God Gives Me (1,G) WOR 673/WOR4 850/CBW 650/WC 201/MI‑BB 640/GC 757/GC2 749/G3 856/JS 2/RS 4,856/GP 727/GP3 779/PMB 2/WS 34

*Thy Kingdom Come (G) GP 719/GP3 763/GC 656/RS 776

Thy Way, O Lord (G) LMGM 39

Victory in Jesus (2) LMGM 240

We Know That Christ Is Raised, v 2 (2) WOR 721/WC 615/RS 906/CBW 398/SS 832

With the Lord There Is Mercy (1) GC 127/GC2 71/G3 87/GP 344/MI‑BB 669/JS 106/RS 174, 176/CBW 374/PMB 172/WS 410/WOR4 102

You Are All We Have (1,G) RS 643/GC 505/GC2 508/G3 586/SS 1017



Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #  
All Things Work Together (Unison, opt. 2-part) Burton, Daniel Shawnee (F 5015) 2
All Things (SATB) Kirk, Theron Elkan Vogel (362-03212) 2
Anima Christe (SATB) Thacher Trinitas/OCP G
Antiphon (SATB) Cook, Melville Novello (MT 1586) PS
Call, The Smith St. James Press 1, G
Give Thy Servant An Understand Heart (SATB) Ford, Virgil T. Carl Fischer (CM 7365) 1
O Sacrum Convivium (SAATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium (SATB)
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
O Sacrum Convivium
Tallis, Thomas
Biery, James
Messiaen, Olivier Victoria, Tomasso di/ed.
Tovey, Donald F.
Oxford (TCM 74)
MorningStar (MSM-50-8311)
Durand, S.A. (12.742)
Stainer & Bell/Augener (Laudate Pueri, p. 36)
Psalm 119 (SATB) Wilkinson, Scott Carl Fischer (CM 7436) PS
Teach Me, O Lord (SATB) Young, Gordon CPP/Belwin, Inc. (OCT 02545) 1