Open our ears to hear
Immerse us, we pray—
in the joyful song that heralds more than it is.
In the midst of all today is—
amidst loss and grief,
amidst stress and frustration,
amidst fatigue and doubt,
and yet amidst love and hope,
surround us with the music of You.
Uplift us in praise and thanksgiving.
Restore to us the joy of Your salvation,
and sustain in us
spirits willing to prepare always
for Your being with us.