For this generation, the present situation is unprecedented. Uncertainty, fear, and anxiety become more prevalent, affliction and loss of lives touch more of us than ever, and unexpected and unwanted times of solitude begin to negatively affect us, created by God to live in community and communion.

I offer this sung prayer for all of us who, while perhaps feeling more alone than ever, are also with certainly not alone: though separated from others to preserve our health, we are joined together — and joined by — our loving God, who is constant and who is with us at all times, in all challenges and all times of trial.

Here is a video of this sung prayer, performed and led by my friend Chris Brunelle:

Here are several links for your use, which I am pleased to make freely available:

Audio only web-player:

Audio mp3 direct download

A brief prayer service by my Oddwalk partner Shannon Cerneka, “A Prayer in Times of Trial,” incorporating this song, scripture, and reflection questions.

Lead sheet (melody, chords, and lyrics)

Lyrics and Chords

Worship Aid Version – pdf or jpg

Graphic of the lyrics alone – pdf or jpg