Every year at final band concerts from when I was in grades 6-12 and even when I go back to listen to concerts today, the performance always starts off with a prayer that I wanted to share with you:
You have given us ears to hear sound
And imagination to combine these sounds in harmony;
You have given us instruments to play on
And musicians to lead us.
We thank You for these gifts.
By our music we wish to show our gratitude
And to praise and thank You for Your goodness.
We make our prayer through our Lord, Jesus Christ
Who sang His song over two thousand years ago,
And has made it re-echo in the hearts of man….
Now and forever.