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Amazing Grace

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Start a Fire

Start a Fire is taken from the album, Scandal of Mercy, available now! Find it on iTunes: http://apple.co/1XLQywI · Amazon: http://amzn.to/1PYujke · Google Play: http://bit.ly/1Qxgt5x · and CD Baby: http://bit.ly/1T750Rf. Discover more music of mercy on http://mission85music.com.

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Scandal of Love

Scandal of Love is taken from the album, Scandal of Mercy, available now! Find it on iTunes: http://apple.co/1SWQlbf · Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Ok31AB · Google Play: http://bit.ly/1T61tCK · and CD Baby: http://bit.ly/1Lcm05i. Discover more music of mercy on http://mission85music.com.

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Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit is taken from the album, Scandal of Mercy, available now! Find it on iTunes: http://apple.co/1LxreDP · Amazon: http://amzn.to/1VsJd3S · Google Play: http://bit.ly/1mWH6JJ · and CD Baby: http://bit.ly/1LG5k0Z. Discover more music of mercy on http://mission85music.com.

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Despite

Despite is taken from the album, Scandal of Mercy, available now! Find it on iTunes: http://apple.co/1SWQlbf · Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Ok31AB · Google Play: http://bit.ly/1KJgDLd · and CD Baby: http://bit.ly/1VEu1R9. Discover more music of mercy on http://mission85music.com.

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Scandal of Mercy (Acoustic)

Scandal of Mercy (Acoustic) is taken from the album, Scandal of Mercy, available now! Find it on iTunes: http://apple.co/1SSPEiI · Amazon: http://amzn.to/1oAiTK8 · Google Play: http://bit.ly/1oGlXFd · and CD Baby: http://bit.ly/1T75l6d. Discover more music of mercy on http://mission85music.com.

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Searching

Searching is taken from the album, Scandal of Mercy, available now! Find it on iTunes: http://apple.co/21eDzsQ · Amazon: http://amzn.to/1QbgfBV · Google Play: http://bit.ly/1QeApOJ · and CD Baby: http://bit.ly/1R1xsO7. Discover more music of mercy on http://mission85music.com.

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The Rizers- 1 John 4:7 (Let Us Love One Another)

This video is a song based on a Scripture verse about loving one another.

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Lovely NOISE

This video is the song and lyrics to "Lovely Noise" and can be used with hand motions.

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Lovely Noise

This video teaches the hand motions to the song "Lovely Noise."

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Pharrell Williams - Happy (Despicable Me 2 - Lyric Video)

This is a video of the song "Happy" and can be used as an engage activity for the lesson.

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The Baa Baa Song (He's the Good Shepherd)

This video is a catchy song based on Jesus, the Good Shepherd, that children can learn.

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Good Shepherd (Lead On)

This video is a meditative song based on Psalm 23.

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Jesus the Lord, by Roc O’Connor and the Saint Louis Jesuits

The song/video "Jesus the Lord,” by Roc O’Connor and the Saint Louis Jesuits," available on YouTube (6:24) with lyrics, is best used on day 4.

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Light of the World

The song/video "Light of the World," by Hillsong Kids, available on YouTube (3:51) with lyrics, is sung by grade schoolers. It is best used on day 4.

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Walk with Me

The song/video "Walk with Me," by Jesus Culture, available on YouTube (10:22) with lyrics, is simple and powerful. It is best used on day 3.

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Lord, You Have Come to the Seashore

The song/video "Lord, You Have Come to the Seashore," sung by Tim Lewis, is available on YouTube (4:03) with illustrated art and photos. It is best used on day 1.

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Dwelling Place

The song/video "Dwelling Place," by John Foley and the Saint Louis Jesuits, available on YouTube (3:42) with lyrics and photos of parish liturgy, is best on day 4.

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Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

The song/video "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace," available on YouTube (3:39) with images, photos, and lyrics, is best used on day 3.

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Let There Be Peace on Earth—Sing Along

The song/video "Let There Be Peace on Earth—Sing Along," available on YouTube (2:41) with photos and lyrics, is best used on day 2.

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Open My Eyes

The song/video "Open My Eyes," by Jesse Manibusan, available on YouTube (2:54) with lyrics, is best used on day 1.

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When the Saints Go Marchin’ In

The song/video "When the Saints Go Marchin’ In," by The Weavers, available on YouTube (2:39) with lyrics, is best used on day 4.

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God Bless America

The song/video "God Bless America," by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary, available on YouTube (2:24) with lyrics, is a rousing prayer. It is best used on day 3.

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Take, Lord, Receive

The song/video "Take, Lord, Receive," by John Foley and the Saint Louis Jesuits, in Memory of Fr. Bob Bedard C.C., available on YouTube (4:27), is best used on day 1.

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Be Not Afraid—St. Louis Jesuits & Bob Dufford, S.J.

The song/video "Be Not Afraid—St. Louis Jesuits & Bob Dufford, S.J.," available on YouTube (4:36), is best used on day 4.

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God—Haven of Rest Quartet (Acapella)

The song/video "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God—Haven of Rest Quartet (Acapella)," available on YouTube (2:46) with lyrics, is best used on day 2.

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Palestrina—Sicut cervus

The song/video "Palestrina—Sicut cervus," performed by the Cambridge Singers, available on YouTube (3:17) with lyrics, is best used on day 1.

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Gregorian Chant

The song/video "Gregorian Chant," performed by the Monastic Choir of the Abbey of St. Pierre de Solesmes, in 1930, is available on YouTube (45:19). The Abbey of Solesmes is a Benedictine monastery renowned for its teaching of chant. The first chant is the Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy) from the Mass. It ends at 2:19. This would be an appropriate opening prayer for day 1. An English translation should be provided to the students.

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Christ Be Our Light

The song/video "Christ Be Our Light," by Bernadette Farrell, is available on YouTube (3:34) with lyrics and nature scenes. It is best on day 3 or day 4.

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This Little Light of Mine

The song/video "This Little Light of Mine," by Harry Dixon Loes (University of New Hampshire), is available on YouTube (2:34). It is best used for closing prayer on day 1.

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We Are the Light of the World

The song/video "We Are the Light of the World," by Jean A. Greif, available on YouTube (2:58) with lyrics, is the Beatitudes set to music. It is best used for opening prayer on day 1.

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Don’t Laugh at Me

The song/video "Don’t Laugh at Me," by Mark Wills, is available on YouTube (3:35), describes the pain of being bullied. It is used on day 1.

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Love Knows No End

The song/video "Love Knows No End," by Hillsong Live, available on YouTube (5:24) with lyrics, is best used on day 4 as a closing prayer.

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Forgiveness

The song/video "Forgiveness," by Matthew West, available on YouTube (4:26) with lyrics, is best on day 3

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Let It Go

The song/video "Let It Go," by Tenth Avenue North, available on YouTube (3:19) with lyrics, is best on day 2.

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The Lord’s Prayer

The song/video "The Lord’s Prayer," performed by Andrea Bocelli and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, available on YouTube (4:30), is an option for opening prayer on day 4.

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Abba Father—Acoustic Cover

The song/video "Abba Father—Acoustic Cover," by Carey Landry, available on YouTube (3:30), is best for opening prayer on day 3.

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Abba Father

The song/video "Abba Father," by Klaus Kuehn with Kari Jobe, available on YouTube (6:01), is best on day 3.

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The Lord’s Prayer (Aramaic)

The song/video "The Lord’s Prayer” (Aramaic)," by Ratheesh Mathew, available on YouTube (4:21), is best for opening prayer on day 2.

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Come Worship the Lord

The song/video "Come Worship the Lord," by John Michael Talbot, is available on YouTube (7:58). Point out that this song is based on Psalm 95. Commentary includes an explanation of the liturgy as a dance, with gestures. You may want to try following the instructions for the gestures. It is best used on day 3.

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10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

The song/video "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)," by Matt Redman, available on YouTube (4:22), encompasses the entire day in worship. This song/video may be used as the hymn with Midday Prayer on day 3.

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I Lift Up My Soul

The song/video "I Lift Up My Soul," by Tim Manion and the Saint Louis Jesuits, available on YouTube (3:00) with lyrics, shows views of Catholic liturgy and prayer as well as natural scenes. It is best used on days 1 or 2.

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Everyday God—Be with Us

The song/video "Everyday God—Be with Us," available on YouTube (4:54), is appropriate as an opening or closing prayer on any day. There are several videos of "Everyday God," by Bernadette Farrell, on YouTube. One, uploaded by Weng Daquilanea, uses slides of animals and nature to illustrate the song (4:52).

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God Has Chosen Me

The song/video "God Has Chosen Me," by Bernadette Farrell, is available on YouTube (2:12). It is best used on day 1 or day 2.

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Lean on Me

The song/video "Lean on Me," by Zeal for Zion, available on YouTube (2:41) with lyrics, is a meditative prayer for times of trouble. It is best used on day 4.

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If God Be for Us

The song/video "If God Be for Us," by Zeal for Zion, available on YouTube (2:00), is based on Romans 8:31. It is best used on day 4.

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The Heartbeat of God

The song/video "The Heartbeat of God," by Zeal for Zion, available on YouTube (2:39) with lyrics, is appropriate as an opening or closing prayer for any day, but is best used on day 4.

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Jesus the Lord

The song/video "Jesus the Lord," by Roc O’Connor and the Saint Louis Jesuits,” available on YouTube (6:24) with lyrics, is best used on day 4.

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Day by Day

The song/video "Day by Day," performed by the cast of Godspell, available on YouTube (3:27), is a musical setting of the Prayer of Saint Richard of Chichester. The students might like seeing the recording studio ambience. Appropriate for any day, but best on day 3.

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Something in the Water

The song/video "Something in the Water," by Carrie Underwood, is available on YouTube (3:48) with lyrics. Our prayer springs from our union with Christ in Baptism. This is why we can pray always, because we live in Christ. It is best used on day 1.

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Top 40 Worship Songs—United States (by CCLI popularity)

The playlist "Top 40 Worship Songs—United States (by CCLI popularity)," by Stone Family Church-Home, available on YouTube with lyrics, is a compilation of forty songs/videos by various contemporary artists. It is useful as a reference for various prayerful songs on various topics.

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Just Say Jesus

The song/video "Just Say Jesus," by 7eventh Time Down,” available on YouTube (2:41) with lyrics, is best used on day 4, perhaps as the opening or closing prayer.

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Holding Nothing Back

The song/video "Holding Nothing Back," by Ryan Stevenson, is available on YouTube (3:36) with lyrics. Mary holds nothing back from God. It is best used on day 2.

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Magnificat (with Wexford Carol)

The song/video "Magnificat (with Wexford Carol)," by Keith & Kristyn Getty,” available on YouTube (4:53) with lyrics, is a song based on the Magnificat. It is best used on day 2.

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Magnificat—Mary’s Song

The song/video "Magnificat—Mary’s Song," composed by Todd Agnew & performed by Christy Nockels, available on YouTube (5:08) with lyrics, is the Magnificat in contemporary language illustrated with scenes from nature. It is best used on day 2.

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Magnificat

The song/video "Magnificat," by John Michael Talbot, available on YouTube (5:53), includes a slideshow of Marian art. It is best used on day 2.

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As Morning Breaks (Ps. 63)

The song/video "As Morning Breaks (Ps. 63)," by John Michael Talbot, available on YouTube (4:07), is a good opening prayer/psalm for day 1.

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Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

The song/video "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)," by Chris Tomlin, available on YouTube (4:29), teaches the greatness and power of grace all around us and provides a good opening song for any day this week. "

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Burning in My Soul

The song/video "Burning in My Soul," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (3:45), provides a nice connection to Pentecost and the modern listener and is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Spirit of the Living God

The song/video "Spirit of the Living God," by Far from Home, available on YouTube (3:09) with lyrics, offers a nice opening prayer for day 2.

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Forever (Live)

The song/video "Forever (Live)," by Kari Jobe, available on YouTube (6:50) with lyrics, is a good opening prayer for day 4. The video can be shortened to 4:38.

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With Every Act of Love

The song/video "With Every Act of Love," by Jason Gray, available on YouTube (3:35) with lyrics, is used on day 3.

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You Are God Alone

The song/video "You Are God Alone," by Phillips, Craig, and Dean, available on YouTube (4:01), is a good opening song for any day.

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Mighty to Save

The song/video "Mighty to Save," by Hillsong United, available on YouTube (7:06) with lyrics, is a good opening song for any day. The video can be stopped at 4:52 as time allows.

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Forgiveness (Live)

The song/video "Forgiveness (Live)," by Matthew West, available on YouTube (8:41), is a story told through words and music of the power of forgiveness and new life in Christ. It is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Isaiah 53

The song/video "Isaiah 53," by Sovereign Grace Music, available on YouTube (5:14), is appropriate for prayer on day 3. It can be shortened to 3:49.

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Lamb of God

This song is presented in the video "Lamb of God—Twila Paris," with images of the life of Jesus, available on YouTube (4:04) and is used on day 2.

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Lamb of God (Lyrics)

The song/video "Lamb of God," by Sarah Reeves, available on YouTube (3:22) with lyrics, is used on day 2.

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Take Up Your Cross

The song/video "Take Up Your Cross," by Ray Boltz, available on YouTube (5:26) with lyrics, provides a good musical introduction to the practical considerations of the phrase "Take Up Your Cross" and is used on day 1. It can be shortened to 3:08.

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For The Cross

The song/video "For The Cross // Brian Johnson, Jenn Johnson, & Bethel Music // Tides Official Lyric Video," available on YouTube (5:37), provides a good opening prayer for any day. It can be shortened to 3:47.

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Seven Corporal Works of Mercy

The video "Seven Corporal Works of Mercy," available on ktd141’s channel on YouTube (3:17), shows the corporal works of mercy in action with a great song accompaniment. It is appropriate for opening or closing prayer on day 4.

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The Healing Has Begun

The song/video "The Healing Has Begun," by Matthew West, available on YouTube (3:52) with lyrics, is a song about opening up to the healing power of God. It is appropriate for opening prayer on day 3.

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The Kingdom of God

The song/video "The Kingdom of God," like many Taizé songs, is available on YouTube (4:15) and is a meditative chant that would work well as an introduction to chant and an opening prayer. It is appropriate for use on day 4.

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Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

The song/video "Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God" (3:03) is a popular song about seeking the Kingdom of God. Many versions are available on YouTube. It is appropriate for prayer on any day.

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Holy Is Your Name

The song/video "Holy Is Your Name," by David Haas, available on YouTube (5:43), is a beautiful song rendition of Mary’s Magnificat. It is appropriate for prayer on day 3.

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Magnificat (All That I Am)

The song/video "Magnificat (All That I Am)," by David Haas, available on YouTube (3:35), is a beautiful song expressing Mary’s commitment to following God. It is appropriate for prayer on day 3.

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Lean on Me

The song "Lean on Me," by Bill Withers, available on YouTube (several versions), is a song about friendship. It is appropriate for use on day 4.

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The Angel Speaks to Mary

Several videos of the Annunciation are available on YouTube. Because the Annunciation is the announcement of the Incarnation, it would be appropriate to show one on day 1 or day 2. "The Angel Speaks to Mary," by TheLdsLife (4:08), is recommended.

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The Hurt and the Healer

The song/video "The Hurt and the Healer," by Mercy Me, available on YouTube (4:48) with lyrics, provides a good opening prayer for day 3.

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I Will Follow

The song/video "I Will Follow," by Chris Tomlin, available on YouTube (3:43), provides a good opening prayer for day 4.

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By Faith

The song/video "By Faith," by Keith and Kristyn Getty, available on YouTube (5:08) with lyrics, also provides a good opening prayer for any day. The song can be stopped at 3:08 if time is a consideration.

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Consider the Lilies

The song/video "Consider the Lilies," performed by Sings Sampaguita, available on YouTube (3:59) can be used for opening prayer on day 2. In this version, the only visual is the performer, but the words are easier to understand.

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Mary, Did You Know? (The Bible)

The song/video "Mary, Did You Know? (The Bible)," by CeeLo Green, available on YouTube (4:12), incorporates video about the life of Mary and Jesus and is also appropriate for day 1.

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Mary, Did You Know?

The song/video "Mary, Did You Know?" by Pentatonix, available on YouTube (3:24) with lyrics, is an a cappella rendition that is appropriate for day 1.

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Great Things

The song/video "Great Things," by Matt Maher, available on YouTube (4:21) with lyrics, is an upbeat version of Mary’s Song of Praise and is an appropriate opening prayer for any day, especially day 1 and day 2.

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Trip Lee—Reflections on Romans 8

The video "Trip Lee—Reflections on Romans 8," available on YouTube (2:59), is used for the "Clear the Way" activity on day 4.

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Gospel Music by Shai Linne, 116 Clique (Romans)

The song/video "Gospel Music by Shai Linne, 116 Clique (Romans)," available on YouTube (4:55), is used for the “Clear the Way” activity on day 4. Though the video is 4:55, the song concludes at the 4:11 mark. It is helpful but not essential to provide context for the Trip Lee video .

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World Peace Prayer

The song/video "World Peace Prayer," by Marty Haugen, available on YouTube (4:06), provides a hopeful litany that complements the "Opposites" activity on day 4.

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The Prodigal Sons - Propaganda

A video, by spoken word artist Propaganda, about the hidden motivations behind the two ways that all of humanity runs from God, as illustrated in the parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-32.

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"Prodigal Son" - Daniel Crawford

The story of the Prodigal Son, set to music. Sung by Daniel Crawford (with lyrics).

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Prodigal Son Spoken Word - Mike Olisemeka

A variation of the Prodigal Son, based on Luke 15:11-32, told through the spoken word.

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Prodigal: An Animation

An artistic rendition of the parable of the Prodigal Son, told through song and illustrations.

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The Books of the Old Testament

A song that lists the books of the Old Testament, in order.

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Catholic Bible Books Rap - Serra High School

A fun rap song that lists the books of the Catholic Bible, in order.

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73 Books of the Bible Song

A catchy song that names the 73 books of the Catholic Bible.

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One of Us

Answer the following questions with your group that are related to the questions asked in the song “One of Us”. Your instructor will lead you through Part II. Use the following questions as prompts for taking notes in your notebook.

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The Last Words of Jesus

Read the following seven passages from Scripture, which each contain one of the seven last words (meaning phrases or statements) of Jesus. Create a song title for each Scripture passage, expressing what you think these last statements meant to Jesus. …

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Choices

A song about making choices, making mistakes, and God’s love and forgiveness.

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Sacraments Rap

An entertaining video where the sacraments are briefly explained in a rap song.

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Using Music in Teaching

An article on incorporating music in teaching.

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Fr. Barron on Bob Dylan

Fr. Barron disscusses the spiritual importance of Bob Dylan's work.

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Prayer of Saint Francis by Sarah MacLachlan

Singer Sarah MacLachlan sings the prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi.

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Gregorian Chant - "Dies Irae"

Gregorian Chant recording.

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De Profundis - Gregorian Chant, Catholic Songs

Gregorian Chant recording.

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Monastic and Mendicant Catholic Religious Orders - Gregorian Chant

A series of pictures and names of the more prominent monastic and mendicant orders within Catholicism.

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Gregorian Chant - Deus, Deus meus

Gregorian Chant recording.

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Music and Liturgy

This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can reflect on various songs and pieces of music in the liturgy to come to a greater understanding.

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The Power of Song

(25-35 minutes) Preparation Bring in a recording of an African American sacred song, or invite a local gospel choir or your school or parish choir to come in and perform such a song. A good resource for music is Lead …

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Raising Up Leaders

I had a fascinating time with a group of young leaders. I was most struck by the diversity of the young people from a particular area. They came from single parent households, working-class families, and professional families. They were black …

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Contemporary Music, Ageless Wisdom: Using the Language of Teens to Speak the Gospel

It is no secret that teens are absolutely immersed in music. The question for those ministering to youth is, "Should we make a stance against the kinds of music kids are listening to or should we use their music to …

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A Thousand Teenagers Singing at Mass?

Every August, despite our enthusiasm to bring fresh ideas to our classrooms and curriculum, the same question lingers for us as we plan for another year of all-school liturgies: How do we get a thousand teenagers to sing at Mass? …

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Liturgy, Prayer, Music, and Formation

In presenting workshops to liturgists and musicians all over North America for about thirty-five weekends a year, I hear a lot of concerns. The following are some of the most common and persistent questions I get: What can we do …

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Methods That Tune In to the Students' World

Jack Kelly, who teaches religious studies at Saint Albert High School in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, offers us thoughts on how to engage students, using the contemporary media that are so familiar to them. The textbook, chalkboard, and teacher remain valued …

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