O God of music and dancing, rhyme and rhythm, waltz and wow…
We grieve the loss of Prince, an artist always known to you.
We are still reeling from David, Vanity, Glenn, and Merle- among others.
We give you thanks for the vocation of making music. We praise you for those artists whose talents are luminous and recognized. We give you thanks for the quiet artists who play with hope and aspiration on the corner or on the couch.
Preserve, O God, and show mercy to them.
And may light perpetual shine upon Prince in his rest in you.