The prayer that gives hope to so many has been put to music by an illustrious group of Twin Cities musicians and it all came from the ashes of a fire in Chaska in 2013. Lori Morris Werch is a graduate student of the University of Northwestern St. Paul and contacted us with her story. Here is part of what she shares on the project’s website: serenityprayerproject.com :
“Sometimes loss can turn into love, and this is what occurred with our family. In June of 2013 our family’s home burned to the ground. Through our faith, the support of family, friends, neighbors, and our community we have been able to rebuild and regroup. Upon this experience, instead of replacing all that we had before, I decided to try to make a life long dream come true. I contacted an artist that I had listened to for years and boldly asked if he might consider meeting with me and hearing my ambitions. He said yes. I explained to him that my desire, for a very long time, was to take the brilliant words of Reinhold Niebuhr and turn them into a melody where all could hear.”
That artist is Billy McLaughlin, who with the help of arranger and co-producer Nate Sabin, vocalist and musician Paul Peterson and others put the words of Reinhold Neibuhr’s “Serenity Prayer” to music in hopes of touching the lives of even more with the prolific prayer’s powerful words of hope and surrender.
Again the website is serenityprayerproject.com to see how this Spirit lead project came to life.
You can watch the inspiring video below!