Whenever I Say Your Name

This song is a ballad. But really it’s a hymn.  

It’s been a favourite of mine since I first heard it a decade ago. It’s written by Sting and he performs it with Mary J. Blige and it’s all about life as prayer.

It reminds us that everything is sacred and life, love and prayer are inextricably fused. 

And that’s all the introduction you get.  Just listen.  It will be worth it, I promise. Let me know what you think, what resonated for you? Where was your invitation. Maybe it could be a lectio? I’d love to talk about it and hear your responses – that’s so much more interesting than telling you about it first and spoiling the mystery…



  1. A few years back I just about wore out my cd with this very song on repeat. It was a lifeline and a prayer to me. Hearing it again, I love it just as much and have a more hopeful, fresh perspective on things 7 years later than when I first heard it. I had forgotten about it. Thanks for bringing it forward again.

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