Questions with Answers Vol. 5: Prayer and the Sacraments

by Dana Dirksen

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"Questions with Answers Vol. 5: Prayer and the Sacraments" takes listeners through the Scriptural basics of prayer, baptism and the Lord's Supper. The songs about prayer focus on what prayer is and to whom we should pray, along with examining the different parts of The Lord’s Prayer. The songs about the sacraments teach the meaning and administration of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

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released October 8, 2013

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Songs for Saplings Portland, Oregon

We create lively, fun songs that attempt to deliver the deepest Biblical truths in a format that children will love.

Songs for Saplings is James and Dana Dirksen. We live in Portland, OR, and have 6 beautiful children. We thank God that He has allowed us to share the Good News that Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost.

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Track Name: What is Prayer?
1. What is Prayer?

Gentleness, let your gentleness be clear, for the Lord is near,
Be clear, for the Lord is near.
Gentleness, let your gentleness be clear.
The Lord is near. The Lord is near.

Do not be anxious, but in everything by prayer and petition
Be thankful, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
Will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Gentleness, let your gentleness be clear, for The Lord is near.

What is prayer?
Prayer is praising God for who He is.
Thanking God for what He’s done,
And asking Him for things He has promised.
Gentleness, let your gentleness be clear.
The Lord is near. The Lord is near.
Track Name: In Whose Name Should We Pray?
2. In Whose Name Should We Pray?

For there is one God and one mediator between God and man. [2x]
The man Jesus Christ, the man Jesus Christ, our mediator.
One God and one mediator between God and man.
For there is one God and one mediator between God and man.

In whose name should we pray?
We should pray only in the name of Christ our Mediator.
One God and one mediator between God and man.
For there is one God and one mediator between God and man.
I Timothy 2
Track Name: What Guide Has Christ Given to Teach us How to Pray?
3. What Guide Has Christ Given to Teach Us How to Pray?

Babble, and when you pray don’t babble,
Like the pagans, they just babble, badadada… don’t babble.
The Lord’s Prayer, Christ has given us the Lord’s prayer,
To teach us how to pray, the Lord’s Prayer,
Badadada… don’t babble.

Matthew 6:7 through 9
Don’t pray like the pagans, babble, babble all the time
Your Father knows what you need, [3x]
Even before you ask.
Babble, and when you pray don’t babble,
Like the pagans, they just babble,
Badadada… don’t babble.
Track Name: The Lord’s Prayer
4. The Lord’s Prayer

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. [2x]
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. [3x]
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. [2x]
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil,
For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. [4x]
Heaven, Heaven, oh, amen.
Track Name: Hallowed Be Thy Name
5. Hallowed be Thy Name

Oh, the depth of the riches, oh, the depth of the wisdom,
Oh, the depth of the knowledge of God!
How unsearchable His judgments,
And His paths beyond tracing out!
Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been His counselor?
Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.
To Him be the glory forever! Amen.
Hallowed be Thy name [3x]
In all the earth.
Track Name: Thy Kingdom Come
6. Thy Kingdom Come

Brothers and sisters, please pray for us,
That the message of the Lord will be spread rapidly.
Brothers, sisters, please pray for us,
That the message of the Lord will be honored as it was with you.

We pray the Gospel be preached in all the world,
And believed and obeyed by more and more and more,
And God’s Kingdom may be established on earth,
Established on the earth as it was with you.
Brothers and sisters, please pray for us,
That the message of the Lord will be spread rapidly.

Brothers, sisters, please pray for us,
That the message of the Lord will be honored as it was with you.
Woah, doo, be doo, be doo, as it was with you.
Doo be dumm, be dumm, Thy Kingdom come.
2 Thessalonians 3, verse one
Be dumm, be dumm, be,
Thy Kingdom come. [2x]
Track Name: Thy Will Be Done on Earth As It Is in Heaven
7. Thy Will Be Done on Earth as it Is in Heaven

Praise the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His Word.
Praise the Lord, you His angels, who obey His Word, praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, all His heavenly hosts, You His servants who do His will. Praise the Lord, all His works everywhere in His dominion.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord O, my soul,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord.

We pray that men on earth may serve God.
As the angels in Heaven serve God.
Thy will be done on earth as it is, as it is in Heaven.

Praise the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His Word.
Praise the Lord, you His angels, who obey His Word, praise the Lord.
Psalm 1 hundred and 3, Praise the Lord. [2x]
Track Name: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
8. Give us This Day our Daily Bread

Proverbs 30, verse 8, the blessings of the LORD are great!
Give us this day our daily bread. [2x]
Give us this day our daily bread. [4x]
Keep falsehood and lies far from me, You despise them.
Give me neither poverty nor riches. [2x]
Give us this day our daily bread. [4x]
Keep falsehood and lies far from me, You despise them.
Give me neither poverty nor riches. [2x]
Give us this day our daily bread. [4x]
Proverbs 30, verse 8, the blessings of the LORD are great!
Give us this day our daily bread. [2x]
Track Name: As We Forgive Our Debtors
9. As We Forgive our Debtors

As we forgive our debtors, [3x]
Forgive us our debts.
Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. [2x]
For if you forgive others when they sin against you,
Your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive others, when they sin against you,
Your heavenly Father will not forgive your sins.
Matthew 6:14 and 15, As we forgive our debtors
Matthew 6:14 and 15, forgive us our debts.
Track Name: Lead Us Not into Temptation
10. Lead Us Not into Temptation

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Watch and pray so that you won’t fall
Into temptation, temptation’s call. [2x]

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
God, keep us from being tempted,
Make us strong enough to resist if we are.
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Watch and pray so that you won’t fall
Into temptation, temptation’s call.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Matthew 26, verse 41
Make us strong enough to resist if we are.
The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Watch and pray so that you won’t fall
Into temptation, temptation’s call.
Track Name: What is a Sacrament?
11. What is a Sacrament?

Give me a sign, help me to remember, a visible sign
Help me remember You.
Jesus gave us two sacraments, we must be baptized.
Give me a sign, help me to remember, a visible sign,
Help me remember You.
We must share in the Lord’s Supper, we must be baptized.
This is My body, which is broken for you.
Do this, do this in remembrance of Me.
I Corinthians 11:23

What is a sacrament?
A holy ordinance, in which the benefits
Of Christ’s death and resurrection
Are represented in the elements
And applied to the believer, you and me.
Badum-dum-du-di-di, applied to the believer, you and me.
Track Name: Who Gave the Sacraments?
12. Who Gave the Sacraments?

Signed and sealed, I’m a child of the covenant.
Signed and sealed, I’m a child of God.
Signed and sealed, I’m a child of the covenant.
I’m sealed with the promises of God.

Sealed with the promise, Jesus gave me the sacraments.
Sealed with the promise, I must be baptized.
Sealed with the promise, I’m a child of the covenant,
I’m cleansed by the washing of His blood.

Cleansed by the washing, I will take the Lord’s Supper.
Cleansed by the washing, I will eat of the bread.
Cleansed by the washing, this cup is the new covenant.
I’m sealed by the washing of His blood.

Signed and sealed, I’m a child of the covenant.
Signed and sealed, I’m a child of God.
Signed and sealed, I Corinthians 11
I am sealed, with the promises of God. [2x]
Track Name: Why Did Christ Appoint These Sacraments?
13. Why Did Christ Appoint These Sacraments?

Sacraments, the sacraments, Christ did appoint the sacraments. Sacraments, the sacraments, why did Christ appoint these?
Christ appointed sacraments, the sacraments, the sacraments.
Christ appointed sacraments to mark us off as His. [Q&A 2x]

Sacraments, the sacraments, Christ did appoint the sacraments. Sacraments, the sacraments, why did Christ appoint these?
Christ appointed sacraments, the sacraments, the sacraments.
Christ appointed sacraments to strength and comfort give.

Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
In the name of Jesus Christ. He will forgive you.
Acts 2:38, He will forgive you.
Track Name: What Element Is Used in Baptism?
14. What Element Is Used in Baptism?

Bap-tism, bap-baptism, buddy [repeat throughout the song]
What element is used in (bap-tism, bap-baptism, buddy)
The sign, the sign that’s used in…
Is washing with water in…
Washing with the water is the element in…
Confessing their sins, they were…
Baptized by him, they were…
In the Jordan River, they were…
Washing with the water is the element in…
What element is used in (bap-tism, bap-baptism, buddy)
The sign, the sign that’s used in….
Matthew 3 verse 6 through 17
Union with Christ by cleansing through His blood.
Track Name: What Does Baptism Represent?
15. What Does Baptism Represent?

What does baptism represent?
A sign and a seal of our union with Christ.
What does baptism represent?
An outward sign of being cleansed by His blood.
Cleansed by His blood, our union with Christ.
Baptism is a sign.
Cleansed by His blood, our union with Christ.
Let us draw near to God.
Let us draw near to God with sincere hearts for God,
With the full assurance that faith brings.
Having hearts sprinkled to cleanse, to cleanse from the guilt
And our bodies washed, pure water washed,
Hebrews 10:22

What does baptism represent?
A sign and a seal of our union with Christ.
What does baptism represent?
It’s a sign and a seal of being cleansed by His blood.
Track Name: In Whose Name are We Baptized?
16. In Whose Name Are We Baptized?

Go in the name, in the name of the Father,
Go in the name, in the name of the Son,
And go in the name of the Holy Spirit,
Make disciples everywhere, everyone.
Baptizing them in the name of the Father,
Baptizing them in the name of the Son,
Baptize in the name of the Holy Spirit,
The Father, Spirit, Son, three in one.
Go in the name, in the name of the Father,
Go in the name, in the name of the Son,
And go in the name of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 28, the three in one.
And go in the name of the Holy Spirit,
Make disciples everywhere, everyone.
Track Name: Who Should Be Baptized?
17. Who Should Be Baptized?

I will establish My covenant between Me and you.
Between Me and you and your descendants after you,
An everlasting covenant, between Me and you,
To be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
For the generations to come, Genesis 17,
The promise is for you, for you and your children,
And for all who are far off, and your descendants after you.
For all whom the Lord God will call, Acts verse 39 of chapter 2,
Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.
Acts 16, verse 31, you and your household will be saved. [2x]
Track Name: Does Christ Care for Little Children?
18. Does Christ Care for Little Children?

Come to Me, come to Me, let the children come to Me,
Come to Me, come to Me, let the children come.
Come to Me, come, don’t forbid the children come to Me,
Come to Me, the Kingdom belongs to such as these.

Truly I say to you, anyone,
Anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child,
Truly I say to you, they will never enter, never enter, the Kingdom of God.
In Mark chapter 10, Jesus held the little children, saying,
Come to Me, come to Me, let the children come.
Come to Me, come, don’t forbid the children come to Me.
Come to Me, come to Me, let the children come. [2x]
Track Name: What Is the Lord’s Supper?
19. What Is the Lord’s Supper?

The Lord’s Supper is a remembrance
Of Christ’s death for us on the cross.
The Lord’s Supper, sweet remembrance
Of Christ’s death for us on the cross.
In which, by faith we partake, we partake of His benefits.
In which, by faith we partake of His benefits.
The Lord’s Supper is a remembrance
Of Christ’s death for us on the cross.
The Lord’s Supper, sweet remembrance
Of Christ’s death for us on the cross.
Track Name: What Do the Bread and the Wine Represent?
20. What Do the Bread and the Wine Represent?

What do the bread and the wine represent?
The bread symbolizes Christ’s body.
What do the bread and the wine represent?
The bread symbolizes Christ’s body.
That was crucified, crucified for us, can’t you see?
He was crucified, crucified for us, the many.

What do the bread and the wine represent?
The wine symbolizes Christ’s blood.
What do the bread and the wine represent?
The wine symbolizes Christ’s blood.
That was shed for us, poured out for the many.
That was shed for us,
Poured out for the many, for the forgiveness of our sins.
Matthew 26: 28, poured out for the many.
Take drink of this cup, poured out, for the many.
Track Name: Who May Partake of the Lord’s Supper?
21. Who May Partake of the Lord’s Supper?

Examine themselves, I Corinthians 11, examine themselves
Everyone ought to [6x]
Examine themselves, I Corinthians 11, examine themselves.

Who may partake of the Lord’s Supper?
Those who repent and trust in the Lord.
Those who repent may partake the Lord’s Supper,
Those who repent and trust in the Lord.
Everyone ought to [6x]

Examine themselves, I Corinthians 11, examine themselves.
For those who eat of the Lord’s Supper,
Without discerning the body of Christ,
Eat and drink judgment, oh, the Lord’s Supper
Eat and drink judgment on themselves.
Everyone ought to [6x]
Examine themselves, I Corinthians 11, examine themselves.