Abba Macarius was asked, “How should one pray?”
The old man said, “There is no need at all to make long discourses;
it is enough to stretch out one’s hands and say,
‘Lord, as you will, and as you know, have mercy.’
And if the conflict grows fiercer say, ‘Lord, help!’
He knows very well what we need and he shows us his mercy.”
--Saying of the Desert Fathers


Lord as you will,
Lord as you know,
Have mercy,
Have mercy.


released December 14, 2015
Darlene Franz, voice and harmonium
engineered by Christian Heilman, www.mixerguy.com



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Darlene Franz Seattle, Washington

Since 2006, Darlene Franz has been composing chants and facilitating mindful singing workshops throughout the US and Canada. Her work with groups cultivates the expansion of embodied attention and presence. Through active and meditative practices based in sacred mantric interspiritual chant, singers and “non-singers” can discover grounded, centered, whole awareness while singing. ... more

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