Children’s Song: When we Pray (free download)

I recently met a talented lyricist on Facebook.  We clicked immediately and he sent some of his inspirational work which fascinated me.  Creating lyrics have not been my strength so I was thrilled to be able to collaborate with him on a few songs where the lyrics come so naturally to him.  I recently asked if he would write a song for children on the theme of prayer and he graciously accepted.

I haven’t created many children’s songs but have felt a real need for them especially in regards to teaching children’s classes.  In the Ruhi Book 3, Grade 2 children’s class book, there are 3 lessons on the theme of prayer but no songs to accompany them.  When teaching the class last year, I remember feeling at a loss in finding an appropriate song.  So I asked the children to compose the lyrics and create their own song!  It was so sweet to listen to them.

Since then I’ve wanted to compose songs especially for this book which has wonderful themes on service, prayer, consultation and more…  I hope to create more songs soon with the help of my new friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

For now, below is the song composed on the theme of prayer entitled ‘When we Pray’ with lyrics by Farshid Kamali.  Please feel free to download it for your children’s classes by clicking here.


    Sarmad March 20, 2012Reply

    Beautiful song, dear Elika. I was listening to Vary and Tessa singing the Russian version last night. Absoluitely wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sarmad March 20, 2012Reply

    Whoops! I mean “absolutely” wonderful! ๐Ÿ˜€

    jaleh March 29, 2012Reply

    What an amazing song! This piece is truly enchanting and beautifully sung! Thank you for sharing. My friend says she’s been listening to it every day ever since it was introduced to him. Thank you, thank you, thank you my sweet precious one

    Elika March 30, 2012Reply

    Hi Sarmad, I’m so glad Varya was able to translate and record the song in Russian! Thought I would put the link up for anyone who wants to listen to it:
    Thanks Jalehjoon! I love how the song is appropriate for adults as well as for children – a great reminder to stay connected to our Source of Being.

    Kashyap Joshi April 21, 2012Reply

    Hello Elika,
    Nice Song With Sweet Voice.

    Mahlagha Issa May 3, 2012Reply

    Your melodious voice uplifted our souls.Thank you very much. I am going to teach it to all the students of Ruhiyyih school at Darjeeling. Here everyone loves your heavenly voice.

    Elika May 8, 2012Reply

    Thanks Kashyap!
    Wonderful Mahlagha! I’m so happy to hear that the song will be useful for your classes. Let me know how it goes.

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  • Varya January 23, 2013Reply

    Dear Elika,
    I just posted on my blog and linked back to you

    Elika March 11, 2014Reply

    Thank you dear Varya.

    Susan Allen March 11, 2014Reply

    Wonderful song! Is there a Chinese version?

      Elika March 11, 2014Reply

      Hi Susan, there is a Chinese version. Please email me your email address and I’m happy to send it to you.

    Marshall Royse July 7, 2018Reply

    As always, simply beautiful, I sat here and listened to it twice before I wrote this. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent with all of us!

      Elika July 8, 2018Reply

      Thanks Marshall. So glad you enjoyed the song. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Samirah August 30, 2020Reply

    Beautiful as always… thanks for sharing…. sadly im unable to download the song.. is there a particular way to do it?
    could you email me the chinese version too please:
    thanks a million

      Elika August 31, 2020Reply

      Thanks for your message Samirah. I have fixed the link so it should work now. Enjoy!

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