WHAT MUSIC brings a lump to your throat or tears to your eyes? What melodies make you jump with joy? What cadences spark the natural rhythms of your body?
Anything that reminds you of the wonder of your own created self can trigger a prayer. Whether you are reacting in sadness or joy, the feelings testify to the humanness you share with all people. Music can calm, excite, enliven, and, yes, carry your prayers. So select the music that moves you. Hearing it with loving attention sings a song to your soul.
– Linda Douty
Praying in the Messiness of Life
From pages 55-56 of Praying in the Messiness of Life: 7 Ways to Renew Your Relationship with God by Linda Douty. Copyright © 2011 by Linda Douty. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
What music sings to your soul?Share your thoughts.
I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.
Psalm 116:1, NRSV
This Week: pray for someone who is experiencing a new beginning. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
Did You Know?
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This week we remember: Boniface (June 13).
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