Prayer 2021 - June 28 - Praying in Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs pt 4
Scripture For Today:
“Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.”
Praying in Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs pt 4
We have been studying about worshipping God in our daily prayer time by singing Him songs from our heart. These are referenced in the Bible as “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.”
We have given several scriptures already that have covered this, but I want to look now at Acts 13:2 which says,
“As they (certain prophets and teachers that are referenced earlier in these verses), ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…”
Notice something here. It says AS THEY MINISTERED to the Lord, that is when the Holy Spirit SPOKE TO THEM. Now, let’s go back to our base scripture in Ephesians 5:19 and see what that says again.
Ephesians 5:19 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”
You are not making melody to yourself. You are not making melody to one another. You are making melody to the LORD. Making melody to the Lord is MINISTERING to the Lord. Look again at what Acts 13:2 says, “As they ministered to the Lord…the Holy Ghost said…”
As these prophets and teachers ministered to the Lord, they received Divine direction and illumination from the Holy Spirit. Divine confirmation came to them as they ministered to the Lord.
Again, in Ephesians 5:19, Paul clearly says, “Speaking to YOURSELVES in psalms, in hymns and in spiritual songs…” These are part of our personal prayer time and prayer life before the Lord. It is up to US to do this. Not the worship team.
One thing that I just do not enjoy is these praise and worship teams that think singing the same chorus or bridge or whatever they call it, over and over and over and over and over and over and over again is worship. IT’s NOT!
Name ONE GOOD OLD HYMN that tells you to repeat the same refrain 15 times! NONE. Not one! This is something MAN invented to pretend to be worshipping God!
Think of it like this…
If your child comes in and says “Momma” or “Daddy” – “I love you!” Doesn’t that make your heart glad. And you respond with “I love you too.”
But, if you are trying to respond, and they keep repeating, “Momma, daddy, I love you. Momma, daddy, I love you. Momma, daddy, I love. Momma, daddy, I love you. Momma, daddy, I love you” over and over and it sounds like a stuck record… and you can never get your response in edge wise – does that sound like love to you?
I’m telling you folks, I can see two or three times – but this nonsense of 10 times or whatever is just silly. Especially in public worship. Anyway…
Thank God for the blessing of being able to Praise God and worship in the Spirit through speaking in tongues and in singing Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Amen!
Aren’t you glad you don’t have to struggle in prayer as you may have been doing just a few days ago? Praise God!
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