On Sundays christians all around the world gather to worship and praise God. Some people merely stand out in the crowd at church and go through the songs singing the lyrics out of habit and miss the messages hidden inside them. Many christian songs are inspired by passages in the Bible and are great avenues for prayer. Take Psalms 103 1-8 for example,
Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The Lord executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the children of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy
For me, a lot of my prayers come from songs and are inspired by their lyrics. Today I encourage you to listen to the lyrics of the songs played at church and pray over those words. If you don’t have a church you regularly attend on Sunday I invite you to take some time out of your day to listen to a few songs and use their lyrics as a prayer. Here are some suggestions below.