Monday, November 16, 2009

A New Song

A while ago, Jennifer at Conversion Diary had a wonderful post about how some of the prayers she was praying through in the liturgy of the hours didn't seem to apply to her at that moment in life and she had come to pray them for others, even those she didn't know.

It struck me like a ton of bricks.

Now, I am not Catholic and do not pray through a liturgy. I'm evangelical. We sing.

A lot.

I think by the time I was ten I had half the hymn book memorized. I had expressed my boredom one day to someone much wiser than I and they told me to pray what I was singing.

So I do.

Just not about me anymore. Well, not much. I am trying.

Thanks to two very wise people I have forever changed the way I view "worship time" at church. While I still worship, it is also I time I reach out and worship on behalf of those who are so burdened that they cannot yet praise. I then hope that someday we will stand together and sing. If not here, then hereafter.

Maricella needs compassion,
A love that's never failing,
let mercy fall on her,

Nidal Hasan needs forgiveness,
The Kindness of a Saviour,
The Hope of nations,

Saviour, you can move the Mountains,
So I ask that you save,
You are mighty to Save,
Forever, be their salvation
For them you rose from the grave,
That's why you rose from the grave.

So Take Mar as you find her,
All her fears and failures,
Fill her life up new,

May she give her life to follow,
May you be the one she believes in,
Help her to surrender,

Jesus you can move these mountains
You are mighty to save,
Mighty to save,
May they take your salvation
Save them from the grave,
You can save them from the grave.


momofthecrazies said...

Sniff, sniff. That's beautiful!

granola_granny said...

I like it!

Anonymous said...

Great post girl!! Makes a person never want to complain again. Also, your creativity to make things in your life meaningful, like turning songs into prayers, is indeed inspiring. I don't know if you know this... you are amazing!!


Nicole said...

That's so nice!

Anonymous said...

Keep it up girl & you may even get your kids stone hearted Pa Pa converted to worship. Than maybe he might become a Liberal first or even a Baptist.

Be Thou My Vision said...

Thank you so much for sharing this topic/post to us! God Bless!