Week 2, Friday

Once again from the book by Jane Vennard, The Way of Prayer, she writes, “Listening through music to the Creator of all sound and harmony, we often experience a transformation of the heart.”  She explains that “like other forms of prayer, music can calm our anxious spirits, enabling us to be more attentive to God….You may be surprised to discover that you are in prayer, listening to God.”  Our anthem last Sunday described it similarly, the lyrics include the following:

“The torn heart cries out in pain, but music and singing have been my refuge, and music and singing shall be my light. A light of song shining strong: Alleluia!  Through darkness, pain, and strife, I’ll see, be, live, see…Peace.”

Prayer Focus:  Listen again to the anthem, Earth Song.  Allow it to “calm our anxious spirit” and be a prayer that draws you closer to the Divine.