May 3, 2016

Read Romans 8:26;  Ephesians 6:18
One of the richest experiences in my spiritual growth as a teenager was the privilege of working on the staff at our Baptist Camp in Ridgecrest, N.C. One summer my roommate was a deaf-mute from Virginia. It was truly a rewarding experience, and  I even learned a little sign language as well.
In the silence of the night, after the lights were out, I often could hear soft guttural sounds coming from the bunk above me, where my friend was pouring out his heart to God in prayer. He had no idea that his voice could be heard - and that his roommate, in the bunk below, was joining him in worship.  It reminded me of the scripture in Romans 8 where it says that “the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words...”.
Prayer is at the very heart of our worship experience - whether it is in our cooperate worship, in church, or in the quietness of the night when we think that no one is listening.
God admonishes us to “pray without ceasing.” God communicates with us in many ways, but especially through His word and the preaching of His Word through His servants.
We worship Him by opening our hearts to our Heavenly Father in “voz alta” or even in the guttural sounds of a contrite heart. 

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.