Episode 176

Prayer 2021 - June 27 - Praying in Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs pt 3

Scripture For Today:

 Acts 10:2

 “He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.”

Praying in Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs pt 3

The past couple of days, we have been discussing the importance of singing praises to God in your personal prayer time and how the Bible tells us to do so using Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual songs. That is from Ephesians 5:18-19 says, 

 “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody IN YOUR HEART TO THE LORD.”

 This is also referenced in Colossians 3:16 which reads, 

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; TEACHING and ADMONISHING ONE ANOTHER in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

Psalms are basically spiritual poems. But, unlike poems that you probably are familiar with, they do not necessarily have to rhyme in the natural because they are given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. They are given to believers to be encouraged with. Amen.

Hymns and spiritual songs are songs given to us by the Holy Spirit and not necessarily sung out of a song book, as we covered yesterday, where we discovered that a lot of the music being presented in so called worship services are really full of words of unbelief. I’m not going to back over that again today, but you can go back and watch or listen to the program from yesterday for an example.

Both Ephesians 5 and Colossians 3 are talking about the Spirit filled believer praying and worshipping God in the spirit, both in their private time and in public worship with other believers. The believer needs to continually sing and make melody in their heart as we worship God. One reason why so many Christians seem to spiritually dead is probably because they have not been singing to God and worshipping God in their hearts through music.

A lot of Christians only go to God when they need something. Like God is a big ATM GOD up in the sky. “Hey God, my name is Jimmy – gimme – gimme – gimme.”

Now, I did not say that to be funny, I said it to make a point. 

How many times in the past month have you just went to God in your private prayer time and sang Him a song? I know I don’t do it as often as I should – which is one of the reasons, as I’ve been studying this out to share with you today – that I’m bringing it up.

That’s how it works. God gets on me – and I get on you! Amen!

But, just like our friend Jimmy I just referenced, that is about all the time most people spend in prayer when they actually take the time TO PRAY. Amen!

But, I want to share with you that, when it comes to our prayer life, God doesn’t just want to hear “gimme, gimme, gimme.” He wants us to WORSHIP HIM. And, through worship and singing, we can fellowship with Him and have sweet communion with Him. 

When we do that, He just blesses us, spirit, soul and body. That means providing for our needs naturally as well. We don’t have to beg. He is a loving Father that knows what we need before we even ask. Amen!

Let’s Pray!

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Pastor Robert Thibodeau has been in online ministry since starting his own podcast in mid-2009. Within about six months, he was offered a slot on nationwide Christian AM radio. His broadcast was heard in four major markets for one year.

He then started what today is called, "Evangelism Radio" and went live 24/7 beginning on October 4, 2010 and continues to this day. Now with over 50 broadcasters submitting programming on a weekly basis, Evangelism Radio has listeners in over 160 nations and all 50 states. It was also ranked by Shoutcast.com as #1 in the world in the Christian Talk genre on many occasions.

In late 2017, Pastor Bob began an interview style podcast called "The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast." On this podcast, Pastor Bob interviews Christians from various walks of life on how they use their Faith to achieve success. Authors, recording artists, business CEO's, non-profit leaders and pastors and ministers frequent the show and provide amazing insight to build your faith. In only 3 years time, The KCR Podcast has published almost 900 episodes and Pastor Bob conducted over 700 interviews!

In early 2018, in response to the lack of any Christian themed podcast hosting platform in the market place, Pastor Bob coordinated with the iconic Mark Asquith and his team, with the result being "FaithCasters.net." A "Christian podcast hosting and marketing company created by Christians for Christians."

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