Episode 177

Prayer 2021 - June 28 - Praying in Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs pt 4

Scripture For Today:

Romans 10:1

“Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.”

Praying in Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs pt 4

We have been studying about worshipping God in our daily prayer time by singing Him songs from our heart. These are referenced in the Bible as “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.” 

We have given several scriptures already that have covered this, but I want to look now at Acts 13:2 which says,

“As they (certain prophets and teachers that are referenced earlier in these verses), ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…”

Notice something here. It says AS THEY MINISTERED to the Lord, that is when the Holy Spirit SPOKE TO THEM.  Now, let’s go back to our base scripture in Ephesians 5:19 and see what that says again.

Ephesians 5:19 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”

You are not making melody to yourself. You are not making melody to one another. You are making melody to the LORD.  Making melody to the Lord is MINISTERING to the Lord.  Look again at what Acts 13:2 says, “As they ministered to the Lord…the Holy Ghost said…”

As these prophets and teachers ministered to the Lord, they received Divine direction and illumination from the Holy Spirit. Divine confirmation came to them as they ministered to the Lord.

Again, in Ephesians 5:19, Paul clearly says, “Speaking to YOURSELVES in psalms, in hymns and in spiritual songs…”  These are part of our personal prayer time and prayer life before the Lord. It is up to US to do this. Not the worship team.

One thing that I just do not enjoy is these praise and worship teams that think singing the same chorus or bridge or whatever they call it, over and over and over and over and over and over and over again is worship. IT’s NOT!

Name ONE GOOD OLD HYMN that tells you to repeat the same refrain 15 times!  NONE. Not one!  This is something MAN invented to pretend to be worshipping God!

Think of it like this…

If your child comes in and says “Momma” or “Daddy” – “I love you!” Doesn’t that make your heart glad. And you respond with “I love you too.”

But, if you are trying to respond, and they keep repeating, “Momma, daddy, I love you. Momma, daddy, I love you. Momma, daddy, I love. Momma, daddy, I love you. Momma, daddy, I love you” over and over and it sounds like a stuck record… and you can never get your response in edge wise – does that sound like love to you?

I’m telling you folks, I can see two or three times – but this nonsense of 10 times or whatever is just silly. Especially in public worship. Anyway…

Thank God for the blessing of being able to Praise God and worship in the Spirit through speaking in tongues and in singing Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Amen!

Aren’t you glad you don’t have to struggle in prayer as you may have been doing just a few days ago? Praise God!

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!

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