Forty Days of Prayer: October 22

Today’s prayer focus comes from Psalm 89:1, “I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever;  with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.”

I enjoy my Ipod Touch, the music channels on the television, ITunes on my computer, and CD’s, cassettes, radio, and even records.  So many ways to listen to music are at our beck and call.

Yet, with all the great ways to listen to music, I wonder if I could lose my own personal song?  Music is tremendous.  My own song is better.  In fact, your song is the most valuable on the planet, because only you can sing your song.

Society wants to write the script for your life.  Society also desires to write and sing your song or eliminate your song and have you sing someone else’s tune.

I could sing, “I praise you Lord for healing my leprosy.”  However, to my knowledge, I have never had leprosy.  Great song.  Just not my song.

The Psalmist invites us to experience praise at a whole new level, “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever.”  There is power in making known God’s greatness through your own singing and vocal capacity.

Are you ready to try something a bit new?  Good.  Try singing your song into our capital campaign.  Today my song would read something like, “You, our God, have been faithful.  As your people were faithful to provide the resources for the Temple and Tabernacle, may we be faithful too.  May our giving and work and unity cause future generations to sing their own songs.”

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