I attended a prayer service yesterday at Life Center church in my neighborhood for the first time. What was different about it that will have me going back? What did it make me realize?
The first thing was that it was a place that was not distracting, it was a place where when we were hearing the praise music from the artist who also at one point offered her intercessory prayer, and when the pastor’s wife did the same, and another member of the church, we really were focused on that, on Christ. There was also because of this, a sense of egalitarianism where I felt that I could at some point perhaps also offer an intercessory moment such as prayer for the nation, our POTUS, for parents to be guided to do right in their parenting. Then there was the fact that we were combining worship music with prayer, both in harmony, in compliment and synergy. I had my eyes closed most of the time, really letting the music soak into me, the words, and the prayer intercessions, really communicating with all my heart, spirit and soul with God. I realized that this is why perhaps there is a moving toward the evangelical because while they do offer teaching, and God willing sound biblical teaching, they also understand the power of music as prayer, as part of prayer. I realize for me that is crucial to my faith, my faith life etc…, that communication of truth, and biblical truth through music, the arts. If that truth offends, not because of the truth itself, but rather because the truth has hit home and is truth, one that that person does not want to accept.
I will be going back and hopefully contribute also to the music and prayer, and I hope also to let people know about it, bring people to participate, pray with prayer and music.