Someone once said, “God gave us music so that we might pray without words.” I wholeheartedly agree. Strangely enough for a verivore, many times I find myself at a loss for words to express to God my heart or my requests. Often music helps there. I can’t count the number of times hearing someone’s arrangement of a hymn has reminded me of the truths expressed in the words of the hymn and enabled me to pray them to God or has arrested my thoughts from their wild career down paths of discouragement and falsehood (don’t we all tell oursleves lies about ourselves and God?), bringing me back to the truths I need to hear and hold onto–“hang my soul on” as Elisabeth Elliot says.  I am grateful to those who use their musical abilities to help others “pray without words.”

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