Monday, May 2, 2011

We Worship

Why is it that some Sundays, the worship service lifts you from your everyday concerns, strengthens you for the coming week and fills you with hope?  Other times, nothing seems to click.  For help with this question I asked Edna Kirk, prayer leader, study leader and minister's wife, for some assistance.  Here's what she said.

 It is a very true saying that you get out of a thing what you put into it. This also applies to church going and worship. How many of us pray about the service and our approach to it? How many of us pray for our minister that he/she will know God’s guidance as they lead us in worship?
       In one Bible Study I attended we were asked to prepare a worship service – choose a theme, the hymns, write prayers and a sermon AND then conduct the service. Those who participated realized how much thought, effort and prayer went into each Sunday service and they appreciated their minister’s work more.
      Praying about the service beforehand helps to get us more involved and more aware of what God is saying to us through the words of the hymns, anthems, prayers and the sermon. Next time you go to a church service look for the theme running through it and what God may want you to learn from it that will help you in your daily living.

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