The common belief is singing is praying and praying is singing. Prayer is communicating with God by talking to him. Prayer is a one on one conversation with the Lord.
|Praise is not the same as prayer|
We have come to believe that the church must look and sound like a rock concert in order to reach this generation. It’s said; many young people will not listen to the gospel or come to church so we must meet them on some common ground. The common belief is singing is praying and praying is singing. Some believe listening to Christian music instead having a one on one conversation with God is praying and pleasing the Lord.
1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
All musical talent comes from God as a way to express beauty and human emotion, for giving grateful praise however; praise is not the same as prayer. Prayer is communicating with God by talking to him. Prayer is a one on one conversation with the Lord. If we never speak to God, our relationship will quickly deteriorate. Prayer helps us grow closer with God.
5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.