Order a CD of spiritual and uplifting music and pop it in on the way to work
Ephesians 5:19 says, “Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart.”
Music is a game changer. It really is. You probably know of at least two or three or 10 songs right now that have had a deep impact on you, just based off how they sound or what the lyrics mean. What if we allowed music to have that same deep impact on our prayer life? There are countless songs out there that glorify God, in all genres of music. St. Thomas Aquinas said, “Music is the exaltation of the mind derived from things eternal, bursting forth in sound.” Take some time, whether it is on your daily commute to and from work, sitting at your desk, or out on a run, and listen to some passionate praise music. There are tons of great, talented musicians out there that use their skills to praise God. The passion in their music and lyrics will move your heart and soul, transforming your prayer life and drawing you closer to the Lord. Audrey Assad, Matt Maher, Mike Mangione & The Union, and Hillsong Worship are all great musicians and bands to check out!