Praying Thrice: Prayers from Hymns (HSGBI Occasional Papers Book 5)

Praying Thrice Prayers from Hymns HSGBI Occasional Papers Book St Augustine famously suggested that anyone who sings prays twice Many hymns are prayers Hymns are directional some are addressed directly to God using the second person pronoun thou you and con
  • Title: Praying Thrice: Prayers from Hymns (HSGBI Occasional Papers Book 5)
  • Author: Gordon Giles
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  • Page: 375
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  • Praying Thrice: Prayers from Hymns (HSGBI Occasional Papers Book 5)
    St Augustine famously suggested that anyone who sings, prays twice Many hymns are prayers Hymns are directional some are addressed directly to God, using the second person pronoun thou , you , and contain often a series of petitions, thanksgivings, praises, just as, in fact, the Psalms do Setting them to music can certainly double the impact of prayer here it is nSt Augustine famously suggested that anyone who sings, prays twice Many hymns are prayers Hymns are directional some are addressed directly to God, using the second person pronoun thou , you , and contain often a series of petitions, thanksgivings, praises, just as, in fact, the Psalms do Setting them to music can certainly double the impact of prayer here it is not hard to see what Augustine meant, even if attempting to articulate what is actually going on when we sing Father, hear the prayer we offer , or From heaven you came is potentially a rather long winded process.Yet there are many hymns that are not prayers in their own right Hymns that we sing in encouragement to one another Come let us join our cheerful songs these are not prayers, even if they may be sung prayerfully Hymns directed meditatively towards ourselves, such as a setting of Psalm 23, are not addressed to the Godhead either, and so, in another sense are not, strictly, prayers.Nevertheless, hymns are invariably sung in contexts that are prayerful they are a vital and powerful aspect of worship Hymn singing is worship, and so is prayer Both are generally rooted in scripture, and a well composed or appropriately chosen prayer in collect or other form , can complement both readings and hymns Those choosing the content of worship events should connect all these Sadly we encounter occasions when the person picking the hymns has not read the texts, or the preacher has not paid any attention to the chosen hymns, or the one choosing hymns makes apparently random selections The person leading the prayers may not have looked at either Much could be said to promote interconnectedness as a form of integrity in worship.However, my intention in this brief volume of collects is modest, in as much as it represents but a small collection of prayers which are written in response to hymns and which might enable us to pray not so much twice as thrice As well as providing specific resources for use with particular hymns, I hope also to inspire others to see hymnody as not only a vehicle for prayer, but also a foundation for intercession and therefore hope that others may feel inspired to write their own prayers from hymns for private or public use.
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