Quiet Time Coaching, Episode 86: "Sing When Flat"

May 02, 05:00 PM

Do you ever feel flat when you go out to pray? This happened to me on Wednesday. Let me share with you what I did, and how it helped me.

Lyrics of the hymn I sing in the podcast:

1. When I survey the wondrous cross

On which the Prince of glory died

My richest gain I count but loss

And pour contempt on all my pride.

2. Forbid it Lord, that I should boast

Save in the death of Christ my God

All the vain things that charm me most

I sacrifice them to His blood.

3. See, from His head, His hands, His feet

Sorrow and love flow mingled down

Did e'er such love and sorrow meet

Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

4. Were the whole realm of nature mine

That were a off'ring far too small

Love so amazing, so divine

Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Scriptures referred to in the podcast:

  • "When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.” (Matthew 26:30 NIV11)
  • “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” (Acts 16:25 NIV11)

What do you do when you for your flat? Please share what makes the difference for you.

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God bless, Malcolm

PS: You might also be interested in my book: "An elephant's swimming pool", a devotional look at the Gospel of John

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