Sing to the Lord: Saints and Scripture Sunday

“Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done wondrous deeds.” (Psalm 98:2)

This verse is in the first stanza of this weekend’s responsorial psalm. This psalm is an exhortation to praise the Lord; something I don’t do often enough.

Praise is good for us. God doesn’t need our praise, but praising Him lifts us up. It brings our hearts and minds into focus. I know for me, when I’m down or caught up in life, praising the Lord lifts me up. Also, when I’m tempted to sin and I remember to praise the Lord, the temptation flees. (Didn’t do a very good job remembering that this week, though…)

One of the things that helps me to praise the Lord is music. St. Augustine says that when we sing, we pray twice. That’s why I like to listen to Christian music when I clean or go about my daily activities. It helps me lift my heart in praise and prayer. It washes away the bad mood I may be in. It’s all round just good. πŸ™‚

So, here’s a little song I found to help you lift your spirits to the Lord in prayer and praise on this fine Sunday. (Scroll down a bit to play the song.) It’s called Adoration and it’s by Rick Founds, Rhesa Siregar, Paul Gentry and Elton Smith.

Have a blessed week!

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Comments

  1. It’s funny how the responsorial Psalm so often ends up being exactly what I need to hear that day. I love getting a little shove in the right direction from God πŸ™‚
    Angie…recently posted…Martha and Mary Saints and Scripture SundayMy Profile

  2. Oh, Carol — you’ve called me out!

    St Augustine would be ashamed of me, because — outside of church, I’m not much for praise and worship music. (Hanging my head in shame) I love it in church, but I have a hard time listening to it at home, or in the car.

    Maybe this will be a catalyst for me to start looking at it with fresh eyes.

    Thanks so much for playing along!!

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      Maybe it’s easy for me to listen to Christian music because I grew up listening to it. πŸ™‚

      Have a great week!

  3. “St. Augustine says that when we sing, we pray twice.”

    Ha! I teach this very thing to my Sundayschoolers:

    http://platytera.blogspot.com/2010/07/praying-twice.html
    Christian…recently posted…MediaMy Profile

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