Ready for Battle – Prayer & Intercession Music [Episode 106, October 9, 2018]

Ready For Battle – Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer and Intercession

Today’s interlude was inspired by my morning devotion.  I was reading Psalm 144 and the first verse stood out to me:

“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle”
[Psalm 144:1, ESV, emphasis mine]

For my friends who are Biblical scholars, let me be the first to say that I realize the context of this verse doesn’t mean my hands and fingers on the piano.   However, music and prayer have often accompanied one another for thousands of years.   As I play and pray, I do believe, with all of my heart, that I am doing battle in the heavens.

I tend to find a minor key when praying more intensely.  There are scriptural references that liken prayer to war.  I love some of the beautiful passages that help us envision our prayers as offensive weapons in a cosmic, spiritual universe.

Locally, there are lots of things happening that need our prayers.   There is a new Tropical Storm that is approaching us from the Gulf of Mexico.  There is a young man named Landon who is fighting for his life with a serious medical condition.   Our nation is coming out of an intense few weeks of extreme, partisan divide.  So many people are hurting and need prayer.

I wanted to create a musical soundtrack that would provide a sense of tension and that would push us to pray.   I hope that as you listen to this interlude you’ll stop and intercede for those whom you know need your prayers.



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