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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