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Fred McKinnon is a Pianist/Composer from St. Simons Island, GA. Checkout the full BIO for more information and a complete bio. Worship Interludes Podcast - This podcast features instrumentals for prayer, meditation, soaking worship, relaxation, study music, and rest. Visit the Podcast page to listen or subscribe. Follow on Social MediaFacebookYouTubeInstagramTwitter

Pray As You Go | Solo Piano Instrumental Interlude [Episode 138, March 21, 2019]

“Pray As You Go” – Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation, Soaking Worship, Study, and Rest

The past week has been super busy for me. On top of a busier-than-normal week, I have been battling a little sickness the past 3 days which has further thrown my schedule into chaos. So today, the truth is, I simply could not invest the usual 1-2 hours of time in producing a podcast episode.

Deep down, I know the episodes don’t always have to be longer. In the same way, God doesn’t require our prayers to be long. I believe when the Scripture said “pray without ceasing” it meant that we’re in a constant state of communication with God, not that we are praying verbally 24/7.

Today’s episode, “Pray As You Go” reflects this. It’s less than 4-minutes. It was my way of saying “God, I have to run out the door this morning and I don’t have the normal amount of time I usually do, but I just want to say Hello and be with you for a moment”.

Don’t feel like you have to sit in hours of prayer or meditation. Sometimes, you can just have a quick prayer as you go.

I hope this interlude helps you accomplish that today!

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Breaking of Dawn | Piano Instrumental [Episode 137, March 17, 2019]

Piano Instrumentals for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation

Today’s interlude was recoded early in the morning on Sunday, March 17, 2019. It’s called “Breaking of Dawn” because I could see the light peeking through my window shades as I began to record.

I shared this image on my Instagram and personal Facebook page with a caption that basically said I really “felt” this one today.

I’d just had a heartfelt conversation with my Maker.   It was a vulnerable, authentic, heartfelt prayer.  Some days, if I’m honest, I feel like my prayers hit a ceiling.   This morning, I felt like they crashed through the ceiling and invaded heaven.

Although this interlude is in G-minor, it’s not meant to feel sad.  There is something beautiful and rich about a minor key for me.  Today, it just came out that way.

I hope you enjoy this episode.   I usually post on Thursday but life got the best of me and I wanted to get this one out of me today.

I always wonder … does anyone read these descriptions?   Leave a comment below and let me know!
Fred

 

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Blossoms | Solo Piano Improvisation [Episode 136, March 12, 2019]

“Blossoms” – Solo Piano Improvisation for Prayer Music, Meditation Music, Relaxation, Studying, and Rest

I live down in the deep South on a sunny little resort island called Saint Simons Island. It’s rarely very cold here but Spring is a beautiful season . Spring has finally arrived and you can see the evidence of this everywhere you look. Outside, my azalea bushes are blooming with beautiful blossoms – reminding all of us that The Masters in Augusta is just around the corner.

There are some shrubs around our house that my wife pruned back in the winter. It wasn’t really the time of year to prune but she’d had enough of them growing up all over the house. In her own words, “I may have gotten carried away with the pruning”. I thought they were dead for sure but today, beautiful purple blossoms are coming out of the limbs.

Spring is when the world wakes up from the cold, harsh winter. It’s when new life appears. I always love Spring because it reminds me of this new life. It’s the season of Lent and Easter. (and it’s great fishing weather!).

This morning as I recorded the interlude, I’m looking out my window at a blue sky, a warm sun, and beautiful blossoms.

Whether you are using these interludes as music for your prayers, meditations, worship, or simply for personal enjoyment and relaxation – it’s my hope that they bring a light of peace and joy to your day.

Happy Listening and Happy Spring!

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