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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

Gentle Rain | Soft Piano Music [Episode 202, January 24, 2020]

“Gentle Rain” – Piano Instrumental for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, Reflection, and Mindfulness

Today’s episode is entitled “Gentle Rain”. When I woke up just before 6:00 AM there was a soft, gentle rain happening outside. The beauty of rain, watering the earth, bringing much needed refreshment and vital nourishment to our planet. I couldn’t help but think about places where they do not have access to clean water. Fresh rain must be such a blessing to them.

I’d left most of my programs open on my computer in my home studio when I went to bed last night. I finished my quiet time devotion and sat down to record. As I began to close out all of the apps and programs I couldn’t help but notice an email from one of my subscribers and patrons:

Dear Fred,

At 6:00a.m., fighting the fretting in my head, turned on your music… ah! A message for the soul! Peace, hope, the quiet whisper enters in. The all creating Father,

The all loving Father brings peace and whispers to my heart….

Your music is a ministry, not a performance.

Thank you!

(from Worship Interludes subscriber and one of my patrons)

When I read these types of emails, Facebook messages, text messages, and YouTube comments, my heart explodes. I can truly say this response is not out of pride, but out of a deep satisfaction of knowing that my music is impacting lives. I cannot take all of the credit for that. Yes, I discipline myself to sit down and faithfully record 2x per week. However, I deeply believe it is the prayer God’s purpose behind this podcast that makes the difference.

So today, as I played, I prayed for you. Some of you may have the same Christian faith that I celebrate and some of you may have another faith completely. Some of you do not even believe in a Higher Power. Regardless of who you are and how you believe, my prayer for you is that you would be touched by peace, joy, and comfort.

Have a great weekend!

Grace and peace,
Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer

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Press Through | Prayer, Meditation, Mindfulness Music [Episode 201, January 21, 2020]

“Press Through” – Worship Interludes Podcast, Episode #201

This piano instrumental improvisation is called “Press Through”.   Featured as episode #201 of the Worship Interludes Podcast, It’s in the key of F minor and it feels a bit tense.  Oddly, I don’t feel tense at all today, I feel fantastic.   I had a great workout in the crisp cool 36 degree morning gloom with some of my F3 ( brothers and have been making some really positive strides with my health.

Despite that, this is just the vibe that came forth this morning.  Many times for me, I tend to pray more intently or with more of a “battling” type posture in my intercession when the music is in a minor key.

I hope that it’s a blessing to you as you listen. As always, I love hearing your feedback and comments. Comment below or contact me via email to tell me how these interludes are being used in your daily life.

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VICTORY | Worship Interludes Episode 200 [January 17, 2020]

VICTORY – Solo Piano Music for Prayer, Meditation, Worship

Today’s episode marks a significant milestone in the Worship Interludes Podcast. This episode, entitled “Victory” is the 200th episode of this podcast which has now been downloaded over ONE MILLION TIMES all over the world.

This special episode was recorded and broadcast LIVE on my YouTube Channel and Facebook Artist Page.

This piano improvisation is an extended play episode that is over 22 minutes long.

I hope that you are blessed by this time of musical worship and that it inspires you during your quiet time, devotion, or times of meditation and reflection.

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