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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

Morning Stillness | Piano Interlude [Episode 179, September 25, 2019]

“Morning Stillness” – Piano Improvisation for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation

Today’s piano improvisation is called “Morning Stillness”. This was one of those mornings where I have what feels like thousands of tasks to accomplish. I hadn’t released a new interlude yet this week so felt like I should really get something recorded. Some days it’s like this. I’m in a hurry. Stopping and taking the time to be still and play feels more like going to work than offering a gift.

It never fails that once I’ve committed myself to record, the melodies flow forth and I sense this peace flowing from within. I’ve never regretted taking the time to play and record.

The interlude today is fairly short but should provide a serene space for you to slow down, pray, and reflect.

My hope and prayer is that the music brings refreshing to your soul.

Grace and peace,
Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer

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Pause to Pray | Piano Instrumental [Episode 178, September 19, 2019]

“Pause to Pray” – Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, & Reflection

One of the roadblocks that hinders people from taking time to pray, meditate, or reflect is time. For some reason, we feel that we need to block off a long block of time for it to be effective.

The reality is that even a short, brief time is an ideal way to sprinkle these disciplines into your day. Think of all the moments you have a quick five minutes:

  • Driving
  • Waiting on a bus, subway, transportation
  • Walking
  • Restroom breaks (well, seriously …)

My piano interlude today is only five minutes long. Yet, turning off the radio, TV, and smartphone can give you a great opportunity to connect with God in prayer or simply practice breathing, relaxing, and focus.

I hope you enjoy this quick interlude. Save it, bookmark it, and use it frequently. It’s timed so that you can hit the pause button of life and find five minutes of peace. Renew your mind and spirit.

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Waves of Mercy | Extended Play [Episode 177, September 10, 2019]

“Waves of Mercy” – Extended Play Instrumental Music with Stunning Ocean Waves Videography

I love the ocean and the sound of the waves crashing along the shore. There is something incredibly peaceful about the tides, the waves, and what seems like an eternal motion that was established in the very beginning.

Today’s interlude, “Waves of Mercy” is a longer interlude at twenty minutes. It features my solo grand piano with layers of strings, pads, and effects to create an ethereal soundtrack. I believe this is an excellent episode for longer times of prayer and meditation.

When I think of waves, I think of the waves of mercy that God pours out for us each and every day. Scripture tells us that God’s mercies are “new every morning” for us. Every day is a new day. Powerful waves wash away all of our sin, grief, and sorrows and we have brand new mercy and grace at the dawn of each new day. His love never runs out for us.

It’s my hope and prayer that this music blesses you and helps you find a quiet time to relax, pray, meditate, and draw near.

Grace and Peace,
Fred

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