“Calm” – Instrumental Music for Relaxation, Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Mindfulness, Sleep, Study Music
This is the 217th episode of my Worship Interludes Podcast and was broadcast live on my Facebook Page yesterday morning. We are in unprecedented times as our world battles the COVID-19 Corona Virus. I hope that this short interlude helps to usher you into a place of peace, calm, and rest. Use this as background music for your personal times of prayer, meditation, or relaxation. Play this interlude as you work, study, or sleep. It’s my gift to you.
“Together” – Piano Instrumental Solo by Fred McKinnon
Over the past week I’ve been adding the following statement to many of my emails, whether they be music related or business related.
We’re all in this together
As our nation and world grasp to face this novel COVID-19 Corona Virus pandemic it’s important to remember that we are all in this together. I spend a good bit of time on social media (without question, too much time) and I see things that make me so very proud. At the same time, I see so much strife and judgment that makes me very sad.
More than ever, we must pull together. We must unify our hearts, our nation, our people and work together to see this terrible disease conquered. Disease and sickness, of any type, does not usually discriminate against race, religion, political views, or financial status. Furthermore, opinions on the best way forward will vary from nation, state, city, family, and individual. In these cases, extend grace. Reserve judgment.
It’s my great honor to record these peaceful instrumental interludes. My hope is that they will be a peaceful, comforting backdrop to your personal times of prayer, devotion, meditation, and mindfulness. It’s my prayer that you are able to listen and find an escape from the chaos of this world. We all need it.
Thank you for listening. Thank you for your support. I’m forever grateful.
We’re all in this together!
Grace and peace, Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer
Listen to “Together” Piano Instrumental by Fred McKinnon
Comfort – Piano Instrumental Interlude for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, Rest, and Focus
Fear, anxiety, stress, and worry are just a few of the emotions and conditions that have been sweeping across the United States and the world. Our society has been radically transformed as we battle the COVID-19 Corona Virus pandemic that has been sweeping across the globe. Hundreds of thousands of people are out of work because of business closures. Students are at home unable to finish their schooling at their local schools, colleges, and universities. Restaurants are closing and people across the nation are practicing a lifestyle called “social distancing” to try and prevent the spread of this novel virus.
One of the goals of my creating these instrumental interludes has always been to provide a soundtrack that enables the listener to escape the cares of this world. My desire is for people to hit the pause button of their hectic lives, close their eyes for a moment, and find an oasis of peace, rest, and relaxation. For many, this is accomplished through prayers, devotion, Scripture reading, or meditation. Others simply listen and relax. Listeners practice intentional breathing to calm their soul, lower their heart rate, and reduce their stress.
In this time of unrest and the unknown, I am here to continue to record and play these interludes. The beauty of instrumental music is that it transcends language, cultural, geographic, political, and religious walls.
For the person who has lost their job and are afraid – I am here. For the parents whose kids are suddenly at home instead of school – I am here. For the person battling disease – I am here. For the person who is depressed and anxious – I am here. For the son and daughter deeply concerned for their elderly parents – I am here. For the business owner who is devastated with financial loss – I am here. For the churches who made the painful decision to suspend your gatherings – I am here.
To all who are burdened, exhausted, stressed, worried, and afraid – I am here.
I am here to share the gift of these improvised interludes. From my little home studio to every country and nation, may this music bring a little joy, a little peace, a little rest, and respite to your life.
We are all in this together.
Grace and Peace, Fred McKinnon, Pianist/Composer
Listen to “Comfort” Piano Interlude by Fred McKinnon