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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

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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Warmth of Light | Piano Instrumental [Episode 176, September 6, 2019]

“Warmth of Light” – Soothing, Peaceful Piano Instrumental Music

This morning’s interlude is a peaceful solo piano improvisation with a simple melody. As I was recording in my home studio this morning I could feel the warmth of the sunlight bursting through the partially open blinds on our front windows.

The sun gives us light and warmth. It helps us to see and the warmth can be very comforting. (and down here in South Georgia, it can be extremely hot!).

Comforting warmth from the morning sun. Hot coffee. Unhurried mornings. Peaceful music. This is a good life.

Many people listen to this podcast as background music for prayer or meditation. Others are not spiritual at all but love to listen simply to relax, study, or sleep.

Whatever the purpose of your listening, my prayer is that you are touched with a brief moment of your day where you can enjoy the sweetness of life, a slower moment, and a sense of peace. That is my prayer each time that I play.

Peace be with you,
Fred

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