This is the 17th in a series of Friday posts on congregational song.
We had a new minister of music, and changes inevitable. What kind of leader would he be? Would I enjoy his songs? What styles would he choose? Would the service be exciting?
But then I realized:
What we get out of corporate worship depends less on the worship leader, less on the level of excitement, and more on what we bring into the service.
We need to prepare our minds and hearts for worship. Without that, focus is missing. Our thoughts wander. Our hearts are far away. We get distracted. We become critical.
Lord, You have invited us to come before You together, as a people. Help us to come prepared, focused, longing, and expecting. Help us to come seeking You. You, Holy Lord.