ListenPrayers of the heart and the Music of God
I have been so blessed
that the Lord directed my path
near the start of my ministry
to work with greatly anointed musicians,
especially classical ones,
whose hearts are on fire
with love for Jesus
and a desire to serve God’s people
Music is a gift from the Lord; the Scriptures are full of it. From the beginning of our public ministry, we have loved to blend prayer and music, as well as to accompany teaching items with anointed music. We have found that it is often when we combine words and music that together they can often reach deeper than either on their own can do.
Whether or not we ourselves are musically gifted, it is quite within our reach to recognise that music can be much more than a gift for our entertainment, or a great restorative when we are feeling down, but a profoundly spiritual way of expressing the nature and character of God, and therefore something it is so precious to engage with.
When David appointed Levites to minster to the Lord, before the ark of the covenant, he highlighted several different aspects of this calling: to extol God, to give joyful thanks, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel.’ (1 Chron. 16:4, see also 8-14)
I love this multi-fold emphasis. To sing to the Lord makes it so much easier to ‘seek His face always’ in the way the Sciptures encourage us to do, both as a personal love offering, and as a reflection of our desire to make known amongst the nations who He is and what He has done; to encourage people to look to the Lord and His strength at all time and in all circumstances; and to remember to thank Him for the mercies He has shown and the wonders He has enacted. It is so often as we sing and make music, and remind the Lord of situations, as well as of His promises, that He intervenes in power. (1 Chron. 16:)
As you enter into the sanctuary of this website, and explore our extensive library of recordings, may you find both stimulus and solace in the large number of music tracks that we have set to prayers and prayer poems. May the numerous playlists of anointed music, songs and testimonies likewise touch and inspire your spirits.
As you make the most of the extensive range of articles and teaching series, as well as all the prayer and music streams: Encounter, Spirit of Prayer, Reawakenings, Transfiguration and Connections on the one hand, and the host of excellent playlists on the other, may they renew your spirit and inspire fresh creativity.
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Welcome to this compilation of heartfelt and mineral-rich meditations which set out to capture the yearning of our heart for God – and of His towards us.
As we tune and turn our hearts to the Eternal Rock from which we were hewn let’s embark on the greatest love story of them all, exploring far ranging themes that take us far beyond the purely personal to the prophetically panoramic.
Let’s allow their poetry to become a living reality, sharpening our capacity for contemplation, as the fragrance of Heaven draws near.
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Chrism is the Greek word for anointing – and that is what we pray this set of six compilations will bring into your heart and home. In the set-apart surroundings of House of the Open Door in Childswickham, and Regent’s College, Malvern, Ruach Breath of Life Ministries brought together a group of anointed musicians to record music that will stir your spirit, and release the spirit of prayer.
There are baroque pieces that capture not only the feel and flavour of their own age, but bring something of an eternal perspective; there are rich extracts from the Romantic era that draw us into depths; glorious solo music for harp and piano; outstanding improvisations as the Spirit led us, songs written by our own friends along with imaginative renderings of beautiful hymns.
Spirit of Prayer
Thirty two prayer poems packed with practical wisdom, theological truths and poetic insights, wrapped in layers of exquisite music by Francis Cummings and Linda Louisa, and interspersed with five of Carol Sampson’s beautiful songs.
Let me take you to a small and barren island fifty miles southwest of the Aegean Sea – an island that was a remote Roman penal colony – Patmos. Not Patmos of the Thompson holiday cruise to the dream Greek holiday islands, but a place where people were sent, often permanently, that the Roman authorities wanted out of their way.
And this was where John, no doubt to his great surprise, found himself. John, the Beloved Disciple, who had walked the shores of Lake Galilee with Jesus, and who had long exercised a crucial apostolic ministry to the churches around Ephesus.
Similar things had happened to so many of the Christians to whom he had ministered – and now it had happened to him.
There are two parts – one and two – of fifty meditations based on the first chapter of Revelation that reveal the glory of the Lord Jesus and use the image of Patmos as a metaphor for tight and narrow times in our life.
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