ListenSince music enables us to go where words alone cannot always take us, it has long been my joy to bring these two great giftings together. Ever since 1980 I have had the privilege of working with gifted musicians to sound the praise of Heaven through inspired songs and improvised pieces.
There is such power in Spirit-led music
as well as in more conventional songs and musical compositions.
And what can be more natural than for music to accompany and inspire our prayers?
Join us in these prayer and poems as we share and shape many intercessory insights.
We hope you will find these a treasure store that both refreshes
and speaks deeply into your own life and circumstances.
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 CDs 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.
This is part one 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.
The link leads to our Soundcloud playlist where you can listen to all of the tracks.