The Words of Worship feature is a weekly devotional inspired by the anthem our choir will sing on the following Sunday.

November 18: Shout for Joy to the Lord

How often do you shout for joy to the Lord? For some of you, exuberance may be a part of your out-going nature, so a shout of “Hallelujah!” might be a fairly normal occurrence. Others of us are more quiet…

November 11: Inhabit Our Praise

For the past few days, I’ve been inhabiting praises—certainly not the way God does, but I’ve been deeply dwelling in the verses in Psalms that have to do with praise. If you ever want a wonderful worship experience, I recommend…

November 4: The Mercy Seat

A couple of years ago my dad and I watched a PBS special on some Eastern Orthodox monasteries where the monks spend much of their time praying what they called “the Jesus Prayer,” also known as the Kyrie: “Lord, have…

October 28: Through

On the radio recently I heard an intriguing book title: Getting Through What You’ll Never Get Over. Many of us have experiences like those in our own lives—things we will never get over in this lifetime. Some of us have…

October 21: Great Is Thy Faithfulness

It is no wonder that the song “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” is one of the most popular songs to be sung at a believer’s funeral. There is probably no time we rely more heavily on the faithfulness of God than…