Worship Songs that Prepare my Heart for Prayer


The way I "spend time with God" changes. Some times I read through a yearly devotional, do the daily homework of a Bible study I am doing with others, or I write. A few years ago, thanks to the suggestion of a friend, I started listening to one or two worship songs before my time of study and prayer. It's a great way to push away the groggy and turn my mind and my heart towards God.

Here is a list of my favorite tracks right now:


  • All I Need is You
  • Only You

Ellie Holcomb

  • As Sure as the Sun
  • I Place my Hope
  • He Will Give the Weary Strength

All Sons & Daughters

  • Reason to Sing
  • All Praise to You

Hillsong - No Other Name

When I am not sure what I want to start the day with I listen to the Pandora stations for: Hillsong Young and Free, Jesus Culture, and Phil Wickman, and Bethel Music.

There are also times that I like to have a little music in the background as I study or pray. My go-to:  Love Songs by Rebecca Jackson and John Wineglass

I'd love to hear what songs prepare your heart for prayer. 

This post is Day 25 of the series 31 Days of Teaching my Kids About Prayer.

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