song in lieu of a prayer?

@bebeth (122)
Philippines
October 9, 2008 8:17am CST
we had a program a while ago. it started with an invocation that was given through a song "You raise me up" by a co-employee. as the song goes, i wonder (and this usaually happens lately) why a song is given in lieu of a prayer.. i wonder if this is only happening in here or in some places too.. do you favor this? i mean songs are good but it doesn't speak of the things which could be spoken in a prayer..
2 responses
@super_jj (1417)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
I'm not religious or anything, but i dont think prayers should be substituted with songs, even if the song is in prayers form. As far as i know (and what i've learned in Sunday school), prayers are supposed to be conversations with God, a way for us to communicate with God. But i guess that's how it goes nowadays. Programs now start with songs of praise instead of real prayers.
• United States
9 Oct 08
I believe that prayer can't be substituted for any other means. Although, songs are heavy in emotional feelings, they can't touch the power of prayer. Prayer speak to an intimate relationship with God. God loves us to sing to Him in song, but He wants us to relate to Him as our Heavenly Father in prayer. I think those who allow themselve to miss this awesome exchange will be forfeiting the miraculous. Blessings...