Thomas H. Troeger writes: “A worshipping congregation is a different context from a secular concert. Just as changing the context in which we read the same words can lead us to see different meanings, so too hearing music as an act of prayer can bring out depths and possibilities that we miss when we listen to it purely as concert music” (Wonder Reborn).
In what settings do you most often experience music?
What might it be like for you to hear music that you love placed into the liturgy of your faith community, to hear the music as prayer?
Are there any specific songs, pieces of music, or arrangements of music that you long to hear in church?