Open My Heart
OPEN MY HEART
Lord God, open my heart and pour into it the grace of your Holy Spirit. By this grace may I always seek to do what is pleasing to you; may my thoughts always reflect your thoughts; and may my affections be solely directed towards the unending joys of heaven. Thus may I on earth fulfill your commandments, that I may be worthy of your everlasting reward.
— The "Venerable" Bede (c.673-735), from HEARTS ON PILGRIMAGE, compiled and directed by Sara Singleton (Carol Stream: Oasis Audio, 2003). This is a wonderful "audio sanctuary," twenty fifteen-minute audio devotionals that are filled with Scripture, thoughtful prayers, and musical selections. Please go to www.heartsonpilgrimage.com for a description and audio sample.
[I have been listening to HEARTS ON PILGRIMAGE (Series One) for the last two weeks in the car. It has been a wonderful blessing to me—a true time of sweet communion with God. Imagine a beautiful combination of historic and contemporary prayers, Scripture passages, and contemplative vocal and instrumental selections that focus on our great Savior. I have found these personal worship experiences to be both comforting and challenging. I hope you will listen to the demo on the web site and maybe find a copy for yourself or a friend.]
Have a great week.
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary