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For those of you who consider yourselves to be musicians, do you pray before you play, that God will help you proclaim His message through your music?

It can easy to get distracted as you prepare for a concert or show, and dare I say it, even for worship, but it is important that we make sure that whenever we use our God given musical talents, our focus and our purpose remain firmly on God.

I came across a musician’s prayer which you may find helpful:

The Musician’s Prayer by Anonymous

Oh Lord, please bless this music that it might glorify your name. May the talent that you have bestowed upon me be used only to serve you.

Let this music be a witness to your majesty and love, and remind us that you are always watching, and listening, from your throne above.

May your presence and beauty be found in every note, and may the words that are sung reach the hearts of your people so they will draw closer to you.

May your Spirit guide us through every measure so that we might be the instruments of your peace, and proclaim your glory with glad voices.

Amen

For Dad

Posted: June 20, 2010 in family, Health, love, music
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Today is Father’s Day here in the UK. Is it just me or is this just something has had a specific day set aside for it within the last few years? I certainly don’t remember their being such a thing when I was young and living at home with Mum and Dad.

Mind you, my Dad has never believed in the commercialism  that sounds all these “special” days…Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter. and even Christmas. That does not mean he’s ungrateful for the presents he’s given, he simply thinks there’s more important thing we should spend our money on rather than on him!

Dad would rather those he loved had what they needed or wanted rather than him. He always used to tell me he was happy just knowing Mum and I were happy and that we knew he loved us. Just thinking about that makes me all emotional as, for those of you who haven’t been reading my blog for long, Dad has not been well for a number of months now, he sleeps nearly all the time, gets very dizzy and disoriented, his memory is practically non existent as he only seems to know, my Mum, my hubby and me these days – anyone else, including my Mum’s sister, he doesn’t seem to know who they are without being told and explained several times.

It’s very sad, as Dad was always the bright one in the house, who knew everything, and remembered everything. Dad was also a great musician, both composing and playing (trombone). He still writes some music though plays his trombone much less now.

Despite Dad’s health and memory issues these days, I still love him just as much as ever. Anyway, just thought as it was Father’s Day I’d share a wee bit about my Dad with you.

On a lighter notes though, as hubby and I have no children, but do have a cat, called Tigger, I tend to get a card and a present for Tigger to “give” to hubby on Father’s Day just to say thank you to hubby from the cat for being his “daddy”. Well done Tigger!

Having said that, Father’s Day in our household was put on hold today, as I end up having to take hubby to the hospital at 3 o’clock this morning. we got sent to a specialist hospital where he was then admitted. So I’ve spent today getting things sorted for him and then visiting him this afternoon, so we agreed to put “father’s Day” on hold until he gets home from the hospital.  

To all dad’s everywhere, whatever you were doing today, I hope you’ve had a very happy Father’s Day