advent-joyThere are many different ways that we can pray to God. The most common way we pray is through words. We give voice to our joys and concerns and share them with our creator. We can also pray through our actions. When we do the work of the kingdom it is a prayer to God, our way of communicating that we have heard and understand the message we receive in Jesus Christ. Doing the work of the kingdom is also a response to our own prayers to God.

Another way that we can offer pray to God is through music. During the season of Advent as we approach Christmas we have heard Christmas songs on the radio and as we shop in the mall. Music is a powerful way that we express our love for God. Throughout scripture we find music being used to offer thanks to God.

Our prayer today responds to the Joy we experience during this time of year. The video below is from The Piano Guys and is their rendition of Angels we have Heard on High. It is my hope that today you can allow this music to be your prayer of thanksgiving to God for the joy you experience at this special time of year. Please note that this link will start a playlist from The Piano Guys which features many beloved Christmas songs and carols.