Worship Is More

Worship

What does it mean?

Does it change from time to time?

To pray

To sing

To do everything

Reverent honor

Homage paid to the Most High

Title of respect

To each it is different

Moment to moment

Person to person

Personal

Public

Individual versus the crowd

Is it just a moment?

Is it time well spent?

Does it ever have an end?

A breath of silence

A moment of peace

Found within and without

A chapel made of cement

A temple of marble

A forest full of trees

There are too many ways to do it

Tithes and offerings paid on schedule

Time given and service rendered

Faith

Hope

Charity

The greatest of all

Is the last which is first

For charity never faileth

To have charity is to have faith in another

To give charity is to have hope for the future

To be filled with charity is to be filled with the pure love of Christ

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To me, worship is never just a single moment in time, but the continual choice to do good in the world.

This was inspired by the Dungeon Prompt: Take Me To Church.

Peaceful Contemplation – Day Five

Sitting here I fold my arms rev’rently.
Thinking of what I have learned quietly.
Knowing that my savior looks down lovingly.
He cares for me and all of my family, together we
Know that it is for us He will think.
It was us He continually thought of
When bowed with trials he said “I pray for thee.”
 
Forever will I hold Him in my heart rev’rently
Because I know that he will hold me quietly
And brush my tears away softly.
Of peace and joy and forgiveness will He sing.
“Not just my father sent me, but our
Father who sent this melody.”
 
Together now let us feel rev’rently
And know that He loves us quietly.
As a family we will love Him humbly
For we will not live just now.
There is a future for we
Know that eternal life is something for which we pray.
 
His hands forever will let
Us hold in His own; “Thy
Joy in my words are holy.”
He will say as He wraps around us His Spirit.
For eternity our family will dwell,
Together with Him in
A world that brings peace to our hearts.
Not just tomorrow and yesterday, but today.

From the following song:

Reverently, Quietly 
by Clara W. McMaster
Rev’rently, quietly, lovingly we think of thee;
Rev’rently, quietly, softly sing our melody.
Rev’rently, quietly, humbly now we pray,
Let thy Holy Spirit dwell in our hearts today.

Written for today’s prompt for NaPoWriMo (http://www.napowrimo.net/2014/04/day-five/) and because I’m listening to General Conference today and tomorrow. I felt that I should use a song from the Primary Children’s Songbook (https://www.lds.org/music/library/childrens-songbook?lang=eng).