Praise our wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing me with another Christmas album to share with you for this holy advent season as we celebrate the wonder surrounding the birth of our Lord.
The tracks on my latest release are more like a musical meditation reflecting the Christmas story when the album is considered as a whole unbroken composition. The songs are best listened to in sequence and meditated on while reading and praying through the Gospel stories related to the birth of Christ.
The Lord gave me a beautiful worship song for this album. It is simply called “The Jesus Worship Song”.
Very often I don’t know what to pray for even as the scriptures attest: “In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, Romans 8:26- NASB1995
Though I often don’t know how to pray as I should, yet the Lord helps me pray the simplest, most unfailing prayer: the humble prayer of Jesus’ holy name.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus… name above all names, a prayer that is always according to the will of God that ever brings glory to the Father. For Jesus said, “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14 NASB1995
May I ever sing it, ever pray it, for it glorifies the Father, it honors my Savior who died for me to redeem my soul.
My Lord will ever pray God’s will for whatever my need, and His prayers are always answered according to His will…oh praise Him for His gift of this beautiful prayer song.
For even as I am praying Jesus’ name, Christ’s Holy Spirit is within me praying according to the Father’s will, as I worship my Lord. I know He knows how to pray even when I don’t.
“… but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”~ Romans 8:26-27 NASB2020
Some of God’s children will say the song is a “vain repetition…” (*see Matthew 6:7)
But truly anything is a vain repetition if it is done for God repeatedly and yet the heart is not in it. For then it is as dead and lifeless as a sculpted praying angel.
What are vain repetitions? What is a vanity?
Something performed without meaning.
If I am praying to God in church or my quiet time, and my heart is on lunch, or social media, my work, or myself, then my prayer is a vain repetition.
For I am repeating this religious ritual over and over and it is in vain that I am drawing near to Him with my lips, yet my heart is far from Him, for so the Lord Jesus said to the Pharisees.
Anything I do repeatedly with an empty heart toward God is a vain rhyming pattern or a binding chain that means nothing and leads no closer to Christ, but is in fact leading us farther from Him. For my heart is somewhere else. It’s not on Him.
He sees and knows if my heart is serving Him in truth or is a charade.
But when we pray to the Lord in Spirit and in truth, with a humble pure heart, our prayers are heard. Even when we do not know what to pray for.
“For this reason also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” ~Philippians 2:9-11 NASB2020
The Lord is honored when we exalt His beautiful name in prayer, in worship, in every way we can!
May we proclaim His name throughout the whole earth and of it never be ashamed!
May our Lord and Savior be ever glorified! May we pray to ever love Him more and more, now and forever!
And may this prayer of His Holy Name be on the lips of all His children who like me, may not know how to pray sometimes.
The prayer song of His Holy name is a beautiful gift from Him.
For Jesus Christ is the Gift of the Father!
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”
2 Corinthians 9:15 NASB2020
In Jesus’ name amen.
Dear Heavenly Father,
May Thy Holy Son be ever glorified through the songs You blessed us with this Christmas on this album, thank You so much! Please ever draw our hearts closer to Thee, to love You more and more, now and throughout all eternity.
I love You, In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
To preview the Jesus Worship Song and all of the Christmas songs on Oh My Jesus, My Immanuel follow the link to my Hear & Now music website at the following link:
Peaceangelsong Oh My Jesus, My Immanuel God Is With Us ~Original Keyboard Instrumental & Vocal Meditations For The Christmas Season, Album Notes by Suzanne Davis Harden Through The Indwelling Risen Lord Jesus Christ, Inspired by His Holy Spirit, To The Glory of God the Heavenly Father, In Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen. Copyright © 2023 by Suzanne Davis Harden All rights reserved.