When you read these verses there is a wonderful theme of praying and singing. First the Bible tells us that if you are suffering you should pray and those that are cheerful should sing. It even instructs us to sing while we are in bed.
Than notice what it says next; that not only do we pray silently in our hearts and our minds we also sing silently in our hearts and our minds. So when you are humming to yourself, that counts as a song that God hears. The last verse even gives us instructions on the type of songs to sing: Psalms, hymns, and spirituals. What a wonderful insight to singing and praying.
James5.13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
Psalm149.5 Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds.
1Cor14.15 What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.
Col3.15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Published on Sunday, January 8, 2012 @ 7:30 AM CDT