The Relationship Between Private And Public Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Genuine worship and prayer is extremely difficult in the hurried pace of everyday life. Stress and busyness reduce not only the time we spend in prayer and worship but also the attention and energy we bring to it. This article reflects on the importance of opening ourselves to the awareness of God's presence in both private and public worship.

Most of us in the Protestant tradition have learned that worship and prayer mean addressing God. Whether saying prayers or singing hymns of adoration,...


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