Listening in Worship (Part 2)

by Ciel Tagaza (Read Part 1 here) What if God gives us the silent treatment when we pray? What if He is not making His presence felt in worship? What’s the use of praying if God is seemingly absent? What’s … Continue reading

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Listening in Worship (Part 1)

by Ciel Tagaza Worship is prayer. Prayer is listening to God. We come to worship with adoration, contrition, thanksgiving and supplication, or “acts” of worship as their first letters spell. With all the talking, singing, moving and “acts”-ing during charismatic … Continue reading

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ACTS of Worship: Supplication

by Ciel Tagaza Supplication or petition is the last form of prayer in worship. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: 2629 The vocabulary of supplication in the New Testament is rich in shades of meaning: ask, beseech, plead, invoke, … Continue reading

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ACTS of Worship: Thanksgiving

by Ciel Tagaza Worship is not complete without thanksgiving. Having adored God, confessed our sinfulness and received His mercy, we have a lot to be thankful for. It is one thing to praise Him for His goodness, and another to … Continue reading

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ACTS of Worship: Contrition

by Ciel Tagaza   Asking forgiveness through contrition is the prerequisite for worshiping our Lord. Isaiah’s reaction upon seeing the Lord captures the movement from adoration to contrition. I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with … Continue reading

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