Tag Archives: praise

The Wonder and the Warfare

by Ciel Tagaza Worship is our response to God’s revelation. When we are filled with wonder at His goodness, His works and His power; when we are grateful for His blessings and saving grace, it’s only natural to praise Him. … Continue reading

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In the Silence

by Ciel Tagaza Silence is powerful.  If prolonged, it can deaden a relationship, for healthy relationships thrive on communication. Silence can also provoke reflection and stir up guilt.  When we are given silent treatment by someone we are close to, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Praise

by Ciel Tagaza Praise is our response to the presence of God. It is more than expression from our lips – it is our soul’s and body’s dance for joy in His midst. When King David danced as he brought … Continue reading

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Battle Cry

by Ciel Tagaza Worship is powerful. If done in spirit and truth daily, it influences one’s thoughts and actions. It can change the course of events. Worship goes beyond adoration, contrition, thanksgiving and petitions. It can tear down walls of … Continue reading

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Idol Trap

by Ciel Tagaza We are all worshippers.  It’s just a matter of who or what we worship.  Even proclaimed atheists and free-thinkers adhere to something apart from themselves.  The thing, idea, person or being one devotes most of his or … Continue reading

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Something To Give

by Ciel Tagaza Do not appear before the Lord empty-handed, for all that you offer is in fulfillment of the precepts. (Sirach 35:6, 7 NABRE) Worship is associated with offering. We cannot worship God and remain as is. We must … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

by Ciel Tagaza A number of Catholics trade going to Mass with attending other church services because they feel their senses are more stimulated in concert-style worship, and their interest in God piqued in their animated talks. Others trade the … 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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The Role of Music

by Ciel Tagaza Music plays a big part in facilitating worship. As worship leaders, we must hone this tool to make our worship even more effective. While the heart of worship is not the music but God, it is such … Continue reading

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