Daily Prayer Points


Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

Today, we have the somewhat unusual privilege of a private concert and an interview regarding the Sing! initiative in the Houses of Parliament Chapel & Library in London.
 
Introduced by Fiona Bruce MP, it is an opportunity to share the project and celebrate with members of the House of Lords, House of Commons, Parliament Staff and...

Pray for Sing!

Pray for Sing!

With one week to go, next week’s conference comes into even greater view!  As we finalize details and execute plans, would you join us and:
 

  • Pray for Josh Sutton, Elizabeth Graham, and...

Pray for the Teachers and Seminars

Pray for the Teachers and Seminars

Today we pray for the teachers, the seminars and the practical application in each of our churches of all that we will learn.
 

  • Pray through the list of...

Pray for the Three Rooms

Pray for the Three Rooms

We've had the privilege of sitting on the phone tonight with the team putting the music together for the three rooms of the conference.
 
We are so excited - while the three rooms conversation began as a...

September 5 - Pray for International Impact

September 5 - Pray for International Impact

Whilst this year's conference is more local in focus, there is much to pray about in terms of international impact:
 

  • Give thanks for the 19 countries represented at the conference, and pray for...

Pray for the Resources

Pray for the Resources

It is often said that the greatest resource in life is people.  So, when praying for the conference, pray it will be a great time for encouraging, inspiring and personally investing in the lives of each other...through our meetings and hallway conversations and our singing together.
 
That said...

September 4 - Pray for Bob, Jordan and Devon Kauflin

September 4 - Pray for Bob, Jordan and Devon Kauflin

Give thanks today for the work and witness of Bob Kauflin, especially in his encouragement and leadership of next generation biblical worship - from the Sovereign Grace song catalogue he heads up ("Before the Throne of God Above", "All I Have Is Christ", and many others); to the equipping of the worship leader generation through...

August 31 - Pray for Joni Eareckson Tada....and for Houston

August 31 - Pray for Joni Eareckson Tada....and for Houston

One of the events we are most looking forward to at the conference is the Tuesday night session when Kristyn hosts an evening with Joni Eareckson Tada and Laura Story.

Joni celebrates fifty years of ministry this year, and her story has touched the world. Over the course of Tuesday evening...

 August 30 - Pray for International Justice Mission

August 30 - Pray for International Justice Mission

Early in development of the conference, we found ourselves in conversation with an organization called The International Justice Mission. We wanted to do something together, but we asked ourselves where does a conference about congregational worship intersect with an organization seeking to end slavery and free people from abuse?...

 August 29 - Pray for "A Taste of Nashville" and Biblica

August 29 - Pray for "A Taste of Nashville" and Biblica

When our team was creating the conference, one of the goals was to make the event an exposition of the Sing! book. Some funny person made the joke about how the book would never have been written were it not for Nashville's restaurants- given how many of the stories began there! 

What followed was a series of somewhat tangential musings on how good food inspires good conversation, deeper friendship, more joy and laughter (and thus creativity), and also...

 August 28 - Pray for Don Carson

August 28 - Pray for Don Carson

We are delighted to have Don Carson coming to share at the conference. We, like many others, were inspired by Don's writing while we were still at college, and his encouragement to me as a young musician in my twenties to write hymns was hugely significant.

He's speaking on...

August 26 - Pray for Stuart Townend

August 26 - Pray for Stuart Townend

Stuart Townend is a huge gift to the church, in our generation and the ones to come. It is no exaggeration to say he has helped us all think about the Lord in deeper, fresher, more biblically-rich ways and in turn to love our Lord more fully and passionately and follow Him with greater conviction.

On a personal level, he has been a friend, co-writer and mentor to both Kristyn and me and...

 August 25 - Pray for Our Children and Families

August 25 - Pray for Our Children and Families

Paul Tripp's talk will introduce family worship, and there are also a number of practical seminars on this topic.

Both in the unity of the family and in the raising of our children, what we sing is so crucial. I often tell the story of asking John MacArthur for his advice on child raising and, surprisingly to me...

 August 24 - Pray for Songs of Depth amidst the Mess of Life

August 24 - Pray for Songs of Depth amidst the Mess of Life

The last 36 hours have been shocking for us as a family.
 
Three unrelated incidents of people in ministry dealing with personal crisis of one kind or another has really left us feeling deeply, deeply saddened for them, not least of all because...

August 23 - Pray for Paul Tripp - How Singing Transforms Families and Churches

August 23 - Pray for Paul Tripp - How Singing Transforms Families and Churches

Like Alistair Begg & Don Carson, Kristyn and I had the privilege to meet Paul Tripp even before we moved to America (during our first year of marriage, in Switzerland) and have enjoyed his friendship, counsel, creativity and hilarious fun for over 12 years.
 
Our prayer for the conference is that Paul brings to everyone...

August 22 - Pray for Songwriters

August 22 - Pray for Songwriters

In the book, we quote Gary Haugen, CEO of International Justice Mission, who shared with us the story about a civil rights leader who, early in the struggle, was resoundingly defeated and came home an apparent failure. When asked if he had been encouraged by anything, he said that he realized for the first time they would finally win. Why?...

 August 20 - Pray for Pastors

August 20 - Pray for Pastors

This conference is quite unique as a music conference given the number of pastors who are coming.  On this Sunday, why don't we:
 
     Pray for all the pastors who care enough about this subject to be attending the conference, and pray for the...

 August 19 - Pray A Night at the Grand Ole Opry House

August 19 - Pray A Night at the Grand Ole Opry House

We are so looking forward to the Monday evening and the hymn-sing at the Grand Ole Opry House!
 
Pray that this will be an inspiring evening of praise for the more-than 4,500 people attending that night as they come away from the regular commitments of life to...

August 18 - Pray for David Platt and the Radical Witness

August 18 - Pray for David Platt and the Radical Witness

The second talk at the conference is being given by David Platt, and the theme is the radical witness of congregational singing. In this chapter of the Sing!book we want people to leave with two clear convictions...