The Power of Praying God’s Promises

Praying God’s promises — it’s changed me.

That’s why I included a prayer at the end of each chapter, weaving together Scriptures from that chapter and others I sensed God wanted us to engrave on our hearts.

Praying God’s Word has been one of the most life-changing ways I’ve learned to live in the security of His promises…and isn’t that what we all want?

“One way God tells us that confidence will come is when we ask Him for what is already part of His will. ‘This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us’ (1 John 5:14 NASB). So there you go: we can be confident we are praying God’s will when we pray God’s Word!” p.25

But that’s not all.

Romans 10:17 tells us that “faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” so let’s pray these promises out loud again and again.

Yes, even if it seems weird. Find somewhere you can be alone to speak these truths so you can hear them, and let them echo in your thoughts.

Trust me, it makes a difference. “When we pray God’s words out loud, and hear them, the Holy Spirit engraves them on our hearts and writes them in our thoughts. We internalize God’s truth and our faith grows as we are transformed from the inside out!” p.25

Let’s join our hearts and pray Chapter One’s prayer {together}:

Lord, I pray that You would give me a confident heart in Christ. Take me beyond believing in You to truly believing You. Help me rely on the power of Your promises and live like they are true. You say blessed is the one who trusts in You and whose hope and confidence are found in You. Those who hope in You will not be disappointed, because You work all things together for good for those who love You and are called according to Your purpose.

When self-doubt tells me I can’t overcome my insecurities, I will believe Your promise that all things are possible to whoever believes. I will not throw away my confidence, because You say it will be richly rewarded. I will persevere so that when I have done the will of God, I will receive what You have promised. My confidence is in Christ and I am no longer one who shrinks back and is destroyed, but one who believes and is saved! In Jesus’ name, Amen.  {See Jeremiah 17:7; Isaiah 49:23; Romans 8:28; Mark 9:23; Hebrews 10:35–36, 39}

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Even though it will probably be hard at first to sit still and just listen, please pause to soak in this God-gift.  This was filmed while Chad sat and listened to the Holy Spirit. He simply played what God laid on his heart. You’ll see the joy of Christ in Chad’s smile but more than anything, you will experience the peace of God’s presence through his music.

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Comments

  1. I love being on this journey for a confident heart. Thank you Lord for bringing this to me. Help me hunger for your word. I love you Lord.

    • I feel that now that I have Christ, that I can stop doubting myself

    • Mo'otafao says:

      First of all I like to Thank our Heavenly Father for Renee for sharing this book A Confident Hear. And for all the women who are sharing there thoughts. I was kind of doubting to even start the work book. I’m glad I id just like Lisa who shared her thoughts I feel he same way always trying to do things my way and not letting God do it. I know after getting started with this work book I know I will always depend on Gods help in everything that I do. I will pray Gods promises over my life and all the other women who have started this work book. Thank you Jesus.

    • Lora Mace says:

      A Song of Prayer was very uplifiting, very peace-filled. It gave me a sense of “be still and know that I am God!”

    • Thank you for sharing the music it is so peaceful. I need to put that on my computer at work and just let it play all day long. Thanks again.

      • I am doing the same in my home office. I feel that I will be more focused and efficient. I am blessed to be on this journey.

  2. I know God has been telling me for years to let go and let Him. Maybe I finally can now.

    • Lisa, hon, i have prayed for you. continue to speak His truth over your life. you CAN now b/c u can do ALL things thru Christ who strengthens u!

    • Same here! I’ll pray for you and I hope you do for me as well.

    • This has also been the biggest struggle I’ve had. I hate feeling not in control, yet not allowing God to take over causes excessive stress and worry in my life. I too hope that through this I can learn to let go and let God.

      • angela 2 says:

        Hi Erica, I feel the same way. I want to learn to let go and let God but it is hard for me I feel lost when I don’t feel in control and also scared of what will happen. I’m praying for you and all of us in the study to learn with a Confident Heart. In Gods love . Amen

  3. Come away with me my bride….Sit along side me and let me love you with my everlasting love…I adore you and I am so please that you are mine…..Be still! Then I see me sitting upon my Fathers Lap with his stron arms around me holding me close to his heart…

  4. There is great peace in trusting and waiting on The Lord. The song is soothing like that…

  5. Wow! What an amazing video by this talented musician. This is unlike anything else I have ever heard before. I found the music to be very soothing and peaceful. I could sense the Holy Spirit wad inside him. So glad the Lord led ne to this site today to hear this unique prayer. I have always wanted to learn how to okay the piano and it will remain on my bucket list until I obtain the goal. I felt so much at peace when I listened to it and it helped me forget about my problems temporarily. I love his smile too! Thanks for sharing this today.

  6. Jessica says:

    This song is so peaceful. I heard God whispering to me “My peace I give you, be full of Joy for I am with you”. Thank you for this!

  7. Whatever you are going though, God is with you. He knows, he cares, he sees, he touches, he heals. He knows the full story. He knows your disappointments, he knows your pain, he sees your hurts, but his love is greater than any of those things. Come and rest in him. He’s close to the broken heartred. Let him bind up your wounds and make you new. Come to me all who are weary, and I will give you rest….

    • Thank you. I really needed to read this today.
      Amen.

    • Angela W says:

      I re-wrote this, Emily, as God speaking personally to me. I changed the you to me, added my name, etc. While listening to this beautiful music! I needed this. Thank you

  8. Wow I havealways believed in God and tried to walk a good life with God…Recently a personal situation has caused me self doubt on most levels… and never before has my Faith been rocked…I am double hurting… as I am ashamed to admit to God, and for not being strong enough to fight this struggle alone

    this wa so peaceful yet encouraged me to feel I can do this, not alone but as always with God

    • Sonja,

      You are not alone! I have been where you are and God has shown me His great love for me during those times…thankfully, we don’t have to be strong enough to fight our battles…God said the battles are His and He is mighty to save! Please keep on for the Lord during these times when you feel weak…when we are weak, He is strong!

    • Alice R says:

      Sonja, you were never meant to face life alone, let alone struggles!

  9. I am at such a special time in my life. New, wonderful love and buying my very first house on my own. As a single female, I feel so blessed to be able to accomplish that! I hear and see every little detail God is working out for me. Every time something new and unexpected happens, I can’t wait to share it with my Jesus peeps. Reminds me that after several hard life struggles, I really am moving forward with A Confident Heart!

    • Michelle says:

      I can remember the first time I bought my home as a single woman. What a sense of accomplishment
      Enjoy your blessings and continue to give God all the praise!

  10. I simply loved this piece of music and it simply soothes my soul. It is just the type of music I can listen to during my own quiet time.

  11. Wonderful, spirit filled and relaxing. Would love to hear this sitting out in nature

    • angela 2 says:

      Amen Delora. I made me feel like he has really forgiven me of my past. What a strange feeling to really feel His Love with your whole body.

  12. This music is soooo soothing….. I was reading the prayer while listening to the music and I just kept repeating the promises….I just loved it… Gonna download this…… Thanks

  13. It’s confirms music speaks to the heart…

  14. The Song of Prayer is something I want to listen to throughout my day. Awesome!

  15. Reverence!

  16. Susan B says:

    It reminded me of spending time alone with God, listening to His Awesomeness through talented people like Chad Lawson. My closest time in prayer and meditation came when playing this type of music. It was God’s call to me to come back to spending time with Him. Thank you so ver much, for allowing me this time with God again.

  17. How beautiful and calming! Makes me want to continue to sit and bask in the arms of my Father and have Him whisper how much He loves me. I will play this song whenever I feel I’m spinning out of control and need to just sit back and enjoy my time with God. No thoughts of what I should be doing, only thoughts of my sweet Jesus!

  18. Felt the love of God into my heart. His peace and relaxing in His Holy Spirit. As I am working to have confidence and break down the lies satan has told me in my heart it was so relaxing and I felt the Holy Spirit just covering me in peace while breaking down the walls of my heart. Thank you for listening to God and sharing this.

  19. Carol Hoffman says:

    After suffering two major losses in my life in the last year…..I feel like I have pulled away from people. Life has hurt very bad. I have held onto God through it all but…..my confidence to step back into life is hard. I have signed up to volunteer at my church again. I pray for the confidence to be used by God.

    • Tammy Haymon says:

      Saying a prayer for you. I understand loss. My God bless you with confidence and peace.

    • Father God,

      I lift Carol up to you and ask that you would wrap your arms around her and let her just soak in your love, your comfort, your peace and your grace. Fill her with your confidence and love and let her know that you love her with an unending unfailing love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  20. Be still and know that I am God. I love you dear child. Come to Me!

    • Alison
      We seem to sense the same with this song…love when Gods kids are in the same spirit…

      Blessings to you…

  21. I sensed God saying “Be still and know that I am God. Trust me because I love you with an unfailing Love. Rest in my love, because you are my beloved” Awesome music to be able to enter into His presence!

  22. I’ll never forget the morning I woke up to the voice of the enemy, just discouragement all around me speaking lies, like: “you’ll never get over your past,” and “you pray, and pray but nothing has changed, you’re still just as broken.” After listening for far too long to what clearly was NOT my Father’s voice, I sat on the edge of my bed and began to say, aloud, “i WILL bless the Lord at SULK times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boat in the Lord, the humble shall hear thereof and be glad.” I then cracked open Psalm 34 and continued aloud, “Magnify the Lord WITH me, and let us exalt His name TOGETHER.” That was the first time I recognized this verse as a call to corporate worship. I worshipped with friends and surely the following verse (Psalm 34:4) became true: I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. His Word is true, ladies! Speak it. Pray it. Live it!

    • Thank you for writing this.

    • Florence says:

      Thank You for this post. Yesterday and today were Hellish days for me, my emotions and thoughts were not at peace and not with the Lord. I think the enemy must know that I am trying to do a New Thing in conjunction with God and He is fighting me all the way, not wanting this endeavor to be successful.

    • angela 2 says:

      Thank you I need to be reminded of this . In Christ Love Amen

  23. I felt like I was hearing God express His joy…I hear… I’m alive, I’m Right Here! Rejoice- it felt like God’s joy and beauty flowing through. Thank you for sharing!

  24. Bonnie Long says:

    Peace. We sometimes think we will find God in the busy days of our lives, but when we stop and listen we will find he whispers sweet peace to our hearts and minds. Beatiful music.

  25. Come and rest with me, delight in my peace and protection. The music speaks to me of patient confidence.

  26. Absolutely amazing !! I felt so calm and renewed. Felt like the music I would hear as i was walking through
    Heaven’s gates.

  27. I was checking my e mail as I was starting supper and thought OK, I will open this while I cook. I have to say it was a blessing to me, as I had had a hectic day at work today. It is very calming. What a gift he has!
    Thank you for sharing with us, so glad I took the time, it certainly dialed me down a notch in the stress level.

  28. Peaceful

  29. Regina Cook says:

    It made me thing of who the Spirit of God moved across the water in Creation.

  30. This has been my only time of peace this week. It’s been a tough one with a dad from our little church committing suicide Easter Sunday night. My family and I have been at their house much of the week doing what we can. After a day or two I was in panic attack mode since I’m in counseling for depression. Anyway, it’s been a tough week and this song, this beautiful music really ministered to me. There is so much “self” in my life and it really frustrates me. The depression I hate…but God says to me that it’s ok to feel bad. It’s ok to hurt because healing will follow it. Thanks so much for sharing this video. I needed it badly. <3

    • Florence says:

      Thank You for sharing your heart and your experience. Although not going through the same situation I can relate to what you are saying. I am thrilled that healing will follow. Thank you for the encouragement. Needed it!

  31. Absolutely beautiful. It’s hard to believe that a song can make the world stand still; but that’s exactly what this song does. Thank you Chad for taking the time to listen and then passing it along for others to enjoy. It’s a humble reminder that regardless of our busy lives, God is always right there through it all.

  32. Polly Schneider says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Melissa, I felt peace in my heart as I listened and prayed. The Lord spoke to me and I felt His love. What a beautiful experience.

  33. jill siever says:

    I felt God come down and wrap his arms of comfort around me and just was there!

  34. Mindy Miller says:

    This music was relaxing and inspiring. I really enjoyed seeing his expressions change from thoughtful to joyful. Thank you for sharing.

  35. Peace and God’s comfort surrounded me.

  36. Christine says:

    Peaceful and I think we need times like this, to help fix our minds on Christ.

  37. I am inspired and blessed to listen to such beauty

  38. I felt God whisper to me,” You my daughter can do this. Trust me. Trust me. ”
    Reading a prayer out loud during this music is powerful- thank you Chris. Thank you Renee.

  39. Lydia Burnett says:

    I had the awesome feeling that God was sitting down beside me, just encouraging me to spend time with Him alone…not to worry about the laundry, or what I should cook for dinner, but just to meditate on His greatness and endless love for me and to take hope in His promises that He is enough, and that in Him, I too, am enough and have enough. I literally felt His presence all around me! Thank you for sharing.

  40. My heart and soul feel the love… thank you so much for sharing the Holy Spirit’s gifts to you, with us. ..

    “To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.” – Psalms 30:12

  41. Crystal says:

    When I listened to this song today, I felt God was right there next to me.

  42. Nich H. says:

    Very beautiful and soothing. A relaxing way to soak up God! Makes you slow down in the business of life!

  43. My free-flowing response in prayer as I listened…seemed appropriate given the music’s origin. Peace to all.
    The Lord is Good. He dwells in His sanctuary. With a tender voice He calls to us. He waits patiently. He hears our cries. There is joy, peace, strength in His presence, in the shadow of His wings. There is joy in His presence! Be still and know…I AM GOD. Dance before me. Gently, peacefully, glide. Be in my arms. Revel in my presence. There is joy, peace…wonderment. You are mine. I am here for time with YOU. Come walk with Me, in the green pastures, beside the still waters, I am with you. Hear my Spirit, I am with you. There are beautiful and wonderful things happening around you, happening in and through you…be open to them, EMBRACE them with all that you are, all that I CREATED YOU TO BE…you are mine and I put you here for this special moment and time. Embrace it…you are loved. In the still, quiet voice you hear me calling you near…so near, to a tenderness you may have never known…or have forgotten in the passing of time. It is still here. I am still here. Draw near to me, and I will draw near to you. AS the deer seeks water, so thirst for ME and my WORD. We will quench your thirst, satisfy your soul, bring you ever nearer to a love with no end or limits. A love that surpasses all you could ever hope for or imagine. You hear me. Please risk it and take that first step toward me. I am the ONE who loves you…perfectly…with an everlasting love…Come before me with singing, with joy in my presence, let us celebrate together… You are MY CHILD…Let that sink in, let it mend, let it still your heart …and bring peace to your mind…in the still, quiet, you will find me…if you but search for me as for silver or gold…I WILL BE FOUND…by you. Even you, the breath I breathe, I give to you, to instill in you a sense of ME. Let my Spirit live in and through you…it will bring joy, adventure, peace, that you have never known. Lord, bring your rain into my life. It can satisfy my soul like no other. Open my heart and mind and spirit to what you have in store for me. May I see it, sense it, hear it, follow it. It is a refreshing, life-giving, rain…flowing through my heart, cleansing the mud, make it clear now, Lord. Just in that moment, in that time, breathe on me. Father, in the space that you have given me, may I live daily, fully, for you and your son Jesus Christ, the ONE who knows me and loves me…who knows each one of us…and chose to take up that CROSS, knowing everything about us and loving us and the Father enough to face that pain, rejection, suffering, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. It’s in His name I pray, Amen.

  44. I closed my eyes as I listened. And scriptures just kept popping into my head, one right after the other…about how much God loves me, is with me always, will never leave me nor forsake me. I imagined myself in the middle of a big field of flowers…lying there…looking up into the heavens. Smiling at God. When the music became more forceful, but yet still peaceful, I imagined myself still in that field….a rain falling down on me- His GRACE falling down on me. It was a refreshing, peaceful feeling.

  45. Truly amazing and filled with the spirit of God. I can hear God through out at times he’s loud and passionate and other times he is calm and quite but never silent. I could feel his presence near because I took the time to be still and listen. I think that’s the most powerful thing and really what God wants to teach me right now. That no matter what my circumstances I must always remember he is there for me waiting for me to turn to him. When I can’t feel him near I need to stop and be still and seek him. Stop relying on myself and more on him. For the plans that he has for my life is far better than those that I could think up on my own. He’s asking me to surrender all not just the hard stuff but the simple give it all to him and let go and allow his will to be done in my life.

  46. Melissa says:

    I am forever blessed God has brought me down this path, through all my fears, self-doubt, pain and struggles this study was God working to transform me totally. God has away of opening your eyes to a bigger picture and what really is the most important thing in life. To be still and truly allow God to take you by the hand and walk this journey, giving all of our worries to him. He will never leave us or forsake us. Thank you for sharing such a blessing of peace and comfort through this talented musician, it was so amazing to feel the power of the Holy Spirit just move me.

  47. I felt like God whispered in my ear ” Do not be afraid, for I am with you, you are not alone, for I am with you. You are beautiful in my eyes! It is so hard to feel like you are alone even though there are plenty of people by your side. I felt like it was my time to reconnect with God, to let go and let God! Reading the book, the comments, listening to the song, everything about this book tells me that I AM NOT ALONE, I AM HIS PRINCESS! WE ARE ALL HIS PRINCESSES!!!

  48. nancy kimball says:

    I was so relaxed I almost fell asleep and I felt a great deal of warmth and comfort as I listened to it. I listen to spiritual music every day when I meditate and I will add this to my collection when I sit in silence and pray. I was very touched and felt the Lord come to me with his comforting arms and his presence was with me through the healing and warmth I felt in my hands. The music was very powerful and awesome and I thank Chris and I thank Renee. I was very blessed to have heard the music and will listen to it over and over every day

  49. My 16 year old daughter and I lay down after a long, rough morning, I started the music and felt this peace. I asked Sara, how does the music make you feel…she answered….”Peace, it’s so soothing..” we loved it.

  50. As this music reaches into my soul, I am experiencing a longing from deep within….

  51. No words, just a beautiful dance with my Father.

  52. Linda C says:

    Loved it and it’s so peaceful. Helps me to put worries behind .

  53. I love this! Wow-there’s alot I can relate to with Chad.I have wanted a piano since I was a small child, yet was always told they were too expensive.As God would have it, most everyone of my friends growing up had one, yet they never played them. Strange, I thought. I learned to play by ear because I wanted one so bad. My Christmas lists consisted of wanting a brand new black shiny piano, to a used piano, to eventually just wanting lessons, which never happened. Discouraged, yet eventually my aunt & uncle got one at an auction and I learned to play theirs, however the problem was they lived 40 miles away. So discouraged and never having the funds to buy one, I tucked this talent into my pocket until I turned 19 and finally was able to take lessons at the local community college. Needless to say, it turned out to be a disaster. The teacher was so busy telling me everything I was doing wrong, from hand placement, to sitting properly that I withdrew from the class. It was actually two different things to me. I couldn’t play eloquently, what God would place on my heart and always felt an inner struggle-trying to learn the music chords. It was like learning to ride a bike in a whole new way. Yet it was discouraging for me, so once again, I tucked it away in my pocket, hoping one day I will be able to afford a baby grand piano and just play it on my own, however I wanted to play,whatever came natural to me. Well, here I am in a different season of my life, going through a 2nd job loss since 2011, trying to do what God is leading me to do.I always hear people say you need to use the gifts Gods given you for His glory, yet I still dont own a piano to this day. There was an opportunity for a keyboardist at my church, but then again, I don’t read music, so I didn’t go there. It is discouraging, yet I can truly say when I’m sitting at a piano, alone, I could literally play all day long, I get so lost in it. I’ve always wondered why God gave me this-if I can’t use it. Then I convinced myself that it was just a form of expression from suffering the childhood neglect from being in such a large family-children were seen and not heard. Ah well, I keep telling people, one day, ONE DAY, God will somehow provide a black shiny baby grand piano…I just know He will. Loved this!!♥

  54. Janet F says:

    Very peaceful, I felt like I was in Heaven and all my cares and worries and the rush of life were gone. I pictured myself sitting by Jesus on the grass by a stream and could hear the water rushing over the rocks. We were laughing and talking and He told me how much He loved me. The sun was warm on our faces and I sat amazed at His love for me. Wow, makes me homesick for Heaven!!! Thanks for sharing this video, it is definitely a work of the Holy Spirit. :)

  55. I was speechless as I listened & began pouring out my heart to God on paper I couldn’t stop writing what turned out to be a love letter to God just telling Him how he makes me feel & how alive I am because of His incredible grace I couldn’t stop crying &I got a release & refreshing. I always read the emails but today eas the first time i clicked on something. I was so blessed. Thank you for posting.

  56. I got up close and personal with my heavenly Father. For the first time in a long time I was totally honest with Him. What a wonderful feeling to have said how I felt about a situation that happened to me in my church. I told everything that was on my heart. I feel free of pain anger and most of all hurt.Thanks Renee for the healing prayer you gave us.

  57. Beautiful!!!! Cant wait until my kids bedtime to be in silence and listen!!!

  58. Peaceful!!! Beautiful! God gave him a wonderful gift.

  59. So Beautiful! Peaceful . Be still and know that I am God! :)

  60. Very peaceful and beautiful..Be still and know that I am God! Felt Gods unconditional love around me and felt like He was telling me everything will be alright. Trust Him!

  61. Melissa Greene says:

    So moving! I feel like there are so many layers to that beautiful music! A total feeling of peace just washed over me. But also there was a sense of challenge to seek after Him wholeheartedly❤

  62. That is absolutely amazing and inspiring. It brought such peace and calmness to a somewhat stressful day. I needed this. Thank you for sharing this with us. Just beautiful!

  63. Michelle says:

    This music brought serenity and thoughtfulness to my heart. This bible study has been amazing and the daily devotionals have always arrived at just the right time. I first heard about this ministry on our local Spirit radio station, I signed up and then joined 3 bible studies. Thank you all for your love, support and prayers. You are all amazing and wonderful gifts from God.

  64. Stephanie says:

    I closed my eyes as I listened, and the world stopped for 32 mins. Everyone has expressed so many different aspects of this music, I’m not really sure what I can add.

    I have always loved piano music – probably why I’m a pianist as well. In High School I was asked to pick out or compose a piece of music that best described God in my opinion. I did something very similar to this, and if asked again today, it would be the same.

    Piano music has always made my world stop, and brought the presence of God beside me.

  65. Susan G says:

    Oh what a beautiful song…I ‘saw’ His creation…beautiful meadows, babbling stream, white clouds blowing by through the beautiful blue sky…and felt the Glory of His creation and His amazing love toward me…
    That was so peaceful…
    Thank you Chad!
    Thank you Renee! :)

  66. Nancyguam says:

    Wow! So great that Renne shared this song. I have been having a hard time finding a way to have quiet time with God without getting distracted. I had thought of using music. Chad’s piano is beautiful and helped me to stay focused on listening to God. Thank you!

  67. Jeannette Black says:

    Wow , what an awesome young man and his wonderul song of praise to our lord and savioiur. I could feel , the holy spirit thru the whole song, and what and awesome expeirence, it was like gentle as a lamb just like how Jesus is with us, and I could feel the strong wind come across in the strong message that he is putting forth in the song and then like the gentle breeze again.; Thank you for this and thank you for this site on Proverbs 31 to help us grow and learn to lean on him more everyday,I am so blessed and thank ful for you and for Jesus lifting us up as we journey thru this together.

  68. patricia swindle says:

    very soothing. very calming. i was amazed at how long he played but when you are at the feet of Jesus time is not of essence. we forget time. we forget worry. we forget our troubles. all our cares our cast on Him. Powerful.

  69. As the music washes over me at the end of this rather stressful day, I close my eyes and call out to the one true Saviour of my soul. Jesu come and wash me clean, wah me free of all the day’s hardness, the doubt that has settled in for the future, Tears stream down my face and I feel refreshed and renewed. Thank you, Lord for your Holy spirit and for loving me even when I don’t deserve it.

    • Miss Mary T says:

      Hi Mary T! As I reread all the posts I read this one and said I didn’t write this…but sat and reflected and wished I had! What a beautiful way to release all the stress that builds up inside…ps I decided to use my teacher name so we won’t get confused…but I will be looking for your posts! God Bless!

  70. Heather says:

    I felt peace in my heart as I listened and prayed. “Be still and know”
    Such a peaceful and inspiring piece of music. Thanks for sharing!

  71. Rosanne says:

    This music was very soothing and in listening it gave me the calmness of mind to hear the whisper of the Lord. He said some very moving things…things I would never have heard in the “noise” of the day. Thank you for sharing this…it was divine intervention! I needed to hear this message. :)

    I am really enjoying this bible study!

  72. Debbie Pemberton says:

    Great song the music was very soothing and calming something I need alot of at this time. Thank yuou for sharing this

  73. I played the piano for many years and have had the joy of feeling like something else was guiding my hands to give life to what I was feeling. This is beautiful and I feel blessed to have been part of the sharing. Thank you

  74. God is calming my heart, bringing me into His peace, revealing His Glory. Moving me to focus my heart and attention on Him in the mist of the day, in the mist of children calling my name. Letting his presence wash over me, refilling my weary soul, allowing Him to refocus my mind and refresh my spirit. He is good as He dances over me and asks me to join. To take pleasure in who He is, and finding Him loving on me as His daughter, telling me that even though I struggle, that I faulture that He still loves me and wants me to be His. I sense Him telling me to share who He is with others. To love on them the way He loves on me, with abandonment. To open my heart to others so He can flow through me to touch them.

  75. Elizabeth Abshier says:

    Soul-filling God given talents… do we all long for one that someone else has? But don’t we all each have one that God has given to us for the person we are? Our personality we have, the smile we have, the heart we have, the ability to make someone’s day just a little more sweeter. The “hug” that does the trick for when someone feels like they can’t go on. The “gesture” that picks someone up as they feel like they can’t keep going. The encouragement that someone gives without a worry of wanting anything back in return. Just as this man plays his song from his heart through the divine spirit, we have the same thing, a talent so unique that only God has laid upon our lives for our moment in time through his divine plan to make someone else’s life filled with a great spirit. Slow…. steady…. pace…. emotion-filled playing to fine tune the heart to Your will…. Beautiful.

    Thank you God for our GIFTS that only YOU can put in our lives as you have with this man’s music. Thank you for loving us each day and giving us a moment that only we know that You put there for us to enjoy and proclaim. Victory! You speak in tongues and sometimes we feel so confused and yet we know that it’s your word… as a “term of endearment” that only you speak to us….. a word, a phrase, a look…. we know it’s from You and we know that only you can make us feel this special and allow us to use what You have given to us. Thank you, Lord, for all that you have done, you’re doing and you will do. Thank you for daily grace upon our lives that we know only You can and will place in our lives. Thank you for allowing us to cry out to you in our time of need knowing that in time Your will be done. In Christ’s name, Amen.

    Thank you for sharing this with us… beautiful. :) I’ll definitely be downloading this.

  76. kellytg says:

    My problem is not being able to get close to others, because I am afraid that my heart will be hurt. It seems like I always hold my hands out and push them away; they cannot get close! This chapter has made me see this about myself, and I hope that I can start to change this about myself. With God’s power, I can do anything. My hope is that I will trust in Him completely, so that I CAN forge ahead in relationships with others.

  77. Sharon G says:

    This was lovely. Thank you for such a gracious and uplifting gift.

  78. The song was beautiful.

  79. Listening to Chad play was a true blessing. I have had an unusually super busy week (with everyone gone on vacation) at work. I have been on the go all week, and had to miss out on my women’s Bible Study class this week due to work. Sitting and listening to this song I heard the Lord speak, “Time to slow down Kourt, this time is meant for you to find peace in Me”. I focused on the prayer that Renee shared (see above). I recall simply sitting, listening, and relaxing by taking big deep breaths. Closing my eyes, focusing on Scripture and breathing in His unfailing love. What an awesome way to end a super busy work week. Thank you Renee for posting this video.

  80. Yvonne Whetzel says:

    At first, I felt a slow approach to the Master, then as the music became intense–I was showing Him my anxious moment and cares that pull me down. Near the end, I felt his love soothing my heart and mind giving me hope to continue. Finally, a joy floods within to give me the will to continue with life and seeking His guidance. Finally, peace, that only He can give.

  81. Monette says:

    What a peaceful way to connect with God and be able to worship through this music. Just sit, close your eyes and let God speak to your heart. Let God’s peace surround you.
    It’s been a tough week for me, but knowing that God is there and closing my eyes to listen to this music that is filled with so much love brings a peace and comfort to my heart.
    Allow God to fill your heart by listening quietly to this music. God bless.

  82. I needed this quiet time, and music speaks to me. Tears fall as I listen, allowing me to let go. Let go of fears, hurt, hollow feelings, mistakes, tightness. I am now able to reach up higher, love better and trust in My Father’s promises.

  83. Sunshine12 says:

    AWESOME !
    So Beautiful and Tranquil
    I Felt at PEACE !!!
    What a Gift from God above : )

  84. I just released all of my worldly troubles and rested in the peace if my Heavenly Father. We talked. We held hands in the garden. Oh what a glorious half hour with the one one I love!

  85. What beautiful music — my spirit joined in worshipful accord … it was obvious that God prompted Chad’s direction! Thank you for sharing with us! :)

  86. peace, quiet, rest, life, hope

  87. Peace. I heard God whispering to me “My peace I give you, be full of Joy for I am with you”. (:

  88. While listening I hear God telling me to rest in Him, be patient and wait on his timing for things

  89. Izzy Herrera says:

    What a beautiful song. It was so peaceful and soothing to the soul. How awesome that Chad Lawson is being used by the Holy Spirit to share his gift and talent. I could see that Chad was in total dependence of the Holy Spirit with every key that he played. Thank you Chad for allowing the Holy Spirit to use you as a vehicle so that we may be soothed by the Holy Spirit. May the Holy Spirit continue to bless you and may you continue to play for the Lord.

  90. Kimberly says:

    Rest…My burden is light…peace…

  91. Like a mother swaddles her infant, I felt like I was swaddled in God’s love as He whispered, “I love you, my beautiful daughter.”

  92. I have been wrestling with myself, have felt anxious and edgy most of the day. I listened to this during dinner and feel a huge sense of peace, a calm and my wrestling is not there now. I shared with my husband that he (Chad) was playing what he felt the Holy Spirit was leading him to play. I hope to listen to it again before I go to bed tonight. Thank you and Blessings!!

  93. Beautiful song! Thank you for sharing!

    I visualized being on a tour of heaven – where He’s preparing a place for us :)

  94. Angela J says:

    Peace of God…….

  95. Ann : ) says:

    Beautiful, peaceful, lovely — what a blessing

  96. Wendy B. says:

    I felt relaxed, peaceful and loved.

  97. Crystal Rowin says:

    While listening to this I felt a calm come and a ton of emotions come over me. I just kept picturing a hand and a smile. And I knew that God was telling me to follow him and trust him. He wants me to let go and truly follow him completely. I never thought of listening to music while I prayed and this helped me to focus on God and clam my thoughts. I am so glad that I started this study and am discovering all these great resources to help me in my journey with God. Thank you

  98. The notes flowed like sparkilng droplets in a never ending river of light and peace. I truly felt the presence of our LORD with me, whispering to me that all I need to do is just breathe in the air He made and feel His love encompass me. I know He is holding my hand on this journey,just as He is holding me in the palm of His hand. Don’t be afraid. He is holding you too. Blessings to all of my sisters!

  99. Marcella R says:

    As I was listening to the music. A bird started singing. What I heard was God telling me that see I even take care of the birds, how much more will I take care of you. Your made in my image, I Love You. So cool to hear that today.

    • LOL… Marcella, this is amazing… there was a bird singing in the background when this was being recorded…

  100. I love listening to music while I read my Bible and pray. It helps me to block out all of the background noise of my roommates.

  101. This study is an answer to a prayer that I have prayed for so long. I used to think I was confident until faced with situations (which, of course, caused my emotions to go from one extreme to the next) that shook me to my core. My anxiety is overwhelming at times and then the doubt and depressed moods set in. I know this study is going to be difficult but I’ve learned God does His best work when we are in our own personal “wilderness”. Thank you, Renee, for allowing yourself to be God’s instrument to help others have “A Confident Heart”. Praying for all of you.

  102. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
    Peace and rest for the weary soul. Music is a healing balm. Thank you for sharing this with us. Love this music and this study.

  103. THe music soothed my soul and filled me with with peace. I was able to absorb it and feel God’s beauty in it, so that I was able to journel my prayers of Thnaksgivng to him this evening with a heart full of thanksgiving and forgiveness towards those I have felt to have hurt me. To place my trust in him, that he will help these situations to resolve according to his will and plans, so that these others and myself can be surrounded by his peace, forgiveness, strengh and love.

  104. The music was beautiful. It took me so many places and so peaceful. Don’t listen in the car. It is relaxing and causes deep meditation. I feel renewed. I saw pink light and felt so much LOVE.

  105. As I listened it took a few minutes to just let myself relax. But as I began to I felt the surrender as peace moved thru me. Soon it was a sense of freedom and joy was released mingling with the peace. Next I imagined rain and its refreshment and cleansing like the grace of God. This was a wonderful “peace” of music and my heart is still light from all that it supernaturally delivered

  106. This piece was beautiful. It was so soothing, and peaceful, and relaxing. It helped to calm my mind and focus on God.

  107. Stephanie says:

    Just when I was dealing with doubt tonight and talking to God; your email on confidence come through!! Tonight, you were my answer from God!

  108. Briget Williams says:

    There aren’t too many songs that usher you in the arms of God and place you there in his calm, quiet care where you can just exhale and be still. But this one..this one is one of those songs. Thanks for sharing.

  109. Jennifer says:

    This is what this song makes me think of:
    Psalm 91
    1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”
    4 He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

  110. Jeannine says:

    Be still…

  111. An overwhelming sense of peace…… the first time today….. Thank you!

  112. Shana Patton says:

    It was so amazing. I just came home from going to a remembrance for a Pastor at my church who past away this Monday. I was listening to this as I was reflecting on what a wonderful man of God this pastor was. How he fully embraced how the bible told us to live. During his 15+ year fight with cancer, you would have never known, he was never indignant, never angry nor never had a “bad day”. This pianist elegant and graceful music, reminded of just how elegant and graceful life should be. Not the everyday hustle and bustle that we have allowed it to become. Putting anything and everything in front of what should truly be most important to us God and family. As tears streamed down my eyes, God reminds me that he is the music in our hearts that we should all be listening to and for. After the wonderful service today, God reminded me that we should be living everyday for him as if it is our last, because we don’t know when he is going to call us home.

  113. Be still and listen and I will truly bless you.

  114. this song makes me think of love and joy

  115. The anointing is Amazing! The Holy Spirits ministry is so wonderful. What a blessing this was! It radiates God’s presence and peace!

  116. Lisa Haynes says:

    absolutely beautiful

  117. This song is so peaceful….so soothing, like nothing I have heard before…

  118. Tammy Braun says:

    I felt God and the Holy Spirit through Chad’s playing. God said, Tammy you are good enough, just as I have given Chad this gift, so I too have many for you, all you need is trust in me and I will not let you down but teach you your own gifts, if you will allow. Please when you ask something of me, leave it with me and do take it back to try to handle alone. My will is being done in your life. Live my word, tell others of me and you will be blessed. I did not give you a spirit of timidity but of strength. My daughter, go, believe and trust and I will be there. WOW! i cannot believe as chad played this all came out as he was praying and my fingers never left the key board. I can, I can, Thank you God and thank you for this wonderful opportunity to hear this message.

  119. Absolute peace. Stillness. Trust.. Calm in the trouble waters of life. The sense of God carrying me away. Beautiful sunrise and sunset. Heaven.

    A very talented piano player. Loved it.

  120. Peace Be Still, i have everything taken care of, feel my Love for you, you are precious and beloved my child, im very near.

  121. I am praying for a change that is in me, for me, and to God.

  122. Kathleen says:

    Beautiful song! I felt very peaceful and close to God while listening. I feel like God is saying- Lay it all down, trust in me, I will give you all the confidence and strength you need. He is my light and I feel closer to Him than I ever have before.

    Thank you for sharing this with us!! Thank you too for this wonderful study. I have needed this in my life.

  123. I loved this music! So peaceful….thank you Lord.

  124. Mary Ann says:

    I found myself sitting in bed, restless and unable to get back to sleep when I felt a tugging at my heart to check in and found Chad waiting to play his music. What are the chances that God had HIS hand in this!!! I am sitting here listening to the sweet melodic sounds and I feel a wave of peace come over me. It’s almost as if waves are crashing to the shore. I can feel all tension leave my body beginning from the top of my head down to my toes. I am finally beginning to relax as I listen to his music, soft, sweet strains of pure joy. As I close my eyes and listen, it feels as if I am floating, light, airy. What a pleasant feeling.

    You can be sure I will download this one and have it so that I can listen to it again and again. Thanks Rene for sharing it with us.

  125. I so love this piano playing. My son plays piano and so I love to just listen to free worship. What a blessing and so anointed. Thank you for sharing and I already downloaded it on to my Kindle Fire HD.

  126. To stop trying to handle everything …he has me in the palm of his hand and he wants me to give him the load I have been carrying for so very long….all of my doubts and fears and insecurities…..all of the things that have me doubting who I am and what my purpose is….I’ve been running from God since my husband died and he wants me to stop running and let him hold me and give me back all that is lost and has been taken from me….oh how I want so badly to belive and trust him again….to live in his shelter and forgiveness and grace….please Lord show me where you are so I can find you and rest!

  127. Such a blessing to listen to this gifted pianist. I felt such a sense of piece wash over me as I listened. I felt as if God was whispering to me to leave the cares of this world behind and trust him. I sensed such a release of the tensions of this worlds. Love this music.

  128. God is amazing and my confidence grows more and more everyday. Thank you for sharing.

  129. Tears streaming down my face as visions of the future filled and increased.
    A special purpose I have for you… but wait…
    Dance with me now, my sweet.
    My Darling, dance with me and stay.

  130. Tammy Haymon says:

    I prayed today’s prayer over and over as I listened. I felt both peaceful and powerful at the same time. What an awesome God we have….

  131. It’s good to know that I am not alone in the journey to become a confident “hearted” woman in God. This book transformed me. It touched places that were so raw and unreachable for many years. It has propelled me into a new place in my life and ministry. Thank you Renee for being REAL!

    The song by Chad made me think of trust. Trust comes in waves…easy to trust in the happy times but more difficult to trust in the dark times. Like a sea: coming in and out of the shore.

  132. Life is stil beautiful and I am still with you.

  133. Veronica says:

    While listening to the Song Of Prayer being played I literally felt the Awesome Presence of God ushering me
    Into a place of rest in Him. And even in the stillness I experienced His Presence just surrounding me and overshadowing me . I felt as I was just basking in His Presence and He was truly ministering to me because
    I was totally speechless and I couldn’t move from where I was laying even if I wanted to. It was truly powerful
    Soothing and comforting.
    Thank You Jesus for the musician’s obedience.

  134. I knew I needed this Bible study…just didn’t realize just how much I needed it. I have been overwhelmed these past few months and my heart has been so heavy that I haven’t even been able to pray or worship.Just want to thank you for this refreshing and renewing I so badly needed. God bless

  135. Chelsea says:

    I have been listening to this song, while reading your posts. Tears of joy rolled down my face as I heard your hearts and knew that God was listening. Chad’s music ministry is a gift to each one of us from the Lord. Jesus knows each of us intimately and has walked where we walk. He has so much to say to each of us. Isn’t it lovely to know we are so cherished and loved? Thank you, Chad. Thank you, Jesus.

  136. Jill R. says:

    What a God inspired piece of music. It brought peace to my soul after a long week of battles. Thank you Lord for leading this man to follow your leading.

  137. Tammy Lee says:

    Caused me to truly WORSHIP this morning! Praise be to God………

  138. Hilda S says:

    As I listened to this Song of Prayer. I was led to pray for all the ladies that are taking part in this online bible study. I prayed that through the Holy Spirit and this study we would have a revelation of how valuable we are to God. That we are women of worth. That I am a woman of worth. I was a stay at home mom and according to my husband, because I did not work outside the home , I had no say. This has been imbedded in my heart, and it hurts. I am in expectation of what the Holy Spirit is going to do in all of us ladies. Thank you.

  139. Jeannie says:

    Peace!

  140. Leslie B says:

    I wanted to close my eyes and so i did. I felt closer to The Lord. ” be still and know that I am”.

  141. Be at rest My child, be at rest. Open your heart and allow me to pour in My living water, and I will fill you upto overflowing. Springs and rivers will flow from you. Everything that I touch is renewed. Rest in Me, Rest in Me, I am doing a new thing, and what I started, I will bring to fruition. The season is changing, we are moving from the cold, hard death of winter, to spring, all things are reborn, springing to life with joy. Dance in the morning…sing in the morning….laugh in the morning…Rejoice in Me, for I have made you and I love you, I Rest in Me, lay your head on My shoulder, let Me cradle you in My arms, love Me like and infant and know all your security is in Me.

  142. Michelle says:

    Running through a meadow, as free as a bird.
    Walking beside Jesus my Savior, my refuge and my fortress.
    Sitting beside a creek as the water drifts by.
    Having a sense that everything will be ok.

  143. Lovely. I am left without words.

  144. How beautiful! It’s so awesome to listen to PaPa speak in yet another way. My heart has just been filled again this morning so I can face today with a more confident heart. Listening to Chad and watching the in come up over the TN plateau surely does reinforce PaPa’s power and promises for us and with us. AMEN

  145. The Lord spoke to me & said Rachel be not afraid for I am always with you! I love you Rachel! Go out and speak of me to others. Thank You Lord!

  146. After reading through Chapter 2 perhaps 3 or 4 times, the idea that God was not created in my Dad’s image struck me hard. That was immediately followed up by the words that told me that I am created in God’s image. Praying and seeking, this is what came to me: God did not create me to be betrayed and used by my parents. The truth is this; He knew me before He knit me together in my Mom’s womb and God created me for a profound relation with Him, an intimate communion with Him. My first and most profound relationship is with Him. Only then will I be able to share with anyone else, in the perfect love of Jesus, how they, too, can share in the same through my Jesus.

  147. Beautiful. Listened to this first thing this morning and what peace it brought into my heart. What a Jesus feel day it will be.

  148. God’s gift is so evident in Chad’s music.
    I felt the peace and joy come through so clearly. God is saying to me “Cheryl, slow down and see more of my amazing gifts. You miss so much when you hurry all the time.” Thank you Jesus!.

  149. I haven’t said anything till now. This is the 2nd attempt at this study, and so much has been happening (NOT good) in my life. I used to be confident, now I’m a broken shell of a human. Marriage, Health, Kids..everything. I don’t understand why God has allowed all this. I don’t understand a christian man who says he loves you yet does everything a man can possibly do to hurt a woman emotionally, mentally, verbally, spiritually and physically. I don’t understand why so much pain has to be born in one lone body. I trust God, I just don’t understand. Love this song.

    • I’m glad you’re here, it’s good to hear your voice. I’m so sorry that you are feeling so broken; you have come to the right place. I pray you will be blessed with strength to stay with the study so that can experience healing. Will pray for you and your family. Jesus promises that He has not left you and is aware of your pain and sorrow. May his healing balm become present in your life today!! Don’t give up, keep your hope and faith in Jesus!

    • Hilda S says:

      In response to Vikki’s post. I believe men need this type of study also. There are alot of insecure ,hurting, angry men out there also who need to find their worth in the Lord. They don’t know their true identity. They take out their anger, and their insecurities on the people closest to them…..their wives and sometimes their children. Glad you were able to express your pain and what is going on in your life. That is the first step towards healing

  150. Chad’s music is beautiful. So soothing to my soul. I was disappointed when the music stopped so I restarted to listen again.
    Perfect music to listen to as I fall before God in prayer.
    Thank you for sharing. I love it.

  151. First thought is no way can I listen to soft piano music for 32 minutes. But I intend to try, as I can see how this will help with quite worship, this will slow me down not to rush through my devotional each day. Although I know I cannot realistically do 32 minutes each morning, I can certainly do this at least once a week. This will help me put all God’s wonderful and precious promises in my heart and mind. I’ve been keeping a written notebook of special verses God has spoken to me and this song will be a great tool to help me meditate on those promises!

  152. Thank you so much for just forcing me to sit still and listen. I experienced Gods presence and meditated on Ps 139. Very inspirational.

  153. Kimberley Nelson says:

    I felt peace and all my worries go away. God is awesome.

  154. Christina S. says:

    Before I listened to this, my mind was in utter turmoil…full of emotional stress…but this beautiful compilation of anointed melodies put my mind at ease. It took me on a journey of peace, just away in 32 minutes from what I’ve been allowing to stress me out for what seems like a lifetime. God blessed me in just listening to this. Thank you Renee for sharing.

  155. Nadelle says:

    I am deaf due to spinal meningitis. I love music and believe feeling it is a much deeper form of hearing. I played the music on my iPad and turned up the volume. The music played on my chest and I could feel it with my beating heart. I loved how the Holy Spirit spoke to me and brought me much peace. I am facing major surgery this week and have no fear for I know God is with me. I am thankful for the peace in my heart and how God has blessed me through music this beautiful day. his promises are real and awesomely beautiful. Thanks fr the study and blessings of grace.

  156. Sorry this is so long but it is what took place as I listened to this beautiful piece. God’s words are in quotation. A conversation between Him and I. Thank you for this as I would have not taken the time to do this today and it is one of the things i need to do more often. I pray for all the everyone here. May we all take the time to stop and truly listen to God’s whispers.

    “Be still”- I can’t I’m afraid – “stop running from what I have given within you, Stop long enough to feel who you are” I don’t know who I am, When I think I have figured it out something happens and it changes – ” It doesn’t change, you are growing, your are getting stronger, you are becoming more like me” – Really God is that true? – “Yes you hurt because you fear what others will say about you when all you need to remember that it is I who loves you and knows you and does not judge you” I know God but I live with these people, they are here, I interact with them you are not – I am with you, always, within you, I whisper to you daily yet you do not hear. Do not really on physical, that does not last. You are an example of who you are because you choose to believe in me, you choose to trust in me, you choose to love, that is what matters” – Thank you God I forget so easily, my fears overtake me. – ” You have nothing to fear for I am with you always.” Thank you God when I choose to spend time with you, to listen to your words, to listen to others who seek you, to your children whom are just like me, I do feel your peace. I do feel it will be ok. I just haven’t been doing it consistently if at all and it has been so bad. I am sorry. – ” I was always there. I am always waiting for you , I will always love you, I do not way you to hurt, to suffer. Remember my promises. Follow my word experience my joy for you. You are an amazing person whom I admire and smile when I think about. Your faith is sufficient you see. Think back and see, I do not break my promises.” – God I thank you for not giving up on me, I thank you for taking care of me despite my terror (fear is not strong enough God) I pray to you to help me change. Help radiate with your light, your gentleness. Please please take away my judgmentalness, my selfishness, my self centerdness. – ” Remember my little girl that you are not perfect so do not be so harsh on yourself. I know your heart. remember those who ask according to my will will receive but you need to ask. You don’t ask. ” God why can’ you just take it away just like that? Why does it have to be such a struggle” If I took it away just like that you wouldn’t seek me so diligently first of all, secondly remember there is the enemy who fights a great battle on earth and fights fiercely for your spirit, to rob you. But my word is stronger. Focus on my word on my promises and remember there will be a day when you longer have to struggle so” – Oh God I await that day eagerly. I long to be with you and sometimes, no, most times I just want to go now. I don’t want to play this game of life on earth any more, it all seems so pointless. – ” You re right, the things of this earth are meaningless, they do fill you, they do not matter but here are people who do matter and whom can come to me through you.” – Oh God my heart aches and tears come as I think of such a huge responsibility and my feeling of unworthiness and inability to be such an example.- ” Oh my little girl you are so wrong. It is because you are who you are, because you are just like all my children that you can be such an example. It is because you seek me, it is because you try, it is because you do desire to be such an example that others will see me through you” – Oh GodI hope that what I am hearing is true. That it is not what I am making up, what I want to hear. – ” You see you doubt, stop. Remember words those are not from me. Trust. Deep inside you know it is from me. Your need to perfect makes you stumble. You are my little girl whom I love dearly. Allow me to live through you, allow me to be the physical Me whom people need like you do. This is why I sent you Lisa and the man you waited for.” – God I go forth and continue this great fight. Thank you. I pray for the strength to get our of my own way, to refute the attempts of satan. I pray for humility. I love you God. – ” I love you too my little girl.

    • Melissa Bradley says:

      Thank you for sharing this….it was like God was speaking this to me while I read your conversation. I needed this…I am still learning to hear His voice…clearly…this helped. Blessings to you Sister.

    • Thank you for your honest prayer. I think these things, try and not feel them and certainly don’t write them down. I need to feel them and get to the other side of the pain so I can walk away from it. I too read this while listening to the music.

  157. Soul-stirring, peaceful, beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

  158. At peace…..

  159. What a blessing. ABBA Father, You are Holy and worthy of praise! The sense of worth and love from the notes and the rests that flowed through Chad by The Holy Spirit reminded me of the assurance I have in Christ my Lord!

    Thank you Renee & Chad for sharing. So beautiful!

  160. In March 2000 God called me to speak. My lack of confidence has kept me from answering that call. Praying that through studying God’s word and praying God’s truth He will give me the confidence to do what He has called me to do and He will be glorified!!

  161. Amazing song. Music has the power to move the spirit. I studied music therapy I’m college, and see how Gods constructed out physiological and psychological parts to biologically respond to music in a way that nothing else can. As I listened, God showed me how he is the only constant in my life, from the moment I was born until my final breath. He is with me always, weaving the Holy Spirit in all of my moments. It is my choice to be receptive to Him, and when I am, the joy that overwhelms regardless of circumstance will enter my soul. Thanks Chad for sharing your spirit and the talent that God has given to you.

  162. Simply beautiful.

  163. Patty Fitzpatrick says:

    As I began listening to Chad’s Song of Prayer, I didn’t realize how long it was. As I was recently reading through a 2013 Scripture calendar given to me, I came across Proverbs 3:9-10: “Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce, So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine.” (NAS). To me, part of the first of my produce is my time. Hence, I settlled in and listened to the song in its entirety–leaving after the first fifteen minutes would have been like walking away from an intimate moment with the Lord. While listening, as some of the notes lent a “tinkling” sound, in my mind’s eye, I saw gentle raindrops falling from heaven nourishing the earth. The Scripture that accompanied this picture was John 4:10 when Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” This beautiful Spirit-given song will be added to my IPod. I anticipate listening to it again and again as I allow God’s peace to be poured over me and as I meditate upon His Word. Thank you, Renee, for including this in our study. The Lord has surely visited me this morning.

    • When I first started to listen I felt a rumbling like on the inside. Then at different times words would come up. Some very similar to what I have already read, so I know it’s Holy Spirit!!! “Spring up O well with my soul. holy Spirit flow out of me–gush out like that water from the flinty rock. O precious is the flow that makes me white as snow–No other fount I know, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus. Then I heard Kim, Do not be afraid any longer to come before menaced. Do not be ashamed. I will cover you after I have removed every seed of an unwanted root the enemy has planted and I will put in my healing oil and you will drink of my wine that refreshes and you will be healed forever. I come to you unmasked Father–You come and pick me up and wrap me in Your robe–royal purple robe. The I get like Martha and get distracted by things around me and I feel that tug to come back and sit at your feet like Mary. And I refocus again on You. I at times feel the pounding water that washes away all the dirt and stains of life, then there’s the lighter touch of refreshing water that does just that refreshes–renews–restores and the warmth of the sun/Son is felt.” How I thank You Precious Father for continuing to call and pursue me and want me to come to You and sit on Your lap and be loved and hugged by “Daddy”. It’s been a long time since I was hugged by an Earthly Daddy, but I’m so thankful my Heavenly Father still does. I love the Word of God. Holy Spirit I want to experience MORE of You.

  164. Machelle says:

    Thank you for sharing. I can’t even put into words the overwhelming loss of confidence that I have now. and I always been a strong woman. I do need to slow down listen more, even when it seems hopeless

  165. It was an awakening! I saw God creating the world and felt His laughter and joy at His creation. Then felt His sorrow through our struggling, saw His hand held out to us. Acceptance of His way, pleasure in the path and sadness again during a time of wandering. Reconnecting and trusting in the following and release of efforts. A lovely journey into a full grown relationship that is finally complete.

  166. Lin Haffly says:

    Very inspirational

  167. Initially, very hard to sit still long enough to take it in. As I listened the music washed over me like a wave of peace, and hope, and God was saying to me “TRUST me”. Trust is so hard for me. Beautiful. Downloading this today. Thank you for sharing with us.

  168. Such a beautiful sense of peace and wholeness felt through this song. Simply beautiful whispers of love for life and the beauty that surrounds me. Deep inner peace and calm…as I close my eyes and fully take it all in. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful blessing.

  169. kay martin says:

    Beautiful Peace to my Soul …

  170. A great way to “quiet”, to “be still & know that He IS God!” & the end inspires to engage in God’s plans for me! Thanks for sharing!

  171. A way to get one still and quiet and waiting on God.

  172. I felt His love for me!

  173. I’m glad you preceeded this with, “it may be hard to sit still and listen, but….” I need to sit still this morning, thank you for sharing!
    I love spending time with the Lord, listening has been more important to me in the last couple years…
    Lord, teach me to sit still — and listen– more!

  174. Christine says:

    I have just been so very blessed by listening to Chad lawson playing the Song of Prayer.Time seemed to stand still and at same time not wanting it to end. Sitting still and closing my eyes to drink in the poetry of the music. Much earlier as my day was just beginning I read through Psalm 23 and wrote down a few words from scripture to guide me into the day ahead.. ‘ He restores my soul..’ Now much later on, the beauty of the piano music has played another part in restoring my soul. I did not realise just how much or how deep the restoring of my soul, was needed.A word from Scripture and a song from the Holy Spirit have helped me along the way. Reading through the many comments from all you wonderful women of God also serves to strengthen and restore me too.
    Thankyou and Amen

  175. Debra K Yarbrough says:

    Wow God Im so embellished in Your love, Your presence. Thank You Father God for loving me with this beautiful song, I love to sit in Your presence I seek Your beautiful face. For In Your presence Lord I find
    my refuge, love, security, confidence, my significance I am whole in Your presence lacking nothing. All the brokenness has been healed, In Your presence Lord I am whole without any pain, without any hang ups that keep me from Your face. Thank You Lord for this servant who has listened and obeyed You to play
    Your music to fill me Lord with Your love.

  176. This is absolutely beautiful and soothing. I love listening to this type of music as it allows us to focus and meditate on God’s Word. As I sat here listening my daughter and I were talking about things going on in their lives. Right now they are having to totally depend on God as they struggle through a financial crisis. She made the statement that they will make it through as long as they continue to focus on God and His leadership. We can struggle through life or we can choose to rely on God’s strength.

  177. Listing to the song uplifts my heart. I have experienced several situations that have rocked me, finding myself trying to fce and fix the problems alone. Forgetting to slow down and talk to God is what a need to practice daily. Thank you to all for your words of encouragement.

  178. I am really enjoying this bible study. It’s really stirring something up inside of me, it’s a good thing. I have struggled with over eating for a very long time. I have been asking God to reveal to me why? I want to bring that “why” to Him where true healing happens. I’m tired of losing and gaining. When I read the Forward of this book, I was and still am that little girl that was longing for her Daddy to pick her up and swing her around and tell me I’m special. I’m now realizing its Christ that supplies our deep needs of love, acceptance, identity, security, and purpose for my life. As I learn to walk closer with God and my relationship grows deeper, my soul can rest. As I listened to this CD, I felt God say, “Be still and know that I AM.”

  179. just felt instant serenity, harmony, like absorbing, enhaling and meditating on the beauty of nature…I think this song would go along perfectly with a video clip of amazing nature shots from all over the whole in order to be able to enjoy also visually the beauty that God has created. And once in a while I stop in ‘aww’ of what kind of amazing pieces of music can come out just out of the same 7 notes…this would be yet another example!….thank you for sharing it with us.

  180. Cynthia says:

    Awesome- Praise God I was truly blessed by this Song Of Prayer What great things Our Lord will and has done for us. I pray that God will continue to Bless this awesome gift that Chad has been given to led others into Worship

  181. How awesome to be led of God and just flow in the Spirit. Thanks for the blessing and the prayer was exactly what I need to pray to banish the doubt and insecurities and keep trust in God.

  182. Love the Bible study.Thank you Lord for that and the work you will accomplish in me,through it.
    As I listened to the music video I not only felt God’s peace but I felt His presence surrounding me. It was amazing.

  183. Debbie Jo says:

    Peace. I felt his peace…..so relaxing, too!!! and calming!!!

    Psalm 46:10~”Be Still and Know I am God”

  184. Jessica says:

    I could hear Him whipser…”don’t listen to the lies in your head….know that I love you, you are mine….I knew you before you were born, I set you apart”…

    Then I heard the melody in the music, “What a friend we have in Jesus”…what a friend indeed

  185. Thank you for sharing A song of Prayer, by Chad Lawson. I found myself totally wrapped in the arms of my God who sees me so differently than I do. I praise God through the chapters in this book and all that I read and are shared by others, that I will be that confident woman and daughter of Christ. Praise God!

  186. The music is absolutely beautiful, very peaceful!

  187. I am truly enjoying the study. This is my second time around reading A Confident Heart but the first time doing the study.
    I took the spiritual gifts test but when it comes to finding out what my gifts are I dont’ understand how to find out. Can someone please help me with that? Do I add the columns? I don’t see how that will tell me my answer.

    Pam

    • angela 2 says:

      Hi Pam
      May I ask what spiritual gift test did I miss something. I hope not, I have been helping a friend deal with her 22 year old daughter with mental problems and have not been to keen on keeping up the last couple days. T really don’t think I have any gifts at least that what I have been told.. Is there a way I can take this test. U always fail test in school LOL.

  188. I feel that it brings me in closer to God. As the music descends it is like life and how easily I can be pulled away from God by society and everything wrong in the world. As the music ascends it is God pulling me back to him and how powerful he is to pull me back to him and enclose me safely in his love.

  189. So peaceful and calming!!

  190. I have no ear buds……..at the library………..sure wish I could hear it. I need it today…………I am sure it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.Lord you know who needs this the most.
    Blessings to all!

  191. I hear God’s peace calling me. I play piano, rather I used to many years ago. Not so much anymore. But I love this calling me to quiet myself and listen to God’s Words. Talking to me and telling me how much he loves me and wants me to have a confident heart. To put all my faith in Him and to know Him. I have wanted to give Him my all for many years and I didn’t know how to do that. I think this study on a confident heart is helping me to realize my desire, wish, and dreams. Thank you , Renee.

  192. Chad’s Song of Prayer, made me feel that the LORD, was saying be still my child and lean on me.
    The LORD, wants to wrap His arms around us and let us know that he is with us at ALL times.
    Just as the saying about the footprints in the sand -”it was then, that I carried you”. Chad’s song, has made me feel the LORD’s presence and I can rest knowing He is holding me.
    We are so blessed to have found this site and to able to study and hear God’s word!!!
    Bless you all and Renee may the Lord bless you in so many ways.

  193. Karen H says:

    peace, beauty, reassurance…

  194. As I was scrolling down to the bottom of this page to add my comment I thought to myself, “wow, it’s nice to see I’m not the only insecure person.” But then I thought, “ok, actually, not so much. This is really pretty sad.” It’s sad that so many women (and some men I’m sure) have lost or have never even found their worth in Christ because of Satan. I, myself, am watching my marriage slowly deteriorate because of my insecurities. If I don’t some how get out of the stronghold I have been in, I just don’t even know what I’m going to do. I was just thinking this on my way home from a very quiet dinner with my husband. Quiet because i’m so preoccupied with the other women around me that he might find attractive and because of him knowing I’m “going there again”. I don’t know how to get out if this vicious cycle. But I was just praying that God would somehow help me get out of it. I’m so tired of making the conscious decision to let this consume my thoughts (and listening to lies) instead of choosing to enjoy the moment and who I’m with. I need this study so much right now. Thank you for doing thus with “us”! I am looking forward to what God is going to do in my life and be a witness to what he does in others’ lives as well! :0)

  195. Vanessa Wynn says:

    Feeling like that is what it will feel like in Heaven when we are all there worshiping together. The beauty of the love of Christ flowing in and over us!

  196. Wow, the Song of Prayer just brought a peace over me and a stillness. It made me happy, I found myself smiling with Chad. I felt God’s delight in me and in his children. I feel that he loves when we pour out our hearts to him and our gifts. I was encouraged to spend more time doing just that. Thank you for sharing this. Also, after I read the devotional for today I smiled as faith arose in my heart after hearing God’s word spoken even from my own mouth :). Thank you for the tips

  197. Ok, I’ve already commented once but I just want to say that this song is absolutely perfect. I teach and I have about 7 boys and 1 girl that are constantly fighting and arguing and talking about how “stupid” they are. There attention spans are almost non-existent . I have been searching for Christian music to play in my room that was piano based. As a musician myself, I find piano music so calming. But I’ve wanted piano music that wasn’t just piano music. I wanted it to be God-centered. And this is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Absolutely beautiful and peaceful and perfect. I can’t wait to see the effect I am sure it will have in my classroom!

  198. kelly harrington says:

    Peace and Rest. Beauty and spacious surroundings. Calm. Healing. Soothing. Contemplative. Listening and receiving. Pure. Beckoning. A safe place to rest.

  199. Norma H says:

    Incredible! Brings these lyrics to my heart…’Bowing here I find my rest…Lord, I need you, oh I need you…Every hour I need you, my one defense, my righteousness…Oh God, how I need you’

  200. Tiffany says:

    Beautiful! I have confidence in Christ and removed my self doubt. I am growing in my relationship with Christ!

  201. Vicki Pate says:

    As I listened to Chad’s song, I felt the Spirit saying, “I am with you. Right there. Right now. I am not somewhere in a far away place. Be still and be with Me. That is what I want — to be with you. I love you. I love being with you, and I want you to be with me, too.”

  202. As I listened to the music, I also picked up my Bible and began to read Psalms as this is an online course that I am taking and God lead me to those beautiful verses that showed His mercy in our times of trouble and of sorrow – the music seemed to mimic the verses that I was reading and brought comfort, solace and even encouragement to the verses. Those verses of quietness were magnified with the “sounds” of the stream as it ran through the meadows or the mountains described in the Scripture. Those a little more intense, came at a time when David was crying to the Lord because of his enemies chasing him, laughing and scoffing him but always the quietness of God came through to comfort him and the same came with the softness of the music as it transitioned from one to another. Praise God that He speaks to us through His word and through this beautiful and comforting music that shows His mercies, His goodness, His strength, and His glory.

  203. Dottie Moon says:

    You can tell it is of the Holy Spirit by the peacefulness. Thank you for sharing!

  204. Be still and know that I am God…

    What a blessing this song has been to my heart.

  205. Absolutely beautiful and it came from his heart….that was a beautiful worship exerience.

  206. Kerrie Williams says:

    This song is beautiful in so many ways. It was so relaxing and peaceful to me, to me it send the message to not worry about anything, God will take care of everything. The louder music to me represented the ‘storms’ we often go through in life but they were always followed by quieter sounds, when we handed those storms over and relied on God solely to get us through.
    I also got the message to take time and dive into God’s word each and every day. It seems like I do good for a while and life just gets busy but this peacefulness I feel now….God is telling me once I got to know his word…I could feel like this all of the time.
    Amazing, I will be sharing this with others.

  207. Oh wow! What an amazingly peaceful moment I can experience in listening to this song. Even laying in bed with my children who majorly fight sleep, I can experience God’s overwhelming peace. We are all SO incredibly blessed to have been given this unique opportunity, to hear and sense God’s peace with us. Thank you! Thank you so much! “My peace, be with you! It’s never that far – I’m never that far. Right here, in your moments, in every second, I’m here. Come to me and be with me and I will give you ‘this’ peace.” Thank you Lord :-)

  208. I can picture my Lord smiling at me. He says gently, you are my beloved, you are my daughter. I stand in awe of God, his magesty. His mercy, his love, joy fills my soul. I needed this today. Blessings Diana

  209. My soul was simply quieted. Still my soul be still!

  210. Cathy L. says:

    Peace. I can have peace knowing my confidence comes from Him.

  211. My first thought was peace. It makes me think of Jesus saying “Come away and be with Me”. In some circles it would be called “soaking music”. It is a time to leave the cares of the world behind and come into the presence of God and rest in His love.

  212. To me it was a Song of Deliverance .. a reminder that He is with us all the time. A beautiful piece of music from a talented young man. I loved his little smiles as he received inspiration from the Holy Spirit.

  213. Latrelle says:

    the song is so tranquil and natural. A song to think by and pray by. To know this is what he was doing as he plays is such a neat encouragement

  214. I enjoyed the peace and stillness of the first few minutes. Then, the music began to swell. It seems like God does this is me. I take time to listen and hear Him speak and then His word makes my heart swell.

  215. The first time I listened I felt so at peace … found myself listening again and again this weekend. Just poured a cup of coffee and listened again… in this Song of Prayer the Lord is whispering to me “Come rest in my presence and I will fill you with the joy and peace only I can give…open your heart to my Holy Spirit and you shall be renewed.”

  216. Such peace, and comfort… a time for my mind to rest, open up and speak to God so freely! This is such a blessing to me as my mind is so often busy with the cares of the day… this is a ‘brain break’ a time to truly stop and praise… amen!

  217. His music made me think and feel like I was in Paradise. Very peaceful…

  218. Renee, I’m so than.kful for all the people that you know. This song is beautiful….I will purchase and play. There’s a part in there that seems like it says–when you’re running (to and from, only God knows), God is running right along side you. Guess that makes me think, “…He will never leave nor fasake” us. Thank you, again, for sharing.

  219. Michelle Johnson says:

    Love, tranquility, happiness, and most of all God’s presence. I am a person who is constantly on the go, taking care of everyone around me, making sure they get where they need to be, when they need to be, have what they need to have when they need to have it, making everyone happy around me and often times forgetting how to be happy myself. This music reminded me that I too need to be happy and God is there to help me be happy, I just have to take the time for Him like I do everyone else, take the time for both Him and I. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful piece, a special moment, and helping create a beautiful peace!

  220. Michelle Z says:

    As a woman wearing many hats and I know lots of woman like me…we don’t take the time to just sit and rest as God has told us to do…to meet Him there, so He can talk to us. This piece of music is just for that. To refresh your soul and let God talk to you. Thank you Renee for opening your heart to listening to God and writing this book and inviting us along for the journey. Bless you and all who are on the journey with you.

  221. Makes me feel like I am Home, in His arms…I don’t want the song to end. :)

  222. Carol H says:

    Though I am still on this road to a “confident heart,” I have memorized John 10:10!!!! I do not want my thoughts to be robbed of what JESUS has done for me!!!! Thanks Renee.

    Remember,
    ICE is Is CHRIST enough???? : ) Knowing JESUS certainly will not fill my bank account, give me a new car, clothes; give me a prestigious job or more $$$$ but JESUS gives us so much more. Thanks for the MUSIC Renee.

  223. What a lovely background for meditation, mindfulness practice, prayer, worship or even creative work. With a world filled with too many stimulants, I’m always searching for time to quiet my mind and focus my thoughts. Thanks so much for sharing.

  224. more tears of Gods love. God has definately been touching my spirit recently and that was beautifull to listen to. So much peace, gentle flowing and had ” his waves washing over me”. So great to be in Gods presence.
    I am so glad i have made more time to get into Gods word through the proverb 31 ministries and all the really good stuff you have to share.
    I am learning to enjoy life again! To appreciate creativity and all he has for me.
    Praise and glory to Father God!

  225. Kayla W. says:

    Peaceful,like the quiet after the storm.It was as if God was speaking through the song,right to my heart.An incredible wave of love washed over me.I have never heard anything so beautiful before.Truly amazing!
    Thank you Renee!

  226. August Rose says:

    My peace I give to you, not as the world gives… so be of good cheer! I have overcome the world and you will too. Your latter days shall be greater than your former but you must trust me.. be still… listen… trust me… know I have begun a good work in you and I will finish it… be still and know.. all things are possible through Me… Trust me….

  227. tracy lynn says:

    eases the pain away….like a gentle breeze. Thank you for this gift.

  228. Loved the piano prayer – made me think of God’s steadfast love and faithfulness – never ending and never changing. And also reminded me of a sentence in the 3rd chapter “until God’s love is enough, nothing else will be.” Both just a beautiful reminder of His love.

  229. I’m generally not a fan of this kind of music. I listened to it to see what God would say. I was drawn in almost immediately. I didn’t think I would be captivated for an entire 30 minutes. God calmed me with the peacefulness of the piece. I was so blessed. There were moments where I was crying, laughing and just relaxing. A million thoughts were running through my mind but God was talking to me despite them. The picture that the music brought to mind was of a meadow and a young girl in a dress just twirling in pleasure in the sun, fresh air and beauty of the place. It was like God was telling me I could be free like her if I just come to Him and rest in His peace. I also pictured her walking along a brook.

    God has been freeing me of so many hindrances. He has been calling me to fall in love with Him. The last picture I saw was a man and a woman walking hand-in-hand. They were in love and enjoying one another’s company. In a way, I sensed that God was using this picture to represent what He wants in my relationship with Him. I am excited where this journey will take me – will take us.

  230. Brittany B. says:

    From the very moment it started I felt peace. After reading that i would receive i expected to feel peace and that is exactly what God gave me through this beautiful music. After some time i looked at what time it was and heard “Yes it may be late but I will take care of you. Give me your worries and fears. Let it all go and enjoy this moment.” So that is what i am doing :) thank you for this moment Lord!

  231. Dear Renee, I tried to download Song of prayer at iTunes and Amazon but this service is not available for my country. Is there any other way to buy it?

  232. I have been given the ability to be a slightly unorganized “organized” perfectionist, and I feel my life has been fragmented. I was raised a Catholic and worked at a Presbyterian Church, raised and greatly influenced by the Catholic Church, my mom, grandma and sister. I realized I was missing a “personal” relationship with my creator. Over the past year have put together a morning pray –my quiet time, which concludes with a prayer originally from A Confident Heart which I have altered slightly to fit my morning conversation with God. I too am always looking for more time to quiet my mind and focus my thoughts. I could use some inspiring music for meditation on my journey. Yesterday this piece of music has done just that –thank you.

    Here is my altered “Confident Heart” morning prayer which I use to close my morning prayer, for anyone who would like to incorporate it into their prayers:
    Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts. When concerns consume me, remind me that You are with me, holding me by my right hand and guiding me with Your counsel. I want to seek You as much as I serve You and others. Help me balance my life and give my burdens to You, knowing with confidence that You care about me and are good at taking care of me! I ask these things in Jesus’ precious name. Amen. (See Psalm 139:23; 73:23–26) –From A Confident Heart, with alterations.

  233. A friend referred me to take the online study and to purchase the book by Renee, so I did.

    At this time in my life my ministry was taken away and I was left standing; lost and confused and not sure what just happened. I was beginning to doubt my purpose, my calling, myself..

    Chapter One. Self-Doubt… Hit the nail on the head at just the right time.

    So as I prayed and seek GOD on thi;s He revealed it is a time to soak and rest in HIM.

    I am a doer… I don’t know what it is like to just stand, so this makes it a battle in its own.

    One of my to -do’s is to learn Piano. Yet another blessing by Renee to share Chad’s awesome notes of worship. I am at work and I am playing it over and over… :)

    I look forward to chapter 2 tonight!!!

    Blessed to be equally yoked with you through Christ.

  234. Felt peace move over me as I listened. Maybe a confident heart is truly possible for me. Thanks be to God for His pursuit of me. Thank you and bless you for ministering to me.

  235. What a beautiful piece of Music and as you watch him play the JOY from within just flows through. This Bible study, the Ladies, the beautiful music and especially you, Renee and your book, A Confident Heart have simply Blessed me since I found you.

  236. WOW! I could literally feel my spirit move from the chaos of a busy day to peace. Thank you for sharing!

  237. Very peaceful.

  238. I was FINALLY able to listen to this song peacefully last night before bed. I had such a tender and intimate journey while listening that I am almost hesitant to share the details…like I want to ponder it in my own heart and just accept it :) I felt like the moment the music began, that He held out His hand to me and then He took me through my life up until this point. It was amazing, because the music went perfectly along to everything at the precise moment that He began a new chapter in the journey. There was a lot of water…purifying water that at times was peaceful and at times stormed and was overwhelming. Towards the end, I had this picture of myself lying in a hospital bed all hooked up to wires and He stood in the doorway looking at me with such love in His eyes. My heart whispered to Him that I had but only a little strength left but if I could just touch His hem….and He came to me very slowly and began taking the wires off of me and unplugging all of the devices…and stroking my head and cheek…and then He pulled me to my feet all the while breathing His life back into me through His presence and then the music literally began beating like a heartbeat sounds on a life support machine when it’s speeding up! It was my life and strength coming back to me, and as I stood up He called me darling and said, “You couldn’t have died even if you tried” and then we began to rise and He said, “Come away with me My beloved!” There was so much more to it, but that was the most vivid and intense part….it seems like I am describing a dream, but I was wide awake and it was just so comforting :)

  239. I know that even when I doubt I can fully rely on God to pull me out. When my daughter and son-in-law were adopting – they had several let downs in the process and just as a new baby was born and they were notified. their baby was being born ..my daughter begin the doubt was afraid they young mom would change her mind…. and the Lord gave me the words to tell her “don’t open the door of doubt the devil” So when I start doubting I remember the words he gave me to give to her. “Don’t Open the Door of Doubt to the Devil”. This helps me tremendously… I am not a big doubter – but more insecure to step out, to say and do the Lords will and work. – so that’s where my doubts come in to me from mostly thru my insecurities.

    I love the music… is helped me to write this… so thank you!

  240. Penelope says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful prayer and song. I have read this prayer everyday since Friday at least twice a day. My spirit has felt stronger with each time I have read it. I also love the song…it is so peaceful. I also downloaded it on ITunes.

  241. Ferehiwot aka Tati Michael says:

    Wow loved this music. It was so peaceful. It closed my eyes at one moment, and felt like I was walking in the whole-ways of heaven. The song really makes you numb away the pain; stops those nagging, condeming-critical statements that often rings loud in my soul.

  242. To be 60 and have lived and survived all I have is a true blessing as well as testiment God loves me…these days I am faced with things that shake me and cause me to come to a halt… no forward motion…I feel in adequate in life … I have never felt like this… I was hurt at age 3 left with physical limitations, I am a cancer survivor, became a widow at 58 lost my daddy 4 months later

    and none of that rocked me like this…. I hear WAIT a lot… I hear YOU WILL RECEIVE
    I hear be patient … I hear Walk with me…. but I feel lost…I am sure human feelings are involved, and pray for Gods Way to be apparent to me soon… Yes I know, in HIS TIME : )

  243. Maryann says:

    I felt gods presence wash over the busyness of my day….be still…I am near…slow down…take this in….stop striving…rest in my presence…I am all that you need…so beautiful…thank you for doing this song and for this study.

    • Brenda T says:

      Wow! stop striving…just rest. how beautiful to know God will lead us through the valley of the shadow of doubt to green pastures…we don’t have to do it all by ourselves!

  244. Thank you for sharing that:). Very peaceful…

  245. Brenda T says:

    I”m so touched that God is pursuing me in this way and at this time when I feel so ill prepared to be a new wife, stepmom and mom. My confidence has been eroded with every conflict with the birth mother and my worries jump far ahead into the future about how to “fix” what is dysfunctional with my husband and his ex.

    God wants me to trust him and believe him that he’s got this!! I don’t have to be nailed to the cross and suffer to make this all right for my family. I only need to give it to him and trust him as he bears the burdens, releases them to the grave and raises us up as a family to a new life in him. Priase the Lord for his holiness and that all things work together for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose.

    Everything I am and everything I hope to be, is all wrapped up in the Will of the Father and he has good plans for me. All the pain and suffering, the learning to let go and trust- it’s all for his glory. He’s smiling at me now as he holds me in his arms and assures me everything will be just fine.

  246. BobbyJo21 says:

    Praise GOD from whom ALL Blessings flow!!

  247. In the very beginning I just wanted to burst into tears (But i held them back because i’m at work listening to this). I sensed God saying be still and just release. About 14 mins into it I felt like I met God– for picnic on a breezy sunny day. We just sit there under the tree watching the kids play in a meadow (I’m divorced– I have 3 kids) I was then joined with someone by God ( marriage) I don’t know who but we laid there on our backs holding hands while watching the kids still playing. About 22 min into it I felt hopeful. I want to make every day count like never before. About 25 mins into it I wanted to cry but not tears of sadness this time but tears of joy. About 31 min near the very end i felt encourage– hopeful, full of joy. At the end I feel i can do anything. Amazing piece.. wonderful pianist. Thank you :)

  248. shannon jacobs says:

    That was such a beautiful piece of music. If feels you with God’s presence, peace, grace and love. I enjoyed every minute of it and will listen to it several more times.

  249. The night our father was killed during a car accident, my brother and I drove the 5 hour trip by ourselves. As we got close to our parents’ home there is this hill in the rural road where you can see for miles and miles; both distant and close farm lights, hear cows mooing, distant dogs’ barks. The sky was perfectly clear and stars were shining bright. As many times as our family had traveled this county road over the years, it was this night of mourning that made my brother just stop the vehicle and get out of the car. He walked a few paces. As i rolled down the window, I could hear him mumbling something. This music made me think how great it would have been to have this playing while we stopped; memories flooding our minds amidst the sorrow. My brother got back in the car and said he had a little conversation with God. “If He wanted to take Dad this way right now today, I’d accept it but i’m not happy about it”. I believe if I’d had this lovely piece of music right there with us, it would have been the perfect accompaniment to the peaceful early fall night.

  250. Alice R says:

    Even as God takes care of the sparrow, He takes care of me!

  251. Father, I thank you for the gift that you give each of us.. and for reminding us through the music of these hands, playing your breath spoken and translated through Chad’s open and obedient heart. How remarkable is your power and your strength when we pause to listen to you… and more remarkable when we follow your lead and not our own rigid and limiting structure. This conversation through music paints a picture of sound, colour, intensity, of feelings and emotions … but most of all … I feel your peace as I close my eyes and follow the melody of your heart, connecting with ours. As we follow your words through scripture, as we connect with your spirit through each of us participating in this study, may we too hear the music you have written for each of us to follow… amen

  252. What a wonderful gift this man has. I could hear God saying slow down & listen to this calming, soothing music. Thank you for the quiet time

  253. Several whispers:
    It’s ok; I’m doing something through here; stay calm; I see you; there’s a lot going on.

    Pictured a sea/ocean calm at times but with higher waves coming in at others. (They had to.) Nothing raging. Ultimately under control.

  254. Be still. Such a calming presence, in a chaotic world.

  255. I felt peace and calmness. This would be so wonderful to play during my prayer and study time with the Lord.

  256. The music calms your heart so that you can hear the words that you need to hear. God wants us to be authentic with Him and with others. We can’t hide from Him, and He wants us to open our hearts to the possibilities of a true relationship with His people.

  257. I just love this heavenly sound of music…thanks for this wonderful and gifted man. May god continue to use him for his glory. This music really give me peace and calm heart…mind and soul….GOD BLESS :)

  258. I am so glad that my friend told me about this. I just received your book and am getting started. I so need to catch up! I finished the first chapter and am now starting the second. I feel so blessed that I have found a place where I feel safe and comforted. Thank you Renee!

  259. Angelina says:

    Absolutely beautiful, soul stirring, and peaceful.

  260. I love this! Soaking prayer music! :)

  261. Christina S. says:

    Listening to it again…

  262. Jearllene (Jeri) Tanner says:

    I am so excited about ” A confident Heart” as I have dealt with low self esteem all my life. I just want to feel good about myself and feel that I am an equal to other women I come in contact with, I am looking forward to having Renee help me overcome my doubts that I still deal with at 71 years old. I am excited about what God can do in my life with Renee’s help.

  263. Jearllene (Jeri) Tanner says:

    I so enjoyed this CD I will listen to it when I need to relax and know that God is in control of my life. I love the Lord so much and want to have a closer walk with Him and to hear His sweet voice. so many of the issues that Renee has dealt with especially when she talks about self doubt I have battled with low self esteem all my life. I am praying to conquer that so I once again feel good about myself.

  264. This music has been a blessing to me. Sometimes I have to listen to it at night to bring peace to my mind. It even causes my headaches to cease. May God bless you for sharing.

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