Every week Christians sing worship music.

Around the world, we lift our voices and hands praising God.

Except for some of us — some of us don’t sing.

Why is that?

It makes sense for those who enjoy singing to do so. But what if it’s not our thing?

What if we’re not the person who cranks worship music all week long?

If you don’t like to sing, I’d like to invite you to reconsider what singing worship music means.

Read today’s verse…

And David spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul.

2 Samuel 22:1 ESV

Worship Music as a Prayer

David sang praises to God as a prayer.

Have you ever thought about prayer in this way?

What if, instead of joining in music, your worship was a fresh way for you to speak to the Lord?

I know there can be a million reasons we don’t sing…

  • We don’t know the song
  • It’s in a key that’s too high for us
  • The lyrics aren’t perfect

And so on.

God’s View

However, we have at least one reason to sing: God commands us to praise him through music.

Even if you’re not keen on singing, I encourage you to redefine what singing means this week. Use it as a prayer. Use it as a moment to be vulnerable with God and get uncomfortable in how you relate to him.

He will meet you there.

As C.S. Lewis once said, “I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation.”


Today’s devotion by Jordan Loftis, author of two bestselling books, Today We Win and The Men With Bare Feet, host of The Bible Better Podcast, and editor of Short Daily Devotions.