Loving Our Enemies

BCTS – Serving Our Enemies in Prayer – The Lyrics

In the wake of the recent Boston Terror attacks, we can be left with a foreboding sense of helplessness in our world against enemies and forces, which are far beyond our control.  This is true.  We are not in control of this world.  If we are honest, we are not even in control of our own lives. 

This Biblical Counseling Through Song compilation playlist was created in order for the Body of Christ to meditate upon our high calling to not only love God and our neighbors, but to love our enemies as well.  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us and beckons us to follow Him – to pray for those who persecute us.  This is a wholly unnatural thing to do.  It is impossible apart from the rich indwelling Spirit and the Grace of God.  This is a call to meditate and pray according to the ancient Biblical Scriptures.  We hope this contemplative prayer playlist creates a space in which the Holy Spirit might bring into fruition in our lives the high calling of Jesus to pray for, and love, our enemies.

If you’d like to read a little lengthier unpacking of this material in light of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s teaching on “Loving Our Enemies” and “The Art of War” from Sun Tzu, you may find this blog post worth interacting with.

Serving Our Enemies in Prayer: Psalm 46 – Ephesians 6:10-20,
Fighting in the “Most High” Battlespace

We at Biblical Counseling Through Song merely wish to be the connective tissue within the Body of Christ between the artists that are allowing us to richly dwell within the Scriptures and the rest of our Body.

The contributing artists have graciously given this material by Grace.  All is free.  We expect nothing in return.  However, any tips garnered will be donated to the Boston Chapter of the American Red Cross.  Like any other Noisetrade download, your contact information submitted will be shared with those same artists.  The sharing is meant to strengthen the bonds of fellowship amongst us.

This is no silver bullet, but it is an invitation to pray contemplatively.  It is an invitation to think upon these deep Truths richly and to walk gently with Christ.  It is our sincere hope that in our prayer, many are called to serve the victims of these terror attacks, those responsible for the attacks, and others who wish the innocent harm in our public and personal lives. Will you join us in prayer?

May His lovingkindness be a balm to heal the weary, wounded, and war torn…

Psalm 46, ESV

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

 Selah


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