Music to Pray By: Gabriel's Oboe

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Sacred music has a large part to play in our Catholic lives. Every one of us can surely name some religious song that lifts our spirits, be it “Ave Maria” or “Here I Am, Lord.”

But even music that is not specifically religious can have a spiritual side to it. Any beautiful melody can orient our thoughts towards God, the source of all creation – and that, in itself, is a kind of prayer.

In this series, I’ll highlight five pieces that, while not ostensibly “churchy,” are nonetheless very powerful at getting me into a prayerful, contemplative frame of mind. Sample them here, or make a playlist for your own quiet moments.

“Gabriel’s Oboe” by Ennio Morricone

This piece, from the movie The Mission, is haunting and uplifting. It always makes me think that all will be right with the world. Listen and see if you agree.

Which secular songs get you in a prayerful frame of mind? What would you add to the list?

Copyright 2016 Ginny Kubitz Moyer

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Ginny Kubitz Moyer is the author of Random MOMents of Grace:Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood and Taste and See: Experiencing the Goodness of God with Our Five Senses. Check out her blog Random Acts of Momness (http://randomactsofmomness.com) for thoughts on faith, parenting, writing, and the occasional ode to Jane Austen.

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