Making A Prayer Play List

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Since January 1, 2017, we, as a church, have been having thirty-one consecutive evenings of prayer. We are now two weeks into our thirty-one days. For those of you who have not been able to attend, we spend an hour together waiting with God from 7:00-8:00 p.m. each evening. We have been playing a list of songs each night. The Holy Spirit uses the songs to guide our hearts and our prayers. We gather as individuals together before and with God.

I am one among several who have put together a play list. I have had quite a few people ask me for the playlist on a given night. I have also had some ask if we can get these playlists up on our website, and I have had some ask me how I make my playlists. Here is my attempt to answer these questions. I hope you find them helpful.
When I make a playlist…

  1. I am motivated by the desire to help facilitate intimacy with God.
  2. I pray for guidance… We have access to hundreds of really great songs. I may love a specific song, but it may not be specifically geared to this type of prayer.
  3. I look for songs…
    1. To begin our time: that foster a heart connection with Jesus in a contemplative manner.
    2. To continue our time: that bring in the contemplative and lean towards worship.
    3. To end our time: that are full of worship and adoration.

Some albums lend themselves to this format, so we’ll just play the whole album through.

If you want to make your own playlist for home use, I find some of the artists on iTunes and/or Spotify. I look for: Elevation Worship, Jesus Culture, Bethel Music, Jonathan and Melissa Helser, Housefires, Bryan and Katie Torwalt, Brian and Jenn Johnson, Red Rocks Worship, Steffany Gretzinger, Vertical Church Band, Chris McClarney, and Matt Maher.

To help you gain access to our playlists, we are going to post each evening’s playlist on our website. You can find them at

May Jesus bless you as you wait in His presence,

Deb Schaefer


  1. Caritas Habimana on January 21, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    This kind of feeling,when your body becomes lighter and you feel like you are riding on the back of the holy ghost . You surrender all to to the lord. You let God do his will.
    This what brings this songs to my soul! I am loving this .

    • Dan Ponder on February 1, 2017 at 1:58 am

      Since I have not been free to attend every prayer meeting, I have been laying down on the floor of my living room and crying uncontrollably at times. I experienced the Holy Spirit cleansing my soul of so many deep hurts from my past. After all, that’s why GOD made tears, right ?