18 Songs That Are Perfect For When You Need To Hear Jesus
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18 Songs That Are Perfect For When You Need To Hear Jesus

"Oh wanderer come home, you're not too far. So lay down your hurt, lay down your heart. Come as you are."


Music is one of my favorite and, in my opinion, the most underrated form of prayer. I personally am a very traditional Catholic and it took me a while to open up to the idea of contemporary music in the church. However, once I began to listen I realized a different aspect I hadn't before. Music has plenty of great things, to begin with, but the beautiful thing is that it essentially does the job for you - it can invoke inspiration and feeling when you've hit that brick wall in your prayer life.

Or any aspect of your life!

Sometimes when I'm having a hard time concentrating or hearing God's voice, I'll use praise and worship music to enhance my prayer. It's also helpful in everyday activities as a way to remind me he's with me if I listen in the car or have it on as background music.

Aside from that, it can be helpful for when you're having a bad day or need a distraction because you don't have to think too much about it. For example, I'll listen more often if I'm having bad anxiety and it's comforting. There are plenty of options and playlists to choose from that fit you and what connects you to your faith the best. I compiled a few of my personal favorites that never fail to lift my mood when I'm having a rough time.

Come As You Are by Crowder

Holy Spirit by Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Future / Past by John Mark McMillan

Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher

Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin

Called Me Higher by All Sons & Daughters

Christ Is Risen by Matt Maher

My Everything by Owl City

How Can It Be by Lauren Daigle

 Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United

 How Deep the Father's Love by Kings (MHM)

 Whom Shall I Fear by Chris Tomlin

 Awake, O Sleeper by Ike Ndolo

 How Can I Keep from Singing by Audrey Assad

 Sing My Love by Jesus Culture 

 Mighty To Save by Hillsong Worship

 Lead Me To The Cross by Hillsong United

 No Longer Slaves by Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

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