Singing matters. It’s ok if you can’t sing. Not all songs are about music. As long as it is joyful, it can still be noise and be beautiful to God. Neurobiology can detect the effects of music on the brain; music is processed in a different region of the brain than speech. As much as I love talk radio, I try to spend at least a few days driving in the car to music — singable music. Put on a concert. Your voice is a gift to God. Your song is a gift to yourself.
Spirit of the Song, borrow from me this fear of singing — and do not give it back! Inspire my lungs to take a deep breath and my voice to sing my best Pavarotti, my best Whitney, my best John Denver, my best Dolly, my best Beyonce. And even if I sound more like Oscar the Grouch, let it be a joyful thing that we sing a duet together. Amen.