P is for Prayer NOT Pancakes

As of late, my eyes have been opened to the world of worship that comes from IHOP. Not the restaurant where I always order the country fried steak, eggs and hash browns that comes with a free "short stack" on the side. No, I'm talking about the International House of Prayer based in Kansas City. Their story is a testimony to the fact that the Holy Spirit is still moving and working today.It would behoove you to check it out (yes, I used "behoove").

IHOP has many worship leaders and worship teams. Luke Wood is one of their worship leaders that I have followed for several years now. But over the past two weeks I have been introduced to two other guys from IHOP: Justin Rizzo and Cory Asbury. What I love about the music that comes from these guys is that every song is soaked in Scripture and is so worshipful that it obviously stems from a deep and intimate relationship with Jesus.

I bring all of this up here in my blog, because (1) you need to support their music by purchasing their albums (all of which are available on iTunes), and (2) I believe that it will bless you the way that it has blessed me.

Here are a few of my favorite lines from Rizzo and Asbury:

As I see the height from which you reign
and the depth to which you came
As I see the height to which you brought me
and the depth from which you saved

I will praise you
I will love you with all of my heart
I will praise you forever and ever

- "I Will Praise You" by Justin Rizzo

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In the end, all I have is you
You are my great reward
Through it all I will not lose heart
For you are my glory and the lifter of my head

You delivered me, for you delight in me
 I am your beloved one
Now I give my life
I surrender
Come and take me, I am yours

You called me out from the darkness and shined your light
Raised me up from death and gave me life
Now I love you
Lord, I love you forever

- "Psalm 18" by Cory Asbury

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Good stuff. Go buy these albums: Found Faithful by Justin Rizzo and Let Me See Your Eyes by Cory Asbury. You won't regret it.