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2015-2016 Prayer & Praise Night Worship Songbook

Looking for some new worship music for your Corps? Download our 2015-2016 Prayer & Praise Night Worship Songbook! If you’re unfamiliar with any of the songs, you can stream *most* of them from the Spotify playlist below (71 out of 85 ain’t bad). Also, don’t forget about all the charts we have on our worship page.

(photo cred goes to Garrett)

Hillsong at Willow Creek

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On Friday, September 25, Hillsong will be leading a night of worship at Willow Creek Community Church.  You’ll be able to join the best of Hillsong Worship including Joel Houston, Reuben Morgan, Taya Smith, Jad Gillies, JD and more.  You’ll also enjoy hearing teaching from Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston!

For more info, and to buy tickets, head to the event website now!   A few other dates on this tour have already sold out, so don’t delay!

Worship Song Spotlight: Vapor (The Liturgists)

A song that’s been on repeat recently is “Vapor” by The Liturgists. The song speaks of the things of earth being like a vapor or mist, and that, instead, we should set are hearts on the things of heaven. This is totally backed up by the Scriptures:

Colossians 3:1-4
3 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your[a] life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.

James 4:13-17
13 Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” 14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” 16 Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil. 17 Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.

Ecclesiastes 1:1-3; 3:11
1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

2 Vanity* of vanities, says the Preacher,
vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
3 What does man gain by all the toil
at which he toils under the sun?

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

*The Hebrew term hebel, translated vanity or vain, refers concretely to a “mist,” “vapor,” or “mere breath,” and metaphorically to something that is fleeting or elusive (with different nuances depending on the context). It appears five times in this verse and in 29 other verses in Ecclesiastes.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are[e] being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.

What does it mean to you for life to be like a vapor or mist? How does that change the way you live your life, and what your heart is set on?

Vapor Lyrics:

Oh the vapor of it all
It’s a chasing of the wind
The powers of the earth so pale and thin
We will set our hearts on you again

Heaven taunts the hearts of men
We can feel it from within
The beauty of it all
The mystery
The swelling of a voice
A rising sea

You oh God are Holy
Trees clap their hands for you
Oceans they dance for you
You are holy

Oh the mystery of it all
I can never peer within
I’ll never find the words or understand
The fullness of a God
Become a man

You oh God are Holy
Trees clap their hands for you
Oceans they dance for you

You are holy
Infinite and holy
A billion suns rise for you
Clouds paint the skies for you
Mountains stand tall for you
Valleys bow down to you
Everything rising to
Sing all our songs for you

The impossible and holy
Kings become fools for you
Kingdoms to ruins for you
Vapor finds ground in you
Music finds sound for you
Everything rising
Everything rising

Come like dawn
Like waves
Like sunlight
Bring this world to life

Come like rain
Like breath
Like springtime
Bring this world to life

Download the 2014-2015 Prayer & Praise Night Worship Binder!


Next Friday (September 5), we’re launching an all new year of Prayer & Praise Nights at the Elgin Corps, and we can hardly wait to see what God is going to do this year! Obviously, one of the things we do at Prayer & Praise Night is worship together, and we would be idiots if we just kept all of our worship resources to ourselves. Where’s the fun in that?

One of the reasons Prayer & Praise Nights even exist is to equip the field – that’s you, and the others that attend your Corps. So, you can download the entire 2014-2015 Prayer & Praise Night Songbook for your use, or you can download the individual songs own their own. The new songs (new to our P&PN Worship Band, anyway) that are included in this Songbook are:

All The Poor And Powerless
Break Every Chain
Bring Us Back
Christ Be All Around Me
Come As You Are
Give Me Faith
Good News
Great Are You Lord
Here’s My Heart
I Belong To You
Lord, I Need You
Love Is War
Love Like Yours
Love Wins
Oh God
Seven Woes
Sinking Deep
Storm Song
We Will Run
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
When I Am Afraid
You Alone Are God

All you have to do is head over to the worship section of our website, and follow the instructions to get access to free chord charts, songbooks and PowerPoint slides. Enjoy!

Check out the 2014-2015 New P&PN Song Spotify Playlist!

As we’re getting ready for the 2014-2015 year of Prayer & Praise Nights (and other awesome events), we’re working on updating our worship binder for the year.  Want to see what jams we’re hoping to work in this year?  Check out the 2014-2015 New P&PN Song Spotify playlist below.  Have any recommendations?  Please, keep them to yourselves (jk, leave a comment).

SAVE THE DATE: Elgin Prayer & Praise Night | 9.5.14

Elgin P&PN

It’s time to turn up and kick off the 2014-2015 Prayer & Praise Night Season in a big way! On Friday, September 5, 2014, the Elgin Corps will be hosting the first P&PN. Question is, are you ready? The Youth Department is sooo ready to see what God has in store for us this year, and we can’t wait to start the year off right.

Plans are in the works for an awesome night of worship, teaching, prayer and fellowship. To get ready for this new season, there’s a couple things you can do to get ready:

1. Check out our 2014-2015 P&PN New Song Spotify playlist!

There are currently 20 new jams on the list that, and you should definitely check them out. Some of the favorites so far are “Alive” by Hillsong Young & Free, “Sinking Deep” by Hillsong Young & Free, and “Oh God” by Citizens.

2. Check out the 2014-2015 Schedule!

P&PN is coming to a Corps near you no doubt, so put these dates and locations into your calendar so you don’t miss out! Y’all will get a cool, beautifully designed poster at the Elgin P&PN with all of this info (and more):
Date Corps
9/5/2014 – The Salvation Army Elgin Corps and Community Center
10/10/2014 – Joliet Corps
11/7/2014 – Chicago Lawn Corps
1/16/2015 – Midway Citadel Corps
2/6/2015 – CFOT
3/6/2015 – Hammond-Munster Corps
5/8/2015 – Rockford Temple Corps

3. Let you voice be heard!

What do you want P&PN’s to be like this year? Have any requests, like what sort of themes you’d like to see? We have speakers set for this year, but we’d love to get ideas for next year ready (as well as other events). Well, you can make your voice heard by filling out our survey. Trust me, we gonna read this! Come on, son!

Click here to put your two cents in.

At this point, here’s what you need to know:
-Parking at the Elgin Corps is limited, so make sure you carpool with friends or your Corps!
-RSVP to our Facebook Event, doi!
-For directions to the Elgin Corps, click here to view in Google Maps or see below:

Here’s what you should bring:
-Your friends!
-Your Bible, a notebook, and pen
-$2 to pay for snack
-A humble attitude of worship

Music Video: “Lazarus” by Bellarive

bellarive lazarus

As we’ve talked about before, Bellarive is releasing their second full length album this summer, and we just can’t wait. In preparation for this release, they made a music video for a song called “Lazarus”, leaking a short preview not too long ago. Today, they released the full length video, along with the following news:

“Lazarus” will be available as a digital single on May 19th.
“Lazarus” is the first single from Bellarive’s upcoming new album, which releases on July 22nd.

Do yourself a favor, and watch the epicness that is this song and video now. Also, mark your calendars for the above dates. You’ll be sorely disappointed if you don’t.