I’m sitting out my Sunday service today but I will sing a song of prayer to the Lord.
The advice on attending your place of worship has swung back and forth like yon botafumeiro incense holder that almost took me out in Santiago.
With the Diocese of Rome, whose boss, the Pope the ma. I defer to, ordering the closing of churches and then their reopening.
While mosques, synagogues and temples are also reacting coronavirus by closing their doors to protect their flock.
Best consult your place of worship for latest advice.
Of course there has always been an exemption from Sunday worship in my church for those who are old or infirm, if you’re sick, or at risk.
While there is no compulsion on Protestants to attend church with the emphasis very much on an individual’s personal relationship with God.
Through the Good Book and prayer.
And much like Methodists, Baptists and Gospel choirs the best way to pray is to sing.
And to Our Lady
So here are a few songs from my travels to get you going:
Ave Maria (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XpYGgtrMTYs): Well they are Marian sites…
Lourdes https://www.lourdes-infotourisme.com and The Lourdes prayer, Fatima in Portugal Centro www.visitportugal.com.
And Secret Portugal Medjugorje What’s the story, Medjugorje? Wouldn’t you like to know. And Marian Pilgrimages www.marian.ie.
Which is where the greats from Motown from Aretha to Whitney started out and how cruise ships https://www.celebritycruises.co.uk put on entertainment.
I’d missed the old gospel choir in Memphis after I had to get the early-morning connection back to Europe.
But we were greeted to Christmas songs in an antebellum house turned B&B (and Deep South B&Bs are actually country houses). Visit https://www.deep-south-usa.com.
I did manage to get my fix though in Anaheim. See https://visitanaheim.org and www.visitcalifornia.com…
And breaking news…
Word reaches us from Siena, Italy, where the locals have been singing to each other for moral support.
Down an empty street https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hDu_kLJ-5Mk.
The song: E mentre Siena Dorme, or While Siena Sleeps.
Italians have never been silenced and never will… http://www.italia.it/en/home.html and Small roads lead to Rome.
And remember everybody has a place in God’s choir.