People pray when they want to talk to God. The prayers can be about many things. Most of the people pray because they want to ask for somethings from the One who can give all what people need. They can have many kinds of wishes and hopes. There are also people who pray for saying thanks or gratitude because of what God has granted. Even, there are also people who pray to share their experiences. God is like a good friend who can always listen to many things since God himself who asks everyone to come to Him when they have heavy burden, and He will relieve the burdens.
About prayers, there are many kinds of prayers, and songs are some of them. For some people, they may think that songs are songs and this cannot be called as prayers. However, songs are things that cannot be separated from Christians’ life. This is like prayers and even there are proverbs saying that songs can work better than prayer. That is why in liturgy, there are prayers and songs and they are just like united things. They cannot be separated. Songs may not be sung, but they can be read as such poems. Of course, it is better when people sing the songs.
Songs for liturgy has a great effect. The songs can be a form of gratitude and this can be an effective way to make the heart say thanks to God. Songs can make the heart opened and the gratitude will be said consciously from the deepest part of heart. Then, songs can also be useful to make people reflect of things that have been done in life and bring such an awareness for them to turn their life. Of course, songs can be a sign that shows God is always be with His people. Sometimes, during the hardship, people sing and suddenly they feel touched. They feel that God is in there and God is listening to the prayer. Holy Spirit works through the songs to strengthen the heart of the faithful.