Staff Reviews: 10 Worship Albums to Encourage You on Your Walk
October 19, 2020 - January 1, 2030
Staff Reviews: 10 Worship Albums to Encourage You on Your Walk
Here at Marine Reach, we have a culture of acknowledging Jesus in our everyday life and learning and talking about His goodness and faithfulness to us as individuals and as a ministry. One of the ways we do this is through praise and worship, it turns our focus from ourselves onto Jesus, the one worthy of our attention and adoration. Worship is one of the ways we can honour, bless and give thanks to the Lord for who He is, what He’s done and will do for us! In difficult seasons, like 2020… and even this year, worship songs with edifying lyrics and truth can change our perspective and remind us of God’s character! We can use worship to soak in His presence and bring us deeper into the revelation of His love.
We have a variety of cultures and languages and our taste in music and even worship artists can be diverse. A few of the albums include well-known artists/bands and others have different artists with a very contemporary feel to them. These are 10 worship albums that some of our staff recommend to encourage you, whatever season you may be in. We pray that as you worship they bring you hope and truth, so give them a listen!
Album #1: Old Church Basement
Artist: Elevation Worship & Maverick City
Favourite song: Jireh
Review: “For me, it speaks about being content about what God has spoken about us as His people and what he has given to us – He has given us All things. All that we need is in Him and I really think it’s a timely song for this current season the world is in.” Abigail, 20 USA
Album #4: Preachers
Favourite song: Song of the Lamb
Review: “I like the album because it’s different, it’s not your classic worship music… The lyrics focus on how Jesus alone is worthy. It makes me think about how I see Jesus and question if I have him in the right place in my life. In all, it describes the desire of my heart: that my life would make a difference for the Kingdom.” Victoria, 21 Canada
Album #5: Peace
Favourite song: Peace
Review: “I love this album because I just stumbled on it accidentally when I was going through such a hard time in my life and the album is so restful… it really does bring peace when you listen to it. I LOVE the song ‘peace’ because it acknowledges the struggle and the pain but brings it back to the peace of God.” Jessica, 21 England
Album #6: Uma Coisa – Ao Vivo
Favourite song: Só Tu És Santo (Ao Vivo)
Review: “Morada is one of my favourite artists and this album is so good. I love the lyrics and how meaningful they are. At The Send Brazil, they even had some of the lyrics translated to English – you should go have a listen, they’re so powerful. ” Juliana, 29 Brazil
Album #9: Worship
Artist: Caleb and Kelsey
Favourite song: 10,000 Reasons / What a Beautiful Name
Review: “All of the songs are mash-ups of powerful worship songs that fit together so well! I will often put this album on when I am going on a walk or during my quiet time with the Lord. The lyrics bring truth with the added bonus of beautiful melodies and artful mashups.” Kelsey, 22 New Zealand
“SPHC was honestly one of the best experiences of my life so far. From the lecture phase to outreach, my mind was constantly blown by the endless stream of possibilities that become available when you combine practical medical care with the power of prayer. Also, getting to hike, ride in boats and in the back of trucks, and setting up clinics basically anywhere was quite the highlight for a city girl like me.”
“In the worshipstream I learned why we worship God, because he loved us first and because he’s worthy to be praised!
Also I learned that If you lead worship you have to be filled first in order to lead others into worship because you lead others in the intimacy that you have for yourself.”
“Coming into prayer and passion I had so much passion and desires but did not know how to bring them to the feet of the Lord in prayer. Going through the journey of growing in prayer and discipline I was able to walk out with a passion and desire to take all that was on my heart to the foot of the cross in prayer. I found a love for that intimate time of prayer with the Lord in a way I haven’t known before!”
DBS has been a fulfilled prayer for me. When I was home, I asked the Lord to bring me deeper into his word, and He put that desire on my heart. I knew I would come back to staff, and I thought I would dive into it on my own. I found myself not having the right tools needed to effectively study God’s word. Once DBS became an option, I went for it wholeheartedly. I have been enjoying my time, going deeper than I imagined. God has shown me new things, removed false perspectives of his word and brought me into a deeper understanding of who he is. I have been challenged in many ways during this course, helping me find my place in God’s kingdom. I’ve been able to build a strong foundation with the Word of God. Over all, the Lord created a new heart within me that desires to love, praise, share joy, and bring others into the family of God. I love this school for all that is provided from strong friendships to heart moving moments in small groups and the teachings. My life will never be the same after this school!
“God showed me that true worship always comes out of a place of intimacy and revelation of what Jesus has done for me. I realized that this is were I want to be – sitting at His feet and pouring out my love and affection before Him, because He’s so worthy.”
“The Medical Compassion DTS gave me a glimpse into the medical side or missions. The compassion part was what caught me. I saw that when we see with Jesus’ eyes of genuine compassion, we must get our hands dirty.”
“Being part of the Wild Heart stream helped me know my place in the kingdom as well as parts of my spiritual identity. It broke lies and empowered me to be who God called me to be!”
“Since being here at Marine Reach, my hunger for God has continued to grow more and more. In the Kingdom Come stream, our heart is to see the world changed by the message of His love and the demonstration of His power. It’s such a privilege to be apart of a group of people so on fire for Jesus!”
“I decided to do a DBS because I wanted to know as much about the Bible as I could. And yes, I learned a lot about the Bible, the historical background and so on. But my biggest gain from the DBS was to learn and see the Bible come alive and active in my own life. The Bible used to be a boring book to me, with a bunch of unrelatable stories and letters. During DBS I got to know how to apply God’s Word to my life and how to be discipled, transformed and guided by it. My life changed so much through that and is still changing. I believe that’s what the Bible is for, to lead us closer to God and to help us to become more like Him.”
“SPHC is such an incredible gateway to seeing the world with God’s eyes. To see how His heart breaks at the brokenness of this world, and to see how the lack of education about little things such as germs and washing hands causes so much illness and suffering in the world, to then be equipped and sent to BRING THAT CHANGE! It is such a life changing/ perspective shifting program that has really changed my life!”