One of my favourite comedies is Scrubs. Often the episodes contain less well-known songs. I picked up this from one episode.

“All The Words”

How do I speak of the indescribable to You
I will try to explain these feelings that are true
So looking to the sky I will sing and from my heart to You I bring

All of the words in all of my life that could never explain and never describe
All of my love, which is nothing to hide so I lift up my hands and I worship
I worship You

In your presence, I forever choose to live
I will praise You for it’s all I have to give
So looking to the sky I will sing and from my heart to You I bring

All of the words in all of my life that could never explain and never describe
All of my love, which is nothing to hide so I lift up my hands and I worship

By Your grace You let me come talk to You
It’s not that I’m worthy I thank you, Jesus,
For the love that You have shown

All of the words in all of my life that could never explain and never describe
All of my love, which is nothing to hide so I lift up my hands and I worship 

With all of the words in all of my life that could never explain and never describe
All of my love, which is nothing to hide so I lift up my hands and I worship
I worship You

(Aaron Sprinkle, James Mead, Ryan Shrout, Kyle Mitchell, Jon Micah Sumrall)

If for a second you separate words and music, I think you can see that this is very much a personal prayer. Someone trying to put into words what Jesus means to them but in the end us unable to describe and explain this.

If you have time also check out both of the links below which I think bring together prayer and worship really well, and as modern songs really define our faith and help us reflect on our actions in the world.

“A City On A Hill

Blessed are the poor
for the kingdom is yours

Blessed when you mourn, there’s comfort in His arms
Blessed are the meek with the world at your feet

Blessed when it’s righteousness that you seek It’s beautiful
Beautiful, like a city on a hill Lighting up the night

For the glory of the Lord, Rise and shine
We will…Shine Light of the world we can’t hide it

This beautiful light it Shines For all of the world
To believe we can be A city on a hill

Blessed when you’re merciful, you’ll find grace
Blessed are the pure, you’ll see the face of God
Blessed are you making peace on earth
Blessed when you follow, even when it hurts

It’s beautiful,
Beautiful, like a city on a hill Lighting up the night
For the glory of the Lord Rise and shine

(Ben Cantelon, Elias Dummer, Nick Herbert)

From the darkness, I called Your name
Into darkness, Your mercy came
You called me out, lifted me up
How great is Your love

You bore my weakness
You took my shame
Buried my burdens in fields of grace
You called me out, lifted me up
How great is Your love

From the heights of heaven
You stepped down to earth
Innocent perfection gave Your life for us
We are amazed, we stand in awe
For we have been changed by the power of the cross

How great, how great, how great is Your love
How great, how great, how great is Your love
How great, how great, how great is Your love
for us

In Your kindness, You lead me home
In Your presence, where I belong
You called me out, lifted me up
How great is Your love

From the heights of heaven, You stepped down to earth
Innocent perfection gave Your life for us
We will…Shine Light of the world we can’t hide it
This beautiful light it Shines For all of the world To believe we can be

A city on a hill
For the glory of The Lord For the glory of The Lord The glory of the Lord
And we are amazed, we stand in awe
For we have been changed by the power of the cross

How great, how great, how great is Your love
How great, how great, how great is Your love
How great, how great, how great is Your love
for us

How great is Your love for us

There has never been, there will never be A God like You, a love so true

There has never been, and there will never be A God like You, a love so true

There has never been, and there will never be A God like You, a love so true

There has never been, no, there will never be A God like You, a love so true

How great, how great, how great is Your love
How great, how great, how great is Your love
How great, how great, how great is Your love
for us

And how great, how great, how great is Your love

How great, how great, how great is Your love
How great, how great, how great is Your love
for us

How great is Your love for us 

Modern worship songs are often very different in structure and tone from the older hymns but they are often more direct in their address to God and how they speak of God’s love. If you are not a fan of the music, consider the words and make them your prayer.