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A Little Boy's Life Is Saved From a Child Abductor Because He Wouldn't Stop Singing (The Power of Praise Music)

Updated on November 19, 2014


Music is a powerful outlet, that can hinder your state of mind or encourage your spirit. This article is about the impact that music presents within our lives.

A Child Abductor Released A Child Unharmed Because He Kept Singing Praise Without Cease

Authorities report that ten year old Willie Myrick was abducted by a man from his Atlanta, Georgia home, the suspect used cash to lure the young boy, and then pulled him into his car. During this frightening occurrence Willie says that he sang the gospel song “Every Praise’ repeatedly until his kidnapper released him. Willie was unharmed.

Abducted Child Set Free By Singing Praise Music

Me Singing A Song For You

Donny Hathaway, a Great Singer That Was Diagnosed With Paranoid Schizophrenia Which Led To His Suicide

Music is a Powerful Weapon

Many people witness that the most powerful weapon against a troubled heart, depression, illness, a failed marriage, debt, all circumstances is praise music. The focus that your spirit gives to the sound of an uplifting song is powerful and protects your mind from destructive thoughts.

Many things strive for our attention, work, family, money concerns, focusing on the downside of these obstacles can make us faithless. Surrounding yourself with faith is a powerful weapon.

The kind of music you intake can make or break your spirit. There is uplifting music in every style of music the key is that the music must provide words of encouragement.

Inviting the wrong kind of music into you life can make you angry against the world, and hateful toward yourself. Most artist sing about issues that they are having a problem overcoming. A musician riddled in pain can end up dying of an overdose.

It is strange how famed singer Amy Winehouse recorded the song originaly written by legendary singer Donny Hathaway, a singer that was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and was known to not take his prescribed medication regularly enough to properly control his symptoms.

Yet, 1979 Hathaway's body was found outside the luxury hotel Essex House in New York City; his death was marked a suicide.

Many singers battle with their depression through music, which is presented for your listening entertainment. It is important to fill your spirit with positive words.

The Composer of The Popular Hymn 'Amazing Grace', Was A Former Slave Owner, John Newton

John Newton, slave trader, abolitionist, minister, and author of the hymn "Amazing Grace"
John Newton, slave trader, abolitionist, minister, and author of the hymn "Amazing Grace" | Source

What Is Praise Music?

Praise music is uplifting music that soothes the soul.

In the time of slavery, in which Africans were brought to the Americas under horrible conditions to work colonial mines and on plantations, Negro Spirituals emerged. These songs gave the mistreated workers hope that someday they would live a life of freedom.

Ironically one of the most widely known praise song embraced by slaves was written by a former redeemed slave owner, John Newton, who was known for treating his slaves cruelly. Through his renewed spirit Newton released the popular hymn, “Amazing Grace” Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see.) Is the beginning of a song that is now sung in church services, baptisms, and funerals until this day.

Amazing Grace 7 yr old Gospel Singer

The kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard Sparked A Song Of Hope For Her Safe Return

The kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard took place in 1991, Jaycee was only 11 years old when she was abducted while walking to the school bus. She was missing for over 18 years before she was reunited with her mother.

During her disappearance musicians reached out in a song of hope for Jacycee’s safe return.

A Stolen Life: A Memoir

A Song Of Hope And Safe Return Of Jaycee Dugard

Jaycee Dugard Found 18 Years Later!

The Above Examples Display That Praise Music Can Save Lives

Many children and adults that are abducted never make it home back to their loved ones. The fact that these isolated incidents display that songs of hope can be a vital sign of faith.

Can Praise Music Save Your Marriage?

Wedding Rings
Wedding Rings | Source

If You And Your Spouse Listen To The Same Music There Is Hope

Have you heard the saying, you are what you eat? This truth goes double for the music that you listen too. Therefore, it is important that your spouse has a liking to the same type of music. There may be some couples who indulge in a different style of music, for instant one person may like to listen to country music and other may like to listen to R&B. The key is to listen to music that holds the same core values through positive words in which you can both meditate upon.

If you're listening to 'Jesus Take The Wheel', and your spouse is listening to Carrie Underwood's 'Before He Cheats', you two could be drifting apart.

Doctors agree that a strong marriage is based off respect and growing together.

Try To Stay On The Same Page ( Lead Me) Sanctus Real

Smokie Norful - I understand

Faith Based Stations Report All Kinds of Testimonies of Praise Music Helping With Health Issues Such As Depression and Illness

A single mother who suffered with bouts of depression found the strength to fight depression and other trails by listening to praise music in her car.

'I'm a single mother and I have been trying to do what is best for both me and my son. His dad stepped away from us when i was 6 months pregnant. Forcing me to move back in with my parents. Honestly, it was the best thing to happen to us. My family has been the best support, and couldn't ask for more. I have been living a life in a hidden depression for about 2 years and then one day I decided that was going to change. I woke up one Sunday, got both of us dressed and went to church for my first time in 4 years. It was my son's first time being in church. I accepted Jesus that first day. I had attended church every Sunday for about 7 months and actually had started to serve with the church. I lost my way for a few months after that, mainly because I met someone and was putting someone else first, that shouldn't have been.'

Love ones sing uplifting music to those in the hospital in hope of healing or peace.

Song of Encouragement

Songs of Praise and Worship Can Help You Get Through Times of Abandoment

Sometimes we encounter a time of abandonment, due to the loss of a job, or loved one. In this dark period we could feel as if no one understands our pain or sorrow. It's odd that such a big world filled with so many people can still feel lonely and still. No amount of technology or entertainment can fill this void. However the power of music can soothe our soul.

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Praise Music Can Be Uplifting!

There are many artist that present uplifting praise music, the kind of music that makes you look forward to waking up in the morning.

TobyMac Me Without You

Praise Music Is All About Sincerity

Sometimes words cannot express the grief, sorrow, pain, joy, or heartbreak that one may feel, but music can. Praise Music is a gift that gives comfort during the hard times and joy during the good times.

Praise Poll

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for your feedback. You know, when it comes to your safety or the protection of your child you fight against one power and that's evil. I don't any normal person wants to be victimize by an evil person it's nice to know that you can fight in song. Thanks again!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Interesting story, thanks for reporting. In my religion, spiritual music is a prominent part of my tradition so I can relate. Very happy to hear that the little boy was safely released, beautiful story.

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      I Eric! Thanks for your feedback! Praise music can be a very much needed security blanket.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Great job here. Prayers song must be one of God's greatest joys, it sure is mine.