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Alan Peters explains:


Whenever Christian believers gather together to worship, they create the opportunity for a miracle to occur. Worshippers who have experienced this miracle describe it in a number of ways:


• “We all seemed to be thinking and feeling the same things.”

• “There was such closeness in the service.”

• “We felt such a spirit of unity while we worshipped.”


This miracle of corporate worship occurs when a spectrum of different individuals – dozens or even hundreds of them – come together and become one body, with a single mind and purpose. Each participant brings a special and unique cluster of life experiences, attitudes, knowledge, gifts and hopes, and then donates them to a common purpose: the praise of God.


Worship is not a presentation by a select few, but rather an activity and effort of the entire congregation. [Alan Peters, “Translating Liturgy into ‘The Work of the People,’” retrieved on January 19, 2009, from www.direcctionjournal.org/artical/?566]

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