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Question Is listening to Gregorian Chant considered prayer??

Hey everyone,

I LOVE gregorian chant (i love country music too!!). I listen to it ALOT, and i mean ALOT. I feel so elevated and happy when i do. Is listening to Gregorian chant a kind of prayer, could i consider it as such?

your thoughts dear readers!!
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Any music can be a backdrop for contemplative prayer.
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Hey everyone,

I LOVE gregorian chant (i love country music too!!). I listen to it ALOT, and i mean ALOT. I feel so elevated and happy when i do. Is listening to Gregorian chant a kind of prayer, could i consider it as such?

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I think you can make just about anything into a prayer.
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It's nice if you know what is being sung. For example, if it's a sung version of the Our Father, the Magnificat, Psalm 51 (the 'Miserere') or whatever - then you can truly follow along the words (in English if you don't know the Latin) and pray along with it.
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Hey everyone,

I LOVE gregorian chant (i love country music too!!). I listen to it ALOT, and i mean ALOT. I feel so elevated and happy when i do. Is listening to Gregorian chant a kind of prayer, could i consider it as such?

your thoughts dear readers!!
I would say prayer is an action whether silent or out loud. I'm not convinced simply listening to something (even Gregorian chant) is a prayer.
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