It’s common for Wayuu churches to have prayer vigils since it is much cooler at night than during the day. People travel from communities far away and dedicate several hours to worship, to listen to testimonies, to share Gods word, and to encourage each other putting aside their many troubles and worries. They spend several hours in corporate worship with God.
When I see this image of pure, Christ-centered worship, it’s hard for me to not think about how we worship corporately and personally. Today, a lot of our worship is less about Christ and more about us and our needs and demands. Nowadays, we rely on our technology and expertise to make a spectacular performance for our enjoyment and attention. It becomes perfectly normal to believe that worship is something that is enjoyed best in an environment that is perfectly rehearsed, coordinated, and controlled through every moment and every song. But personally, I believe that worship doesn’t look like that. I believe worship has to be led first by the Holy Spirit. Not for what we can orchestrate and perfect. There has to be room for the Holy Spirit to lead us. We don’t need the production or the show. Christ is enough, He alone deserves all the glory and praise. I’m truly grateful that I have been able to experience worship among my Wayuu brothers and sisters.