Stuck in Autopilot

Benjamin Shaw tells of a worship service when the pastor had asked the congregation to close their hymnals after singing the opening hymn and recall the words they had sung. But no one in the congregation could do so! Shaw recalls that moment: “We had sung along on autopilot, forgetting where we were, what we were doing, and whom we were allegedly worshiping. We had, in fact, forgotten God” (Benjamin Shaw, “Forgetting God,” Ligonier Ministries, June 20, 2023, When have you been on autopilot in a worship service, forgetting to give God the praise he deserves with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength?