A great song by Kendall Payne
that focuses on what real prayer is all about, appropriately titled “Pray”
from her latest album, “Grown
.” Light guitar, soft vocals, profound meaning...I heard this during a sermon by Francis Chan about how we should pray that our character is changed by our trials...
I will pray for you now, for you have been my faithful friends,
While the road we walk is difficult indeed.
I couldn’t not ask for more than what you’ve already been,
Only that you would say these prayers for me.
May your heart break enough that compassion enters in,
May your strength all be spent upon the weak.
All the castles and crowns you build and place upon your head,
May they all fall, come crashing down around your feet.
May you find every step to be harder than the last,
So your character grows greater each stride.
May your company be of humble insignificance,
May your weakness be your only source of pride.
What you do unto others,
May it all be done to you.
May you meet the One who made us,
And see Him smile when life is through.
May your blessings be many,
But not what … you hoped they’d be.
And when you look upon the broken,
May mercy show you what you could not see.
May you never be sure of any plans you desire,
But you’d learn to trust the plan He has for you.
May your passions be tried and tested in the holy fire,
May you fight with all your life for what is true.
I have prayed for you now all my dear and faithful friends,
But what I wish is more than I could ever speak.
As the way wanders on I’ll long to see you once again,
Until then, would you pray these prayers for me?
Oh, that you would pray for me.