I bow my head to pray, I don’t know what to say
I’m not sure how to fix the things I’m dealing with
I’m in a desperate place, I need to share the weight
But I just don’t know how, to let it all pour out
Though I’m silent, my heart is crying
Cause I was made to come to You
—Pray by Matt Hammit / Sanctus Real
When writing the song “Pray”, Sanctus Real lead singer Matt Hammit knew what it meant to only have God to turn to. His son Bowen had been born with a heart defect and through hospital visits and surgeries, Matt and his wife stayed on their knees in prayer. That is one thing that artists that you hear on Family Life Radio have in common with you. They rely on prayer to get them through life’s challenges.
To hear the MercyMe song “Word of God Speak” or Jeremy Camp’s song “I Still Believe” you know that they are prayers sent straight to heaven each time they are performed. That includes each time they are heard on the radio in your own life or the person in the car next to you. The reassuring fact that we all as humans on this earth need prayer and we need to come to God with our everyday needs carries us through every challenge we may face.
In his book Too Busy Not to Pray, Bill Hybels shares “If you lower the ambient noise of your life and listen expectantly for those whispers of God, your ears will hear them. And when you follow their lead, your world will be rocked.” That ambient noise will be different for each person’s life but don’t allow the music you listen to distract from your prayer. When you choose to listen to music about Jesus and his saving grace, you are preparing your heart for prayer and for that soft voice of God.
So, what are you facing today? Maybe stress at work or a child that is not doing what you expected of them? A marriage that is falling apart or the death of a spouse? You get to make the choice today, during this week, to hear the prayer included for you in the music we play and express it back to God with all of your heart.