Sunday Worship Music – Pray by Sanctus Real

Have you ever experienced “prayer-block,” about the same as writer’s block? You want to pray, but the words don’t come to your lips or your mind. Your heart is full but the message isn’t relayed. There is much to pray for – Prayer_56we, God’s creations, we, just mortals want to be prayer warriors for ourselves, our family, friends and for God’s goodness and mercy flowing to all peoples. How often to pray for any one person? How to explain their needs? Have you said enough, asked enough? You’ve agonized over your prayers being ‘in His will.’ You’ve wondered if it’s okay to ‘ask’ when at that moment you don’t have a clue what is “in His will.” When is it time to leave it to the Lord? The video below, Pray by Sanctus Real, expresses the way I have long taken as my way to deal with all of the above. See the music video below.

So even if it’s just to speak Your name
I’m gonna pray

Lyrics to Pray by Sanctus Real
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

So I pray
God I need You more than words can say
Right here in this moment
You know my heart, You know my need
You know every part of me
So even if it’s just to speak Your name
I’m gonna pray

I failed to find the time, but You’ve been calling out
I let the days go by as if I could live without
But it’s gotta be here now, I won’t be pulled away
Cause it’s just You and I, so let the world around us fade

As I pray
God I need You more than words can say
Right here in this moment
You know my heart, You know my need
You know every part of me
So even if it’s just to speak Your name
I’m gonna pray
I’m gonna pray

Will You meet me here right now?
I surrender, lay it down
And every time I close my eyes
I know that I was made
To lift my hands and pray
I lift my hands and pray

You know my heart, You know my need
And every single part of me
So even if it’s just to speak Your name
I’m gonna pray
I’m gonna prayYou know my heart, You know my need
You know every part of me
More than words, You are my life
Take it as an offering


As often happens with my friend Carl Middleton at GOD’S ANSWER is Always Jesus, somewhere out there in the ether we had a meeting of the minds this week.  I search for music I like, something that speaks to me, sometimes in a genre unfamiliar – something to wake me up to ways to worship and praise. This week I found Pray and then went to Carl’s blog and found his topic is ‘prayer.’ I think it’s a God-thing.
My prayer in times of prayer-block is “Father.” Sometimes it’s all I can do, but at those times I do feel comforted. Am I taking the easy way out? Surely He needs more than that from me, considering what I am bold enough to ask of Him.
Carl talks about David and how he asked God to pay attention, to hear him – “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning.”
This is one my favorite blogs by my friend and teacher Carl Middleton. I believe you will be blessed by it and when you get to the paragraph that begins with: “But it’s the third description that sets my spirit free” you’ll understand. Here’s a snippet from In The Morning (read it all here): 

“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning” … This sounds as if David has confidence that God hears his morning cry unto his Lord.  Shouldn’t we then also have this same confidence that God will hear us in the morning?

“I will direct my prayer unto thee” … There is purpose to David’s cry.  He doesn’t just speak words unto the wind.  He directs his words to God.  The word direct in Hebrew, (as I understand it) is “aw-rak”  and means … to arrange and put in order.

I had to smile when I read the first meaning of this word.  It’s … “to set in a row.”  My first thought was, I wonder if this is where the phrase, “putting your ducks all in a row” came from?

Pray by Sanctus Real (video)


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The One Who Saves by Hillsong United

Amazing Grace by John Clarke on Acoustic Guitar

Believe by Ronnie Dunn, Brooks and Dunn Live Performance

G.O.S.P.E.L Rap – Life in Six Words by Propaganda (Jason Petty)

Help Me God by Kathy Troccoli

Just As I Am Lord by Brian Doerksen

Rooftops by Jesus Culture Music

Come, Now is the Time to Worship – The Maranantha Singers

I Love You Lord by The Maranantha Singers

As The Deer Panteth for the Water by The Maranantha Singers


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  • Carl Middleton

    What a beautiful song of prayer and worship. It’s new to me as is Sanctus Real. And like you do Maggie, when words are so inadequate … I just breathe the name … “Jesus.”

    You see, I like to think that my breath is His Spirit dwelling in me. He breathed into Adam and he became a living soul. I like how the name “Jesus” sounds as I speak it so softly that only He and I can hear it.

    But anyway … what a great music choice this week.

    Blessings my dear sister in the Lord.

    • Hi Carl, so glad you liked the song. I hear many people say prayer can be a challenge for the reasons I talked about you. I’m no expert but I think we (I) often make it far too hard. He knows our heart already.

  • The song puts tears in my eyes. Thanks. I enjoyed the song.

    • Kathleen, thanks for listening and commenting. It is a particularly beautiful song with a message that goes straight to the heart.

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