Prayer for the living


Prayer is essential for the living but it don’t help the dead.

If you didn’t hit your knees for them, you hit the ground instead.

I’ve run out to the beach and I sailed away

but in the catching of the wind in my sails

I wish I prayed.

Praying for the mothers who lost their sons

Praying for the sons of the daughters for the things I’ve done

Praying for the people I knew, that I left behind

Praying that I wasn’t there sooner, it never crossed my mind.

Chorus-

Prayer is essential for the living but it don’t help the dead.

If you didn’t hit your knees for them, you hit the ground instead.

Prayer is helpful for children when they go to bed

Prayer is essential for voices we hear in our heads

2. Praying for the fathers of boys who never made it home

Praying for the boys with the Father’s who never leave them alone.

Praying for the marriage of people with religion in mind

Praying for the love of my woman at closing time.

Bridge: and I’m praying for wisdom

and we’re praying for freedom land

we’re praying that God might go ahead- and strike up the band

and I’m praying for my children

and I thank you for this life

and I thank you for the day – you’ve given to us.

BT Springs 2.09.12

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