I have enjoyed listening to Kendall Payne’s music since her first release. While her music was featured on shows like Felicity and Dawson’s Creek, she got a lot of people’s attention when her song, Scratch was featured on Grey’s Anatomy.

On my recent road trip to San Antonio I listened to a variety of music, including Kendall’s CD Grown. The disc ends with a song, Pray, which asks for things which will keep you humble and loving toward others and things that will develop personal character and holiness pleasing to the Lord. Not only is this song beautifully performed, the lyrics indicate an understanding of prayer much deeper than that I have heard presented by many preachers and teachers.

I will pray for you now, for you have been my faithful friends
While the road we walk is difficult indeed
I could 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 of 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 say these prayers for me?
Oh, that you would pray for me

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