Week 292 // A Prayer

by Mount Everest

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Of course this song isn't really a prayer in the conventional sense. I don't pray very often anymore, because I gradually found that I usually did so in moments when I sought personal gain. Out of respect for those who pray seriously, I realized I had been treating prayers like wishes, and that's not really what they are for. These days, In moments of joy and of crisis I tend to turn to someone else instead of the almighty. This is a love song that felt like a prayer when I sang it. It is slow and plodding. It is careful and reverent. It is grateful and vulnerable. It is as true as I could make it.

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Steady my love
Though I'm spinning like a top
You can hold me up
Slowing the world
You ease it to focus again

Grateful am I
In the moment of my crisis
You pin me down
Somehow you shatter
All the untruths I have spoke of myself

I will hold you and love you completely
It's all I can do

Honest am I
Many burdens of my world
I will place on you
Know in return
I will take up my share of your own

I will hold you and love you completely
It's all I can do

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released June 20, 2016

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