#MusicReview: ‘Pray’ by Koryn Hawthorne

Songs about prayer

Enjoy this R&B Soul number called ‘Pray’ by Koryn Hawthorne, filled with so much soul and energy.


The panning intro, as well as the pizzicatoes from the digital violins welcome you into this piece on F Major, with intermittent hums by the vocalist. Her voice is smokey like Keyshia Cole’s and it sharpens with intensity on the lines ‘And now I know even when it’s all good, you still need to pray’. The beat to this song is smacking, accompanying poetic and honest lyrics. The intro serves as the bridge, taken again after the second verse. Koryn does growl her heart out after the bridge, and the mix controls it, making it even prettier. The chorus allows the bass guitar shine with yummy deliciousness, flowing with the beat in its old skool disco feel. The song ends with intermittent echoes of the word ‘pray’.


I love this song. I don’t think there’s anything more awesome than a song about prayer, and it’s so emotional and everything. So cool! This song has some joules of spiritual energy actually. Prayer is such an important christian exercise that sets you on a roll. Coupled with fasting, prayer draws you closer to God to hear what is on His mind. The bible in Romans 8:28 says ‘And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to them that love God and are called according to His purpose’. When you pray all the time, you will have that sense that all things are working together for your good, even the seemingly hard and inexplicable things, especially with issues such as the covid pandemic. The song teaches that you learn a lot by leaning on God. The bible in Proverbs 18:10 says ‘The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are saved’. There is so much safety in prayer, in having God as your father.

In addition, this song describes the journey of the christian, with prayer helping you connect to God and access His help, not just as a quick fix. To see consistent and positive changes in your life, you must make prayer a lifestyle.


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