A tip of the dotMagis hat to Tim Merriman, who has included many of this blog’s Best Ignatian Songs on a Spotify playlist. (Join Spotify and search for “Ignatian Songs.”)
Here’s one of Tim’s favorites–“That’s Why I Pray” by the country duo Big & Rich. The song is about prayer as a response to pain and suffering, beginning with humility:
Now I’m begging for forgiveness
I wanna make a difference even in the smallest way
I’m only one person, but I can feel it working
I believe in better days
That’s why I pray
I love the lyrics, but tried to print out to share with friends and family All these ads came up and covered the end of the lyrics Can this be corrected
Sue, the lyrics are provided by a third-party source via the link, and we have no control over how they choose to display ads on their print-friendly version.
I never heard this song before, but I loved it immediately. Thanks for the perfect end to an everywhere week.
I was deeply moved by this song and listened several times. It reminds me of Mother Teresa’s words: â€œNot all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.â€ And “that’s why I pray” and then do what I feel God calling me to do, no matter how small. Thank you.